Our editor shares with us her passion for latex fashion and how her rubber fetish has roots in mainstream media.
My love affair with latex fashion, just like my penchant for corsets, started when I was very young - and very unknowingly. I still remember the first time I saw Michelle Pfeiffer in that slick black catsuit with white stitching eating the canary in Batman Begins. That, amongst a combination of 80s and 90s super sex vixen artwork that showed busty yet ridiculously fit women in skin tight, reflective bikinis of all the colours of the rainbow fired my imagination and appreciation of femininity in all it's forms.
From the bad bitch persona to the bubblegum sweetheart, latex looks and feels like it can make you into a sexier, superhuman version of yourself... or whoever you want to be ;)
LATEX FASHION & THE MEDIA
While the first thing you might think of when I say 'latex' might be dungeon-esque dominatrixes, it doesn't have to be!
Latex fashion has been seeping into the mainstream for the past 30 years or so, with most of it's defining moments having been in the late 2000s. You'll most likely have seen a plethora of celebs rock latex in the media but might've mistaken it for PVC or vinyl wear. From Katy Perry and Beyonce to Rita Ora and Taylor Swift donning their rubber, there is no doubt in my mind that latex fashion is a show stopping and visually stunning way to make an super sexy statement.
In my opinion, the three most important times celebrities graced our eyeballs in latex, allowing to be more socially “acceptable” in the mainstream, are:
3. Miley Cyrus twerking on Robin Thicke at the 2013 VMAs (yes! That nude bikini was latex!)
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2. Lady Gaga performing for HRH Queen Elizabeth II at the 2009 Royal Variety Show (in a fire-engine red Elizabethan queen of hearts style gown, no less!)
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1. Kim Kardashian in that nude Atsuko Kudo midi dress (2014)
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