gianni-versace

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CL: Designers draw for a model who’s 7 feet, and even Barbie isn’t that tall. For the Academy Awards, I went to all the designers and said, sketch me something that looks like a woman, 5 or 6 feet high. I want to see what the dress is going to look like on someone who’s got a body that exists on Earth, not Mars. Because that body doesn’t exist. It’s a trap, and an evil evil mindfuck for women. I did not want to participate in it. I said, if we’re going to play a game, let’s play together.

Interviewer: And did they do it?

CL: Only Versace did it.

Courtney Love. US Magazine. November 1997.