Tems speaks about controversial dress

Grammy winner, Tems has insisted that her controversial dress at the 2023 Oscars didn’t obstruct anyone’s view during the event.

She stated this during a recent interview with Harper’s Bazaar.


Tems shared the story behind her iconic white dress, likening it to a “cloud” or “flowing stream.”


She expressed that she felt like a princess in the dress and enjoyed the attention it garnered, even from strangers.


Addressing the misconception that her dress blocked other attendees’ views, Tems explained that she couldn’t change into her second outfit and had to remain in the dress.


She emphasized that there was no obstruction, noting that the person seated behind her even complimented her attire.


Terms said: “It was a huge deal and it was my first Oscars and when I first saw this dress I was like, ‘This is quite much this is quite a lot for me. It looks like a cloud or a flowing stream. I felt like a princess in the dress and people were taking pictures of me and with me even If they didn’t know me. Even prestigious old white men took pictures with me and I was like ‘They don’t know me’ but they just thought I looked cute.

“We were supposed to change from this dress inside but we didn’t get the time to and they scooped my stylist away so I was stuck with this. That’s how it became this whole viral moment with the blocking. But there was no blocking, I needed to put that out there. The person behind me loved what I was wearing and he could see because the stage was up so nobody looked straight.

“When I meet anyone in fashion, they’re like ‘Oh yeah, you’re the girl, you’re the one who caused all that trouble that day.”

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