Mad Men bombshell Christina Hendricks revealed recently that she can’t get top Hollywood designers to loan her dresses for red carpet galas, like they do for smaller framed women. Hendricks, a size 14, claims that designers will only lend out dresses between size 0-2, while the average American woman is a size 12.
(CBS) With all the attention Emmy nominee Christina Hendricks has been getting for being gorgeous, you might have thought designers were fighting to get her to wear one of their dresses to the Emmys.
The curvaceous “Mad Men” star, voted Sexiest Woman Alive by Esquire, last week told the UK’s Daily Record that not one “designer in town will loan me a dress.”
She went on to say that “they only lend out a size 0 or 2. So I’m still struggling for someone to give me a darn dress.”
“Hendricks is medium-boned with a large chest,” says Marisa Sherry, a New York nutritionist in private practice who specializes in eating disorders.”For her to fit into a size 2 would be nearly impossible. The average American woman is a size 12, and I think it’s quite unfortunate that the fashion industry makes women feel like size 0 and size 2 are the only acceptable sizes.”
Hendricks, who is 5’8″ and wears a size 14, ended up showing off her full-figured measurements in a gown designed by Zac Posen.
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