I thought we had passed the whole Gigi Hadid body-shaming, backdoor compliment, humble bragging phase, but I was very, very wrong. Tbt to last year when Gigi Insta-ed a text post about how people were mean to her about her body typewhich, for the record, is a sample size. Well, when Gigi walked in the 2015 Tommy Hilfiger show, he made her wear a poncho that your grandmother would’ve refused to wear because he wanted to disguise her body.
We all know that unless you’re under the age of 10, ponchos are sweatpants for your upper body. They hide everything, make you look like a tent, and might be the only thing that fits you after the great Halloween binge. Apparently, the Hilfiger casting director thought that “she doesn’t really fit in because she’s not quite as tall as the other girls, she’s not quit as thin.” But the joke is on him because the fugliest poncho I’ve ever seen was the best-selling piece in the entire show. Gigi Hadid’s live mantra: When life gives you lemons, make people think they can look like a supermodel if they buy those lemons, and then be on the cover of .
A designer once put Gigi Hadid in a poncho because she wasn’t “tall or thin” enough https://t.co/YLmUbVDzi1
The Cut (@TheCut) November 3, 2016
Tommy Hilfiger himself says that he was pissed they made Gigi model a glorified blanket, because he thinks she’s “the epitome of perfection.” Tbh after seeing her make firefighter pants and a sports bra look amazing at the VS fashion show last year, I kind of have to agree.