Despite being one of the most successful supermodels in the world, designers have to fall over themselves to dress, Ashley Graham recently acknowledged that she had to skip the 2016 Met Ball because she couldn't find anyone to dress her up.
The star doesn't fit the industry's standard size zero (she's a size 18 and prefers the term "body activist" over "plus-sized"), and she said New York Magazine that designers were initially reluctant to forge a relationship with her.
Everything is changing now as Graham's profile continues to rise and the mainstream fashion industry is gradually growing to larger sizes.
But it is still important to keep talking about size discrimination in public, so attitudes can change even faster. Here are nine stars who shared their fights with the industry, only to wear a beautiful gown on the red carpet …
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Thousands of designers will be waiting in line to dress for Queen Bey now, but she acknowledged that many luxury brands during her Destiny & # 39; s Child days did not want to dress.
"Beginning in Destiny's Child, high-end labels didn't really want to attract four black girls in the countryside, and we couldn't afford designer dresses and couture," recalled the singer when she won an award for accepted fashion icons at the 2016 CFDA. awards (via ABC News).
& # 39; My mom was rejected in every New York showroom. But just like my grandmother, she used her talent and her creativity to give her children their dreams.
"My mother and my uncle, God, rest his soul, made all our first costumes, and sewed hundreds of crystals and pearls separately, placing so much passion and love in every little detail."
Beyoncé designers also reminded them they have "the power to change, inspire, and empower perception, and to show people how to embrace their complications, and to see the flaws, and the true beauty and power that is in us all."
Crazy ex-girlfriend Creator and actress Rachel Bloom may have a Golden Globe under her belt for her hit comedy, but the star has admitted she is still struggling to find a designer who dresses her up for red carpet events.
At the 2017 Emmy Awards, Bloom revealed that she finally bought the £ 2,500 Gucci dress she was wearing Giuliana Rancic on the E! red carpet: "I already said in an interview: & # 39; Ah, sometimes it's hard for places to borrow for my dresses because I'm not a size 0 & # 39; I can afford it too, so it's okay. "
She later made it clear that she had a problem with the modern designers and said Twitter: "To be clear: we didn't ask Gucci to dress me because they lend to very little.
& # 39; That being said, the pickings are still slim for non-sample size ladies. & # 39;
Oscar winner Spencer talked about the difficulty of finding a designer to dress her up for the Golden Globe Awards in 2012, even though she was a nominee (and eventual winner) that evening.
& # 39; I'm just a short, chubby girl, the actress told reporters at the Palm Springs Festival (via people). "It's hard for me to find a dress to dress like something. It's very crowded, I'll tell you. No designers come to me."
She finally wore a purple Tadashi Shoji gown (pictured), and later made a joke: "Maybe I should have sworn peanut butter last year instead of this year. " Never.
The Crazy men star reveals that she had trouble finding a dress for the awards season because she is a UK size 14.
& # 39; People have said & # 39; some wonderful, wonderful things about me. Still, not one designer in the city will lend me a dress, & # 39; said the actress Daily record.
"They only borrow a size 0 or 2. So I'm still struggling for someone to give me a thin dress. It's always been my size. I've been working on other shows of the same size, but Crazy men celebrate it and it's fun. & # 39;
Although she was excluded from the fashion industry for her curves figure, she added that there was never pressure on her to lose weight for a role.
"I definitely think the fashion industry, and people in general, look at me more when I've lost weight," Khloé said tell Harper & # 39; s Bazaar US. "Even on shoots, I would never have options for clothes. Kourtney and Kim would always pay attention, but I was too much for (stylist) work, or they had nothing in my partner.
& # 39; I wasn't even that big! & # 39;
The Orange is the new black star reveals that she was turned down by one of her favorite luxury brands, despite spending a lot of money on the label, starring on a massive Netflix hit, and having 2.4 million followers on Instagram had.
& # 39; The other day I had a situation with a luxury brand, where I personally invested so much money to buy their items, and I like what they do, and so my reach out to their PR team. Their response was, & # 39; Oh, you're not the size we have, not now, maybe in the future, & # 39; & # 39; tells the actress Vogue.
"Even if they want me to carry (their design) on the road, I won't give them the pleasure. It's disappointing, but I try to work with emerging designers who will make things for me and who will work together . with me. People who love my curves and embrace them just as much as I do. "
McCarthy may have been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for Her Actress bride, but she still couldn't find a designer to dress up for the 2012 Academy Awards.
"Two Oscars ago (in 2012) I couldn't find anyone to do a dress for me. I asked five or six designers – very high-level who make a lot of dresses for people – and they everyone said no, & # 39; she told Redbook. She ended up walking the red carpet in a draped rose gold dress by plus-size designer Marina Rinaldi (pictured).
The experience led the comedian – who had previously studied clothing and textiles at the Fashion Institute of Technology – to create her own fashion line to help women "feel good about themselves."
7. Leslie Jones
Jones mourns the lack of designers willing to dress for the Hollywood premiere of her film Ghostbusters on Twitter.
& # 39; It's so funny that there are no designers who want to help me with a movie premiere dress. Hmmm that will change and I can remember everything, "tweeted the actress and comedian.
Christian Siriano immediately steps forward to dress the star (in the beautiful red dress in the photo), and responds later Twitter: "It should not be exceptional to work with brilliant people just because they are not sample size.
& # 39; Good luck is out of order, it's a change."
The model resembled a custom-made Bao Tranchi gown at the 2016 Oscars, but acknowledged that finding a dress feels like a job in itself.
& # 39; I was just working on a frenzy – I mean, first, a dress for the Oscars, girls my size, these girls of such size (with & # 39; a gesture on her chest), I mean it was a whole job in itself. I'm happy with my outfit tonight, ”Graham said E!Giuliana Rancic on the red carpet.
Bryce Dallas Howard
The Jurassic World star revealed that she had to buy her own gown for the 2016 Golden Globes because there weren't enough designers to lend her her size.
& # 39; I really like options for a size 6 (& # 39; a British size 10), as opposed to maybe one option, so I always go to department stores, & # 39; said the actress E!.
She bought her metallic blue Jenny Packham gown from Neiman Marcus.
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