Celebrity Style on Trial: Gabriella Cilmi’s ‘necktie’ dress

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  A strange thing: we were almost 100% sure we'd already arrested this "necktie dress", but we've just had a look through the Fashion Police cells, and it doesn't seem to be there, which makes us think it might have escaped and attached itself to Gabriella Cilmi here (she's an Australian singer, for those of you currently scratching your heads…).

The question is, what should we do about this state of affairs? Should we attempt to recapture the escaped convict (if, indeed, that's what it is: we may just be imagining things, and let's face it, it wouldn't be the first time…), or should we just leave it be, and let Gabriella get on with life, the proud owner of a dress made entirely from neckties?

You tell us, readers: is it guilty or innocent of crimes of fashion?

29 Comments

  • March 6, 2009

    gokarm

    oh. my god, it is SO guilty! Are you kidding? The NECKTIE dress that has been made by every freshman fashion student in existence? It’s the very definition of ANTI-creativity and innovation. And to see it on the red…well, green…carpet makes me very mad.

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  • March 6, 2009

    E.

    I actually think it’s kind of cute. πŸ™‚

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  • March 6, 2009

    Veronika

    I find myself liking it too, which is strange cause a “necktie” dress seems in theory quite awful.

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  • March 6, 2009

    Evelyn

    The only reason to not lock it up would be if she made it herself due to lack of funds (a la Cinderella).
    Otherwise, it’s slammer time!

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  • March 6, 2009

    Rock Hyrax

    Put out a warrant for its immediate arrest! (And I don’t think it’s an escapee.)

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  • March 6, 2009

    Lee

    I think let it off with a warning :D.

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  • March 6, 2009

    pinkpicnic

    Does anyone remember the tv sitcom “Blossom” in the US in the 1990’s? She had one of these. That means guilty.

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  • March 6, 2009

    The Fashion Police

    Oh my God, Blossom! I loved her – in fact, I wanted to be her. Whoops, maybe I didn’t want to admit that…

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  • March 6, 2009

    Shelllley

    I don’t hate it…. I wouldn’t wear it but I don’t hate it.

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  • March 6, 2009

    Valerie

    Well, I would never wear it myself, but I actually think it’s kind of cute on her.

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  • March 6, 2009

    miky

    Kill me , but I really like this dress. πŸ˜€ Don’t arrest her, pleeeeaseee! ;;)

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  • March 6, 2009

    *Star

    Don’t shoot me down but…
    I like it…

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  • March 6, 2009

    Helen

    i kinda like it too

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  • March 6, 2009

    Mandy

    Actually, I kind of like it.
    I know it’s not the most original of ideas, but she looks happy and proud to show it off so why not? There are plenty worse out there, I’m sure. πŸ™‚

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  • March 6, 2009

    Celeste

    I’m used to seeing tie skirts as a DIY project, and for the teen hippies and other creative types who make them, I’m fine with it. But I’m not liking the dress.

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  • March 6, 2009

    Danny

    Not hating it.
    But I’d like it way more if it hadn’t so many different colours.
    Chose a couple of colours and stick to them, please..

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  • March 6, 2009

    Kelly

    I totally second Danny! Except the fact that I liked it.

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  • March 7, 2009

    sonja

    I think she pulls it off queit well, it reninds me of the skirt my sister made out of ties(she was 15 at the time). lol the only reason I know who Gabriella Cilmi is because she was on nevermind the buzzcocks

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  • March 7, 2009

    DesignerElla

    I cannot even believe this is only on trial! πŸ˜‰

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  • March 7, 2009

    Becky

    yeah, i’m pretty sure i wanted to make a skirt like this when i was 16. luckily it never happened.

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  • March 7, 2009

    Anna

    I actually don’t hate it. Definitely not something I’d wear, but I don’t find it all that offensive.

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  • March 7, 2009

    Kuri

    I like the necktie A-line skirts I’ve seen on craft blogs, but the shape doesn’t lend itself to a dress and the belt just makes it looks all lumpy about the middle.

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  • March 8, 2009

    Maddie

    I actually like it. I’d wear it.

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  • March 8, 2009

    chocoholic

    I kind of like it too.
    And she is only about 16 or something right?
    Maybe it actually is her own teenage diy project?

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  • March 9, 2009

    Yo

    Sorry everybody, but I looove this dress. Whether it’s the first time it’s come around or not, its adorable.

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  • March 10, 2009

    A

    I like it, and I’ve seen some really really cool DIY stuff done with ties. It’s quite creative. I would have picked different patterns for this dress though….. !

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  • March 14, 2009

    Yunna

    Maybe I have a weird way of thinking but this dress looks for me as a trophy hall or “a trip down the memory lane”.
    You know: 1 guy = 1 tie
    It looks cute though.

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  • March 14, 2009

    Yunna

    Maybe I have a weird way of thinking but this dress looks for me as a trophy hall or “a trip down the memory lane”.
    You know: 1 guy = 1 tie
    It looks cute though.

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  • January 30, 2010

    Jessi

    This particular dress isn’t very appealing, but if it was a more creative design/use of neckties it would be great.

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