Grunge Street Fashion owning it to the worlds oldest profession; Prostitution
Attitudes have changed through the years when we think of how prostitution has been portrayed in films. In the late 60’s up to the late 70’s, prostitution was portrayed as an operation that entrapped young women and men.
19th century prositute in a brothel
Midnight Cowboy conveyed it to be a sleazy profession for a sleazy world, and Taxi Driver illustrated the vulnerability women were exposed to them in the industry. However, by the 1990’s and early 2000’s prostitution got romantic thanks to films like Pretty Woman and Moulin Rouge, where the look of a hooker has remained in our closest since.
The profession itself may prove controversial at dinner parties especially if thoughts on legalising prostitution again is to be discussed, but we cannot take away from them, that these hustler chicks word for their money. In this business, as ‘dirty’ as it can get, they prove to be resilient standing on the sides of roads even on the coldest nights; They stick together, support one another in this closely-knit community like a sisterhood cult, and quite frankly this inspires us.
Sharon Stone and Robert De Niro
在出演《本能》之前，Sharon Stone扮演了一位看似手足无措、对生活毫无准备的角色，但却拥有把男人迷得神魂颠倒的魔力。影片中有一幕特写：女主角穿着奢华的皮草与演员Robert de Niro卧床相拥，床上铺满了金银首饰。同样，在《银翼杀手2049》里也有大量皮草大衣的镜头。
Before her role in Basic Instinct, Sharon Stone played a woman who although seemed nervous, and unprepared for what was to come, she noticed the power behind being her sex and it knocked men senseless. The scene of her lying in bed with actor Robert de Niro in oversized fur surrounded by an abundance of gold is a look that caught on quickly andmanaged to stick around, with more pimped fur coats seen in 'future' with Blade Runner 2049 in parallel to the runway shows from Fendi, YSL to Gucci and streetwear.
Blade Runner 2049
太阳2下载，Sexy lingerie is a must have for all women, it represents confidence and self-love, helping to exude sexual liberation as promoted by Love Magazine’s annual advent calendar which sees Hollywood A-listers dressed in provocative lounge wear in the name of female empowerment.
There is something about seeing a woman who may be in the middle of learning lines for her next blockbuster hit, whilst also balancing modelling shoots in her spare time, seen dressed in sexy lingerie that is quite inspiring. It creates a community of ladies willing to empower one another and support those that want to flaunt their bodies. Sexual liberation is the topic of debate, and there is nothing more liberating for a woman than celebrating her body and seeing others do the same.
If it's good enough for cinema, it's good enough for the streets.
“设计师眼中的性工作者有股倔劲儿，” Visionaire创始人James Kaliardos说。“她们的客户亦父、亦师，亦或是其他任何职业，但依旧不妨碍她们展露妖娆的一面”
“Designers make reference to sex workers to communicate toughness, there is an understanding that their client can be a mother, teacher or other professional and still want to armor herself in fetish wear’ says said James Kaliardos, founder of Visionaire.
In an increasingly repressive socio-political climate, dressing up in PVC with a hint of fetish accessories is a sign of rebellion, or the chosen association with the hooker. It is no longer the look of prostitution, but the look of a woman who is able to adapt and experiment whilst having fun and most importantly not giving single fucks on societal rules . She may work a 9 to 5 job in office wear, but on the weekends, she’ll wear her shortest skirt, the biggest fur, and the most daring pair of high heels because she’s ambitious, unwilling to conform and here to make an impact.
Although the “hooker” look is cliché and dated, bearing little resemblance to what many prostitutes actually wear in the reality, these images have proliferated just the same, “a common trend we can see during events, runways, concerts, on theater screens and in a flurry of luxury ad campaigns.”
Escorts and prostitution today are divided in a series of categories, almost a hierarchal form, from the racing Elite Saint Tropez like models, to formal escort attire, the girlfriend next door look, and of course something much more elaborate and extensive.
“Fashion right now is influenced by hookers,” said Anna Terrazas, the costume designer of “The Deuce.” “It’s not the other way around.” -NY Times
嘻哈歌手喜欢借用“妓女装”彰显力量，通常游离于时尚与性感的边缘。Cardi B毫不避讳自己曾是“脱衣舞娘”的身份，反而视其为一种历练，Lil Kim, Iggy Azalea同样也是如此。
Pop performers endorse the look as an assertion of power, often treading a fine line between owning their sexuality and trading on it. Cardi B, a retired “stripper-ho,” as she boasts, glamorizes prostitution, the same with Lil Kim, Iggy Azalea and more.
Nicki Minaj, is often caught at fashion shows wearing lace-up hot pants, over-the-knee boots, to leather shirts showcasing half of her chest. Her latest front cover of Paper Magazine Winter Mega Issue on “Breaking the Internet” says everything.
Nikki Minaj on Paper Magazine Winter Mega Issue
总的来说，时尚源于街头服饰，却又不如妓女、暴徒、溜冰者和纯粹的街头混混诠释的彻底，而这些人诠释出的时尚反而成了主流。如今，垃圾摇滚风步入正轨，受到了前所未有的关注度。€€Tom and Lorenzo时装博客
Fashion in general is always borrowing from street wear, and it doesn’t get more street wear than hooker thots, thugs, skateboarders, and pure raw street-cult. Those references are mainstream now. "Hip hop grunge has also now been normalized and it’s never been more respected than now. Or apparently more covetable." €€ Tom and Lorenzo Fashion Blog
“现在到底有没有特定的妓女装？” Fitzgerald说，“还是说全部被Forever 21和H&M改良了？”
“Is there a specific sex worker look anymore?” Mr. Fitzgerald said. “Or does it all get pulled from the sexy pile at Forever 21 and H&M?”
There are a lot of political implications and activism to these clothes communicating strong invulnerability and outlaws of society.
In an increasingly repressive sociopolitical climate, wearing leather and sexy lingerie can signal rebellion, or a willful identification with the prostitute.
The Marginalist wearing Gucci fur coat and Vinti Andrews suit. Photo by Alicia Shi
Scatafashion series 2, wearing Emillio Pucci. Photo by Elsa
撰文：Abithaa Santhiramathavan 编辑：Yanie Durocher
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Article is original and created by Abithaa Santhiramathavan, edited by Yanie Durocher
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