I didn’t know if I should even write about this. I’m unsure about even mentioning his name, because I don’t want to give him any more publicity. But, I just wanted to give you ladies another and perfect example of size discrimination in the fashion industry (like you needed more).
We all know who Tom Ford is right? He’s an American designer for brands like Gucci and YSL. In fact, I loved what he did for Gucci. But, once again a big time fashion designer has showed their true colors.
I will always admit, that every person has a right to their opinion. And he can say and believe in anything he wants…anything. But, that doesn’t mean I have to agree and like everything that comes out of his mouth.
The other day I was on Twitter and @StyleHasNOSize tweeted something regarding Tom Ford. She sent me the link and that’s when I lost ALL and any respect I had for this very talented designer.
In an excerpt from an article titled Tom Ford Calls Americans and Londoners ‘Too Fat’ by The Hollywood Reporter, Ford tells us how he really feels.
When asked by Time Out Hong Kong whether his new spring summer collection would fit everybody, he responded, “If we have to talk about things like this, Americans are too fat. And in London they are starting to get fat too. So I have to say that if we have to talk about race system and nationalism, I find it refreshing that everyone Chinese is slim.”
Isn’t it just plain sad? Why do so many of these designers have Fat Phobia? I want to know what you think.
Are you surprised?
Do you have a problem with what he said?
Are you offended?
Do you not care?
Do you think this will be the last fat phobic comment we’ll hear from a top fashion designer?