Curvy actress Danielle Brooks doesn’t think the fashion industry has made a “wholehearted effort” to accommodate plus-sized women, and she thinks designers should try “harder.” The 28-year-old, who plays Tasha “Taystee” Jefferson in the Netflix series “Orange Is the New Black” tried “really hard” to work on her style when she first broke into the entertainment business, but it proved difficult because she felt there were not a lot of designers who would create garments to suit her body shape. Brooks, who won Outstanding Featured Actress for her role in The Color Purple at the Musical Outer Critics Circle Award in 2016, told, “I haven’t been given an opportunity to wear these big-name designers; it has never been an option whether I had a stylist or didn’t. A lot of people won’t design for me, no matter how many SAG awards, Tony nominations, Grammy wins; it doesn’t matter.”

She also thinks more plus-sized models should appear in fashion campaigns.

Although Brooks has acknowledged some creative masterminds are “trying” to accommodate plus-sized customers, she thinks they need to try “harder.”

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