Looking At Alternative Fashions 2023-Part 2

While it was important to note some of the more interesting alt. fashions from the past year, for this part 2 round-up, we’ll concentrate on how our most favorite textile, wonderful and stylish latex, made itself known, worn by our most notable, at some very high-profile outings.

Yes, we can’t forget the trend in ‘animalistic’ stylings, from Doja Cat in full feline for the Met Gala or her turn painted head-to-toe red with 30,000 Swarovski crystals at the Schiaparelli’s show. Kylie Jenner at that show wearing a black velvet gown with lion’s head, or models Naomi Campbell and Shalom Harlow, walking for Schiaparelli, showing off the label’s “faux-taxidermy.” Breastplates also made the grade; from Lupita Nyong’o wearing a ‘bare’ torso statement and Rihanna at the Superbowl.

But the latex came fast and furious, worthy of the end of these two recent blogs.

Salma Hayek wore a cherry Gucci latex dress at the Met Gala, and Sam Smith was ‘puffier’ than the Pope wearing his latex couture at the Brit Awards. Dolly Parton rocked a latex catsuit at the R&R Hall of Fame induction that she first said “no” to. Timothée Chalamet in his Matrix-like black latex trench promoting Wonka, and Erika Jayne showing off her new figure in a pink latex suit during her Housewives confessionals, were also news-making moments.

Not that we haven’t seen plenty of latex turns for the Jenner-Kardashian women. Still, this year, Kylie Jenner showcased some behind-the-scenes photos plus a video where she wore a white-sleeved latex bodysuit while promoting her Kylie Cosmetics. And we saw Katy Perry go full latex cosplay dressing as “Elastigirl” for American Idol’s Disney Night-themed broadcast show.

And at MTV’s VMAs (say that five times fast!), there was Yung Miami in latex high-cut briefs, cup bra, and an oversized trench jacket. While at the same show, Demi Lovato wore a Venus Prototype with corset and long skirt, accessorizing in latex leggings and gloves.

Were there more moments of latex finery in 2023…you bet. And there will be more to come in 2024, we are sure. Stay tuned and happy New Year (a week early) to you all.

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