Melbourne, Mar 25 (ANI): Those sexy and revealing dresses worn by grid girls will soon be a thing of the past, for critics have panned a new more conservative look for the girls of pit lane at the Australian F1 Grand Prix.
The girls emerged for this weekend””””s event wearing a black mafia-style uniform, created by designer Kit Willow.
Willow said that it was her way of injecting style and elegance on the track.
However, fashion commentators have called it a politically correct step in the wrong direction.
“The whole idea of being a grid girl is to show off your body,” News.com.au quoted one of them as saying.
“It looks like they are about to go shopping on Chapel St on a Saturday afternoon,” added the commentator.
Willow, who was contracted to design this year””””s outfit, said most women would love the result.
“It was about injecting elegance and style into the pit … about teetering between and sympathising with the usual Grand Prix grid-girl look.”
The outfit features a plunging neckline but is covered by a black, silk crepe blouse.
And it is the high leather shorts that offer the only glimpse of flesh, with high-laced corset, flat leather boots and a trilby hat topping off the look.
GP ambassador Pia Miller said it was a modern take on grid girl style that was still “really sexy”. (ANI)