Can a celebrity become a fashion icon by wearing the naked dress? If you ask fashion designer Carolina Herrerra, the answer is absolutely not.
While talking to the Washington Post, Herrerra mentions Jennifer Lopez, Beyoncé, and Kim Kardashian as celebrities who have recently tried to pull off the naked dress. In the eyes of some, the three women wore the naked dresses admirably, but to Herrarra, the entire naked dress trend is simply an attention grab.
"They're supposed to be fashion icons, and they're not wearing anything. It's so modern to be naked or almost naked. They think it's going to attract younger people if they do those dresses. No! They're trying to get people to pay attention to them. In life, there should be a little mystery."Herrerra's comments will carry weight among her own clientele, but as Britt Aboutaleb of Yahoo! Style notes, the clientele Herrerra appeals to would never step outside in a naked dress, anyway.
"Herrera is a beloved, well-respected designer with a loyal clientele, none of whom would dare step out in anything that could potentially earn the modifier 'naked.' And that is totally fine. The great thing about fashion is that there's something for everyone."Aboutaleb adds that Herrerra's comments for the Washington Post piece make sense, as Herrerra has built her success on a proper, buttoned-up look, which appeals to a totally different type of person than the person who would wear the naked dress. In fact, if Herrerra started making naked dresses, we might be concerned, Aboutaleb writes.
And, as Aboutaleb notes, Herrerra's comments aren't likely to make celebrities stop wearing the naked dress.
In fact, on Wednesday, Billy Ray Cyrus' daughter flaunted her own style in a unique way. At the same time that Carolina Herrerra is taking celebrities to task for the so-called naked dress look, Miley Cyrus' older sister, Brandi Cyrus, is in the news for showing up to the 2015 CMT Music Awards in a see-through dress.
Brandi Cyrus' black dress, which was covered with cacti and flower pedals, is perhaps more modest than some other examples of we've seen of naked dresses, yet it still isn't likely to appeal to Herrerra and her fans.
That's not to say that others don't love Brandi Cyrus' style. In fact, earlier this week, she was nominated for a Teen Choice Award in the Candies Style Icon category — naked dress and all.
What do you think? Do you think Herrerra is correct? Or do you appreciate the naked dress in current fashion?
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