Jourdan Dunn's breasts hinder couture catwalk dreams
The Victoria's Secret model wasn't case in the Dior show because of her cleavage
It's not easy being a model; behind the glossy façade lies a rollercoaster of rejection and tedium no matter how 'big' a star you are - in every sense of the word.
Take Jourdan Dunn for example. The 22-year-old Londonder is a key member of the Burberry 'family', stares back at you from Yves Saint Laurent beauty campaigns and music mogul Jay Z commissioned her to create a cookery show.
But even her career can go bust from time to time...
The mother-of-one jetted to Paris at the weekend ahead of the Haute Couture shows. Not long after touching down in the French capital she tweeted: "Spent my Sunday afternoon squeezing my skinny self in corsets...... Fun #CoutureTorture."
Dunn is indeed on the skinny side; becoming a mother at 19 didn't impact upon her washboard stomach and coltish legs, but her ample chest didn't go down so well at the Dior casting, where models were needed to slip into creative director Raf Simons's new breed of strapless gowns.
Looks from the Dior Haute Couture autumn/winter 2013 show. Photos: Isadore Montag
Seeing the funny side, Dunn tweeted: "Ahahahahahaha I just for cancelled from Dior because of my boobs! I heart fashion #Couture."
Rather worryingly, she followed up the comment with the following remark: "I'm normally told I'm cancelled because I'm 'coloured' so being cancelled because off my boobs is a minor : )"
However with Naomi Campbell firmly installed as her modelling idol, we can see Dunn opening and closing a Versace Atelier show aged 43 - just like fellow Brit Naomi did on Sunday.