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The fashion industry can be a very unwelcome place for anyone who does not fit into its narrow idea of a “beauty standard”. Not even celebrities are safe from the designers’ harsh judgment and cruel words at the helm.
However, this has not prevented many celebs and influencers from taking back control by calling the designers who tried to tear them down.
Here are 18 times celebs, influencers and stylists called designers to make them feel terrible:
After Karl Lagerfeld alleged that Meryl Streep turned down one of her Chanel dresses in favor of a dress she had been paid to wear to the 2017 Academy Awards, the actor called him defamatory and said his statement was “overwhelming”. “[ed her] performance at the Oscars, on the occasion of [her] record-breaking 20th nomination. “
In 2012, after Karl Lagerfeld said Adele was “a little too fat,” the singer told People, “I represent the majority of women, and I’m very proud of that.”
Early in Zendaya’s career, her stylist Law Roach focused on new designers rather than big names, because “many of the [high fashion] houses did not dress black girls. “
Thanks to his hard work in establishing Zendaya as a fashion icon, “now everyone wants to dress her,” but Roach goes back to the high-end labels and says, “Not this season!”
When @TheCatWalkItalia posted a collage of Selena Gomez on Instagram in 2018, designer Stefano Gabbana allegedly commented: “She’s so ugly,” and a few months later, the singer subtly shadowed him by wearing a sparkling clip that said “ugly” .
Ahead of the 2019 Grammys, Bebe Rexha posted an Instagram video calling on designers who “do not want to dress [her] because [she’s] too big.”
After several designers reached out, the nominee walked the red carpet in a Monsoori dress and jokingly said to those who refused to work with her, “You wish you would have dressed my fat ass!”
When an exclusive label she bought a lot from earlier, Dascha Polanco told that they could not dress her because she “is not the sizes [they] have, “she said, that she” will not give them the pleasure, “if they ask to dress her in the future.
In 2021, influencer Saucyé West launched the #FightForInclusivity movement, which “challenges the consumer to take back their power and asks buyers to boycott a group of popular plus-size brands” until they expand their size beyond a 4X.
At a fashionable photo shoot in 2019, Jameela Jamil tried on a designer dress that “exploded openly on [her] ass, “so she approached the designer on Twitter and said,” Shame on you, don’t shame on me. I’m 33 and I’m 5’10. “
In 2018, the fashion watchdog’s Instagram account @diet_prada, run by Tony Liu and Lindsey Schuyler, called Dolce & Gabbana to mock its Chinese consumers “with a parodied vision of what modern China is not … a gag for fun” in an advertising campaign.
During New York Fashion Week in 2017, Ashley Graham expressed her disappointment at the lack of body diversity on the runway, telling Yahoo! Beauty, “I was on [the Fenty show] last night and it was a great show. But how dope would it have been to see some curves on the runway? I think Baja East would be really cool to have curves on the runway. Philipp Plein would be really cool. ”
Although she had wanted to wear a Tarun Tahiliani design for her wedding since she was 12, influencer Dr. Tanaya Narendra (aka Dr. Cuterus) called her bridal shop in Ambawatta that her body embarrassed her and promised to “never [go] there again. “
Early in her modeling career, Gigi Hadid “still had [her] volleyball body, “which she loved, but designers told her it was not a” runway “, so they had only put clothes in that covered her body completely – until Jean Paul Gaultier.
When designers refused to help Leslie Jones find another dress Ghostbusters premiered in 2016, she tweeted, “It will change and I remember everything.”
After accepting Siriano’s offer to dress her, Jones tweeted, “Hmm, what a difference a tweet makes … Should I name the designers who did not look?”
Before the 2019 Emmys, Aidy Bryant called those designers who refused to offer as many cool options for plus-size people as they did for straight-size people, and tweeted that it “looks like a pretty basic request.”
In 2013, Nicola Formichetti was commissioned to style Kim Kardashian for an Elle cover shoot, but he had trouble finding designers willing to lend him clothes for the shoot because of what he called “fashion snobbery.”
Designer Maxie James told Paper Mag that Michael Costello in 2014 bought a dress from her and then tried to pass it on as his own design on Instagram, and when she put the receipts on her own page, he called her fans racial sloppiness in comments.
However, James also said that when she and Costello ran into each other at a drug store a year later, he called her a racial slouch, accused her of trying to ruin his business, and then smashed her phone.
After Michael Costello called Kylie Jenner on Instagram for not noticing the smaller designers who created custom looks for her, Lala Kent shared a screenshot of her comment on her own story, claiming he refused to make her wedding dress because she it was not a “big enough” star.
And finally, Leona Lewis claimed on her Instagram story that after agreeing to dress her up for a charity event in 2014, Michael Costello refused to change a dress to fit her and then failed to show up for her last fitting because he “no longer wanted to put on clothes [her] and he gave up his obligations to [her] and the show, which made [her] well aware of it [she] that body type was not required. “
After her first post, Costello personally reached out to Lewis and apologized, so she made another post and said “Michael, [thank you] for your apology, I wish you healing and that you feel better. “
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