Victoria’s Secret model Heidi Klum was recently criticized by a designer as being too fat to model.
Wolfgang Joop said “She is no runway model! Heidi Klum is simply too heavy and has too big a bust. And she always grins so stupidly. That is not avant-garde – that is commercial!”
Heidi has shown just how commercially appealing she is by responding with class and only mild annoyance to this ridiculous criticism.
A day after German designer Wolfgang Joop’s comment that Heidi Klum is “too heavy” to be a runway model hit the Internet, the stunning bombshell was still smiling at the Victoria’s Secret flagship store on 58th St.
“Do I look like I care?” Klum asked Monday as she gave fans makeup tips using her new Spring Look kit. “I really don’t think about [Joop or what he said]. What am I supposed to say? It’s his opinion. What do you think?”
Well, personally, Heidi, we think you look hotter than ever!
Karl Lagerfeld criticized Heidi’s lack of high fashion experience too, saying “She was never known in France.”
This is similar to something that model Iman, the host of Project Runway
Canada said about Heidi last spring, implying that she had more experience, “I’m not belittling Heidi Klum, but I have been in fashion much more than she has. Not to toot my own horn, but I have been one of the best runway girls.”
Heidi responded to that minor dig with class, too, saying “She [Iman] has done all the big big fashion shows that I’ve never done. She’s been doing it for a little while longer, and she has met all the big big designers in the world.
Heidi is 5′ 9 1/2″ and an estimated 130 pounds. She said at the time of Iman’s criticism that she knew she didn’t have the tiny body required for a high fashion model: “I never really fit in the clothes. I tried. But I never got to walk in Paris and do all the big big fashion shows.”
This is why the designers need to use models at the very least who are arguably attainably thin, like Heidi, rather than emaciated adolescents. (Although I’ve never attained that level of thinness.) Heidi is super fit and very small, and there’s a definite problem with that industry if she’s being criticized as “too heavy” for the runway.source