Beyonce has just released a video for her new single, “Why Don’t You Love Me?” and following in the footsteps of her “Video Phone” Bettie Page look, Ms. Knowles plays the pin-up to the nth degree. Shot with 8mm-esque film and featuring a set straight out of The Wonder Years (and, perhaps more appropriately, Dreamgirls), “Why Don’t You Love Me?” follows Beyonce through a series of housekeeping mishaps — throughout all of which she’s dressed to the nines and swigging from a dirty martini. Why don’t you love her, indeed.
So, on that same retro-train-of-thought, more important than the song or Beyonce’s hair or the fact that she (gasp!) smokes a cigarette or even any one of her numerous and totally fabulous outfits is her proclivity for knee-high hose, which she typically pairs with one thigh-high leg so as to be sartorially asymmetrical.
Can we just please put a stop to these Anti-Embolism Stockings right here and now? Because if one more person wears them out of the house, it’s a bona fide trend. And that’s just wrong. Sasha Pivovarova wore them to the Met Gala, for Vogue’s sake! We’re all for retro — and we’ll happily back the thigh-high (though very few women can pull it off without, god forbid!, thigh-spillage — but lets please let these grandma socks stay where they belong: on our grandmas.
Anyway, here’s the video, which is what you probably wanted to see in the first place. And because I don’t think I made it clear enough earlier: it’s rad.