Ciara Speaks Up for First Time About Controversial Vanity Fair Oscar’s Afterparty Dress

by Xara Aziz
YouTube via Vanity Fair

Ciara was the talk of the town following her barely-there dress, which stole the show during this year’s Vanity Fair Oscar’s afterparty. While some applauded the mother of three’s decision to wear the see-through sparkly netted gown with a pair of black thongs and pasties underneath, others were not happy with the risqué look.

Since then, the 37-year-old Atlanta singer has come out to clap back at critics who roasted her for wearing the dress designed by Peter Dundas.

In a recent LuisaViaRoma’s LVR magazine feature, the Ride star said that she felt comfortable wearing the dress because the designer understood a woman’s body.

“Peter has been a close friend since we attended the Met Gala in 2021. He knows me well, and he gets and knows the woman’s body,” Ciara told the publication. “I have an appreciation of the art of fashion and the vision of the artist who created the garment.”

She further added that she fell in love with the dress when she first saw it worn during the Dundas 2023 fall runway show.

“I pay attention to every detail,” she said.

Shortly after the afterparty, Ciara took to TikTok to address the dress and the “selective outrage” some exhibited towards her following the event.

In the video, Ciara is seen wearing a white bedsheet with the caption “POV: How I’m Pulling up to Vanity Fair Next Year” written on the video. In the background, paparazzi can be heard yelling her name while she dons black sunglasses while striking a pose.

Ciara was not the only celebrity who wore suggestive outfits to the affair that evening. Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Mindy Kaling all showed lots of skin, but their looks didn’t appear to garner as much negative attention.

“The fashion scene is ever-evolving. More than ever before, red carpet looks have become very unpredictable,” celebrity fashion stylist and costume designer Johnny Wujek told Fox News Digital. “Some will go classic and clean, while others push boundaries and go ‘full-out drama.”

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