“I understand people find it too much, but it’s a wink for sure,” says Lo. “People really feel the need to define what I’m doing: what’s the reason? What’s the purpose? I’m not trying to start anything up. We’ve been through this already—Madonna did it years ago. If I start to polish and edit my art to not upset people, then I’ll lose the whole reason for what I’m doing.”
The dress—made by Swedish designer Emilie Janrell at the suggestion from Lo’s stylist, Crap Diem, made international headlines overnight. Not that Lo had a lot of time to read the stories.
Admitting to being “dusty” after a week of promotional appearances and a long night at the ARIAs, Lo asks: “Are people saying a lot of shit about it? I was sent a few articles saying I’d made the best dressed list, so I figured, great! I’m going to just assume that’s what people are saying.
“I was asked on radio this morning how I feel when a dress starts an outrage, and I said, what? Outrage? It kind of astonishes me when that kind of thing is what people think is a big deal. I’m really happy I wore it. I feel great about it.” But where does she go from here? “Next time? Naked, I guess!”
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