November 20, 2008
|"All black with an eye-burning red panel that splattered itself down the front like a geometrical haemorrhage."|
Feminist Germaine Greer says the dress Michelle Obama wore to her husband’s US election declaration was a “butcher’s apron” and looked like a “geometrical hemorrhage”.
In her regular column for The Guardian, Greer described the outfit as: “All black with an eye-burning red panel that splattered itself down the front like a geometrical haemorrhage.”
It was “a poster in the most disturbing colours known to man, the colours of chaos. Coral snakes and venomous spiders signal their destructive potential by the display of similarly violent contrasts”, she wrote.
Greer referred to online critics of the dress to back up her argument, and said that if Michelle had dressed herself for defeat, she could not have chose better outfits.
She also criticised the clothes worn by her daughters. Sasha, 7, wore black, and Malia, 10, wore black.
“Any colour is better than pink, but these robust choices hardly strike one as girly.”
This article was posted: Thursday, November 20, 2008 at 1:33 pm