The fashion guru and co-host of “Project Runway” gives his industry a harsh reality check.
For YEARS, women everywhere have been calling out the fashion industry for not being inclusive to plus-size women. Between unflattering cuts and patterns, and a general apathy from designers to change this, shopping has become a hurtful experience for many.
But Tim Gunn is here to help. He is lending his voice to the cause, writing a blistering editorial for the Washington Post about how the average American woman is being FAILED by the industry.
“It was a question I’d heard over and over during the tour: Women who were larger than a size 12 always wanted to know, How can I look good, and why do designers ignore me?“
Gunn even calls out “Project Runway” as being part of the problem, despite the fact that Ashley Nell was their most recent champion, with a line of plus-sized clothing.
“I’ve never seen such hideous clothes in my life: bare midriffs; skirts over crinoline, which give the clothes, and the wearer, more volume; see-through skirts that reveal panties; pastels, which tend to make the wearer look juvenile; and large-scale floral embellishments that shout “prom.” Her victory reeked of tokenism.”