Marla Wynn and models
Awkward subject: But Ms. Wynn touches and pats the models inappropriately – and they demur with uneasy laughs and giggles…but it’s not okay. Of course the designer wants to present her creation in the best light – but "patting’ and fawning and acknowledging that she’s inposing herself on her models is so unsettling and embarressing.
She needs to know that her touching exceeds decorum.
I find Marla Wynn a charming and down-to-earth designer, and I appreciate her explanations of garment cut and fit. I haven’t observed any "inappropriate touching", nor have I seen models who appeared uncomfortable with Ms. Wynn. Showing garments and highlighting design characteristics often requires highlighting specific areas of the garment on the body.
I learn from how Marla describes garments. I don’t mess up on ordering wrong size. I love watching her and all her funny moves. She’s my favorite designer at HSN now.
I like Marla, I think like others have said shes just doing her job the best she can, Alot of the venders seem like their touchy feely! LoL But I dont think they have other motives.:smileyhappy:
If you want to see what I’d consider inappropriate touching take a look at Dennis Basso on the Q, especially when Lisa was still there. Oh my g..goodness…he was all over the place with her, but I figured he’d probably had a few drinks on him before hand and that was why he was so bad.
As far as Marla, not in the least, she’s doing her job as a designer demonstarting how things are made and hang etc. As Massha said below the models are walking hangers. Can you imagine if they found Marla uncomfortable, then what must they think of the crew in the dressing rooms helping them change for the next demo… All part of the job.
It appears to me she is explaining it from pattern,to development, to the final product.
As a child, I recall my mom trying materials and patterns on the people she was sowing for on a particular project.
No need to be prudish. They display clothes and demonstrate critical areas and how clothes hang. The models’ job is essentially being walking hangers and presenting the clothes.
Additionally – it’s really OK to touch people and be touched! Apparently some people’s parents never pick them up and touch them when they are babies and then they grow up fearing touching other humans. But touch is an important social instrument. I am not saying this was in any way applicable to this simple and straightforward demonstration of clothes, just that if you are so alarmed by the mere fact that somebody touched somebody else even though it was a functionally useful action, you might benefit from talking to somebody. I am saying it with the kindest intent here, lest there be some misunderstanding. A lot of the time we suffer unnecessarily when we could have gone and got some help and felt better and happier.
The touching and patting doesn’t bother me at all. She just wants to highlight certain areas and points of interest of the clothing and where the clothing might fall on the body. Randolph Duke ‘handled’ the models all of the time, and he’s a man, and that didn’t even bother me. Designers are in love with the art of design and the patterns, fabrications, and cuts of the clothing. They’re not deliberately fondling the models for improper reasons. Plus, I love Marla’s sense of humor. She’s ‘smart ***.’***EDITED BY HSN: text removed to comply with Community Guidelines***
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12.27.15 12:50 AM