Philly Designers Are Behind the Most Controversial Look at VMAs
Philly certainly lived up to its title as a “hotbed of fashion” at last night’s VMAs. Besties Amber Rose and Blac Chyna rolled in sporting looks with slut-shaming words splashed across them in bright colors. The object, they said, was to embrace every negative label ever thrown their way, beating haters to the punch. Or, in Amber Rose’s words: “And hoes be winning.”
Turns out, the custom looks are the brainchild of Philly designers and girlpower goddesses Iris Barbee Bonner, designer behind Thesepinklips, and Brittany DeShields, who has an eponymous line. Both brands are proudly based in Philly and seek to empower the female spirit and celebrate sexuality. According to MTV, DeShields and Bonner reached out to Amber Rose and Blac Chyna and asked if they could design the red carpet outfits for them. And, well, it worked.
The ‘slut-shaming’ designs couldn’t have come at a better time: Right now, Rose and Blac Chyna are at the center of some Kardashian-Jenner family drama. Let us break it down for you: Blac Chyna shares a son with Tyga, a rapper who recently went public with his relationship with 18-year-old Kylie Jenner. Amber Rose, the ex-fiance of Kanye, who is now obviously married to Kim Kardashian, wore the term “gold digger” emblazoned across her chest, a not-so-subtle nod to his hit of the same name. (Got that?)
Either way, these ladies had a major red carpet moment, and we’re proud of the Philly designers behind the look that’s making headlines everywhere.
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