Memo to New York fashion critics: The size-zero thing is so last decade.
Two critics in the past month have gone on the rampage against some of Hollywood’s hottest stars, deeming them bigger and rounder after their appearances at the Golden Globes.
New York Times blogger Andy Port dubbed this year’s Golden Globes rounder, claiming that A-listers like Courteney Cox and Jennifer Aniston have gained weight. The post opened with, Maybe it’s just me, but I could have sworn that some of the ladies who showed up at the Golden Globes on Sunday had put on a little weight. ¦You could definitely see the difference if you concentrated solely on the upper arms.
Firstly, Andy, it is just you. We thought the gals at the Golden Globes turned out beautifully. Secondly, a few curves never hurt anyone.
The latest victim of the anti-hourglass campaign is Mad Men star Christina Hendricks, who’s been labelled bigger by New York fashion critic Cathy Horyn. Adorned in Project Runway alum Christian Siriano’s creation (which we adore, by the way), Hendricks is now on the receiving end of some tough criticism from Horyn. She writes:
Not pretty Christina Hendricks in Christian Siriano’s exploding ruffle dress. (As one stylist said, You don’t put a big girl in a big dress. That’s rule number one.)
Now Hendricks is certainly, er, well endowed, but is she really the face of bigger girls? Notably, curvy stars like Gabrielle Sidibe and Monique have escaped unscathed. It seems women criticised for weight gain are those whose weight has fluctuated publicly.
Perhaps these bloggers need to take a look around and realise that curves are in, and they’re not going anywhere. V Magazine recently launched the Shape issue, featuring a Curves Ahead editorial that received critical and commercial praise. Maxim’s Hot Top 100 features beauties such as Rihanna, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Fergie, all of who sport dangerously sexy curves. As the size-zero debate rages on, we applaud beauties like Christina Hendricks, and chide bloggers like Port and Horyn for their narrow vision.
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