Is this Kate Moss for Topshop dress the Dress of the Year?

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This dress, which was part of Kate Moss's  Christmas collection for Topshop, has just been named Dress of the Year by the  Bath Fashion Museum. Just in case that means absolutely nothing to you, let us explain: it's the world's biggest collection of historic fashion, and the award in question usually goes to a "proper" designer, so the fact that it's been awarded this year to a £60 high street dress is something of an anomaly, and is being described by some as indicative of our changing attitudes to fashion.

Is it a worthy contender for Dress of the Year, though? We're sorry we couldn't find a better image than this one, which doesn't give you a great idea of what it actually looks like, but it's a long-sleeved, heart-print mini dress. From what you can see (or remember), do you think it deserves the title Dress of the Year?

10 Comments

  • May 6, 2009

    Melanie

    I’m a bit perplexed by that award TBH .. sure it’s a nice enough dress, but “dress of the year”? Hardly.
    That recenty featured green retro styled Vivienne Westwood dress trumps Kate’s dress in a heartbeat.

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  • May 6, 2009

    Maddie

    I think its a gorgeous dress… So I suppose its worthy?

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  • May 6, 2009

    gokarm

    Well, I’m not familiar with the award, but the dress is really adorable with the long sleeves and I suppose it’s very indicative of the times. If that’s what they’re basing the award on, and not on unique-ness or showy-ness, then yes, I can stand behind the choice.

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  • May 6, 2009

    caro

    I can’t really agree with anyone that would make something covered in tiny hearts dress of the year. The shoulders also somehow remind me of the Star Trek uniforms.

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  • May 6, 2009

    5am

    it is a cute dress but i agree with melanie, the vivienne westwood green monroe dress is more of a worthy contender for dress of the year.

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  • May 6, 2009

    Mousy

    Those shoulders are fashionable right now but I’m not really sure I much like the dress. Certainly, it’s not the most interesting garment that could have been given the award.

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  • May 6, 2009

    Becca

    I live in Bath and have actually been to the Fashion museum quite a few times and the dress of the year from what I can tell seems to be more about what the people were wearing that year. They have this whole corridor with a dress or items of clothing from the past 50 years or so. Which could explain why such a normal dress has been picked.
    Recommend the museum though – you can go and try on corsets!

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  • May 6, 2009

    ashley Reiner

    I don’t think this dress even represents the times/people right now that well….
    couldn’t something more with this decade go into the museum- even something like an Herve Leger dress?
    after all, while kate is an amaaazing supermodel, she isn’t technically a designer…

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  • May 6, 2009

    Arielle

    Seems like an odd choice for dress of the year. I like this dress, but I would like it better if it were shortened and turned into a shirt, or lengthened. Just not a big fan of long sleeves on a mini dress.

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  • May 7, 2009

    Veve

    To be honest I LOVE it. and I guess it’s also a reaction to the crisis since they chose a “cheap” dress as to a crazy expensive one. (I say “cheap” althou here where I live it wouldn’t be that cheap, it’d be actually like a fifth of my monthly income..saaaad I KNOW).
    Anyways, I totally would buy it too if it were actually availiable in Prague, but alas the topshop collection here is VERY limited..
    I think I might cry now.. Nah:) But thanks for posting it up here, it’s a nice dress to look at!

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