Model Jourdan Dunn had something to get off her chest on Sunday—she tweeted that she was dropped from Dior’s Fall/Winter haute couture show because of her breast size. “Ahahahahahahha I just got cancelled from Dior because of my boobs! I [heart] fashion,” the 22-year-old tweeted on Sunday, June 30. The Dior show was held in Paris on Monday.
Dunn isn’t exactly Pamela Anderson II. The model-watch website Models.com notes that Dunn has a 32-inch chest—roughly the size of a small women’s t-shirt at American Apparel. But couture is famously unwearable, attainable only by the very rich or very famous or by a fairy godmother styling an urchin for a ball. At Dior, apparently, that rarefied group is restricted to the breastless as well.
It’s not the first time Dunn has been dropped from a show, she noted. “I’m normally told I’m cancelled because I’m ‘coloured’ so being cancelled because of my boobs is a minor : ),” she tweeted. Indeed, six dark-skinned models were included in the show, including Puerto Rican Joan Smalls and Somalian-Canadian Yasmin Warsame. But Dunn’s story checks out—even the strapless designs in the collection kept cleavage concealed (two see-through tops confirmed that the models did, in fact, have breasts).
Dunn has modelled for Burberry, Calvin Klein and Victoria’s Secret, as well as walking alongside British supermodels Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell in the 2012 Summer Olympics’ closing ceremony. I’m sure she isn’t crying over her Dior dumping—after all the attention surrounding it, there are going to be plenty of people who want to see her figure flaunted.