Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Lady Gaga would never pass! Breasts, buttocks, and 'puffy' area of genitals banned at Grammy Awards in new wardrobe policy
Banned: CBS sent a Wardrobe Advisory to Grammy attendees, banning outfits like Lady Gaga's that 'expose bare buttocks,' and 'be sure the genital region is adequately covered - no visible “puffy” bare skin exposure'
The email which was leaked to Deadline and came attached with an image of Pink performing in a barely-there costume at the 2010 Grammys, added: 'Thong type costumes are problematic.
'Please avoid exposing bare fleshy under curves of the buttocks and buttock crack.
'Please be sure the genital region is adequately covered so that there is no visible “puffy” bare skin exposure,' it stated.
Unacceptable vs. acceptable: Toni Braxton's 2001 Grammy outfit breaks all CBS' new wardrobe policy (left), however Beyonce's 2008 backless dress, showing no breasts or buttocks would pass (right)
Bare-all vs. bare a little: Plunging necklines (like J. Lo's famous Versace dress, left) are banned because they 'bare sides or under curvature of the breasts,' but Nelly Furtado's V-neck dress gets the go ahead (right)
The requirements, directed mostly at female awards attendees, also include the specific instruction to 'avoid sheer see-through clothing that could possibly expose female breast nipples.'
And even gowns with plunging necklines aren't safe for the guidelines, which says: 'Bare sides or under curvature of the breasts is also problematic.'
It remains to be seen if the celebrities, used to getting maximum publicity for wearing minimum clothing, will follow suit.
Sheer tops: The requirements also instruct women to 'avoid see-through clothing that could possibly expose female breast nipples' (like Terry Thatcher, left) but it is unclear if a bra worn underneath is ok (Fergie, right)
Women only? The requirements, directed mostly at female attendees, ask that 'buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered' - Christina Agularia (left) might not pass, but Eva Longoria (right) would scrap through
Too much vs. just right: Singer Nadeea at the Grammy Awards in 2010 baring too much breast according to the new wardrobe standards (left); whereas Taylor Swift's similarly cut dress would be deemed acceptable
However, those modest few who like to use the red-carpet as a sounding board for meaningful (or provocative) statements will also have to tow the line.