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Ingrid Bergman Dress Destroyed - Vogue shows it off

Discussion in 'The Powder Room' started by Miss_Bella_Hell, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. Miss_Bella_Hell

    Miss_Bella_Hell My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Anyone as horrified as I am by this? I imagine yes.
  2. Now that's just sad bordering on sorry.

    (I wandered in by mistake. Now if you will excuse me ...)
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  3. Land-O-LakesGal

    Land-O-LakesGal Practically Family

    So sad....
  4. nosferaturoams

    nosferaturoams Familiar Face

    Oh dear :(
    To have gone from something so glamorous to That? RIP beautiful dress
  5. Lady Day

    Lady Day I'll Lock Up Bartender

    Such a high profile upcycle.

    Even though its her dress, its a very arrogant thing for both the granddaughter and the designer to do. To think they can improve on it by any stretch of the imagination. That girl is not her granny. Sorry.

  6. I don't understand why she didn't leave the dress alone and just have a shorter look-a-like version made [huh]
  7. JupitersDarling

    JupitersDarling One of the Regulars

    eh, it definitely looked better and more vintage glam pre-modification to me. I don't really see how the dress before modification hit at an "awkward length" as the article said... looks like it goes down plenty in the picture.

    But, I don't feel horrified that Bergman's granddaughter modified her vintage gown. It's not like it was an iconic dress... just a glamourous old gown that didn't quite match Elettra's contemporary aesthetic. At least she made (re)use of it rather than dumping it.

    the dress' own history doomed it, no doubt. it's funny how people attach significance to things that were worn/used by others. "hey look, I'm wearing my famous grandma's dress!" doesn't quite have the same ring as "hey look, I'm wearing a dress like my famous grandma's!"
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  8. RodeoRose

    RodeoRose A-List Customer

    Oh, gosh, that's lacking in taste.

    It always breaks my heart when I see perfectly lovely vintage frocks "upcycled" to look more modern; seriously, folks, if it's modern aesthetics you're after, leave the vintage alone and buy a modern dress! A dress that's cut to be long just won't look right short, and why mess with success anyway? :eusa_doh:
  9. cherry lips

    cherry lips Call Me a Cab

    I can't believe someone dared put a scissor to it and take away more than half of the dress! At least if they'd let it hit beneath the knee it would still have some harmony left. Alas!
  10. Drappa

    Drappa One Too Many

    I don't find this any more disturbing than anybody altering their mother's or grandmother's wedding gown in order to fit their taste.
    She may regret it one day, but even thenit's not like somebody else would have had a chance to wear or own it, and it would have been in storage somewhere.
  11. Whoa, bare knees. How shocking and transgressive. And lumpy.
  12. Sad day for that dress. It just died.

  13. SheBear74

    SheBear74 Practically Family

    She was given two of the dresses and cut one up? Hmm I don't think I would have done that.
  14. That is just plain horrible - imagine cutting up that beautiful gown - doesn't bear thinking about - cutting away history and a truly stunning dress. I really don't like dresses above the knee (never really have) and I don't care how young/old you are I don't think knees are the nicest parts of the body to show off regardless of what shape you are in or what age you are - I'm a strictly below the knee kind of gal - to me it's infinitely more elegant.
  15. Absolutely agreed. The problem with that look, aside from the lumpiness, is that it makes the poor girl look terribly top-heavy. Maybe modern fashion requires that you look like you'd tip over in a strong wind, but I don't think it's very flattering on anyone, least of all if it takes a cut up vintage gown to achieve it.
  16. Terrible! Wasn't this also recently done for some ones Oscar dress?
  17. SheBear74

    SheBear74 Practically Family

    *pulls her above the knee sundress down to cover her knees* lol
  18. cherry lips

    cherry lips Call Me a Cab

    A propos knees: I used to be a "below the knee girl", but now that I've fallen head over heel for the sixties, up the hem goes! However, I agree with RodeoRose, this particular dress isn't cut to be that short, it looks out of proportion now. I'm surprised a designer wouldn't be sensitive to this.
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  19. No one (or Vogue) would look twice at that re-made dress if it weren't for the fact it was owned by her famous grandmother. Is it stylish? Creative? Even slightly special? Really, she could have just trotted down to her local Forever 21 and picked a dress with the same cookie-cutter aesthetics. And what will she brag about it? That it belonged to Ingrid Bergman.
  20. Lady Day

    Lady Day I'll Lock Up Bartender

    I don't see anything wrong with above the knee. I don't care for it on me as I see it as something more youthful, and very casual.
    An above the knee evening gown is an oxy moron.


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