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Richard Wilkins has said he ‘didn’t flinch’ after seeing his son Christian wearing a swish backless dress on the red carpet at the Logie Awards last month.
The 68-year-old TV personality said that he admires his 26-year-old son’s bravery, branding him ‘fashion forward’.
Last month, the socialite hit headlines after he arrived at the awards in a backless, sheer, cream-coloured dress, which he paired with boots and a sleek side-parted hairstyle.
In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, dad Richard has defended his son’s choices and hit back at trolls.
The proud parent told the publication: “I don't understand that [parents who are not in their son's corner], but I certainly am. I didn't flinch when I saw Christian in that dress. I didn't think much of it.”
While he might not bat an eyelid when he sees his son in a beautiful gown, Richard admitted he wouldn’t be following suit any time soon, instead sticking to his usual ‘boring’ attire.
He went on: “It's not all my cup of tea, I couldn't pull it off,” he said. "But he is doing it because he is having fun.”
Richard added: “I admire his bravery. He has great style. He is fashion forward. I am boring in my black suit, black shoes and a bow-tie. I'm not really shaking things up, am I?”
This isn’t the first time, Richard has hit back at trolls who claim he ought to be ‘ashamed’ of his son.
In a post on Instagram he wrote: “So… to anyone who dares to suggest that I am in any way ‘ashamed’ of my son Christian.. for whatever reason… You are wrong!
“I could not be more proud!! He is an exceptional human being who will leave his stamp on the world long after his detractors have disappeared. I love you unconditionally.”
In an interview with Body + Soul last year, Christian opened up about his style, saying he would use make up to cheer himself up.
He went on: “If you want to wear it, if you want to do eyes and lips, who is telling you that you can only do one? Do it! Do whatever makes you feel good.”
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