Daylight Robbery? Versus Safety Pin Dress

Are we the only ones who are over the punk thing now? Call us old fashioned, but when we fork out €1.249,00 for a dress we expect it to stay together of its own accord. We don’t want it held together with safety pins!

Joking aside, there are many things we like about this dress: the colour would be lovely on the right complexion, and the shift shape is an office classic. But those sparkly safety pins are just so tacky looking – they give the impression of a sort of punk Barbie hybrid! Versace are clearly revisiting their own archive with this one (remember the safety pin dress made famous by Liz Hurley in the 90s?) but is this one design that should have stayed in the archive, do you think, or is punk Barbie right up your street? If so, hop on over to mytheresa.com for a safety pin dress of your very own!

9 Comments

  • April 16, 2010

    naomi

    this looks like the kind of thing a high society trophy wife would wear on halloween to be “punk” (i can’t type punk without the quotes as nothing about the above outfit is actually punk lol…i mean the only black on it is the tag, it doesn’t have stripes, plaid or animal print and the safety pins have sparklies)

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    • April 16, 2010

      Amee

      Punk doesn’t have to be the things you listed..but I’d have to agree. No true punk would wear something like this.

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      • April 19, 2010

        naomi

        lol
        oh i know…punk is/was all about DIY, pushing the envelope, flaunting a bit of gritty sexiness in your own way and all that…the “standards of the punk uniform” i listed were certainly tongue in cheek…the take away was what you got from it 🙂

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  • April 16, 2010

    Andrea

    I’ll totally never be over the punk thing, haha, but I still hate this dress. Just ew. That’s not punk. 🙂
    .-= Andrea´s last blog ..ShinyAndrea: @qvc ask Mari Lyn @lovephilosophy about products for those around 30 – not exactly youthful, but not yet aging! =-.

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  • April 17, 2010

    AJ

    This was used in a Teen Vogue photo shoot a month or two ago, and I thought it was daylight robbery then!

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  • April 17, 2010

    Rock Hyrax

    Those are more like kilt pins than safety pins.

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  • April 18, 2010

    Sandy

    Not a fan. I’ve never liked the safety pin look. Aren’t those things meant to hold up cloth diapers/nappies?

    I realize the Fashion Police is located across the big pond, and I take full advantage of any excuse to use cool U.K. colloquialisms.

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  • May 29, 2010

    Brittany

    I love the way Kathrine Erwin used this dress in the latest issue of NYLON (July 2010). This photograph doesn’t do this dress any sort of justice in the least.

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  • September 6, 2010

    Stef

    I like it but I’d buy a cheaper basic black, red or purple dress and DIY it.

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