PEARL CELEBRATION: A Conversation with Andre Freeland- Are Pearls Sexy?

Are pearls sexy? On most occasions, pearls are worn as a symbol of class, professionalism, and sophistication. We see women of power like the First Lady of the United States in pearls; English Royalty and other country women have been spotted in pearls; and let’s not forget women who are lawyers, doctors, and educators who have been seen adorning the precious jewel. Not often are we exposed to pearls in an exotic fashion, or have we?

In December of 2007, celebrity reality star Kim Kardashian dared to be nude and expose her goodies in the issue of Playboy magazine wearing nothing but pearls. There was also Rihanna who stunned onlookers in Paris when she attended a fashion show for Chanel, dressed in a crème colored duster, pearls and not much to the imagination. Many people found her look to be a little too daring while most (especially men) thought that she looked like the sexiest symbol of pearls. read more