Thursday, February 16, 2006

This Dress


was universally panned by the critics. It's often described as one of Nicole Kidman's "rare missteps...."

13 comments:

Lorraine said...

Oh. My. Gawd.

~*Alyssa Marie*~ said...

HAHAHA! That dress looks rather familiar =P

Deb R said...

That's hilarous!

Tbone said...

Don't even get me started about this...

Toothy Tile said...

OMG, that was my EXACT reaction when I first saw Santino picking out the fabric. Once the dress started coming together, I said to my friend "It reminds me of that hideous gold dress Nicole Kidman wore, only worse."

Green Penny said...

santino's dress wasn't great, but it wasn't that bad!

Dorian Saintier said...

I agree. As much as I despise Santino and as much as his dress was slightly oversantinoed, it was original and certainly wasnt hideous.

I am sad that daniel won that challenge coz he got off with the impression boring-safe is OK in the end, which I doubt it will be. We all can see the result in the Fashion Week photos. And it sucks coz Daniel is awesome and very talented.
I am afraid to say his collection is so dowdy it looks like Wendy made it. --- pares down hits by everyone ----
In the other hand Santino and Kara have obviously taken into account the constant criticism they faced and the result was great.

Curly Glamour Girlie said...

Yikes. Santino's version was much classier.

hellparadiso said...

Er...maybe it's because I'm not wearing my glasses, but...I don't think that looks too bad. Although, I was really really close to swooning over Santino's gold dress before he started adding stuff to the neckline (what's his thing with surrounding boobies with a line of trim, btw?).

I don't know, maybe it's her hair. THAT looks nice.

Team Outcast said...

I have to agree with Ellen. santino's dress was not that bad!
Listen, I am surely predjudiced, so sue me, but I have harbored a love/hate/hate/tolerate opinion of santino from the start for all the many reasons written here and elsewhere. But I will put my hand in the fire and say it here: Santino reminds me of Karen [The Outcast} in that they both are very creative to the point of self-destruction on occasion. But that's okay. One does not have to look backward very far to remember the things both said and written about Coco Chanel, for example, who went against all convention.
I would rather witness Karen and santino fail [and they both have] with a botched design attempt than watch the all too boring formulaic collection that Elle and BR seem to want to shove the designer's into. Bravo to the PR producers for supporting santino, design warts and all!

Amy said...

Y'know, I actually liked this dress. Santino's dress was sort of clunky in comparison.

La BellaDonna said...

The problems with that particular dress are proportion and colour. I think it would have been less awkward had the designer either brought the white further up (as in a very high collar), or (my preference) bit the bullet and gone with a nude chiffon, or a gold lace (or even a nude lace threaded with gold). The balance is off, and that's why it looks awkward.

MNchic said...

the dress is definately better than santino's, i must say. it seems to hug her body better, and it's not so big and heavy in the bottom. santino's was just too much, as usual.