While sheer dresses are all the rage on the red carpet, there’s one designer in particular who isn’t getting on board with the trend…and it’s Carolina Herrera! The designer dissed the celeb set, including Kim Kardashian, JLo and Beyonce, and their affinity for revealing looks.
Designer Carolina Herrera, 76, is known for her exquisite attention to detailing, which she infuses in each and every look she sends down the runway — including those gorgeous, feminine gowns that often wind up on the red carpet. While she loves dressing the celebrity set, not everyone is topping her best dressed list! In an interview with The Washington Post, the designer expressed her disdain over the sheer trend favored by stars like Kim Kardashian, Beyonce and Jennifer Lopez.
“They’re supposed to be fashion icons and they’re not wearing anything,” Carolina told the outlet. “It’s an obsession now.” Sheer is one of the sexiest red carpet trends of the season — and it isn’t just at funky award shows! Carolina referenced the latest looks at the 2015 Met Gala, where a slew of stars opted for sheer silhouettes, including Kim, Beyonce and JLo — but the designer believes less is more. “The almost naked! Oh God! They’re trying to get people to pay attention to them. In life, there should be a little mystery.”
So, why is the look dominating the runway and the red carpet? The designer says it’s an attempt to attract a younger audience, saying designers think “it’s so modern to be naked or almost naked. They think it’s going to attract younger people if they do those dresses. No!”
Along with the sheer trend, Carolina also isn’t a fan of the severe plunging necklines which seem to be everywhere we turn. “If it’s open so much, they look like fried eggs,” the designer said in reference to the way the cleavage looks in such silhouettes. “Fashion is about proportion.”
Pulling off a daring silhouette on the red carpet certainly isn’t easy, but what do you think? Do you agree with Carolina that sometimes less is more or are you loving the nearly naked looks on the red carpet?