"This is my last time wearing a fancy dress on a talk show and conforming to gender norms."
Tina Fey stopped by "The Late Show" to wish David Letterman a happy retirement and also to say goodbye to something else: fancy dresses.
Have you ever noticed that women on talk shows tend to be decked out like they've got an audience with royalty while standard fare for men seems to be a just a standard, everyday suit? Tina Fey has.
And so she set out to "The Late Show with David Letterman" with a big announcement to make.
Yes, Tina Fey still looks absolutely gorgeous. No, it's not about that.
The crowd let out an audible "aww" after she made her announcement, but she was quick to set the record straight. This wasn't about whether or not she could pull off wearing fancy talk show dresses (we all know she can). This was about pushing back on pointless gender expectations.
And so, as a parting gift, she gave Letterman what she dubbed #LastDressEver.
Off came the dress and out came the "contraptions."
Whether or not you're a fan of Tina Fey, this is a pretty cool thing to see a woman in the public eye do.
Why should women feel forced to conform to these rules? Now, of course, if a woman wants to wear a fancy dress, that's great, too! The issue isn't the dress. Rather, it's the expectation of the dress.
So go right on ahead, Tina Fey. Wear a dress, a "contraption," a slanket, or suit.