That Moment When...

That Moment When...

I don't think I speak for myself when I say that Elizabeth Hurley was the originator of 'slaying it.' Referring to that time she wore the Versace safety pin dress of course. So iconic has that dress become that it even has its own Wiki page. 

The year was 1994 at the premiere of Four Weddings and a Funeral. Versace was under the control of its founder, Gianni Versace and Hugh Grant was still a man women lusted over. What probably began as any typical Hollywood premiere quickly changed when Elizabeth Hurley appeared on the arm of her then boyfriend Hugh Grant. Deciding on a casual black silk and Lycra Versace dress held in place by large gold safety pins, Elizabeth created an iconic fashion moment. 

As you can imagine, controversy surrounded Hurley's decision to wear this dress. In response to the negative comments, Hurley is quoted as saying, "Unlike many other designers, Versace designs clothes to celebrate the female form rather than eliminate it." 

Twenty-three years later, I imagine the shock factor would not be as powerful if Hurley had arrived in this dress on today's red carpet. After seeing a dress made of meat and Rihanna's very fabulous naked dress on the red carpet, strategically placed safety pins feel a bit average. When it comes to scandal in fashion, what is left to shock us? After Miley Cyrus's memorable sartorial choices while hosting the 2015 VMAs maybe the answer is a turtleneck. 


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