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Friday, October 01, 2021

mulleting it overBusiness in the front, party in the back is now being applied to high-end women’s frockery:

There are fewer offensive hairstyles in this world than the mullet. It’s tasteless, creepy, and worst of all, it’s dishonest. Clean and respectable at first glance with a dirty, tangled mess hidden behind it? I shudder to think. Translate it to fashion, however, and the mullet sings quite a different tune. With haute couture houses like Versace, Chanel and Prada taking a stab at it, the result is fashion’s latest question mark.

Basically, these are red-carpet gowns with high hemlines in the front (for showing off legs and shoes), and a trailing train behind for a something of a formalized look. Thus, the hang-back follicle look of ’80s holdouts and white trashers everywhere.

The thing is: Shouldn’t this be reversed for dresses? From what I know, wearing a skirt usually means that the party happens, um, in the back — meaning a higher hem would serve better there. It might not wow them at film premieres, but function over form should prevail.

by Costa Tsiokos, Fri 10/01/2021 08:30am
Category: Fashion, Society, Women
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