The story behind the look. Björk: why her swan dress is considered one of the worst outfits of the Oscars

Many fashion pieces have gone down in history. This is the case of the iconic swan dress worn by Björk at the 73rd Academy Awards in 2001. The interpreter of “I’ve Seen It All” appeared in a very particular white dress signed Marjan Pejoski. The creation represents a swan that wraps around the singer’s neck, revealing her legs. The rather unusual outfit on a red carpet attracted all eyes and positive … but mostly negative, comments.

Björk’s swan dress: worst Oscar outfit or work of art?

At the time, the dress was not unanimous. Many fashion journalists criticized Björk for the extravagance and craziness of his outfit. Especially since the star who was caught up in the game of her outfit, had brought back six eggs that she “laid” as she progressed on the red carpet. With that, most of those at the ceremony directly categorized the look as “one of the worst outfits ever worn on the red carpet at the Oscars.”

“I was very aware when I went to the Oscars that it would probably be my first and last time. So I thought it was my job to ask the world about the issue of fertility, and that’s where I thought about bringing eggs. And right now, I’m obsessed with swans, “Björk explained in an interview with CDNow magazine.

Subsequently, people discovered that this look was a true work of art. Originally, it is a complex three-dimensional sculpture, made of wool, suede, goose and swan feathers. Stylist Marjan Pejoski created his collection taking as inspiration several animals including the swan. And for the needs of the ceremony, the creator of the dress had made an identical replica for Björk in order to avoid any risk of degradation (tearing, stains …). Years later, we can say that this dress has officially entered the fashion pantheon.

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1 Response

  1. This dress is an iconic work of art…those who critiqued it so harshly demonstrate the pathetic lack of artistic appreciation that resonates in the mundane American media.

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