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Rate the dress: Yves Saint Laurent, 1958

Some of you loved last week’s pink and cream 1822 dress, some of you thought it was a sad rag in dull, insipid colours and fabrics that reminded you of Grandma’s net curtains.  It rated a 7.5 out of 10 The dress I present this week carries on some of the same themes (soft net trim and monochromatic colour schemes), but differs wildly in other areas. Yves Saint Laurent designed this dress for Christian Dior’s Spring/Summer 1958, and the fashion forward Duchess of Windsor purchased it for herself. At 62 years of age, did Wallis Simpson finally make a fashion mistake?  Or was her taste as unerring as ever? Rate the Dress on a scale of 1 to 10