Emma Frost's 35-year history has been marked by a series of corset calamities, with the former White Queen routinely clad (if barely) in fetish gear, impossibly high heels and/or cleavage-exposing tops. Empowering? Eh, maybe. Dated? Probably. Impractical? Definitely.
Inspired by a recent ComicsAlliance article about the character's wardrobe, Terry Blas has launched the Emma Frost Fashion Redesign Project, which is exactly what it sounds like: a blog devoted to fan reinterpretations of the White Queen's look.
"When I read X-Men I'm told that Emma Frost is several things: Powerful, strong, smart, a teacher/headmistress, superpowered, and fashionable — and for me, her look does not match that," he said in an email to The Daily Dot. "One of the problems seems to be that Emma has been mostly drawn by men who not only don't know anything about fashion, but don't bother to research it either. They default to 'cheap plastic corset' but most of the fashionable women I know would rather die than wear something like that."
Along with Blas' own take on Emma's headmistress, "fashion-forward" and field ensembles, the blog already has submissions from a handful of artists/fans. And he's looking for more.
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(via The Daily Dot)