There’s been a lot of hate for “fat” people. Where’s all this coming from all of a sudden? Mugler creative director Nicola Formichetti was interviewed for W Magazine where he made the quote for his new W profile.
One shoot, which involved dressing a rock band, was particularly unfortunate. “I was only used to dressing models and skinny kids,” he recalled. “And I turned up and it was, like, three fat guys. I just left. That was the last time I tried to work with fat people. I think one of them was Ali G’s brother. It was so ghetto.”
Formichetti responded on FaceBook by posting photos from the plus-size issue he worked on for V magazine. Under one photo, he posts “i know i should just leave it but … i really hate when writers just write whatever they want … ‘i dont work with fat people … ‘ why would someone say such a thing?!” And another post: “you dont need to be skinny to look gorgeous!!! heres another favourite picture i created for v magazine. dont believe everything you read on line please…”
A W magazine spokesperson says, “After double-checking both the print and audio transcript, W firmly stands behind its reporting of its interview with Nicola Formichetti.”
Tom Ford has even been testy about the subject too. In the most recent Time Out Hong Kong, Ford spoke about the potential fitting issues for clients. “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 [who is] Chinese is slim.”
Say what, Ford? What does that even mean?! These guys are getting a little out of hand with the commenting of someone else’e weight. If they buy the clothes and it fits, why is it any of their business?
What do you think?
Source: Time Out HK; W Magazine; FaceBook
Photo: abc.net.au; collider.com