Put simply: in a post-MeToo world (and with a self-confessed ‘pussy grabber’ as US president), fashion brands that most relied on the economy of the male gaze had to tone it down for propriety, and the designers who genuinely speak to women’s desires saw our fury and determination to frog-march the world into working for us, too. Even Milan – the home of Molto Sexy dressing – caught the covered-up bug: Gucci’s gone geek; Versace women wear layers and coats; Dolce & Gabbana have discovered diversity; even Roberto Cavalli dropped hemlines to the floor. Commentators began to wonder: Does sex sell fashion anymore? But not for very long.
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