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Dressing Christina Hendricks
September 24, 2010, 1:33 pm
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Christina Hendricks had to BEG for an Emmys gown because she’s too curvy | Mail Online.

Last week, 35-year-old actress Christina Hendricks – the curvaceous, wasp-waisted star of hit U.S. TV series Mad Men – was reported as saying she was struggling to find a designer who would dress her for the red carpet at the Emmys.

‘Not one designer will loan me a dress,’ she told a Scottish newspaper. ‘They only lend out a size zero or a size 2. So I’m still struggling for someone to give me a darn dress!’

Do you need more proof how downright sizeist the fashion world is?

When Hendricks appeared at the Golden Globes earlier this year, the New York Times fashion critic Cathy Horyn commented: ‘You don’t put a big girl in a big dress.’ Ouch!

Would Horyn be happier if Hendricks stayed at home, hiding her enormous, hideous form in a tracksuit?

Hendricks was fashion roadkill. A misfit.

Lawren Sample has been Hendricks’ stylist for three years. Despite the actress’s extravagant beauty, best supporting actress Emmy nomination, fame and fans, dressing her for the red carpet is never easy.

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