Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

'How can they be fashion icons if they’re not wearing anything?' Carolina Herrera's controversial comments on the naked dress trend

beyonce.jpg

See-through dresses, nearly-naked gowns, call them what you will, the A-list have always had a love affair with sheer clothing.

But one fashion icon has spoken out about not being happy with it, after stars from Beyonce to Jennifer Lopez increasingly hit the red carpet in revealing outfits.

Veteran designer Carolina Herrera - who has dressed the likes of Princess Diana, Jacqueline Onassis and Michelle Obama - says the A-listers should cover up.

Speaking to The Washington Post, Herrera said, "Some designers think 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!”

“The almost naked! Oh God! They’re trying to get people to pay attention to them. In life, there should be a little mystery.”

Referring to the dresses worn by Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian at the Met Ball in May, Herrera said, “They’re supposed to be fashion icons and they’re not wearing anything. It’s an obsession now.”

Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez arrive at the Met Ball in May

Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez arrive at the Met Ball in New York in May

The 76-year-old designer says the secret to perfect style lies in strategically revealing parts that flatters the body. She is more than willing to give her customers a plunging neckline, but doing so requires care and a precise placement of the breasts underneath the fabric. 

"If it's open so much, they look like fried eggs," Herrera added. "Fashion is about proportion."

Herrera's eponymous brand launched in 1981 after legendary Harper's Bazaar and Vogue editor Diana Vreeland urged her to join the fashion industry.

Beyonce arrives at the Met Ball in May

Beyonce arrives at the Met Ball in May

 

Related

SEX AND THE CITY.jpg

'My colleague's revealing clothes makes me feel uncomfortable'

GettyImages-482003070.jpg

The most iconic and daring sheer celebrity dress moments

rexfeatures_4745449w.jpg

All the fashion highlights from the Met Gala

GettyImages-476455646.jpg

All the fashion highlights from the week so far

rexfeatures_3907307w.jpg

Ten easy ways to make a white shirt look amazing

HERO.jpg

A look back at the greatest alternative wedding looks

Comments

More

Almost half of women won't enter a shop unless there's a sale on

We can relate to that

by Sarah Biddlecombe
28 Mar 2017

Daily outfit inspiration with our look at the best dressed A-listers

Casual dressing ideas from stylish celebrities

28 Mar 2017

How millennial pink is redefining femininity

Why the world can't get enough of this new shade

by Harriet Hall
24 Mar 2017

Topshop's full bridal collection revealed (and dresses start at £350)

From vintage-inspired designs to elegant beaded gowns

by Nicola Colyer
24 Mar 2017

This Mango t-shirt is taking over your Instagram feeds

Instagram’s fashionistas are obsessed with this £17.99 top

by Kayleigh Dray
23 Mar 2017

The internet has lost its collective mind over these designer shoes

“Um… what? Is this serious?”

by Kayleigh Dray
22 Mar 2017

Return of the corset: how to wear spring’s biggest accessory trend

Why everyone is getting waisted this season.

by Hayley Spencer
22 Mar 2017

10 fitness brands using sports tech to boost your workout

Exercise gear with extras

by The Stylist web team
21 Mar 2017

Dorothy Perkins is launching its own range of wedding dresses

And they all cost under £175

by Kayleigh Dray
20 Mar 2017

Get ready: that viral coat from Zara is back in stock

And it's available in different colours

by Sarah Biddlecombe
17 Mar 2017