What Celebrities Have Said About Daring Fashion

Bella Hadid cemented herself as a style icon

At the 2016 Cannes Film Festival

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But she later admitted that she was embarrassed by the red gown she wore there.

Her Alexandre Vauthier gown was sleeveless and backless with a plunging neckline. It also had a deep slit in its skirt that reached her hip.

But as the model told Vogue during a 2021 interview, she felt "nervous" while wearing it — even if the look is now "apparently a very iconic red dress moment."

"I look very sexual and all these things," Hadid told Vogue. "I was still nervous about cameras and nervous about having a lot of makeup on."

Kendall Jenner, was "pretty chill" when asked to wear a see-through shirt

during her first fashion show.

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She wore a sheer, V-neck top on a Marc Jacobs runway in 2014. The model also donned brown trousers, matching tights, and ankle boots.

Jenner reflected on the look while speaking with Vogue in 2022, saying she "actually could not believe" she was featured on the runway. Still, she said she wasn't nervous.

"I was pretty chill — even though my boobies were out," she joked.

The green Versace dress Jennifer Lopez wore in 2000 has become iconic.


But it was the version she donned in 2019 that felt empowering, she said.

"Twenty years had gone by, and I think for women, knowing you can put on a dress 20 years later — it resonated," she said. "It was like, 'Yes, you know, life is not over at 20!'"

Cardi B was dripping in gold and diamonds

at the 2022 Met Gala, and she said the bold look made her feel like a woman.

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"This is what I wanted to give: I wanted to give woman," Cardi B told Vogue on the red carpet. "And Donatella brings that woman."

"No lipo-surgery can bring this body that my son gave me," she then joked, referencing her recent pregnancy.

Emily Ratajkowski described the plunging black gown she wore in 2016

as the "most controversial" outfit she's ever worn.

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"I had no idea what a scene this would cause," she said of the dress while speaking to Harper's Bazaar. "Somebody called it extremely vulgar, and it became this huge controversy on the internet."

Her dress, designed by Julien Macdonald, was sleeveless with a deep-V neckline that reached her stomach. It also had wide cutouts at her sides.

Megan Fox said she wasn't "afraid to be sexy"

while wearing a "Dracula"-inspired gown at the 2021 Met Gala.

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Though it was daring, Fox told Vogue that she was more inspired by its similarities to one she'd seen in Bram Stoker's "Dracula.

""I'm very into gothic things and vampires and such," she said on the red carpet.

"I'm not afraid to be sexy," Fox said. "A woman who is intelligent and also knows how to weaponize her beauty, there's nothing more dangerous than that. There's nothing more powerful than that.

""Instead of rejecting it, I'm happy to embrace it and go for the sexy," she added.

Christina Aguilera's one of her boldest looks from the early 2000s

is a favorite of hers.

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"She was so bold for this one," Aguilera said of her younger self while speaking with Vogue. "It's one of my favorites just because it was so rebellious at the time."

"I really wanted to start expressing myself, and it was almost my way of visually telling people to back off and I'm gonna do my thing now," she said.

Elizabeth Hurley said she didn't realize how daring her Versace dress was

until she saw photos in newspapers

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"The funny thing is I hadn't really seen that dress full-length because at the time I was living with my ex-boyfriend Hugh in a very small, humble flat. We actually didn't have a full-length mirror," she said.

"So I hadn't seen it at all until I saw it in the newspapers," Hurley added.

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