“If you want me to wear your clothing, don’t photoshop my wonderful hourglass body shape as if it’s is unacceptable."
Marina Diamandis — formerly known by her stage name Marina and the Diamonds — has called out a fashion designer for digitally retouching her legs to look like “sticks” after she wore one of the label’s dresses to an awards ceremony.
The Welsh singer took to social media to speak out against the fashion brand, which she did not name.
I wore a designer’s clothes to an award show recently to support her. The next day she posted a photo of me on Instagram + had photoshopped my legs and thighs to look like literal sticks.
This is internalised misogyny in full action.
For fuck’s sake. Do BETTER.— MARINA (@MarinaDiamandis) February 27, 2019
Be less dumb.
She described the act as “internalised misogyny in full action” and called for fellow designers to “do better”.
I didn’t feel hurt by this. It was about her, not me. But 10 years ago I would have been. I probably would’ve reposted the photoshopped picture!
It feels super irresponsible & unkind to distort a woman’s figure for what is essentially someone else’s vanity.— MARINA (@MarinaDiamandis) February 27, 2019
Fans soon began speculating which designer was behind the scandal – knowing only that they were female – with some believing it to be Greek couturier Celia Kritharioti.
Back in December, Diamandis wore one of the designer’s sheer ruffled jumpsuits to the British Fashion Awards.
Amid the speculation, the singer simply retweeted one of her fan’s responses to the criticism, explaining that it isn’t about the designer’s identity but “the need to Photoshop another woman’s body to fit a certain mould.”