Last week, 35-year-old actress Christina Hendricks – the curvaceous, wasp-waisted star of hit U.S. TV series Mad Men – was reported as saying she was struggling to find a designer who would dress her for the red carpet at the Emmys.

“Not one designer will loan me a dress. They only lend out a size zero or a size 2. So I’m still struggling for someone to give me a darn dress!”

Do you need more proof how downright sizeist the fashion world is?

In the end, New York designer Zac Posen stepped up to the mark to dress Christina for the Emmys. He wanted to accentuate her shape, rather than hide it. The lilac, cleavage-baring, hourglass dress in chiffon with hand-stitched feathers was specially made for her, with a structured, boned bodice.

Christina’s breasts were at the forefront of Posen’s mind when he made the dress.

“She’s got a beautiful body, there’s no reason to hide anything. Let’s celebrate what she has,” he said.

Good for him. Finally, a woman who looks like a woman. Not like a child or an adolescent boy. And most certainly not like a coat hanger.

(Source: Liz Jones, Daily Mail)