Maybe that's why they have graduation robes.
Anastasia Fomenko, a 17-year-old student from Pavlograd, Ukraine, made waves when she channeled Lady Gaga for her graduation this May. For the ceremony, Fomenko imitated Gaga's lace Dolce & Gabbana number with a sheer lace mini dress worn with a black bra and black high-waisted underwear beneath. Oh, and sheer black thigh-high tights and red wedge heels.
It's hard not to admire Fomenko's daring (she's showing quite a bit of leg) and her keen fashion sense (the dress is nearly identical to the one Lady Gaga wore to her book launch this past November). But the revealing dress certainly stood out against her peers' demure party dresses, as you can see from the raw footage above (dug up on Youtube).
Surprisingly, few of the adults in the room seemed bothered by the unconventional dress. (Here, she appears to pose with her parents before the big ceremony and everyone's all smiles.) But the Russian press jumped on the story, sending reporters to discuss the "half-naked" graduate who apparently has dreams of being a TV presenter. Now she may have a modeling offer -- and she's certainly got the media's attention.
Our Ukrainian skills aren't too hot, but a
picture Youtube clip speaks a thousand words -- check out the raw footage and news reports and let us know what you think. Should this dress have been permitted at a high school function?