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Rate the Dress – 1700s mantua

The assessment of last week’s dress was fairly unanimous, with most people expressing that Maria didn’t do the dress justice.  As Jo-Anne astutely summed it up, the dress was overpowering.  Some of you did approved of Maria’s ‘death stare/don’t give a damn/emo’ attitude though, and combined with the stunning (if mis-worn) dress she rated a 6.5 – not a complete failure.* I’m still in a glitzy, metallic mood (OK, when am I not in a glitzy, metallic mood!), so I present for your consideration this turn-of-the-century (the 18th century) Italian confection of Madonna blue and silver, from the collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Are you in love?  Or are you in like?  Or is your reaction more along the lines of “burn it now please?” Rate the Dress on a scale of 1 to 10 *P.S. Am I the only one that was really, really tempted to photoshop Kristen Stewart’s face into the painting?  I swear, it would make total sense if she was a reincarnation of Maria!