Gigi Hadid Responds to Tommy Hilfiger’s Comments About Her Body
Gigi Hadid is a supermodel, and widely considered one of the most beautiful young women in Hollywood, so it came as a shock when Yahoo! Style published a video with fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger where he seemingly criticized her body for not being as tall or thin as the other models he’s previously cast to walk his in runway shows.
Speaking about Hadid being hired to walk back during his Fall 2015 fashion show in New York City, the designer admitted, “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.”
However, Hilfiger also added that he was unhappy about the decision because the garment “covered a lot of her body, unfortunately.”
In a new interview with Access Hollywood, Hadid responded to the comments and said that many of her fans took Hilfiger’s anecdote out of context, sharing, “I know that when Tommy said it last week, it was in context of a larger story that wasn’t shown in that video. I know that the point of that story was that Tommy was rooting for me, and that regardless of what the stylist of that season said or what he put me in, Tommy wanted me in the show and Tommy was pushing for me and Tommy loved my curves.”
The model also added that the following season, she walked the runway in a bikini, and that she doesn’t have any hard feelings towards the casting director.
“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,” she concluded.
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