Emily Ratajkowski defended the “controversial” dress she wore in 2016 that drew much criticism.
During a YouTube appearance for Harper Bazaar’s “Fashion Flashback” series, Ratajkowski discussed the ensemble. At the 2016 Harper’s Bazaar Icons gala, the “Gone Girl” actress donned a dress by Julien Macdonald with a plunging neckline.
Ratajkowski, 31, stated, “This is certainly the most contentious dress I’ve ever worn.” I had no notion that this would raise such a commotion.
Ratajkowski recalled that after she was seen wearing the garment, someone described it as “very vulgar.”
“It sparked a massive uproar on the Internet,” Ratajkowski explained. Some of my agents were angry with me because they deemed my work to be excessively sexual.
She said that the central panel of the dress was sheer, but it was not visible in the photographs.
Ratajkowski: “When I was in my twenties, I didn’t realize it was so sensual because there is a panel in the middle, but it seems like there isn’t.” It precipitated this entire situation.
Ratajkowski recalls retaliating against the sexist individual who labeled the clothing “very nasty”
“I was essentially accused of wanting attention, which I find interesting because red carpets exist for that purpose,” she remarked. It is essentially part of a celebrity’s profession.
Ratajkowski stated towards the conclusion of the video that she still adored the outfit and stood by her decision.
Ratajkowski has spoken out against sexism multiple times throughout her career, including in 2017 after an online dispute. In December of that year, she responded to British broadcaster Piers Morgan’s assertion that her topless images were not feminist.
“No one from LOL ever claimed that my love video was a feminist statement. However, it is clearly clear that telling women what to do with their bodies and sexuality is nothing more than traditional misogyny. I can have thoughts on feminism and yet pose for racy photographs, thankyou “She sent out tweets.