After Being Shunned By High-End Designers, Melissa McCarthy Is Designing A Line For Plus Size Women
For once, funny actress Melissa McCarthy has found something that she doesn't think is a laughing matter.
The Emmy-winning actress and former Oscar nominee first won over crowds with her hilarity in "Bridesmaids," but when it came time to celebrate her success at awards shows, she said designers were not interested in working with her.
In an interview with Redbook magazine, McCarthy described how she approached a number of high-profile brands known for outfitting celebs for their walks down the red carpet, and they all refused to help create her a gown due to her weight.
When I go shopping, most of the time I’m disappointed. 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.
Instead of wearing what usually is donned by the likes of Sandra Bullock and Rose Byrne (both of whom McCarthy has co-stared with, and maybe even stolen the show from), McCarthy was relegated to wear plus size designer Marina Rinaldi and then faced a barrage of criticism for her less-than-flattering fashion choice.
In response to her own experiences as a plus size woman looking for a beautiful and high-end gown, McCarthy, who has a background in design, is moving forward with designer Daniella Pearl to create Pearl, a line of clothing for larger women.
McCarthy said the ultimate aim of this new brand is to help women "feel good about themselves," but we won't be surprised when we see McCarthy rocking her own looks at future press events and award shows.
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