Do you think that "naked" dresses are worn exclusively by modern stars? Believe it or not, there were scandals around star fashionistas and their outfits a hundred years ago!
From “stripped” Cleopatra of 1917 to Lady Gaga’s “meaty” dress, we decided to recall the 20 most scandalous outfits in history!
In 1917, the film Cleopatra was released, starring the silent film star, actress Teda Bara. The historical drama instantly became the cause of a scandal - the public was outraged by the images of the main character, who appeared in outfits unthinkable for that time, one of which almost completely bare her body and consisted of a translucent skirt and a bodice in the form of intertwined snakes.
Madonna and other stars who married men much younger than themselves
All of Madonna's last boyfriends were younger than her. The artist herself explains her choice simply: you see, her peers have been married for a long time and with children. From the last more or less serious relationship, we remember the dancer Ahlamalik Williams, the difference with whom is as much as 35 years. Before that, the star met with another young and hot handsome man - Timor Steffens. It seems that Madonna is charged from her young chosen ones with strength and energy - this is the secret of her youth. Otherwise, how can you explain that at her age she dances so fantastically on stage?
The iconic photo with Rita Hayworth for LIFE magazine was supposed to grace the cover, but in 1941 the editors of the publication did not dare to take such a step - as a result, a sensual photo of the actress, dressed only in a lace combination, was placed at the end of the issue. However, Rita still ended up on the cover then, albeit in a much more innocent way - cheerfully eating a sandwich on the beach.
1955 and Marilyn Monroe in the movie “The Seven Year Itch” - the scene with the ventilation grill and the actress's “flying” white dress became truly iconic, and the image itself is rightfully considered one of the iconic images of the 20th century.
In 1957, a party was held in Beverly Hills in honor of Sophia Loren. However, it was not the culprit of the event that drew all the attention to herself, but the actress Jane Mansfield, who appeared in a tight dress with an amazing neckline. Years later, Lauren commented on the pictures from the party, noting that she was afraid that Mansfield's nipples would end up on her plate.
In 1962, Marilyn Monroe again found herself at the center of a scandal - the actress performed at the 45th birthday of US President John F. Kennedy in a dress that created the illusion of a completely naked body. Many perceived the provocative performance of the star as an indirect confirmation of rumors about a romance between an actress and a politician.
And here is the actual "naked" dress in its modern sense - the American movie star Carroll Baker walked it back in 1964.
And, of course, we could not help but include Cher, one of the first star fans of “naked” dresses, as well as her Roberto Cavalli outfit, in which the star appeared in the Metropolitan Museum in 1974.
And here is the famous golden swimsuit of Princess Leia, played by Carrie Fisher in the cult Star Wars. Despite the fact that this film image is still one of the most recognizable, the actress herself literally hated him and admitted this more than once in her numerous interviews.
Our selection cannot be complete without the rebel Madonna, who made a lot of noise in 1984 with her famous video and performance with the song Like A Virgin. In the video, and then on the stage, the star appeared in translucent and very similar wedding dresses, deliberately emphasizing her sexuality.
And one more "naked" image of Cher - on stage for the well-deserved "Oscar" in 1984, the star rose in a completely transparent sparkling black outfit.
In 1992, the erotic thriller "Basic Instinct" was released, and the images of Sharon from the film instantly became cult.Particular attention, of course, was given to the white turtleneck dress, under which the heroine of Sharon, the writer Catherine Tramell, preferred not to wear underwear.
Kate Moss was never afraid of frank images and provocations - in 1993 the 19-year-old star of the catwalks came to the next fashion award in a completely transparent combination, which she added only with black panties and … flip flops.
Today, the name of the actress and model Elizabeth Hurley is probably known to everyone, but in 1994 the star was only a friend of actor Hugh Grant. But everything changed thanks to a little black Versace dress - in the evening Liz accompanied her boyfriend in a revealing outfit, and in the morning she was already the star of all newspaper editorials.
Strictly speaking, Britney Spears' outfit in the Baby one more time video (1999) is not a dress at all, but its importance for pop culture can hardly be overestimated - the image literally "blew up" the public with its provocativeness.
Despite the shocking image of Marilyn Manson, which he chose for the next publication, at the MTV VMA Awards in 1998, all attention was focused on his beloved actress Rose McGowan, who wore only a completely transparent dress, leopard print thongs and “stripper shoes”.
However, at the VMA awards "naked" outfits "took root" very quickly - a year after Rose, Lil Kim was partially "naked" on the red carpet.
Yes, this is Kate Middleton! True, in 2002 (and it was then that Catherine appeared at a charity show in such a provocative manner) she was not yet the Duchess of Cambridge. By the way, it is interesting that, according to the "legend", this is exactly what Prince William saw for the first time. And, of course, I fell in love right away!
After Lady Gaga came out in a dress made of meat (VMA award, 2010), it became obvious to everyone: “naked” dresses are far from the most shocking possible outfits!
Rihanna quite often walks revealing outfits, but in 2014, according to many critics, the star surpassed herself - at the next social event, the singer appeared in a completely transparent dress (similar, by the way, to the aforementioned Marilyn Monroe dress, isn't it?).
2015 was one of the strangest periods in Miley Cyrus's life - the star was literally naked non-stop, and her outfit, which looks like crystal chandelier pendants sewn to silver suspenders, entered all possible ratings of the worst outfits.