Filippa Hamilton is a famous 5-foot-10, 120-pound French model who you would recognize from all the pictures you have seen on the covers of fashion magazines. Filippa at 120 pounds has now been fired for being too fat.
Ralph Lauren, who she modeled for had a pic of Filippa Hamilton altered a Japanese print ad by putting her head on another models body and has claimed she was fired from Ralph Lauren in April because they thought she was too fat.
“They fired me because they said I was over and I couldn’t fit in their clothes anymore,” Hamilton, 23, told the NY Daily News.
Filippa Hamilton said of the Ralph Lauren Blue Label ad, which features a funhouse mirror-like slimming of her hips: “I was shocked to see that super skinny girl with my face; it’s very sad, I think, that Ralph Lauren could do something like that.”
The company Tuesday, in response, said the controversially altered picture “was mistakenly released and used in a department store in Japan and was not the approved image which ran in the U.S. We take full responsibility. This error has absolutely no connection to our relationship with Filippa Hamilton.” They confirmed Hamilton was released “as a result of her inability to meet the obligations under her contract with us.”
Filippa Hamilton, who had modeled for the designer since 2002, said in response: “I think they owe American women an apology, a big apology; I’m very proud of what I look like, and I think a role model should look healthy.”