Gigi Wore a Poncho On the Runway Cuz She Wasnâ€™t ‘Quite as Thin’
I think itâ€™s safe to go ahead and say that Gigi Hadid is a certified hottie with a body most of us would kill for, and yet apparently she was too fat to wear anything but a poncho down her first Tommy Hilfiger runway.
In an interview with Yahoo Style, Tommy Hilfiger himself got to reminiscing about working with Gigi Hadid for the first time during NYFW last year, and boy did he have a story to tell.
â€œOur casting director said, â€˜She doesnâ€™t really fit because you know, sheâ€™s not quite as tall as the other girls, sheâ€™s not quite as thin, so they put a red, white and blue poncho on her,” Tommy revealed. “It covered a lot of her body, unfortunately.â€
Right Tommy, because thatâ€™s how a poncho works. As a clothing designer, itâ€™s impossible you did not know this.
But letâ€™s not lose focus on whatâ€™s really important here: Gigi Hadid wasnâ€™t thin enough to wear anything but a poncho down the runway?
Now, we all know the modeling industry reenforces unrealistic body expectations, but a poncho?
Are you shitting me, Tommy boy?
But on the bright side, Gigiâ€™s poncho got â€œmillions of hits,â€ whatever that means in oldmanspeak, so Tommy said to himself, â€œyou know, why donâ€™t we ask her to design a line with us?”
Obviously, Gigi said yes, andÂ you know what?
There wasnâ€™t a poncho in sight.
[H/T Yahoo Style]