Introducing the Recessionista Dress...

21 October 2008


In the lead up to the Sex And The City film we were bombarded with Carrie-and-co-related info. ‘Check out this little bag - it's exactly like Carrie's', ‘I've found a pair of shoes just like the Dior gladiators!' or ‘OMG, wouldn't Samantha look so right in this necklace?' became a daily ritual. Funny how things change. Now it seems, everything's credit-crunch related (so not as exciting as SATC) and frankly it's all been bringing us down. Until this. Hidden among those money-saving ideas there is a shining light - a high-fashion saviour that makes chiconomics truly chic. Introducing Phillip Lim's ‘Recessionista Dress'. Challenged by US Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour to produce a desirable piece of design for the party season without the hefty price tag, Lim created this gorgeous blue-tiered ruffled gown which retails at £405. The limited-edition dress is due to drop exclusively into Selfridges (London and Manchester) from November. Just don't go telling all your friends or else there'll be matching outfit disasters at the Xmas party!
Hannah Almassi


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