Free The Nipple Is Surely The Memo At Cannes 2024 And Other Red Carpets This Year

Free The Nipple

Lo and behold the audacious new sartorial mandate for red carpets this year: Free The Nipple. You see, it’s much more than just a feminist rallying cry; this decade-old movement’s essence lay in its noble yearning to stop the rampant sexualisation of anything remotely related to women. Breasts just happened to propel this deep-seated bias to the forefront.

Now after Meta’s lenience (they took their own sweet time), exposed breasts and nipples are now being normalised on our phone screens, offering some semblance of normalcy all thanks to the Free The Nipple moment. And the same is graciously reflected on recurring red carpets, with several A-listers going the risqué route.

Take Bella Hadid at Cannes, Anitta at the Oscars after-party and Emily Ratajkowski at the MET Gala, for example. And it just keeps getting better.

Bella Hadid In YSL

Free The Nipple

Bella Hadid attended the red carpet for The Apprentice at the 77th annual Cannes Film Festival wearing a masterfully draped sheer dress, with an exposed bodice. This might be a hot take, but I’m actually digging the midi hemline of this Dune ‘esque number.

Nadia Lee Cohen In YSL

British creative Nadia Lee Cohen was also seen strutting the red carpet in yet another YSL creation, with this one ranking high on the risqué frontier with an earnest homage to the Free The Nipple movement. The thong is surely the main character here.

Ella Hunt In Fendi

All eyes on this Fendi Couture gown – it’s minimal, ethereal and all flowery adjectives you could possibly think of. A masterclass in understated style, for sure.

Anitta In Fendi

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Anitta means business, as corroborated by her netted Fendi number, breaking all codes of demure and composed red carpet dressing. Free The Nipple indeed.

Victoria Monét In Harris Reed

An exquisitely crafted bustier is a sureshot marker of Harris Reed’s genius. The slightly absurd-looking sheer panel somehow manages to look artistic and we’re not complaining.

Florence Pugh In Simone Rocha’s Jean Paul Gaultier

Coquette core but laced with some agent provocateur business. Florence is a red carpet regular and doesn’t shy away from experimenting with audacious designs. Love it.

Emily Ratajkowski In Versace

Emily Ratajkowski wore vintage Versace to the Met Gala, adhering to the ‘Garden of Time’ dress code. The sheer vintage Versace ensemble was from the Atelier Versace fall-winter 2001 show, overseen by Tab Vintage and stylist Jorden Bickham.

Also, ICYMI, Free The Nipple!

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- Digital Fashion Writer


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