It always used to be the Golden Globes parties that felt like a FREE THE NIPPLE convention, but now Vanity Fair’s and Elton John’s bashes are firmly in the conversation as well. I’ve decided ALL of the nippley ones are tributes to the Oscars streaker, just like John Cena on the telecast. Next, Anna Wintour can make it the Met Gala theme, except she and Andrew Bolton will have to come up with a hyper-intellectual way to describe it. Like, “Twin Peaks: Fashion and the Feminine Form,” which will be a deliberate attempt to bait people into Sherilyn Fenn cosplay.

Anyway, these are not all super nude; it’s a sliding scale of naked, near-naked, naked in spirit, etc. I’m sure there are some that could have gone elsewhere, and others that might have beeb better here but will turn up in a later slideshow because at first we didn’t think it was sheer, or whatever; our system for these always ends up a little loosey-goosey but hopefully eventually everyone gets roped into this shebang in one post or another. Also, I was doing some of this organizing at 3 a.m. because my anxiety was through the roof and I couldn’t sleep, which is never a recipe for accuracy. Whee! If by the end of the day there’s a biggie we missed, let us know!

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