This fashion boss actually said fat women and lesbians should not wear his dresses
Yet another fashion house has drawn immense criticism for suggesting that “voluptuous” women and lesbians should stay away from their dresses.
The UK managing director of Herve Leger Patrick Couderc, spoke out in a wide-ranging interview with the Daily Mail, listing different types of women who should not wear the brand’s famed bandage dress.
He said “voluptuous” women, as well as those with “very prominent hips and a very flat chest”, should steer clear.
In addition he said: “If you’re a committed lesbian and you are wearing trousers all your life, you won’t want to buy a Leger dress… Lesbians would want to be rather butch and leisurely.”
Comedians Margaret Cho and Amy Lamé both took to social media to slam the designer and call for a boycott.
Cho wrote: “Fuck fashion and ‘designers’ that body shame,” calling for a boycott of the brand.
Many others voiced their disappointment at the stereotype, and the body shaming comments made by Couderc.
Legendary fashion designers Dolce and Gabbana last week issued an apology for their attacks on same-sex adoption earlier this year.
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana – who are gay themselves –whipped up a storm in March this year when they lashed out at same-sex adoption, IVF and surrogacy, hitting out at ‘synthetic’ children.
The pair sparked a bitter feud with Sir Elton John– whose sons Zachary and Elijah were born via IVF – leading Gabbana to brand him a “fascist”.