Christina Aguilera’s Naked Illusion Dress Is a Colorful Work of Art
Christina Aguilera‘s dress shows a lot of body – but not necessarily her own. While attending Vogue’s Smart Tox event on Sept. 7 during New York Fashion Week, the singer stood out in a colorful naked illusion dress by the brand Feben. The design featured a green and yellow bodice à la the famous Venus de Milo, shaping Aguilera’s own curves to look like the sculpture’s. The original painting on the dress – created by artist Jaana-Kristiina Alakoski – included a vivid oil-slick of colors, dripping down from the top of Aguilera’s neckline, all the way down to her long sleeves.
Styled by Chris Horan, Aguilera accessorized the bright bodycon ensemble with olive green sunglasses, a matching clutch, and metallic gold knee-high boots from Steve Madden. She left her long platinum-blond hair down and completed the look with minimal gold jewelry to keep the attention on the art.
The naked dress trend originally meant showing skin through sheer fabrics, as seen with Florence Pugh’s braless couture at the Valentino Couture show and Ciara’s fishnet gown at the Oscars afterparty. But more recently, some celebrities have debuted much more literal interpretations, including Kourtney Kardashian, who in January wore a similar nude illusion dress with a Renaissance-era print. These nude optical illusions result in quite the sexy trend warranting a double take. Don’t believe us? See Aguilera’s colorful spin below.