Naomi Grossman is best known for her portrayal of microcephalic Pepper on American Horror Story: Asylum. At the TV series’ fourth season premiere on Sunday, the actress shed all traces of her physically deformed character. She showed off her beautiful bald head, piercing blue eyes, and distinct gap-toothed smile usually hidden behind prosthetics and makeup. She wore a sheer gown that displayed her underwear-less state underneath.
Pepper who? Those side boobs, waist, pelvage, side butt, and legs were all Naomi Grossman. Haute couture designer and Project Runway alumna Natalia Fedner was the one responsible for showing us this much of the actress. Check out all angles of Fedner’s “Empress” gown that is literally hanging on to Naomi by a thread:
Naomi Grossman at the fourth season premiere of American Horror Story: Freak Show held at TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California, on October 5, 2014
Naomi Grossman modeling all the angles of her Natalia Fedner haute couture 2014 “Empress” gown
For such a revealing dress, Naomi wore surprisingly classy t-strap pumps that look very much like dancing shoes.
Black-and-gold t-strap peep-toe pumps on Naomi Grossman
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We wonder why Naomi Grossman’s skin-baring dress didn’t rouse fashion critics up like other commando dresses did? Naomi was even more exposed than other celebrities who made headlines wearing sheer dresses. But then again, the American Horror Story: Freak Show premiere was filled with extraordinary personalities, like the world’s smallest woman and the world’s tallest model:
Jyoti Amge, the Giunness Book of Records’ world’s smallest living woman, posing with Amazon Eve, so-called world’s tallest model
There was also a woman with half a body:
Rose Siggins, the woman who had to have both legs amputated as a child due to a genetic disorder known as sacral agenesis
In attendance as well were interesting celebrities with very unique, unconventional fashion styles:
Singer Melanie Martinez posing on the red carpet at the American Horror Story: Freak Show premiere
Melanie Martinez’s pink quilted ballerina platforms
British singer Neon Hitch at the American Horror Story: Freak Show premiere
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