Hollywood’s pretty woman Julia Roberts committed a dare devil act by walking the red carpet with bare foot at the Cannes. Whatever may be the reason for such a valiant act, but it ostensibly showed the shades of radical feminism which I innately admire. This episode reminded me the proud moment in which Bombay Jayashri walked the red carpet in a red traditional saree at the 2013 Oscars. Though she lost for Adele in the best singer category, her presence in the midst of the glitz and glamour that flooded the mega event made her a notable woman that evening.
In star studded events like the Oscars, the Golden Globes and several other red carpet fairs, the attire of celebrities have the potential to hit the headlines and would become the talk of the town in the following days.
Fashion, in general is not my cup of tea. I don’t worry much about the attire in which my thin body is draped in at public events. Most of my friends ridicule my choice for shirts whenever we go for shopping. And I have a mother scolding me always at my dull clothes and a father who always leaves the choice to me.
I don’t wear jeans. I believe it does not suit me and when people hear this, they call me tasteless. There is a saying clothes make the man. If people judge us by the clothes we wear, then the British had it wrong in the case of Mahatma Gandhi. There are few people who are known for their sense of unique style. Jawaharlal Nehru had a rose pinned to his suite and Mark Zuckerberg always appears in grey t shirt. It is foolish to say that Mark Zuckerberg cannot afford to buy a shirt, but there might be a reason for that grey t shirt.
It is our body we are covering and we have the choice to cover it in whatever way we can and by any kind of fabric we like (Conditions apply).