Where to even start? With the fact that Hendricks isn't particularly "big" and that it's sick that she's considered to be? That the dress would have looked even worse on anyone else ?! That the dress looked awful on Barbie?
If I seem mad, after reading that line in Cathy Horyn's NY Times critique, it's because I am. This is not just not terribly accurate, but coming from a respected fashion journalist it's perpetuating something insidious and frankly tedious (and yes, they can coexist.) Yesterday, I myself (in my role of not-real fashion journalist and random person on internet) criticized Hendricks' Christian Siriano-designed Golden Globes getup (in the evening's preferred shade of Financial Times), which I likened to the ensemble of one Peaches 'n Cream Barbie circa 1985 (the year I received mine).