Designer Falguni Peacock made an insensitive comment during an interview about plus-size brides. In the interview, which took place during India Couture Week, the designer said that she would ask plus-size brides to lose a couple inches and come back in a few months to get their bridal outfit fitted.
In addition to this, she also said she would recommend plus-sized brides to wear a long blouse, no deep necks as it wouldn’t “flatter their figure.” She also said she would suggest them to wear a flared lehenga and not a fitted one as “fitted won’t really work when you are little big”.
These comments insinuated several people, and people took to Instagram to bash the designer for body-shaming plus-sized women. Amber Qureshi, a fashion entrepreneur, wrote a lengthy post highlighting everything that is wrong with the beauty industry. Sara Ali Khan was also faced a portion of the backlash as people felt she should have used her voice to counter what Falguni was saying- but she chose to sit quietly and smile through the interview.
THIS. Yes, this is is what is wrong with our society. Shallow Designers like @falgunishanepeacockindia conveniently telling a fat bride “it’s easy to lose a few inches’ and then come back to buy a wedding lehenga”.. I mean.. how about YOU make a dress instead that would fit the bride’s size wouldn’t that be easier Falguni.And, what on earth do you mean by fat women should wear high necks and Flaired skirts, and not fitted clothes.. I mean your idea to dress a fat bride is to put her in a sack. Disgraceful.. You and designers like you are toxic. Filling young mind’s with fake idea of what beauty is. Ugh!! Let women and men be. Everyone is beautiful.. Be it a size 2 or or size 22.. everyone is gorgeous. And everyone has the right to wear and dress and buy the clothes that they’d like. N Your job is to make that fuckin dress available in every size. Period. 😠#stopthistoxicity let’s make #fashion available for all. Shall we? . @falgunipeacock stand up and speak now. . #falgunishanepeacock #ndtvgoodtimes #ambikaanand #plusisequal #fatisbeautiful #shunfalgunishanepeacock #apologise @falgunipeacock #bodyshaming #gutsontoast #guts
After receiving widespread flak, Falguni Peacock apologised for her statement and commented on Amber’s Instagram post. "To all you beautiful women, I am so so sorry if I’ve inadvertently hurt anyone’s feelings. This wasn’t my intention at all. Having dealt with body issues all my life (and am still dealing with them) I realise that we should wear what we want and what makes us happy. My sincere apologies," she wrote in the comments section.
Falguni’s comments came shortly after noted designer launched his Charbagh Winter 2019 collection on Instagram. The bridal collection featured several plus-sized models in deep-necked blouses.
Charbagh featuring the Isfahan collection. Winter 2019 bridal. Womenswear and menswear. Jewellery Courtesy: Sabyasachi Heritage Jewelry collection @sabyasachijewelry Photo Courtesy: Tarun Khiwal @tarun_khiwal Makeup and hair by @deepa.verma.makeup Models: @varshita.t, @rabannevictor Production: @bhavnaguptapatel for @oaktreepictures Location courtesy: City Palace, Karauli @karaulipalace #Sabyasachi #Charbagh #SabyasachiJewelry #TheWorldOfSabyasachi @bridesofsabyasachi @groomsofsabyasachi
Women should be allowed to wear what they want without having to conform to society’s standards of what suits their body type. Designers who are in that industry should encourage body-positivity rather than body-shame women....