(Closed) Inappropriate Dress for A Classical Pianist Performance?

posted 9 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Should critics include attire in reviews and was Yuja Wang's dress appropriate?

    The dress was completely fine and critics shouldn't say anything about attire.

    The dress was completely fine but a critic could include attire as part of the overall critique.

    The dress was inappropriate but it isn't the critic's place to judge attire.

    The dress was inappropriate and the critics were right in indicating so in their reviews.


  • Post # 32
    7768 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    It is a performance, so to me- the outfit is part of that performance.  I don’t like that dress for that occassion. 

    Post # 33
    5109 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I dont think what she wore was the normal thing most people wear to a classical performance. I think she is different and for that I applaud her! I think its great she is bringing her own style to something she loves to do. People will frown on it oh well let them. Does she look like she is going out to the bars sure she does, but after all if that is what she is comfortable in more power to her. Its all about confidence in any performance, and if that outfit gives it to her, then Im glad she wore it, not to mention she looks great!

    Post # 35
    3798 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    She looks really, really good…BUT that does not scream ‘classical piano’ to me. I am expecting her to belt out Beyonce worthy songs in that outfit?

    Post # 36
    891 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Look, the bottom line is that if you worked in a fancy corporate firm in NYC, would you show up to work wearing cut offs and flip flops?  No.  You dress the part of your job.  That is her job.  I’m all for pushing limits and being a trend setter, but I just think she could have picked a classier (but still sexy) dress.  Maybe an Emilio Pucci dress or something cool like that.  I get it that she was trying to blow people away, but it really does make it look like she is trying to do the whole “sex sells” things which is horrible for such sophisticated and beautiful music.  Artists like Britney Spears need to dress like skanks because they are talentless, she does not need to stoop to this level. 


    Again, I’m totally for her showing up to a show in something that isn’t the “norm” for a concert pianist, but I just think she isn’t very fashion forward and went with something really mainstream skanky looking.  She should have consulted with a professional stylist first.


    It would have been a lot cooler if she showed up in something like these in my opinion…

    Post # 37
    2142 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Every ensemble I have been has emphasized that we should have a clean, professional appearance (even when we are playing “fun” set lists “Word Up” and “Do Whatcha Wanna”). If concerts were just auditory than it would be just fine to play a recording, instead the audience is there to hear and see the musician(s). A certain amount of leeway is of course permissible for personal expression but within reason. An outfit certainly should not distract from the music- which is the point of a concert- correct?

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