Gillian Anderson’s Shocking Golden Globes Dress Prompts Debate

Gillian Anderson made a bold fashion statement at the 2024 Golden Globes, showcasing a custom ivory strapless gown adorned with embroidered female anatomy. The 55-year-old star of “The Crown” and “Sex Education” revealed that each intricate motif on the dress took approximately 3 1/2 hours to embroider. Completing her ensemble, Anderson accessorized with a chrome Aquazzura handbag and Chopard jewelry.

Speaking to Deadline during the event, Anderson openly shared, “My dress was designed by Gabriela Hearst, and it has vaginas on it.” She expressed that she selected the dress “for so many reasons,” emphasizing that it aligned with her brand’s identity.

During an interview with ExtraTV, Anderson elaborated on the gown, stating it was a collaboration between her alternative wellness brand, G Spot, and Gabriela Hearst.

Detailing the dress further, Anderson remarked, “The dress has yonis, if you’d like to pan down, there are so many yonis…it’s about 150 hours of embroidery.”

In a statement to Newsweek, Anderson explained her choice, mentioning her focus on highlighting yonis (symbolizing female genitalia) through her Instagram presence since her involvement in “Sex Education.” She also emphasized the collaboration between Gabriela Hearst, G Spot, and the concept of exploring pleasure and personal empowerment.

Additionally, Anderson’s dress choice coincided with the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade, prompting increased restrictions on women’s rights and access to legal abortions in several states.

The reaction to Anderson’s gown sparked a debate on social media. While many praised her outfit and the symbolism of the embroidery, others criticized it as tasteless and irrelevant.

Amidst the controversy, Anderson had previously hosted a G Spot x Wellbeing of Women Art of Pleasure event in London, celebrating the partnership between her wellness brand and Wellbeing of Women, a health charity focused on women’s gynecological and reproductive health.

Reflecting on G Spot’s purpose at the event, Anderson highlighted the importance of reframing the wellness industry, promoting self-expression over shame, and encouraging female pleasure.

The Golden Globes event itself saw Christopher Nolan’s film “Oppenheimer” and HBO’s “Succession” emerge as major winners.

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