What consistent ratings last week’s Chanel fireworks dress received! It’s very unusual for so many of you to agree on a dress, but excepting one 7, every single rating was an 8, 9 or 10 (no Sadie, you can’t give it an 11 – or you can, but I’ll still count it as a 10!). Not surprising that the final rating was a balanced 9.3 out of 10. The only mark downs were for the lack of resolution at the waistline. It almost looks as if the dress ought to have had a sash or belt.
This weeks dress definitely has a sash. It may not be a Chanel, but it does have an impressive pedigree, having been worn at Benjamin Harrison’s inaugural ball in 1889. It’s come down in the world a bit them, having sold at August Auctions in 2009 for a measly $540 (even if you don’t like it, you’ll have to agree that was a steal).
The dress combines silk damask, silk velvet, and silk brocade chiffon ballgown in pink and green. Pink and green usually a popular combination, but what if the green is a sort of chartreuse/poison shade, and the pink is barely blush? And what about the combination of all those different fabrics?
There is a lot to ponder when it comes to this dress. What is your verdict?
Rate the Dress on a Scale of 1 to 10