Why these X-rated red-carpet dresses betray women: Celebrities claim they make them look powerful. JAN MOIR says they’re deluding themselves - and demeaning their sex
Down on the red carpet and up on the stage, a new frontier in feminism is being established. Battle lines have been drawn in a crusade where she-celebrities seem to be competing to see who can wear the least the best, all in the name of emancipation and fashion forward self-expression.
Who dares to bare wins? Everyone loves a bit of sexy glamour, but stars are stepping out in ever more terrifying outfits: barely there frocks that seem to get skimpier, tighter, more outrageous and revealing than before. And this week, when it comes to cleavage at least, we have plunged to a whole new low.
First there was actress Salma Hayek in eye-popping ruffled plunge, showing more breast than a 10lb turkey.
** Then there was Marks & Spencer model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in the kind of navel-grazing sequins that might give Jessica Rabbit pause for thought. Pop singer Mollie King wore a dress slit to the navel - from both directions - which was so revealing we could all see she had dutifully kept her waxing appointments.
Eye-popping: Salma Hayek ‘showing more breast than a 10lb turkey’