Geri Horner, our very own Ginger Spice from the Spice Girls, was interviewed by Vogue about her abstract Union Jack minidress and what it is like to be sexy in your 30s.
Geri ponders upon the time with glory, and she says that the 90s were much like the 60s. It had a real flavor to style, taste, and music. That time had the simplicity of Calvin Klein, Kate Moss, tracksuits, Oasis and the Spice Girls. She also discussed some of the great things of times in the 90s together and said it to be a very flourishing time.
Envision being in your 20s from the 90s? Exactly what a moment. The Spice Girls’ first record arrived in 1996, plus it turned out to be a massive hit. Geri’s career was just starting when she got an extraordinary chance to perform in the BRIT Awards. Geri understood it is the outset of something important, so she was all set to take advantage of it.
The time she decided to personalize a Gucci dress
While she recalls, Geri was presented with a little black Gucci dress. It was a 1950s Marilyn Monroe swimming shaped costume. At that time, Tom Ford was working with the fashion house Gucci, and he made it look very sexy. Although this dress she was presented with was not saying much, so she thought to personalized it with a Union Jack tea towel.
When Geri shared her creation with the stylist, the idea was not taken into consideration. It was because the stylist thought of the dress to be somewhat racist and something that cannot be worn in front of the national public. The National Front that the stylist talked about was Britain’s extremist party, and they were racist. Geri had a clear perception that if all the cultures are celebrated equally, so a peace sign can be put on the back.
Geri’s further thoughts on the dress were that the length of the dress symbolizes sexuality, and the red boots say about the attire and the woman in it that she is not here to be messed with. The very next day, Geri, with a Union Jack minidress, was on the first page of every newspaper. The dress became the identity of girl power and feminism.
Well, Geri left the Spice Girls in 1998, but the dress lived on. In 2007 when the girls reunited, their tour designer Roberto Cavalli revived the Union Jack dress for the girls in a new way. Well, the Union Jack did not just finish there, even the audience of the tour also wore their custom version of the Union Jack dress. Every place the tour went, they saw youngsters dressed in the Union Jack dress in a way unifying all of them in one pattern.