Yesterday we bemoaned the fact that Christina Hendricks has a hard time borrowing designer duds despite her style star status. You see, Hendricks is a size 14, whereas samples are generally no bigger than a 4 (and often even smaller).
It turns out Kim Cattrall dealt with the same sizest ‘tude when she was doing Sex and the City. In an interview with British Vogue she explains: “I’m not a sample size like Sarah and Kristin, and I couldn’t wear a lot of the clothes the young designers would send us.”
Let’s break this down. Arguably, Sex and the City was the single most important show for capital-F Fashion that ever aired. Designers fought tooth and nail so their frocks could get a little bit of screen time, sending heaps of free goods to stylist extraordinaire Patricia Field. But apparently they were only sending clothes for Carrie and Charlotte to wear. This seems like a particularly dumb move.
Cattrall didn’t look too shabby though. “I’d wear a lot of vintage — some of [the] things I wore were like pieces of art,” she added.
We loved Samantha’s vintage duds and crazy accessories, but we still think it’s ridiculous that designers didn’t send non-sample sizes. If they carry the sizes in their stores, why can’t they send them out to celebs?
More importantly, why wouldn’t they want to send them out when doing so could result in some onscreen SATC action?
[via British Vogue.]