Refinery 29 makes note today of a trend that swept New York Fashion Week runways: extreme cleavage. From Vena Cava and Altuzarra, to Badgley Mischka, Charlotte Ronson, and Cushnie et Ochs, low-plunging necklines were everywhere you looked. And the look hasn’t just been popping up on catwalks. Keri Wilson showed off serious cleavage at MTV’s recent Video Awards show in NYC. And L’Uomo Vogue editor Giovanna Battaglia was spotted doing the same at a NYFW exhibition party for Richard Hambleton (which was curated by fellow editrix Carine Roitfeld’s son, Vladimir).
While Refinery 29 no doubt proved the trend a bona fide happening, they seem to have left off two of the most memorable low-neckline looks of late. One being Rachel McAdams (who was making the rounds at NYFW alongside Anna Wintour, prompting rumors of a potential cover) at the premiere for The Time Traveler’s Wife in NYC–a dress that spawned quite a bit of back-and-forth on fashion blogs. Blake Lively’s plunging Versace gown at the Emmys last night also plunges into the same extreme cleavage category. Runways and the red carpet are one thing, but the question remains: in real life, how low is too low?