Old Navy Defends 'Discriminatory' Plus-Size Pricing
Old Navy has angered some of its customers by charging more for plus-size women's clothes while prices for plus-size men's clothes remain the same.
It seems fashion brands are taking turns offending people with never-ending PR screw-ups.
Now Old Navy has angered some of its customers by charging more for plus-sized women's clothes while prices for plus-sized men's clothes remain the same.
In response to this markup in pricing, a woman named Renee Posey started an online petition with Change.org that rapidly approached the 25,000-signature benchmark Wednesday.
Since the petition has gained steam, Old Navy released a statement to try and explain the different prices. "Old Navy is proud to offer styles and apparel designed specifically for our plus-size female customer, which includes curve-enhancing and curve-flattering elements. … This higher price point reflects this selection of unique fabrics and design elements."
But Posey isn't buying it, writing on Change.org, "In a nutshell, I think that they are feeding us a line of bull."
MYLA DALBESIO VIA NBC: "I think Calvin Klein has done something really groundbreaking."
The fashion company hired Myla Dalbesio to appear in its "Perfect Fit" campaign. Dalbesio is a size 10, obviously larger than most of the models Calvin Klein has worked with.
In an interview with Elle Magazine, Dalbesio talked about being larger than a size zero and working with the iconic brand.
After the Elle story gained traction online, many on Twitter attacked the brand thinking that CK labeled Dalbesio a plus-size model — which is not the case, as stated in the very article that sparked the controversy. (Video via YouTube / StyleLikeYou)
DALBESIO VIA NBC: "They released this campaign with me right alongside all of the other girls of varying shapes and sizes and didn't make a fuss about it."
In a statement, Calvin Klein responded to the faux controversy, "The Perfectly Fit line was created to celebrate and cater to the needs of different women. … These images are intended to communicate that our new line is more inclusive."
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