The Battle of the Bodysuits
When Priyanka Chopra performed at an awards ceremony some years ago wearing a nude rhinestone bodysuit, critics went to town claiming she’d ripped off a look Jennifer Lopez debuted at the 2011 American Music Awards. No one mentioned the fact that Britney Spears had sported a nude sequined bodysuit (technically a two piece) at the VMA’s in 2000. Then PC got personal with Pitbull in a jewelled Jovani creation for her ‘Exotic’ video and again there was a fashion furore over her JLo-inspired look. Allow me to play the devil’s advocate for a moment, but are nude bodysuits or sheer sequinned dresses so much the staple of the lovely Miss Lopez that no one who dares to wear one is spared the comparison? That said, if fashion’s chicken and egg story is about who came first, then PC has this one down pat. I’m happy to be offering up heads-up on a nude jumpsuit covered in shiny Swarovski crystals that Roberto Cavalli has created especially for Miley Cyrus’s Bangerz World Tour. Miley has yet to make an appearance in the bling bodysuit, so here’s a sketch for your viewing pleasure. Now while you gawk at the garment and picture it clinging to a certain Miss Cyrus, take a moment to think about this. If we’re comfortable entertaining the idea that PC copied JLo, then would we be able to consider that Miley is copying PC?
Article by: Sonali Velinker Kamat
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