Is this too risqué? Yes, according to Lone Peak High School.
Gabi Finlayson was excited to attend a dance at Lone Peak High School. The 15-year-old girl and her mom were recently in Paris and they picked out "the perfect dress", one that was reminiscent of iconic fashion idol Audrey Hepburn.
Her happiness soon turned to shame and embarrassment. Shortly after arriving at the school dance, she was approached by school officials who said her dress was too risqué. Why? Her shoulders were showing:
Finlayson says she was angry after she was forced to wear her winter coat over her dress the entire dance, she says she felt as though the school was shaming her for what some of the boys might think.
“Somehow my shoulders are sexualized,” Finlayson said. “Like it's my responsibility to make sure the boys’ thoughts are not unclean.”
Her mom was just as incensed:
“How have we gotten to the point that we look at shoulders as if they're somehow pornographic? As if they are this shameful thing,” Kimball said.
Right on, mom! Seriously, are shoulders pornographic? This dress style was popularized by Audrey Hepburn in the late 1950s and early 1960s and somehow in 2015 it is considered too risqué? Yes, some people should be embarrassed by this debacle. But, but it sure isn't Gabby Finlayson or her mom.
See an interview with Gabby Finlayson and her mother, Kristy Kimball here.