Tim Gunn on Plus Size Clothing
“Have you seen most of the plus-size sections out there? It’s horrifying. Whoever’s designing for plus-size doesn’t get it. The entire garment needs to be reconceived. You can’t just take a size 8 and make it larger. In my travels, I’ve been an advocate for larger women. I’ve been talking to designers, but only a half-dozen make an effort. Most say, ‘I don’t want a woman who’s a size 10 or 11 wearing my clothes.’ Well, shame on you! It’s not realistic
"You can’t just take a size 8 and make it larger."
Praise Jesus and all the saints for him saying this because damn, most “PLUS SIZED” clothing is fugly.
Amen. The plus sized clothing out there is crazy and makes me just…
I’m not surprised he said this. Ever since the first season, when they’ve had to do garments for everyday people who aren’t models, there’s always one designer (at the very least) who flips out as though they’ve never in their life considered that people who aren’t a size 0 might wear their clothes. Tim always looks at them like he wants to drown them in a lake.
Have you read his books on etiquette and life skills? I would die for this man. He can’t abide rudeness, body-shaming, ANY kind of shaming. He is a mental illness survivor, and also a lil champion of the people.
He also liked Legos a lot when he was a kid and puked on his first day of teaching.
Also he is Asexual, and his family was part of the either the FBI or CIA… It is late and I cannot remember which, but he saw J Edgar Hoover in drag.
Basically this man is more lovely and interesting than anyone in existence and should be made emperor of everything.