Tuesday, 4 May 2021

Billie Eilish Looks Gorgeously- Nearly Unrecognizable- On The Cover Of British Vogue


Billie Eilish graced the latest cover of British Vogue with an homage to old Hollywood, and the photoshoot is sparking a conversation about the sexualization of women's bodies in pop culture. 

The now 19-year-old singer made a point of wearing baggy clothing for public appearances since her rise to fame as a 14-year-old songwriter. Her signature style,she explained in a 2019 ad for Calvin Klein, was driven by a desire to avoid being perceived by the world.

"I never want the world to know everything about me," Eilish said. "I mean, that's why I wear big, baggy clothes. Nobody can have an opinion because they haven't seen what's underneath, you know? Nobody can be like, 'Oh, she's slim-thick, she's got a flat ass, she's got a fat ass.' No one can say any of that because they don't know." 

Her British Vogue photoshoot is a departure from her past image. Dressed in vintage-inspired lingerie, Eilish remains in control of the way that her body is presented in public while still evolving as an artist. In her interview, she explained that her body "was the initial reason" for her depression, which is why she opted for baggy clothing in public appearances. Her new look coincides with the release of her new single "Your Power" a response to the way abusers manipulate and exploit underage girls. 


"Don't make me a role model because you're turned on by me," Eilish told British Vogue, pushing back against the way she was hailed as a body positive icon just for covering up her body. 

Her choice to dress modestly, she noted, was not a stand against other female pop stars who prefer to dress in more scanty apparel. 

"Suddenly you're a hypocrite if you want to show your skin, and you're easy and you’re a slut and you're a whore. If I am, then I'm proud," Eilish said. "Me and all the girls are hoes, and f**k it, y'know? Let's turn it around and be empowered in that. Showing your body and showing your skin – or not – should not take any respect away from you."


Source: Vogue, Mashable, Billie Eilish


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