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Tommy Hilfiger Director Told Gigi Hadid to Cover Up Because She Wasn't 'Thin' Enough

Gigi Hadid and Tommy Hilfiger go way back. Their extremely successful collection together, Gigi x Tommy, is proof of that. But Hilfiger recently disclosed that the 21-year-old supermodel was asked to cover up during her first Hilfiger Collection runway because she wasn't "thin" enough. (Insert eye roll here.)

"Our casting director said, 'She doesn't really fit because you know she's not quite as tall as the other girls, she's not quite as thin,'" the designer told Yahoo Style in an interview. "So they put a red, white, and blue poncho on her. It covered a lot of her body, unfortunately, but it received millions of hits."


Let's be real, there isn't a garment in the world Gigi Hadid can't pull off.

Despite the fat-shaming incident, Hilfiger was able to establish a new relationship with Gigi. "I said, you know, 'Why don't we ask her to design a line with us?'" he explained. "I said, "Gigi, come design this with me, we'll do a Gigi x Tommy couture line.'"

Thankfully, the casting director's comment was put to shame when Gigi walked front and center in next season's runway show, proving that no negative banter could ever bring her down.


We made a splash! A great end to a great show. So proud of everyone. -TH #TommySpring16 #NYFW #InstaShootSS16

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Never change, Gigi Hadid!



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