Thursday, September 02, 2010

Gender Fuck Thursday: Mind the Gap

I wasn’t going to have a Gender Fuck Thursday this week. But then Padma showed up in a suit and tie on “Top Chef” and I had no choice. I am powerless against such hotness. Crippled, even. But Padma’s suiting up also presents an excellent opportunity to talk about fit. In particular, I want to talk about how suits fit if you are, say, a tad busty. Now the thing about suits and menswear in general is, well, they were made originally for men. And men, by and large, don’t have great racks. So when a woman with the aforementioned fantastic phenomena puts on a suit, something happens. Tailoring, therefore, is key. One doesn’t want it to be too loose or too tight. Improperly tailored menswear creates too much unfortunate gapping. Though, admittedly, sometimes gapping is a good thing – a very, very good thing.

Padma LakshmiShe looked like a fancy maître d’. A hot, fancy fancy maître d’.
[SPOILER: Total bullshit about [PKYAGed person] going home, total.]
p.s. In all fairness, I did use SPOILER in the post, people. And I do not have "cuts" on this blog.

Angelina JolieRemember when I said gapping was good? I was not wrong.

Scarlett JohanssonChoice of proper under suit shirt is essential. Well done, Scarlett.

Dita Von TeeseHer tailor deserves a raise, possibly a medal.

Janet JacksonThe double-breasted suit takes on a whole new meaning on ladies.

Maggie GyllenhaalSometimes perfectly avoidable gapping should not be avoided. This is one of those times.

Salma HayekButtoning all the buttons is, admittedly, tricky.

Christina HendricksSpeaking of buttons, I fear for this one’s life. And ours, if we’re standing directly in front of Christina. But, oh, what sweet death.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Word.

Big Shamu said...

Sigh. Sorry DS, can't get behind Padma's get up. Just looks ill fitting. Although you are right that Tiffany got screwed. I don't think they will be winning any sort of emmy for this season.

tlsintx said...

haaaaa! it's hard out there for a button! :)

Lenore said...

Oy! Spoiler alert! I was just about to watch Top Chef O_o

Maggie's picture made me want to use her chest as a pillow... *drool*

michela said...

Fuck the gender gap girls I would do them all.I love women!!That all that matters.Everything from the panties and bra to the bag.I feel so good when i am with a woman!
luv yas xoxoxoxoxoo

jennifer from pittsburgh said...

I love a woman in a suit! There's something magical about it, like she's sprinkled with pixie dust and unicorn eyelashes.

Kathryn said...

Yes yes and YES.

Ryou said...

How about Michelle Yeoh? She too can play gender fuck :D
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_WlL8trIp8M8/TH_edMLsBlI/AAAAAAAAALg/BRMGpZ3pAJ8/s1600/luomovogue3.jpg

Ryou said...

How about Michelle Yeoh? She too can play gender fuck :D

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_WlL8trIp8M8/TH_edMLsBlI/AAAAAAAAALg/BRMGpZ3pAJ8/s1600/luomovogue3.jpg

Anonymous said...

How about a little more warning before a big ol' spoiler like that, please? You know how many of your readers are Top Chef devotees.

Making Space said...

This is my favorite post of yours since I've been reading - over a year now. I literally gasped at every.single.photo. Haha

Norma Desmond said...

I agree with Big Shamu... I think Padma's suit needs a tailor pretty badly... Hendricks, on the other hand. Holy hotness, Batman. Holy.Hotness. And, oh, to be that button.

hkl said...

"But, oh, what sweet death"

LOL indeed

Anonymous said...

Aaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrgggggggghhhhh -It's not a spoiler if it's not behind a cut! Reading this while waiting for it to download. Boo.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful picture of Gyllenhaal.
Oh, Maggie, Maggie.