Friday 15 December 2017

Jourdan Dunn's breasts hinder couture catwalk dreams

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 25: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME. MANDATORY CREDIT PHOTO BY DAVE M. BENETT/GETTY IMAGES REQUIRED) Jourdan Dunn attends an after party following the 58th London Evening Standard Theatre Awards in association with Burberry at The Savoy Hotel on November 25, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 25: Jourdan Dunn attends the 58th London Evening Standard Theatre Awards in association with Burberry on November 25, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)

Olivia Bergin

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.

Miranda Kerr
Miranda Kerr
Erin Heatherton previously dated Leonardo DiCaprio.
Erin looked incredible on the runway.
The mum-of-one is reportedly no longer a VS 'Angel'
Miranda Kerr struts her stuff at last year's runway show
Adriana Lima stunned at last year's runway show.
Adriana Lima stunned at last year's runway show.
Victoria's Secret Angels (l to r) Candice Swanepoel, Lily Aldridge, Adriana Lima and Miranda Kerr
Victoria's Secret Angels (l to r) Candice Swanepoel, Lily Aldridge, Adriana Lima and Miranda Kerr
Adriana Lima and Erin Heatherton
Candice Swanepoel, Karlie Kloss and Alessandra Ambrosio
Candice Swanepoel, Karlie Kloss and Alessandra Ambrosio
Behati Prinsloo is a regular in the headlines due to her romance with Maroon 5's Adam Levine.
Candice Swanepoel is one of the 'biggest sellers' for the brand
Candice Swanepoel for Victoria's Secret Swim 2013
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Jourdan Dunn is one of the newest Angels to join the lingerie brand.
Heidi Klum was the 'head Angel' for several years.
Cara Delevingne is a new addition to the Angel list.
Cara walked the VS runway for the first time last year.
Tyra Banks was a VS Angel until 2008.
Tyra Banks was a VS Angel until 2008.
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 07: Victoria's Secret Angels walk the runway during the 2012 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Lexington Avenue Armory on November 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 07: Victoria's Secret Angels walk the runway during the 2012 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Lexington Avenue Armory on November 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)

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.

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