Emily Ratajkowski gave Kim K a run for her money with her head-turning naked dress at the Harper’s Bazaar Icons Party at New York Fashion Week. It was to no surprise that someone had to speak out about it and on television too. Tim Gunn said on The Fashion Police, “If I saw this at a party, all I could do would be to drink. I couldn’t eat. There’s absolutely no way.” He continued to say that “this dress is so appallingly vulgar and revealing. Why wear anything? Why not just take it all off?”
The Fashion Police co-host NeNe Leakes responded to Gunn, “You guys have seen the Kardashians walk around with their nipples out and all of that stuff. At least, she doesn’t have her nipples out!” Gunn’s response?
“That’s my point. Is this all driven by social media? Is this all just about [getting] everybody shocked? And I will tell you, I’m not shocked. I lived through the 1960s. No decade was more shocking than that when it comes to fashion. This is just vulgar and repugnant.”
Ratajkowski has always been outspoken about her feminist thoughts on women’s bodies and how the public responds to her sometimes revealing fashion choices. She defended Kim K with a topless selfie on Instagram which went viral.
Emily responded to Gunn’s comment via Twitter:
“When I wrote my Glamour article, I was just thinking of men who call women attention seeking for being sexy. I wasn’t even thinking of the hosts of nationally televised shows who call women vulgar because they can see their stomachs. Western men in 2016: Want to ban women abroad from voluntarily covering themselves at the beach . . . then want women to cover up their ‘vulgar’ bodies at home.”