The body positive moment that seems to have amassed a good deal of followers is yet to be embraced the fashion world. Despite supermodels wanting to stand out and not blend in, they have had to face criticisms for not having a uniform size.
Last year, Gigi Hadid was made to wear a Tommy Hilfiger poncho at the New York Fashion Week that hid most parts of her body. The casting panel thought she was "not quite as tall as the other girls, she's not quite as thin" and therefore placing her in something that revealed parts of her body wouldn't look good.
Hilfiger, however, clarified that he was pushing for her and was upset about putting Hadid in an oversized garment that covered her considerably. The designer told Page Six that even though the poncho ended up being one of the best-selling pieces of the collection, he was disappointed.
"The suggestion that I thought she wasn't thin enough upsets me to no end. Gigi is the epitome of perfection," he further elaborated.
Meanwhile, Hadid seems to be at ease about the body-shaming controversy. The model told Access Hollywood that she is aware of what Hilfiger has said adding that a large chunk of his quotes was taken out of context. Hadid appreciates Hilfiger rooting for her and for loving her curves.
"Tommy wanted me in the show and was pushing for me. And Tommy loved my curves. The next season, I wore a bikini on the same runway with the same stylist who previously put me in a poncho," she added.