This dress has been an emotional roller coaster for us, kittens. Come walk with us.
Our opinions are all over the place. We thought it was overdesigned and that the bodice kind of looked like a lace swim suit.
And while we’re not prudish about these things, the can-you-or-can’t-you-see-them quality of the lace deployment and sheer effect is a pretty played-out design element at this point. Having said that, the skirt charms us the more we look at it. There’s a lovely late-summer quality to the floral design; a refreshingly on-season feel for a venue that’s usually at least two seasons off from the real world.
We still think the black lace look is growing increasingly stale and restrictive, but we have to admit there are parts of this design that really appeal to us and suit her well. That low, tight chignon with the center part was a much-repeated look of the night, but hers really fits the feel of the dress. And the jewelry choices are unexpected and interesting. It’s a more interesting look than it first appears, which is why we suppose we’ve spent so much time lingering over it.
Christian Dior Chantilly Lace Gown with Colorful Applications of ‘Velours au Sabre’ Motifs Inspired by Gobelins’ ‘Mille-Fleurs’ Tapestry from the Fall 2018 Collection
Fernando Jorge ‘Rocket’ Earrings
Christian Louboutin Shoes
Styled by Petra Flannery | Makeup by Kate Lee | Hair by Jenny Cho
[Photo Credit: INSTARImages, dior.com]