Her custom green bodysuit and wide-webbed, long sleeved dress prompted KIIS radio host Kate Langbroek to post a shot of Campbell to Instagram with the caption: “This cannot be for real. #logies #beachwear #desperate (for pants).”
Langbroek’s post started an online feud between the two, with Campbell commenting on the photo: “Woah, nasty @katelangbroek. Hope you enjoyed watching and critiquing from your couch last night.”
The David Jones ambassador said her footballer fiance Lance “Buddy” Franklin also thought her revealing outfit was “a bit much” but she makes no apologies for her bold fashion choice.
She addressed the criticism in an Instagram post: “Fashion never really used to mean much to me until I met a young designer, Tala Raassi. She grew up in Tehran, the capital of Iran, where women don’t always have a choice in what they wear. During a swimwear fitting I asked her the reason behind her career and how she came to be a designer and work in the world of fashion.”
“At 16 years old, Tala was invited to a house party with her friends. What should have been a fun and very normal experience for any teenager was something that changed Tala’s life forever. Not long into the evening, government officials stormed into the house and arrested her alongside other guests.
“Every day that I get I up I am grateful that I can chose whatever the hell I want to wear without the fear of punishment or violence or imprisonment,” she wrote.
“Tala, Thank you for opening my eyes to how important fashion and the freedom of choice is for all women!!”