Melissa McCarthy's High-Fashion Struggles

Melissa McCarthy's High-Fashion Struggles

Two years ago, Melissa McCarthy couldn’t find a designer who would agree to make an Oscars dress for her. The struggle to find high-fashion in large sizes is a sad truth in the industry. So, how is the actress looking to change that?

All right, getting now to SHAWN, with the story of why many stylists would not surprise Melissa Mccarthy with an Oscar dress. Shockingly, this is true. Most designers are dying to see their creations on Oscar Sunday. You were great. Thanks. I feel boxy. Melissa now reveals inside red book magazine's cover story. The road to that 2012 Oscar red carpet was not without fashion fertile. Two years ago, I couldn't get anybody to do a dress for me. I asked five or six designers, very high level ones who make lots of dresses for people. They all said no. Melissa ended up wearing a custom gown by Marino run alddy. Accords to Audrey slater. There's a sad trend in the industry. I was sad and disappointed to hear that, but unfortunately, I'm not surprised, because the lack of options for women over a size 12, and there are many, many of them in the united States, is really scant. You have to think about what you're going to wear. Goucho's with a tube top and an athletic sandal. It will be black, it will be dressy. Finding humor and the pressure to look good, Melissa does have a background in fashion design. Next spring, she will large a high quality plus sized line for this passion project that's been in the works for years. Once you go past 14 or 16, you don't suddenly lose your aesthetic. I don't suddenly feel like I'm not a modern woman that wants great pieces that are well made and cut well and out of good fabric. Everything I'm finding, I'm like my god, except for an 80-year-old mother of the bride or a 14-year-old hooker, which neither is -- Coming up, going back to