All posts tagged: Austria

Rate the Dress: Marie Christine of Austria in somewhat less pink

What to say about last week’s dress….oh dear.  Not a lot of love from most of you.  So much to complain about…colour, textures, silhouette, and that pectoral fin.  Mostly colour though.  Some enterprising viewers noted that if you were colourblind, the chartreuse and pale pink looked lovely together, and wondered if the wearer/maker had been colourblind.  Personally I rather liked the colours – they are so unexpected, and the Victorians did love to play with wild colour schemes.  I will agree that the dress had other issues, so despite the few people who really loved it, I’m not surprised that the final rating was a 3.4 out of 10 Since so many of you had problems with the colour, let’s tone the palette down in this weeks ‘Rate the Dress’. The last time we looked at Marie Antoinette’s sister Marie Christine she was wearing pink, and lots of it.  You called her a ‘blinged out sheep’ with an 18th century mullet’, and still managed to give her a 6.5 out of 10. Today her ensemble …

Rate the Dress: Marie Christine in lots of pink

With most of the ‘Rate the Dresses’ I’m happy to sit back.  I like hearing what you have to say: the comparisons, the opinions, the different design perspectives.  Very, very occasionally though, I feel the need to leave my own comment.  Last week’s Rate the Dress was one of those. And because this is my blog, I get to post it up front and centre: If Worth Jr’s contemporaneous afternoon dress was “small furry animal tipped the inkwell over, amused itself in the subsequent puddle, then took a stroll across the sketches for the new season” with results included in the final garments, this dress was ‘small furry animal vomited hairball on sketch, then tipped the inkwell over and rolled in the puddle, shedding copious amounts of hair in the process, and finished up by leaving hair-enriched turds on top of it all’ with results included in the finished garment.  If I could give this a -10, I would, but the lowest the rating goes is 1 out of 10. But clearly you guys didn’t agree with …