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Tina Fey sheds her dress for Letterman goodbye -- and shreds gender norms

"This is my last time wearing a fancy dress on a talk show and conforming to gender norms out of respect for you"


Colin Gorenstein
May 8, 2015 8:37PM (UTC)

As we've learned through the course of the month, David Letterman's departure means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. For Americana musicians, it means saying goodbye to one of the genre's biggest champions. For POTUS, it means losing an "escape" after a long day at work. And for the 20-time visitor of the show, Tina Fey? It means saying sayonara to gendered expectations of wearing fancy dresses.

"This is my last time wearing a fancy dress on a talk show and conforming to gender norms out of respect for you," Tina Fey said during her visit to "The Late Show" Thursday night. “I dress up like this out of respect for you. This is it, because…what, am I gonna put a dress on for Jimmy? That’s creepy, he’s like my brother.”

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Fey then consulted Letterman's help in stripping off her elegant blue dress, revealing some “almost medical” shapewear underneath. "Bye Dave" and "#Last Dress Ever," the undergarments read.

Watch the clip below:


Colin Gorenstein

Colin Gorenstein is Salon's assistant editor of internet and viral content. Follow @colingorenstein or email cgorenstein@salon.com.

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