Miss Japan’s Sexy Kimono
It seriously looks like porn star costume, no wonder the Japanese are making noises.
Emiri Miyasaka, Japan’s finalist in the Miss Universe contest, has sparked national consternation over her chosen outfit of a black leather mini kimono that exposed her pink underwear.
Miss Miyasaka, 25, who is due to represent Japan at the beauty pageant in the Bahamas later this month, will now change her outfit to a more modest ensemble following a barrage of criticism.
The controversial costume – recently unveiled on a Tokyo catwalk – resulted in critics bombarding her blog with claims that it was crass, sleazy and an inappropriate representation of Japanese beauty.
While the outfit was loosely based on the national dress in the form of the kimono and obi band, its design clearly consisted of a more extreme modern interpretation.
As well as being fashioned from black leather as opposed to more traditionally subdued kimono fabrics, it was slashed high to reveal the model’s fuschia underwear and accessorised with lacy garter belts.