THE viral “vagina pants” from Janelle Monáe‘s colourful, sexual Pynk video might soon be available for purchase, because the musician is trying to have them mass produced.
“We may be working on that,” Monae told People magazine. “
I’m trying. I’m so tickled and honoured that people are talking about the “Pynk” pants, I think that it’s so cool to have discussions around women’s issues and women’s bodies, I think it’s amazing.”
The labial-looking trousers Monáe and her dancers model in the video itself were created by designer Duran Lantink, after Pynk director Emma Westenberg requested a selection of costume ideas “with a vagina look and feel,” according to Dazed.
“I googled vaginas and started designing,” Lantink told the publication. “I really loved the idea of a giant vagina as legs. Janelle loved it, so we tweaked it into something we both loved.”
Lantink only had seven days to finish the costumes before the shoot, reports the New York Post.
“Sometimes I think people interpret those as vagina pants, they call them vulva pants, they call them flowers, but it just represents some parts of some women,” Monáe told People. “There are some women in the video that do not have on the pants, because I don’t believe that all women need to possess a vagina to be a woman.”
“I wanted Pynk to be a celebration of women who are unique, distinct, different, may be different from one another but when they come together they create something magical and special.”
And frankly, it doesn’t get more magical and special than frilly pants inspired by one’s lady parts.