In an interview with Access Hollywood, supermodel Gigi Hadid talked about comments made last week by designer Tommy Hilfiger about her weight, when she wore a poncho in his Fall 2015 show. Hadid, who is considered "curvaceous" as far as models go, was covered up because, as Hilfiger told Yahoo Style, the casting director said she wasn't as tall and thin as the other women in the show.
In his interview with Yahoo Style last week, Hilfiger explained why Hadid wore the poncho, saying, "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.' It covered a lot of her body unfortunately, but it received millions of hits." Unsurprisingly, this statement didn't go over super well with other people.
In the wake of the backlash, Hilfiger reiterated that he wasn't the one who made the comments, and Hadid told Access Hollywood,
It's funny because it's something that people think I wasn't aware of. Possibly back in the day that would have gone through my mind, but I know that when Tommy said it last week, it was in context of a larger story that wasn't shown in that video. The point of the story was that Tommy was rooting for me and that above all, regardless of what the stylist of that season said or what he put me in, Tommy wanted me in the show and Tommy was pushing for me and Tommy loved my curves. The next season, I wore a bikini on the same runway with the same stylist of the show that previously put me in a poncho.
So to sum up: 1) Don't be mad at Tommy Hilfiger, and 2) Gigi Hadid was totally cool with the poncho (which ended up being the best-selling item of the show).