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Six Designers Refused to Make Melissa McCarthy an Oscar Dress

Several designers refused to make Melissa McCarthy an Oscar dress.

You would assume that fashion designers would be dying to dress one of the most popular actresses in Hollywood. Fashion designers get guaranteed red-carpet screen time, magazine coverage, and the ability to increase future sales. But, I guess that is not always the case. Two years ago, Melissa McCarthy asked "five or six" designers to make her a dress and they all refused. McCarthy discusses what happened in Redbook this month and since the incident she is considering opening her own line of plus-size clothing.
"Two Oscars ago, I couldn't find anybody to do a dress for me. I asked five or six designers—very high-level ones who make lots of dresses for people—and they all said no."
The event would probably have taken place after McCarthy's break out role in Bridesmaidsso she was famous enough for a designer to produce a dress for her. At the end of the day she found designer Daniela Kurrle, who made her dress for this year's Golden Globes and several others. Melissa McCarthy added her opinion of the current fashion industry.
I don't understand why if you're a certain size, designers think your taste level goes down and you have less money to spend. The quality and construction is often so bad. Finding a great t-shirt or a great cigarette pant in a good fabric is next to impossible. Plus-size clothes are often really cheap and either look young or incredibly old.
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