Blake Lively has called out the fashion world’s “double standard” of wearing suits following a fashion editor’s remark that the actress was spotted wearing “suit number 1,356” on the “A Simple Favor” press tour.
Red Carpet Fashion Awards founder Catherine Kallon joked on Instagram that Lively wearing a pink Ralph Lauren suit to the U.K. premiere of Paul Feig’s noir thriller was “suit number 1,356.” However, the actress quickly responded to make an overall statement about the industry.
“Would you note a man wearing lots of suits during a promo tour?” Lively commented. “So why can’t a woman? Just sayinnnn. No double standard ladies.”
Kallon then took an image of the comment and posted on Instagram: “The queen has spoken. #NoDoubleStandards #WomenInSuits #WhenYourJokeDoesntBang.”
Lively has been wearing an array of different suits during the press tour for the new film she stars in alongside Anna Kendrick, with her garment choices being a direct nod to her character, Emily, a mysterious woman who is a fashion publicist.
In fact, fans are feeling Lively’s suits, both in the movie as well as on the press tour.
“Just watched ‘A Simple Favor’ and tbh I could watch Blake Lively slay in suits and a pimp cane all day,” wrote one fan, while another wrote, “not to be dramatic or anything but blake lively in a suit is the best thing to ever happen to me.”
Blake Lively in suits. You're welcome. pic.twitter.com/Ky0yYJ7VYE
— Yasemin (@yaseminwrites) September 10, 2018
blake lively really does make the world livelier when she comes out wearing suits. the world is TOO WEAK for her, I MEAN LOOK AT ALL THAT POWER AND ENERGY SHE RADIATES PHEW I CAN'T BREATHE pic.twitter.com/kBREf6x3Tm
— chlei ︽✵︽ (@thorsraqnarok) September 17, 2018
Blake Lively’s Press Tour Suits ???? pic.twitter.com/OE50E7ipz8
— Fashion & Style (@FashionAndStyle) September 16, 2018
Appreciation post for Blake lively in suits pic.twitter.com/32Br2B4H8e
— Summer✦✧✩ (@waverlylmj) September 13, 2018
“A Simple Favor” also stars Henry Golding, Andrew Rannells, Joshua Satine and Ian Ho, and is in theaters now.