Saturday, August 20, 2011

"So Short, So Tight": A Yuja Wang Sexy Dress Round-Up

I just spent the last hour or so catching up on all that was written about the form-fitting orange mini-skirt Yuja Wang wore earlier in August at a Hollywood Bowl performance with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

The Well-Tempered Ear has a good discussion goingWorry Later notes that, when you Google Yuja Wang, the second autocomplete suggestion is "Yuja Wang boyfriend."

For reviewer Mark Swed, the dress, "so short, so tight" was the triple-X highlight of his evening.

In an article in the Los Angeles Times (which cites some books on the subject of fashion and music), organist Cameron Carpenter, known for his own outrageous outfits, was quoted as saying that "What people are missing here is that Yuja might want to be seen to be making, as many us do, a personal statement without having played a note."

WQXR posted a podcast and slideshow; flipping through the WQXR photos, it looks as if what is scandalous is youth.

There's more on blogs hosted by the Washington Post and LA Weekly, and on the Los Angeles Times's Culture Monster blog.