Tommy Hilfiger Said Gigi Hadid Wasn’t Thin Enough To Walk In His Fashion Show


1. Today in fashion fuckery news: Even supermodel Gigi Hadid has to deal with body shaming.

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2. Speaking to Yahoo’s Style’s Editor in Chief Joe Zee, designer Tommy Hilfiger recalled how he wanted to cast Hadid in a fashion show in early 2015, but his casting director thought she was too fat and short for the job.

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3. “Our casting director said, ‘She doesn’t really fit because you know she’s not quite as tall as the other girls, she’s not quite as thin.’ So they put a red, white, and blue poncho on her. It covered a lot of her body, unfortunately, but it received millions of hits,” Hilfiger told Zee.

4. Here’s Hadid in that poncho.

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5. At the brand’s Spring/Summer 2016 show seven months later, Hadid had apparently slimmed down enough to appear in a swimsuit.

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6. He also thought she was worthy of collaborating with on a TommyxGigi capsule collection.


8. The idea that Gigi Hadid would be considered too fat to model just highlights how unbelievably unrealistic body standards are for EVERYONE.

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9. And yeah, we are SO FUCKING OVER IT.

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