There were some rather divided opinions about last week’s black and white-ish dress. Some thought perfection, others though the dress and corselet didn’t match, and others thought it looked like the evil queen dressed up as Snow White. All came together for a not-quite-fairytale total of 7.5 out of 10
One of my sewing students found this image and showed it to me:
I’m intrigued. It looks so familiar, but I can’t quite place it. The skirt is reminiscent of a Charles James, particularly the four leaf clover dress, but I’m not sure about the whole thing as a Charles James.
So today I want to know two things. One, do you recognise this dress or know anything about it? And two, what do you think of it? Perfect combination of business and pleasure? Too many ideas at once?
Rate the Dress on a Scale of 1 to 10
UPDATE: Huge round of applause for Daniel who identified the dress as Lachasse’s 1955 ‘Coat Dress’, now in the collection of the Manchester City Galleries. The fabric is a silk, not a wool, and the dress was created as a runway showpiece.