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Sofia Vergara on Fitting Into Sample Sizes: ‘Insane’

Sofia Vergara.
Sofia Vergara. Photo: Ben Gabbe/Getty Images

After Greta Gerwig told us how fame means designers send her clothing in her own size — as opposed to minute, model-size samples — we wondered whether the same was true for Sofia Vergara, who has twice appeared this week in snug, Technicolor dresses. “I can barely wear an outfit or a dress that I don’t have to alter,” said the curvaceous actress, wearing fitted teal Michael Kors at last night’s Gordon Parks Foundation Awards Dinner. “Usually it’s very easy — for example, if it’s Dolce & Gabbana or Michael Kors, because they have a lot of stretch, it’s not that bad. I just have to take a little bit on the waist. But other designers, I have to really, like, reconstruct them inside. At the beginning, I was getting sample sizes, which of course didn’t fit and I would have to transform them. Those were works of art that I had to do with my seamstress. Because to make all this fit in a sample size is insane!” These days, things have improved: “Now I’m very lucky, because they make it to fit my — ” Vergara looked down at her chest and laughed. “Yeah.”

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Sofia Vergara on Wearing Sample Sizes: ‘Insane’