‘What are you wearing?’


It is certainly the most common question that a celebrity finds him or herself being asked by the media; whether they are simply out and about or attending events such as the Oscars. This is what fills the gossip columns in newspapers and magazines, from The Guardian to Hello! magazine.

It is a question that is perceived to be a light hearted, but one that has nonetheless become a recurring theme as our growing excitement for not who is going to win what award, but to see the extravagant and luxurious creations that have been especially tailored for our favourite actors and actresses to model on the red carpet is what has helped turn events like the Oscars into the glamorous events that they are today. Therefore, these events also not only celebrate and provide publicity for the celebrities, but it is an opportunity to give much of the same for the designers behind the creations and their respective fashion houses.

Therefore, you would have to ask the question; surely any publicity is good publicity? It isn’t when it comes at the expense of ignoring the accomplishments of the person modelling the outfit, especially female celebrities.

In the age of the HeforShe campaign, only this week when Human Rights Lawyer Amal Clooney when  appeared in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg representing Armenia in their case against Doğu Perinçek, the leader of the Turkish Workers’ Party and convicted of denying the 1915 Armenian genocide in 2007. The glamorous lawyer, now married to George Clooney naturally attracted a great deal of the publicity to the case. However, instead of the expected questions about the high profile case and her vital role within it were abandoned in favour of questioning her fashion choices.


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