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the most controversial nudes in fashion

Breasts and bottoms and nipples, oh my! It’s World Nude Day today and to celebrate we get undressed with the most controversial naked moments in fashion history. So slip into your birthday suit, put on some slow jams, and get into the party vibes.

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  • Rihanna

    Proving that this good girl really has gone bad, to collect her Fashion Icon of the Year award earlier this year, our gal RiRi stepped out in a totally sheerless fishnet number by Adam Selman, (un)covered entirely in Swarovski crystals. Oh and a fur wrap, of course, just in case it got a bit nippy.


  • J-Lo

    J-Lo likes it real low. A long way away from the block, in 2000 Jenny made headlines at the 42nd Grammy Awards in a dress whose neckline plunged so low it nearly touched the floor. Jungle green and oozing with signature Versace glamour, the dress has become one of the most iconic in the world. It even has its own Wikipedia page.


  • Sophie Dahl

    Banned in almost every country, the 2000 advert for Opium by YSL was of the most controversial commercials of all time. Shot by Steven Meisel for Tom Ford, it featured a smoulderingly sexy Sophie Dahl writhing around on a velvet bed, totally naked save for a pair of heels and some sparkly jewels.

    Sophie Dahl

  • janet jackson

    Dubbed Nipplegate by everyone who saw it, what happened during half time at the Superbowl XXVIII was the one sensational ‘wardrobe malfunctions’ of all time. Whilst rocking her body in duet with Justin Timberlake, Janet Jackson’s bejewelled breast became exposed. The press went wild, as true to his word JT had her naked by the end of their song.

    janet jackson

  • Lil’ Kim

    More bootilicious than Beyoncé and more sassy than Sister Sledge, Lil’ Kim is one of the coolest cats on the planet. Known for her sexed-up lyrics, and foxy get-ups, in 99 she made headlines with her red carpet choice for the VMAs. Sporting an electric blue wig, a lilac catsuit, and a tiny shell patch covering the world’s perkiest nip, Lil’ Kim was the belle of the ball. Even Diana Ross couldn’t resist as she copped a feel up on stage. We love you Kim!

    Lil' Kim at the VMAs