Friday 30 September 2016

Emily Ratajkowski steals the show in extreme bottom cut-out dress in NYC

Published 07/09/2016 | 09:06

Actress Emily Ratajkowski attends Target + IMG's NYFW kickoff at The Park at Moynihan Station on September 6, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
Actress Emily Ratajkowski attends Target + IMG's NYFW kickoff at The Park at Moynihan Station on September 6, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
Actress Emily Ratajkowski attends Target + IMG's NYFW kickoff at The Park at Moynihan Station on September 6, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
Actress Emily Ratajkowski attends Target + IMG's NYFW kickoff at The Park at Moynihan Station on September 6, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
Actress Emily Ratajkowski attends Target + IMG New York Fashion Week Kick-Off Event at The Park at Moynihan Station on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Target)
Actress Emily Ratajkowski attends Target + IMG New York Fashion Week Kick-Off Event at The Park at Moynihan Station on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Target)
Actress Emily Ratajkowski attends Target + IMG New York Fashion Week Kick-Off Event at The Park at Moynihan Station on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Target)
Model Joan Smalls attends Target + IMG New York Fashion Week Kick-Off Event at The Park at Moynihan Station on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Target)
Model Hilary Rhoda attends Target + IMG New York Fashion Week Kick-Off Event at The Park at Moynihan Station on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Target)
Kendall Jenner attends Target + IMG New York Fashion Week Kick-Off Event at The Park at Moynihan Station on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Target)
Model Nicole Trunfio attends Target + IMG New York Fashion Week Kick-Off Event at The Park at Moynihan Station on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Target)
Model Chanel Iman attends Target + IMG New York Fashion Week Kick-Off Event at The Park at Moynihan Station on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Target)
Model Chanel Iman attends Target + IMG New York Fashion Week Kick-Off Event at The Park at Moynihan Station on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Target)
Model Nina Agdal attends Target + IMG New York Fashion Week Kick-Off Event at The Park at Moynihan Station on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Target)
Model Nina Agdal attends Target + IMG New York Fashion Week Kick-Off Event at The Park at Moynihan Station on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Target)
Actress Joan Smalls attends Target + IMG's NYFW kickoff at The Park at Moynihan Station on September 6, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
Kendall Jenner attends Target + IMG New York Fashion Week Kick-Off Event at The Park at Moynihan Station on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Target)
Model Christie Brinkley attends Target + IMG New York Fashion Week Kick-Off Event at The Park at Moynihan Station on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Target)
Model Kendall Jenner attends Target + IMG's NYFW kickoff at The Park at Moynihan Station on September 6, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
Actress Emily Ratajkowski attends Target + IMG New York Fashion Week Kick-Off Event at The Park at Moynihan Station on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Target)

Emily Ratajkowski knows how to command a red carpet.

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The 26-year-old model and actress, who is back in New York after a week in Ireland, kicked off the NYFW festivities with typical eye-catching style.

The star opted for a flesh coloured mini-dress by August Getty Atelier with the entire bottom side panel cut-out, nearly exposing...well, everything. She was one of the guests of honour at the Target + IMG New York Fashion Week Kick-Off Event alongside Kendall Jenner, Joan Smalls, Nina Agdal and Chanel Iman among others.

Emily, who shot to fame in Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines video, has never been one to shy away from showing off her enviable figure, but said she's sick of being criticised for being "attention seeking".

Actress Emily Ratajkowski attends Target + IMG's NYFW kickoff at The Park at Moynihan Station on September 6, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
Actress Emily Ratajkowski attends Target + IMG's NYFW kickoff at The Park at Moynihan Station on September 6, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

"Commenters said I had 'an excess of beauty and lack of brain' and told me to 'shut up and show us your tits,'” she wrote in an essay for the October issue of Glamour.

"But I was also criticized in a very specific way — for seeking attention. They wrote me off as 'a desperate attention whore,' saying I was taking part in the conversation only because everybody else was too."

"I realized then that I've been called an attention whore so often that I had almost gotten used to it. And as women we are accused of seeking attention more than men are, whether for speaking out politically, as I did, for dressing a certain way, or for even posting a selfie," she added.

She added: "Our culture has a double standard that runs so deep, many women have actually built up an automatic defense — attempting to be a step ahead of potential critics by making sure we have 'real' reasons for anything we say or do.”

Actress Emily Ratajkowski attends Target + IMG New York Fashion Week Kick-Off Event at The Park at Moynihan Station on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Target)
Actress Emily Ratajkowski attends Target + IMG New York Fashion Week Kick-Off Event at The Park at Moynihan Station on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Target)

"Our society tells women we can't be, say, sexy and confident and opinionated about politics. This would allow us too much power. Instead our society asks us to declare and defend our motivations, which makes us second-guess them, all while men do what they please without question."

Actress Emily Ratajkowski attends Target + IMG New York Fashion Week Kick-Off Event at The Park at Moynihan Station on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Target)
Actress Emily Ratajkowski attends Target + IMG New York Fashion Week Kick-Off Event at The Park at Moynihan Station on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Target)

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