When we hear the word ‘overweight’ Gigi Hadid (daughter of former RHOBH Yolanda Hadid) is probably the last person that comes to mind. So why are there rumors that designer Tommy Hilfiger made remarks about his muse’s weight?
During an interview with Yahoo! Style, Tommy Hilfiger described the famous Bravo daughter turned model as an “all-American girl next door with an exotic twist.”
So that’s not too bad but what Tommy said next had everyone scratching their heads!
“Our casting director said: she doesn’t really fit, because 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, which covered a lot of her body.”
FYI, the photo he is referring to is pictured below:
Naturally Tommy’s statement caused upset; however Gigi quickly came to the defense of her fashion mentor stating:
“Tommy was rooting for me, and regardless of what the stylist of that season said or what he put me in, Tommy wanted me in the show…Tommy loved my curves. The next season, I wore a bikini on the same runway with the same stylist of the show that had previously put me in a poncho.”
While it’s sweet of Gigi to defend Tommy, I think this proves that the fashion industry is still guilty of unnatural and unhealthy standards of beauty. The fact that someone on Tommy’s team even mentioned Gigi’s size is disturbing. I think this is further proof that although designers may publically say they loves curves, behind closed doors there are still some serious issues with the female form.