Voluptuos Nigella Lawson struggles to control her curvaceous figure
Curvaceous television cook
Nigella Lawson looked dangerously close to having a wardrobe malfunction, as
her low-cut velvet gown struggled to adequately contain her Rubenesque figure.
Her ample chest looked in
danger of spilling over the top of the corseted creation from her preferred
designer, Vivienne Westwood, as she appeared on the red carpet at an event last
Nigella, 47, has become the
poster-girl for the Rubenesque figure which was idealised for centuries until
the fashion world decreed an absence of curves was more desirable.
Thankfully Nigella has
ignored the current wisdom and held fast to her voluptuous shape which has won
her many fans, male and female alike.
Nigella attended the event,
which was organised by Alexandra Shulman the editor of British Vogue, to mark
the official launch of the museum's autumn exhibition, 'The Golden Age of
Couture: Paris and London 1947 - 1957'.
The exhibition, which opens
to the public on Saturday, features more than 100 dresses from Paris designers Dior, Chanel, Givenchy,
Balmain and Balenciaga and their London counterparts Norman Hartnell and
Danger: Nigella clambered
awkwardly into a waiting taxi last night at the gala event which marked the
climax of London Fashion Week
The television cook was
later pictured clambering into a waiting taxi as she left the gala event.
And it was then that she
looked most in danger of spilling out of her designer midnight blue gown.
Nigella recently returned
to TV screens with a show that promotes fattening "fast food".
The BBC series, Nigella
Express, is aimed at busy working parents. It features calorific meals such as
Irish cream tiramisu, coconut rice, sweet potato and bacon hash and cheese
fondue, all of which are intended to be conjured up quickly.
Lawson's midnight blue corseted gown struggled to contain her curvaceous figure
However, Lawson admitted
that, unlike the fare whipped up by Jamie Oliver for his School Dinners series:
"The recipes aren't particularly healthy."
And Nigella, along with
revered TV cook Delia Smith, recently came under fire for writing cookery
instructions that are too difficult to follow.
A Government study
concluded that female celebrity chefs are harder to understand in print than
their male counterparts, peppering their books with complex language.
Fine form: Nigella's
Rubenesque figure has won her male and female fans alike
It found almost half of
Nigella's were too tough for someone to understand without GCSE standard
reading and numeracy skills.
Whereas some of Gordon
Ramsay's recipes are so simple they can be followed by a seven-year-old.
Nigella's new show marks a
professional renaissance for the "domestic goddess", whose TV career
appeared to have stalled after her attempt to become a mainstream presenter
with a daytime chat show for ITV1 flopped in 2005.
A one-off special for BBC2
last year, Nigella's Christmas Kitchen, secured record ratings and led to the
commissioning of Nigella Express.