Gabourey Sidibe Is Reportedly Too Big For ‘Vogue,’ Says Starving Fashionistas
Breakout star and Oscar nominee Gabby Sidibe has enjoyed increasing success since she starred in the film Precious, but apparently all that talent and fame aren’t enough to get her into the pages of American Vogue.
Bitchy fashion “insiders” have dished that Gabby is considered to be “a joke” in the fashion community because of her weight and that “it would be impossible to get a regular-sized girl in [Vogue's sample sizes], let alone Gabby.” Yeesh, can someone give these old fashion crabs some carbs? We’ve heard that starvation can turn into a mean person, but we didn’t realize it was this bad.
However, Vogue has managed to squeeze “regular-sized” girls into their alleged limited run of sample-sized items, so that excuse seems a little thin. And Gabby has already graced the cover of fashion magazine V, so it seems a little strange that the fashion community is now rejecting her. Maybe the anonymous “fashion insiders” are just upset that someone is allowed to eat in Hollywood?
Vogue‘s Editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour does have a reputation for having high standards when it comes to plus-sized people appearing in her magazine. She famously had the plus-sized designing sisters of Rodarte go on a diet and see a trainer for Vogue‘s “shape” issue and she had once requested that Oprah lose weight for her cover story in 1998. So, it wouldn’t be surprising if Wintour denied Gabby a spread in the magazine based on her weight.