I went to the Vogue Knitting Spring Fashion Show at the Lion Brand Studio in NYC last night. Here’s the email I had to send this morning:
I was at the Fashion Show at the Lion Brand Studio last night in NYC. I have a big complaint that left me with a very sour taste in my mouth.
After the show the studio’s manager, Patty Lyons, stood with the rest of the Vogue Knitting staff and answered questions. One question was “what’s the difference between a medium in one pattern and a medium in another?” A Vogue rep said you should really go by the inches.
Ms. Lyons chimed in and said, “Yes, because whether you’re small, medium, large or FAT, you should go by the measurements in the specs.” She even held her arms out wide when she said the word “fat.” I was and still am very upset over this comment. Most of the audience were larger women (as opposed to super thin). I myself am one of those women who is usually a 1X.
I cannot believe that the manager of a store of such a major brand such as Lion Brand would make such a repulsive and hurtful comment.
I had never been to the studio until last night and, while I was considering staying and shopping for yarn for some of the projects, I preferred to leave immediately and I doubt I will ever return. I certainly would not recommend anyone to the store either.
cc: Vogue Knitting (via their website)
Lion Brand Yarns (via the Lion Brand website)