Let's Face It: in American Culture, Bad Girls get all of the attention. It's as good to be infamous as it is to be famous, and our collective obsession with women headed to the courtroom for misdeeds is proof of that.
Blac Chyna is currently in the news for taking the Kardashians to court over alleged lost wages. She claims the family stood in the way of her creating a show with her then boyfriend and baby daddy, Rob Kardashian. She headed to court on day 2 of the proceedings wearing a $5,000 Balmain blazer dress, black stockings, Lanvin heels, and a $22,000 Hermes Crocodile Kelly Bag:
Her look screams demure, yet bossy: a rich woman about her business. The structure and defined shoulders of Balmain creations exude a certain authority. And the specificity of her bag shows a certain Je Ne Sais Quoi. While most people know of Hermes Birkin bags (perhaps through rap songs), it takes a more curated eye to pluck a Kelly Bag, which is more expensive, yet less trendy. And an exotic skinned bag from the priciest place to buy bags let's people know that Chyna is about her coin.
What we wear communicates so much more than what meets the eye.
Other notoriously well dressed bad girls include Cardi B, who went to court on allegations of intimidation and assault wearing a $2,995 Adrienne Landau by Saulo Villela fur and feather coat with a 10 foot long train, a thin tie, black trousers, and Christian Louboutin "bloody" shoes.
Lil Kim the Queen B wore all black to court in 2004, as she plead not guilty to charges of conspiracy, perjury, making false statements, and of obstruction in connection to a 2001 shoot out in New York City. Ms. Kimberly Jones set the stage for rocking expensive accessories, wearing a luggage size Hermes Birkin bag (retail price $10,000-$15,000) to match her brown boots.
On the day of her sentencing in 2005, she was all business in a teal blue suit and a Louis Vuitton Le Fabuleux Shoulder Bagin Blue Suhali leather, which retailed for $3,250 at the time.
Black is a popular choice for court attire! In 2006, Naomi Campbell opted for a sleeveless black dress to contest assaulting her maid at a Manhattan courthouse. Tom Ford frames, black pumps, and silver anklets completed her chic look.
She kept the glamour going for another appearance, sidling up to a charcoal gray shift dress, a black jacket, and heels.
Model Stephanie Seymour battled DUI charges in all black, chic shades, gloves, and an Hermes Kelly bag.
Even fake German Heiress and subject of the popular Netflix series "Inventing Anna" Anna Sorokin worked a black look in the courtroom, equipped with a messy hairstyle, glasses, and a sour scowl.
While their behavior doesn't always inspire, their looks certainly can.
Which look is more your taste?
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