Christina with her husband at Emmys 2010
“Mad Men” star Christina Hendricks flaunted her curves at the Emmy Awards Sunday night, but getting to the red carpet may not have been the easiest feat.
Last week, the sultry actress told the Daily Record that she still finds it difficult to borrow dresses from high-end designers. “People have been saying some nice, wonderful things about me. Yet not one designer in town will loan me a dress,” Hendricks, 35, told the Scottish newspaper. “They only lend out a size 0 or 2. So I’m still struggling for someone to give me a darn dress.” In the end, the size-14 actress, who usually dons designs by L’Wren Scott and Christian Siriano, opted to wear a lavender Zac Posen gown to the star-studded event. “This has always been my size. I’ve worked on other shows with this same size but ‘Mad Men’ celebrates it and that is nice,” added Hendricks, who plays office manager Joan Holloway on the hit AMC drama. Thanks to the red-hot actress, whose measurements are reportedly 39D-30-39, having an hourglass figure has become even more acceptable in Hollywood. As a result, Hendricks has never felt any pressure to change her appearance. “In fact, the series I was on before was called ‘Kevin Hill.’ At one point, just from going through a break-up, I was down and losing some weight without even knowing it,” she revealed. “Taye Diggs came up to me and was like, ‘What are you doing? Stop. Just stop whatever it is you are doing.” She added, “People have always been complimentary – and now I get even more compliments thanks to ‘Mad Men.” Article by Daily News
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * This article was referred to me by my friend Tim.
This is sort of a reality check – because even though we’re making so much progress with seeing different body types in Hollywood as well as in the media, the fashion world still continues to be behind on the trend – which sucks because the runway dictates the sizes the models have to be, which feeds into what images are shown in advertisements, etc. I do think that it’s fantastic the Christina Hendricks is getting so much acceptance to her bodacious body type, though. I love that she is not feeling pressured to change herself and I hope that she doesn’t succumb to being a smaller size just to get a dress for the red carpet. I think designers need to open their eyes and see that there is a need and a market for change.