Last week’s Rate the Dress started out as a mystery, as I couldn’t locate the collection it came from. A number of you succeeded in doing so, but Daniel wins the google-fu award of the week for finding it first.
Things almost everyone liked about last week’s dress: The colour. The seamstresses’ cleverness and frugality in recycling the fabric.
Things that got mixed reviews: how the original mixed patterning of the fabric, and the way it was used in the alteration, interacted. The padded, three dimensional trim, and the hem cord.
Things that almost nobody was impressed by: the fat, unbalanced trim over the bust.
The result? A very respectable 8 out of 10. Yay for historical recycling!
This week we’re going from bright blue to grass green, with an early 1920s Vionnet dress formed from diamonds in silk velvet, evoking a medieval harlequin.
What do you think of this dress? Elegant and playful, or just silly?
Rate the Dress on a Scale of 1 to 10