Poor Little Rich Girls: Marques’Almeida hand-frayed dresses

hand frayed dresses

These dresses have a combined value of $1,595. And yet…we don’t really need to state the obvious here, do we?

According to Opening Ceremony, who are selling these, the “energy” behind the collection comes from “English council estate girls” and “90s Seattle”. We’ll let English council estate girls and residents of 90s Seattle decide whether or not they’re offended by that (all we can say is that we may not have lived in 90s Seattle, but we’ve certainly seen lots of girls from council estates, and none of them have been dressed like this. And if you even suggested that they buy a $600 dress that looked like it had been dragged out of a rubbish bin, they’d laugh from now until Christmas.), but as for the rest of you: what do you think about expensive, designer fashion masquerading as old rags?


  • June 11, 2012

    Carolina W


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  • June 11, 2012


    If I saw somebody on the street in one of those dresses, I would assume they had stopped taking their pills and were having a breakdown.

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  • June 11, 2012


    LMAO~ Ya’ll never look on the bright side – how easy would it be to duplicate this look if you had to! (I can only imagine wearing this if my loved ones were being held hostage to ensure my cooperation.) Looking closely, however, you couldn’t do it buying actual clothes, which might have a tell-tale seam or pocket to show it once was worn by a normal person.

    But a couple of yards of old denim, a pair of pinking shears, two seams up the sides to keep the boobs in and let your cat play with the edges – wa la! A one of a kind, designer inspired, bang on trend, edgy dress! I might even take one step further and burn some of the fringe like the crazy boys I went to college with did. Still LMAO at what some people will wear.

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  • June 12, 2012


    As a resident of the Seattle era (though not necessarily throughout the 90s) I can comfortably say that you would never see anyone wearing one of these unless they were suffering from the a-fore mentioned breakdown. Frayed denim, yes. Loose fitting, yes. But never with that price tag 🙂

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  • June 13, 2012


    90s Seattle… Nirvana? Grunge definitely didn’t look like that!

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  • June 29, 2012


    I could assemble a more attractive denim dress using my old jeans and my seriously limited sewing skills.

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