Breasts, buttocks, and 'puffy' area of genitals banned at Grammy Awards in new wardrobe policy
The Grammys, known for its over-the-top provocative performances by the world's top musicians, and home to some of the sexiest red-carpet dresses during awards season, seems to be smarting up.
Yesterday CBS sent a Wardrobe Advisory to all attendees and performers in advance of the 55th Annual Grammys, which will be broadcast this Sunday.
Asking that all talent appearing on camera 'adhere to Network policy concerning wardrobe,' the email stipulated that 'buttocks and female breasts adequately covered.' The email which was leaked to Deadline and came attached with an image of Pink performing in a barely-there costume at the 2010 Grammys, added: 'Thong type costumes are problematic.
'Please avoid exposing bare fleshy under curves of the buttocks and buttock crack.
'Please be sure the genital region is adequately covered so that there is no visible "puffy" bare skin exposure,' it stated.
The requirements, directed mostly at female awards attendees, also include the specific instruction to 'avoid sheer see-through clothing that could possibly expose female breast nipples.'
And even gowns with plunging necklines aren't safe for the guidelines, which says: 'Bare sides or under curvature of the breasts is also problematic.'
It remains to be seen if the celebrities, used to getting maximum publicity for wearing minimum clothing, will follow suit.