Last week I though that Fra Galgario’s Count in bizarre waistcoat and banyan was fascinating, but clearly you didn’t agree as only a dozen of you even bothered to rate it, which may be a new low. Poor Count! At least the rating he did get from the daring dozen was a rather positive 8 out of 10. He would have rated higher if he’d only worn different stockings and a better hat – sometimes it’s all about the accessories!
This week’s Rate the Dress is all about colour and sparkle. In brilliant blue, covered in sequins and large paste gems, this Callot Soeurs gown certainly isn’t for the faint hearted. The vivid colour and exotic embellishments anticipate the Orientalist and Arabian Nights inspired trends that would sweep through the fashion world in the next few years.
And some close-ups of the bodice detailing:
It’s certainly a bold dress! What do you think? Too bright and sparkly and big? Or does the subtle mastery of cut and the skill of the workmanship balance the less-than-restrained aesthetic?
Rate the Dress on a Scale of 1 to 10