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Posted Thu, September 2, 2010 5:16pm EDT

Designers Discriminate Against My Curves! ”Mad Men Star Christina Hendricks Speaks Out!

Christina and Kim Cattrall are among the actresses who say their curves aren’t accepted in Hollywood and that it isn’t acceptable to be over a size 2. Is that fair? I say NO WAY!

Christina Hendricks is a beautiful woman – with her curves, red hair hair, real breasts and pale skin, she looks exactly like a Botticelli angel. So why then has she been made to feel like her fuller figure is a bad thing?

“People have been saying some nice, wonderful things about me. Yet not one designer in town will loan me a dress!” the 35-year-old Mad Men star told the Daily Mail. ‘They only lend out a size 0 or 2. So I’m still struggling for someone to give me a darn dress.”

We’d be hard-pressed to believe that designers WOULDN’T want Christina wearing their clothing, especially as she’s consistently earning raves for her high glam style – but because she’s not built like a little boy, she’s still losing out. Unfortunately, she’s not the only one.

“I’m not a sample size like Sarah [Jessica Parker] and Kristin [Davis]. I couldn’t wear a lot of the clothes the young designers would send us,” Kim Cattrall complained to Vogue UK of the discrepancy between her size and that of her super-small Sex and the City co-stars. “I’d wear a lot of vintage – some of things I wore were like pieces of art. I was never into any of Charlotte’s sweet dresses or Sarah’s outfits,” she added.

But there’s more! “I want to be healthy, but in a industry where you can’t wear a sample size because it’s like a 0 or 2, it makes you feel bad about yourself. To go to photo shoot, its like, ‘Ugh, God, can’t you just at least get a regular size, like a 6 or 8 or something?” singer Mandy Moore has said.

And while Mandy seems annoyed by the weight discrimination, Jake Gyllenhaal‘s Prince of Persia love interest, Gemma Arterton, is downright pissed off at the industry – and by the designers. “It is  ridiculous,” she told the Daily Mail. “I went to a designer the other day — who will remain nameless — and he said to me ‘I’m amazed that you’re fitting into these sample sizes.’‘I’m a size eight to ten [US sizes four to six]! The only way that I could ever be a size six is if I didn’t eat. I’m not naturally meant to be that size, and I just feel like there’s a responsibility to people who aren’t that size to make that known. ‘All I can do, I think, is try to look good.”

We’re with Gemma – there is a PROBLEM with the industry when 4 is considered fat. Stick thin starlets like AnnaLynne McCord or Taylor Momsen are who fashion designer’s choose as their muses; their weight is considered ‘normal.’  It’s no wonder women have such body issues — if we’re being told that five pounds of body fat is a crime, it’s only going to promote self-hatred.

Christina, Gemma, Mandy and Kim are all gorgeous gals and, quite importantly, happy with who they are. They are REAL women, with boobs, butts and everything in between. My suggestion? If designers want to put their duds on clothes hangers, they can  head on down to Bed, Bath & Beyond — I hear they’re pretty cheap.


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