The My Fair Lady hommage outfit - Girlie Show 1993
Designed by Dolce & Gabbana
Photo from here
To be honest, I don't really like this outfit. It's pure 90's dyke and It's just horrid. From the sunglasses, to the tophat, going through the corset it just screams FAUX-PAS to me. It's like every lesbian's worse nightmare is, a scary butch woman who can check you out without you noticing behind those awful sunglasses... I'm sure the intentions were great (what am i talking about??) but it just looks awful, that shade of grey, those sleeves...
Then again, maybe that was the intention. Create a threatening androgynous look that made you think "that's not okay for a woman to wear" then if it isn't
why isn't it?
What's so bad about not looking womanly? Men always think it's degrading for men to look like women, but why is it so threatening to see a woman dressed like a man? Is it the authority it exhudes? The unclear sexuality? Maybe it's because its something we can't understand, someone we can't pinpoint, someone we can't label. A
And what we don't understand scares us, so we shun it.