Let's get this out of the way first, Bitches. We likednotloved the dress. We'd love to say that Laura can do no wrong, but this was a misstep. Ninabitch was a little hard on her but the fact of the matter is, she was right. This is not new, fresh or young in any way.
It was, however, very striking, very French and very Laura all at the same time. When we saw her sketching what looked like a black sheath with yet another plunging neckline, we were concerned, and rightfully so. This challenge required more than Laura's standard clean lines and classic styling. It needed a bold statement and more intricate detailing.
"This is Cherie. She's our most popular girl with the members of the Cabinet. Cherie, turn around and let this nice man get a good look at you. "
The collar almost saved it. We thought it looked gorgeous and appropriate in Paris. Unfortunately, looking at the whole dress, we could think of only one word and that word was "dour." Where was the chic playfullness of the bathmat coat or the "For Nuts Only" dress? Yes, the collar was, in Tim's words, "exuberant," but it was offset by the funereal dress. The two elements were fighting each other and unfortunately, the dress won.
It is to the fabulous Camilla's eternal credit that even though the collar went limp during the trip back, the dress still looked better on her than the Parisian model. Great styling! Loved the extensions!
But yeah, it looked like something Cruella DeVille's maid would wear.