Crimes Against Crochet: Jean Paul Gaultier’s ankle-length dress

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We’d perhaps be able to understand this dress a little better if it was a beach cover-up, say.  That doesn’t mean we’d be able to forgive it, mind you – it’s not like it’s actually going to cover anything up, after all, which kinda defeats the purpose – but we would at least have some small inkling of why it came to exist.

A £570 / $945 beach cover-up, though? We don’t think so. And when you consider that £570 is the SALE price, and it was originally retailing for £760/$1,260, it all becomes even more baffling.

Why does it exist? Who would buy it? We’re stumped, readers, so if you can step in with the answers to these questions, we’d be grateful.

If you just want to step in and buy it, meanwhile, it’s available from Yoox.com

13 Comments

  • November 26, 2009

    yvonne

    I wouldnt wear that to bed!!! LOL
    i mean who in their right mind would buy it??!!!!!!!! :O)

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  • November 26, 2009

    Noe

    At the least the model is wearing, you know, underwear.

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  • November 26, 2009

    naomi

    looks like jean paul went through the family heirloom box and found his grand tante marie’s tablecloth from 1978 was easily convertable to a dress
    maybe cate blanchet would buy this…she did wear the quilt dress after all

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  • November 26, 2009

    Melanthios

    That’s not even very good crochet!

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  • November 27, 2009

    akabini

    Um… just to be clear… $1,260 *does* get you the underwear as well, right?
    .-= akabini´s last blog ..future perfect, present passive =-.

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  • November 27, 2009

    k

    Reminds of those ugly homemade crafts that people try to sell for a high price

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  • November 27, 2009

    EricB

    Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair!

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  • November 27, 2009

    Diandra

    I don’t see one redeeming quality in this at all!

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  • November 27, 2009

    Ally C.

    Looks like something i can make, i don’t even know how to crochet.
    .-= Ally C.´s last blog ..Book of the Month =-.

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  • November 28, 2009

    AJ

    WHAT IS THAT!?!?!?

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  • November 28, 2009

    Ash

    Not as a dress. Not as a beach cover up. Not even under a floor length dress.

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  • November 29, 2009

    Gina

    Check out the bottom hem – its those little curly cues a child learns when starting crochet and gives to their BFs to hang on backpacks or key chains.
    Maybe this is a subtle cry for help from a child’s sweat shop forced to crank out this degree of ugliness.

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  • August 25, 2011

    Marie

    beautiful colors but you need have a perfect body to wear this dress but is great

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