Emily Ratajkowski hits out at criticism of her ‘appalling vulgar’ dress

16 September 2016
By Fashion Quarterly

Harper's BAZAAR Celebrates "ICONS By Carine Roitfeld"

The model and actress is dismissing Project Runway star Tim Gunn’s criticism of her statement dress.

Emily wore her fashion-forward Julien MacDonald gown to the Harper’s Bazaar party in New York – and while it’s been hailed by some as the ‘best red carpet statement in eons’, others have slammed the star’s style choice.

Fashion personality Tim Gunn – clearly not a fan – made a brutal assessment of the star’s low-cut look on E!’s Fashion Police calling  it “just vulgar and repugnant”.

“If I saw this at a party, all I could do would be to drink. I couldn’t eat. There’s absolutely no way,” Gunn griped. “This dress is so appallingly vulgar and revealing. Why wear anything? Why not just take it all off?”

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Actress/model Emily Ratajkowski attends the Harper's BAZAAR celebrates "ICONS By Carine Roitfeld" at The Plaza Hotel on September 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
Emily Ratajkowski attends the Harper’s Bazaar celebrates “ICONS By Carine Roitfeld” at The Plaza Hotel in New York. Photo / Getty

Co-host NeNe Leakes attempted to defend the dress but only succeeded in setting off another tirade.

“Is this all just about [making] everybody shocked? And I will tell you I’m not shocked… This is just vulgar and repugnant.”

Emily took to Twitter to hit back at Tim’s remarks by delivering a feminist reminder to those who feel they can dictate what women can and can’t wear.


She’s come under fire from male celebrities before on her strident stance towards women and sexuality.

Earlier this year, when Piers Morgan sounded off on Kim Kardashian for posing for nude selfies, Emily hit back by posing topless with Kim for an Instagram pic that has been called one of the most momentous of the year.


Morgan called her form of feminism “misguided affront to true feminism” and labelled it “pseudo-feminist gibberish”.

Emily, who is outspoken about her views, wrote an essay earlier this year for Glamour in which said she’s out to prove women can be serious and sexual.

Meanwhile, Tim Gunn also made headlines this week for his comments about Kayne West’s fashion line Yeezy.

“I’m totally perplexed about why the fashion industry has not looked at these, frankly, dumb, basic clothes and cried ‘hoax,'” Gunn told Access Hollywood Live.

“Kanye West is a sphinx without a riddle. I just don’t understand why people are so in awe. [The models in the show were] basically wearing stretch undergarments.”

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