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In a new shoot for Harper's Bazaar, Khloé Kardashian trades her usual monochromatic body-con, strappy stilettos, and contoured beauty look for silk maxi dresses, bare feet, and minimal makeup. She looks lovely in the stripped-down photos, but what really stands out about the story are Khloé’s equally raw comments about the fashion industry's complete disregard for celebrities above a size four.
“I definitely think the fashion industry, and people in general, look at me more now that I've lost weight," she confirms. “Even on shoots, I would never have options for clothing. There would always be this attention on Kourtney and Kim, but I was too much work for [stylists] or they had nothing in my size. I wasn't even that crazy big!”
As it turns out, part of the star’s loyalty to her longtime stylist Monica Rose (who’s been working with the Kardashian family since the first season of their reality show) stems from the sheer fact that Rose was the only person willing to work with Khloé before she slimmed down to her current size. “At my fattest, Monica would always come with racks of clothes and make me feel special. She never told me, 'Oh, they don't have that in your size,’" Khloé remembers. "Other people actually said, ‘I just can't work with you’ — because I was too big. That always hurt my feelings, of course.” Now, of course, those same stylists are clamoring to dress Khloé — and she consistently turns them down. "I'm just like, 'Fuck you. I'm not going to reward your bad behavior.’”
Khloé’s comments about Hollywood sizeism echo similar sentiments shared by stars like Bryce Dallas Howard — who memorably purchased her own gown for January's Golden Globes. (“I like having lots of options for a size six, as opposed to maybe one option,” she told E!’s Giuliana Rancic on the red carpet.) And Amy Schumer, who — at a size six to eight — unknowingly wound up featured in Glamour's plus-size issue back in April. “It doesn't feel right to me,” she shared on Instagram at the time. Indeed, it does not.