Melissa McCarthy said that she does not like her clothes to be segregated to the plus-size section. The comedienne was speaking to Gayle King on the show “CBC This Morning” on Tuesday. The 44-year-old comedienne is all set to launch her debut fashion line on Sept. 1.
Talking about her strong dislikes about categorizing women, she said that she wanted her Melissa McCarthy Seven7 line of clothing to be available on the “regular” floors of department stores, allowing friends to shop together without them having to go up to the tire section to find ‘their’ clothes. Though her collection has just launched online, several “very big” stores have liked her idea of making one inclusive store.
She has designed her new line for HSN, which has dresses ranging from size 4 to 28. “My whole point is to stop categorizing women. I’m making clothes for women, period,” she said.
The actress also said that she does not have the power to control the placement of her clothes in stores, but she has put all her clothes on her website.
However, her HSN line debut sold out of smaller sizes first, which she termed “fantastic.” She said that about 60 percent of women are size 14, and it was bizarre to segregate them. McCarthy found it perplexing that the largest chunk of clients were removed from the main section of a store.
The actress, who is known for her iconic roles in films like “Bridesmaids” and “Tammy,” said that there was no reason for the division, which according to her is “shaming, categorizing, and unnecessary.”
The actress, who is starring in the “Ghostbusters” reboot, also has denims in her new collection. McCarthy jumped into the jeans bandwagon and designed it in a high-waist style, and made it very stretchy. Her bottomwear does not show overhanging fat that spills over the waistline -- and peeping underwear.
McCarthy's clothing line will be available at retailers like Lane Bryant, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Belk, Bloomingdale’s, and on HSN and even on her website.