Fashion in Song – I’m Too Sexy (for my shirt), 1991

Richard Fairbrass, lead singer for the group Right Said Fred, wrote the lyrics for the song as a sarcastic joke. One thing lead to another and in late 1991, the song was recorded, released, and peaked at number 2 on the charts.

I’m too sexy for my love
Too sexy for my love
Love’s going to leave me

I’m too sexy for my shirt 
Too sexy for my shirt
So sexy it hurts

And I’m too sexy for Milan 
Too sexy for Milan
New York, and Japan
I’m too sexy for your party
Too sexy for your party
No way I’m disco dancing’

Cause I’m a model, you know what I mean
And I do my little turn on the catwalk
Yeah, on the catwalk 
On the catwalk, yeah
I shake my little tush on the catwalk

I’m too sexy for my car 
Too sexy for my car
Too sexy by far
And I’m too sexy for my hat
Too sexy for my hat 
What do you think about that?’

Cause I’m a model, you know what I mean
And I do my little turn on the catwalk
Yeah, on the catwalk 
On the catwalk, yeah
I shake my little tush on the catwalk

Too sexy for my
Too sexy for my
Too sexy for my
‘Cause I’m a model, you know what I mean
And I do my little turn on the catwalk
Yeah, on the catwalk 
On the catwalk 
Yeah, I shake my little tush on the catwalk

Too sexy for my cat 
Too sexy for my cat
Poor pussy 
Poor pussy cat
I’m too sexy for my love 
Too sexy for my love
Love’s going to leave me

And I’m too sexy for this song

About Jonathan

Jonathan Walford is a fashion historian and co-founder of the Fashion History Museum in Cambridge, Ontario. The FHM maintains a collection of nearly 12,000 artifacts dating from the mid 17th century to the present. Jonathan has authored various books and museum catalogues, including The Seductive Shoe, Shoes A-Z, Forties Fashion, 1950s American Fashion, and Sixties Fashion.
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