Leaving the Tag on is the New Black

We’ve all seen Jennifer Lopez with a spring in her step and a tag on her cloak.

Photo © 2021 Backgrid UK/The Grosby Group/Reproduction Prohibited 29 AUGUST 2021 Venice, ITALY – Jennifer Lopez WOWS at the Dolce &Gabbana event in Venice, Italy.

Everyone had a good smile over the photo of Jennifer Lopez, resplendent in turquoise, Venice Fashion Show chic, being escorted into the Dolce & Gabanna event with the clothes tag still very visible on the inside of her cloak. Surely, it’s the celebrity equivalent of leaving the house with toilet paper stuck to the heel of your shoe or, much worse, dangling from the waistband of your pants!

Was it a humiliating moment for JLo or did it reinforce the absurd notion that Jenny from the Block is just like us?

Remember Minnie Pearl, the country comedian who appeared at the Grand Ole Opry? She was famous for the tag hanging from her straw hat. Of course, no one wanted to take their red carpet fashion tips from Minnie Pearl, but far more stylish celebrities have also done it. If the trend continues, it might just become a fashion statement.

Let’s see who wore the tag best. Here’s Meghan Markle, prince on her arm and tag on her dress.

Photo © 2021 Splash News/The Grosby Group/Reproduction Prohibited Georgina Rodriguez is seen with the clothing label still visible inside her jacket lining at the 77th Venice Film Festival at the Lido in Venice, Italy on September 3, 2020.

That white suit of Georgina’s reminds me of John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever. Should he have worn a tag, when striking the famous, fingerpointing poise?

Backgrid/The Grosby Group/Reproduction prohibited West Hollywood, April 17, 2020. Actress Nina Dobrev makes a quick dash from her home this morning looking like she was running late for an appointment. Nina ran out of the house so fast, she forgot to take a tag off her new dress to go with her new fresh pair of Vans sneakers.

Oooh. Nina Dobrev is stymied by the tag from behind. I hate when that happens. Most of us just look at the front when we scurry past the mirror as we hurry out the door. How are we supposed to know what’s going on behind us.

Robin Tunney’s $4000 tag faux pas. But seriously, how can that be embarrassing? What’s embarrassing is me trying to make every one thing I’m in a Diane Furstenberg wrap when it’s really a $29.95 knock off from Target. I’d flaunt a $4k tag proudly. Maybe that’s what Tunney was doing, too.

And last but not least, there’s Sacha Baron Cohen and we all know he did it on purpose, which is all the proof you need that tags are an upcoming trend, already being spoofed by satirists.

REX Features/Shutterstock /The Grosby Group/Reproduction Prohibited Sacha Baron Cohen ‘The Dictator’ film set, New York, America – 30 Jun 2011

Get on board. Make your own fashion statement. Don’t toss the tag. Wave them proudly. And when tags become passe, you know what the next trend should be? Wearing your clothes on backward! Oh wait, I believe that was already done in the seventies.

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