Do you remember how the Met Gala 2015 red carpet was populated by half-naked people rather than dressed ones? All those princely pastel dresses blushed next to Beyonce and Kim Kardashian’s naked dress wars, while ladies the likes of Donatella Versace and J.Lo followed with yet more skin to show. The only competitor, Rihanna’s bright yellow 1500 queen-like gown sweeping the red carpet.
It’s a great thing to be proud of your body, and it’s damn refreshing to see come curves under the spotlight, embraced by media and public opinion. However, when it comes to fashion, where is the fine line between awesome and awkward?
Carolina Herrera herself, a dame well known for her style and class, declared to be bored to hell of this trend — or non-trend, since there is barely any clothing involved: “In life, there should be a little mystery. [These women are] supposed to be fashion icons, and yet they’re not wearing anything.”
Mrs Herrera has a point. Women (and men!) are and should be free to wear whatever they feel like wearing, but not all that covers (or uncovers) a body can be called fashion. And if we are speaking about some degree of freedom of sexiness, it’s often the mystery and the unseen that gives the best result. Also, can you imagine the awkward conversations with Beyonce at the Gala?
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