Woman dons £500 Jean Paul Gaultier naked dress – but some say it’s ‘objectifying’

A model has turned heads by wearing a £500 dress from Jean Paul Gaultier that makes her seem naked – but some people have slammed the outfit for ‘objectifying women’

A model wearing Jean Paul Gaultier's naked dress
The model wore the dress out in London this week

A model has been seen strutting her stuff in a £500 dress by Jean Paul Gaultier that gives the illusion of being naked.

The woman wore the dress, which features a print of a completely naked woman, while walking down the street near the Chiltern Firehouse hotel in West London on Thursday, and definitely turned heads with the bold look.

But the designer dress has been slammed by some critics who have accused the fashion house of “objectifying women” with the design, as it encourages people to see women for their bodies.

Dr Charlotte Proudman, a barrister and feminist campaigner who specialises in gender-based violence, told The Sun that the dress isn’t “in keeping” with the “modern century”.







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She explained: “It’s definitely not in keeping with what I hoped we’d be seeing in the modern century we’re supposed to be in. Why are we needing to objectify women in this way? Women are objectified enough as it is.

“However one chooses to dress, we’re looked at on the basis of our body rather than our ideas and here we are with an extremely expensive, sought-after designer encouraging women to objectify themselves in this way.

“It’s inappropriate and Jean Paul Gaultier should know better.”

And the dress has even caused a stir among shoppers, as some Facebook commenters also said the dress was “inappropriate” and called for another dress to be made with a man’s naked body on it.

One said: “What about one with a man?”

As another added: “This is not becoming at all, I would even say inappropriate.”

However, not everyone has an issue with the dress, as some people on Jean Paul Gaultier’s Instagram account think the design is “revolutionary”.

Someone said: “So revolutionary and pure at the same time! Love the collection!”

And someone else added: “Simply brilliant.”

While glamour model Keeley Hazell, 35, also spoke about the garment on her social media accounts as she joked the dress would make the perfect gown to wear if you’re a guest at an upcoming wedding.

The dress was taken from the fashion house’s archives and features in part of a new collection with stylist Lotta Volkova.

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