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.
Tim Gunn is the only Project Runway regular who doesn’t constantly make incredibly gross sweeping statements for how women “should” look that often boil down to eurocentric/fatphobic beauty standards, as Michael Kors and Nina Garcia are often so apt to strangle designers over. (Even Zac Posen and some of the PRAS regulars like Georgina Chapman will make comments that can be quite disparaging.)
On a personal note, I’d also like to point out that he’s also been respectful of international designer’s cultural maxims in the little itty-bitty ways that make such a difference in day-to-day life. I can’t explain the rage I felt in that bullshit Teams season when the judges jumped down a Thai designer’s throat for behaving in such a way Thai culture demands and expects, while Tim Gunn remained respectful and encouraged him to do things how he saw fit.
TL;DR TIM GUNN IS THE PATRON SAINT OF HOW FASHION SHOULD BE AND HE SHOULD BE EVERYONE’S SWEET SENSITIVE UNCLE ;wwwwwww;