Back in the heat of the awards season, Vanity Fair put out its “Hollywood Issue” with a cover featuring up-and-coming actresses. There was some uproar because all of these “up and coming” actresses were 1) white and 2) very skinny. Many pointed to Oscar nominee Gaby Sidibe’s exclusion from the cover as one of the most glaring “snubs”. Gaby handled the whole thing with grace, telling Access Hollywood that she was “happy to be in the magazine…. I think if I were a part of that shoot I would have felt a little left out anyway.”
That controversy was over pretty quickly, and soon people found a million other things to criticize Gaby about. Throughout it all, she’s remained the same upbeat, positive girl, which I think offends some people much more than her weight. The newest controversy is about some comments an unnamed “nasty little fashion queen” made to PopEater’s gossip guy regarding a potential Gaby Sidibe Vogue cover. Beware, this sh-t is not pretty:
Sources tell me that the editors of Vogue magazine rejected the idea of letting Oscar nominee Gabby Sidibe grace its fashionable pages because of her size.
“She’s a joke in the fashion community. What she wore on the red carpet at the Academy Awards wasn’t a dress, it was a tent,” one nasty little fashion queen (who I shall not be talking with again) told me.
“Vogue is venue where designers debut their best new pieces. All are of which are one of a kind and sample size. It would be impossible to get a regular-sized girl in those clothes, let alone Gabby,” a less acid-tongued fashion source explained.
A spokesperson for Vogue editor Anna Wintour, who after a trip to Minnesota said, “I can only kindly describe most of the people that I saw as little houses,” didn’t return calls by deadline.
I say, if Vogue is so buddy-buddy with all the designers, tell them make a dress for Gabby for the next issue. See? Problem fixed. That was easy! And for all of you magazine editors out there, normal people don’t want to see all of these skeleton models — give us the real girls!
How about this? We don’t make controversies where none exist. Who the hell was even talking about giving Sidibe a Vogue cover anyway? Because whoever mentioned it was just saying it so they could bash Gaby.
Beyond that, I think this “source” doesn’t know what the hell he’s talking about. Sure, designers’ samples are all sample sized (zero or two), but plenty of designers make “bigger” clothes special order for a Vogue shoot or for a red carpet. Gaby wore lots of designer clothes for her awards season (like Marchesa for her Oscar gown) – and her stylist told media outlets that designers were clamoring to work with her on red carpet looks. What the hell, people? Leave. Gaby. Alone.