Emily Ratajkowski steals the show in extreme bottom cut-out dress in NYC
Emily Ratajkowski knows how to command a red carpet.
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".
"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.”
"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."