Billie Eilish has departed from her usual baggy streetwear staples in favor of more form-fitting ensembles, which has disappointed some of her 92 million fans.
In an interview for her new Elle October cover story, the 19-year-old Happier Than Ever singer discussed her fans’ displeasure with the aesthetic change.
“People have a strong relationship to these memories.” “Fans who favor her previous, figure-hugging attire, the chart-topping singer stated. “However, it is extremely dehumanizing.”
The New York Photo specifically cites Eilish’s Instagram post of a plunging Miaou tomato-print corset and lace bra as an example of unwarranted criticism.
“Just because of the boobs, I lost 100,000 followers,” she told Elle of the mixed reception to the photographs. “Big boobs make people nervous.”
Her beautiful Met Gala gown and the lingerie bodysuit she wore for British Vogue, both of which drew comparisons to Marilyn Monroe, are among Eilish’s most well-known looks.
However, due to Eilish’s enormous popularity, even the most innocuous dress decisions might be misunderstood as fashion statements.
She told Elle, “I opted to wear a tank top the other day.” “It wasn’t even a provocative shirt,” she explained. But I know what others will say: ‘Holy fuck, she’s trying to make a statement by dressing sexily.’ And I say, “No, I’m not.” It’s 500 degrees outside, and all I want to wear is a tank top.’
Madonna, a veteran pop diva who has been in the public eye for nearly four decades, was also interviewed for Elle’s piece. The 63-year-old “Material Girl” singer spoke out against the music industry’s double standards for women.
“Women should have the freedom to present themselves in any way they wish. “No one would be writing about this if Billie were a man,” Madonna added.
Eilish also addressed her hair color transition from green to blonde.
She explained the reasoning behind her new look, saying, “I couldn’t go anyplace with that hair because it was so definitely me.”
“I didn’t set out with the intention of changing people’s minds about me. For everything I’ve ever done, I’ve had various hair colors and vibes. I wanted this album to stand on its own.”