Last week you were firmly in two camps about Worth Jr’s Arabian escape – either you loooooved it, or were really quite indifferent. As happens when there are distinctly divided groups, the actual rating is a score that few gave the dress: 8.6 out of 10. It’s certainly a step up for JP!
As long as we’re being brave, how about something a bit brighter? This English dress from 1872-75 from the Metropolitan Museum of Art combines lilac, palest spring green, with touches of vivid orange in a meticulously trimmed dress. Quite unusual!
As often happens, how we read the colours depends on lighting. I’ll leave it up to you to decide which option is closer to the real thing, and if you like either.
The touches of orange in the trim seem quite random until you see a detail of the dress:
Then it becomes obvious that the dressmaker carefully picked out the colour of the small orange flowers in the lilac silk, and referenced it in the trim.
What do you think? Was the designer right to feature the orange? Do the details make the dress? Is the dimensionality of the dress – structured and masculine from some angles, all poofs and frills and femininity from others, working for you?
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