The very case when beauty requires not only sacrifices, but also a certain courage.
If you take it into your head to leave the house in one of these dresses and walk around Red Square, you will most likely be arrested, but on the red carpet such outfits do not look that perfect, but at least appropriate.
Liz Hurley at the premiere of the film “4 weddings and one funeral”, 1994
This is Liz Hurley today — a staid lady who does not miss a single event at which you can light up next to royalty. And in the distant 90s, the word “dress code” existed for anyone, but not for her. It remains to be wondered how Hugh Grant missed such a beauty. In 1994, Liz surprised everyone by arriving at the premiere of the film “Four Weddings and One Funeral” in a Versace dress, which literally held on to some pins (and somehow – on the actress’ magnificent breasts). The dress has become a real classic of the genre. If fashion journalists want to highlight someone’s extravagant “naked” outfit, they compare it with this black masterpiece by Liz Hurley on the scale of “reached – surpassed”.
Rose McGowan, MTV Video Music Awards, 1998
4 years after the debut of the dress with pins, Rose McGowan definitely “surpassed” Liz Hurley in the boldness and frankness of her outfit. It’s hard to recognize the good witch Paige Matthews from “Charmed” in this fish in the nets. But when you’re Marilyn Manson’s girlfriend, you don’t have to ask who or what prompted you to such a ridiculous outfit, agree. I would especially like to note with what love this stellar “family-look” was thought out: the print on Rose’s bikini exactly repeats the leopard motif of her companion’s costume.
Jennifer Lopez, 42nd Annual Grammy Awards, 2000
It seems that neither before nor after Jay Lo managed to impress the audience more than she did in 2000 at the annual Grammy Awards. We have already forgotten what was presented there and to whom, and whether J.Lo herself was among the nominees. But this green translucent dress, held on the girl, no, not on my word of honor, but on a single massive brooch, fixed … well below the navel, everyone still remembers. Especially the way the edges of the outfit tried to swing open every time the star began to move. And it’s not that Jennifer didn’t wear more “naked” dresses — she did, and how! But this copy of Versace’s work surpassed all her past and future outfits, because it gave such scope for erotic fantasies, which you can’t get, even if you just go out on the red carpet in a bikini and topless.
Gwyneth Paltrow at the premiere of “Iron Man 3”, 2013
Even exemplary mothers and owners of impeccable taste tend to relax sometimes. Actress Gwyneth Paltrow did it quite well thanks to the Antonio Berardi dress. A celebrity is often criticized for being too conservative in clothes. Let’s assume that Gwyneth responded to these accusations beautifully and with pure English humor. “Conservative? It depends on which side to look at…”
Jamie Alexander at the premiere of Thor 2: Kingdom of Darkness, 2013
Do you remember who the actress Jamie Alexander played in the movie “Thor 2: Kingdom of Darkness”? That’s right, we’re not either. But everyone remembered the girl at the premiere of the picture in Los Angeles thanks to the dress in which she was either half dressed or half undressed. But, you must agree, although it is risky to make any movements in this dress, it looks more than elegant.
Iggy Azalea, MTV EMA’s 2013
This is the case when it is better not to move at all in a naked dress. What will happen if you ignore this rule — hip-hop singer Iggy Azalea found out the hard way. For obvious reasons, we will not be able to show you a photo showing the result of this experience. But even what is there is enough to finish the rest in the imagination (or use the image search). Justifies the celebrity except that the fact that it was in Amsterdam…
Miley Cyrus, amfAR Inspiration Gala, 2014
Miley Cyrus decided that the conservative bottom is more than enough. Do you agree: sitting in this outfit is much more comfortable than, say, in a fishnet Rose McGowan. But the top of the outfit raises questions: what is it? A Gothic version of Lilu’s alien costume from The Fifth Element? Or did the girl confuse the red carpet with the red pain room? How this design will look when Miley decides to sit down, we do not even undertake to fantasize. We hope the tape was included in the kit.
Rihanna, CFDA Fashion Awards, 2014
This dress is still considered Rihanna’s most scandalous outfit. She appeared in it in order to receive a prize in the nomination “Style Icon 2014”. The Adam Selman dress was made to order from silver mesh fabric, on which 230 thousand (!) Swarovski crystals were sewn by hand. Convenience, of course, was out of the question, the main task of the outfit was to shine in the spotlight, and it coped with this task perfectly.
Kendall Jenner, Much Music Video Awards, 2014
Kendall Jenner, just like her sisters, loves to shock. With such a figure and the status of a top model, a girl can afford a lot and even more. However, this dress was remembered by many especially thanks to two symmetrical slits (or rather, cutouts) from the floor to the waist, which did not close, even when the girl stood still and did not move. The Fausto Puglisi outfit seemed to tease others: “Well, come on, ask each other what’s going on with underwear.” And, of course, there were questions. However, the designers clearly took into account the mistakes of the authors of the Azalea singer’s dress, and therefore they could not see anything superfluous to others.
Rita Ora, Vanity Fair Oscar Party, 2015
At a party in honor of the winners of the next Academy Award in February 2015, Rita Ora decided, apparently, to outshine the triumphants of the evening themselves. The singer appeared in a maxi dress, most of which was completely transparent. An indelible impression is guaranteed. But, considering the month of February, the question does not leave: “Is it warm for you, girl?”
Irina Shayk, Vanity Fair Oscar Party, 2015
Tights and a dress are two in one. Every woman’s dream! In addition, Irina Shayk’s tights dress is very similar to Rita Ora’s semi-dress, which appeared in it at the same party. I wonder if they met?
Beyonce, Met Gala, 2015
A lot of transparent fabric, a drop of crystals in strategically important places, charisma and voila — the perfect outfit for Beyonce is ready. However, if you are not Beyonce, well, or at least do not have the same courage, you should not repeat such an exit. Even if we are talking about Givenchy Couture. By the way, this was not the only naked dress at that evening: the singer was accompanied by Jay Lo and Kim Kardashian. But Beyonce’s outfit is our favorite.
Rita Ora, Atelier Versace SS16 show, 2016
“Forget about Liz Hurley’s dress, Rita Ora is our new idol,” the fashion press responded to the appearance of the star at Donatella Versace’s couture show in January 2016. By the way, in both cases it was just about Versace outfits. Rita Ora regularly shocks the audience. But this orange masterpiece caused some incredible excitement. Most of all, others were concerned about the issue of the star’s underwear (which is natural in such circumstances). We are tormented by the question, how did Rita manage to sit out the entire couture show in such an outfit?
Ciara, Grammy 2016
Admittedly, the Alexandre Vauthier dress is brilliant in its idea: from one side we see a girl in an elegant silver floor-length slip dress, but she only has to turn the other side — and we already have an Amazon in an erotic black bodysuit. The explosion of the template is provided when viewed from the front, because there is a persistent impression that the dress was forgotten to finish. Singer Ciara was not at all embarrassed by this. The star is in amazing shape, so in her case, you can come to the presentation of the prestigious award in half of the outfit.
Madonna, Met Gala 2016
It would seem that after Madonna’s performance at the Jean Paul Gaultier show in 1992, when she appeared on the podium in a sundress that successfully accentuated her bare breasts, there is nothing to surprise us. But Madge proved that there is no limit to perfection. The outfit demonstrated at the last Ball of the Costume Institute (aka MET Gala 2016), as it turned out, personified a manifesto against ageism (that is, age discrimination). Most of this manifesto did not understand, and the singer had to listen to a lot of comments that sometimes you just need to accept yourself as you are, and not try to prove to others that you are still “wow!”. Yes, Madonna is in great shape, but why show it by climbing into a structure made of organza and medical bandages? Terribly uncomfortable.
Diane Kruger, Vanity Fair Oscar Party, 2016
Objectively, both the girl and the outfit of the Lebanese designer Reem Acra are beautiful. The very case when a “naked” dress is not shocking, but a compliment to the figure of a lady. It’s not for nothing that Diana Kruger was recognized as one of the most beautifully dressed stars at this event. The dress does not even look transparent thanks to skillfully laid out patterns throughout the fabric and sewn tassels of fringe. The only thing that is not easy to do in it is to move too actively.
Bella Hadid in Cannes, 2016
The new century is a new classic. This red Alexandre Vauthier Couture dress has a good chance of becoming another standard of frankness, eclipsing the “pins” from Versace sample of 1994. 19-year-old (at that time) Bella Hadid, one of the top highest-paid models, went to conquer Cannes. Well, what else is there to draw attention to yourself on the Red Carpet, along which Vanessa Paradis or a pregnant Blake Lively are walking next to you? In fact, Bella managed to repeat the success of Iggy Azalea in 2014. The dress in which the younger Hadid posed beautifully in front of guests and photographers turned out to be unintentional for walking and especially for steps.