Oh poor frock from last week! I think I doomed it by pointing out so clearly that it wasn’t Parisian. If I’d only told you it was by Doucet you’d probably have lived it so much better!
As it was, so many of you disliked so much about it. The skirt fabric (one of my favourite parts actually, for being such a fascinating textile) came in for particularly harsh criticism. I would have rated it an 8 out of 10, for being the absolute perfect balance point between 1890s stiffness and 1900s too-much-froth, but alas, not enough of you agreed with me, and it came in at a paltry 5.2 out of 10.
Since you didn’t like the textured textile and the mix of different fabrics last week, this week’s selection is in just one colour, and predominantly one fabric.
This evening dress or ball gown of flame red aerophane silk (one that I missed when researching aerophane, due to a spelling error in the LACMA catalogue) features self-fabric streamers bound in silk satin which flow down the skirt and are caught up at the hem, where they are interspersed with large flowers fashioned in the same manner.
In the lightweight aerophane the whole gown would have floated and fluttered as the wearer danced in it.
Would the effect have been attractively eye catching, or absolutely appalling?
Rate the Dress on a Scale of 1 to 10.