Yes, I did buy this gold dress thinking about the Hugo Award ceremony. What can I say? I am a horribly shallow human being. Besides, where else is a lady author to wear a gold dress?
|Gold Dress for Alameda Vintage Fair $30|
|Gold dress with flower op over (and the lovely Anne)|
|Hugo Awards outfit|
"The fashion of wearing black silk mittens at breakfast is now obsolete. It was always inconvenient, and neither useful nor ornamental."
~ The Ladies' Guide to True Politeness and Perfect Manners or, Miss Leslie's Behaviour Book by Eliza Leslie (American 1864)
Gold Dresses in Retrospect
|1858-1859 The Metropolitan Museum of Art|
|1880 Wedding Dress 1880 The Metropolitan Museum of Art|
|1929 Musée Galliera de la Mode de la Ville de Paris|
|1933 Evening Dress Jessie Franklin Turner, The Metropolitan Museum of Art|
|1949 Pactole Christian Dior, 1949 The Metropolitan Museum of Art|
|1958 Evening Set Traina-Norell, 1958 The Museum at FIT|
Modern Perspectives on Gold Dresses
|2014 S/S Christian Siriano|
|2014 Josie Natori|
|2014 Valentin Yudashkin|
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