“Orange is the New Black” star Dascha Polanco wants to everyone to know you don’t have to be a certain size in Hollywood to be a fashion icon. However, the task can be challenging when designers refuse to dress her because of her size.
The 33 year-old actress opened up about her experiences with being turned away by some of her favorite labels in an interview with Vogue on Monday.
“I had a situation with a high-end brand the other day where I had personally invested so much money purchasing their items, and I love what they do, so I had my publicist reach out to their PR team. Their response was, ‘Oh, you’re not the sizes we have, not right now, maybe in the future,’” Polanco told the magazine, adding that she won’t easily forget the brands who wouldn’t consider dressing her either.