Sunday, November 25, 2012

Photoblogging: Georgetown Chic

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I spotted these dresses in a shop window in Georgetown just the other night. These gruesome frocks ask more questions than they answer.


Who are these garments for? Are they expensive? Do they look better or worse on scuffed mannequins in a shabby storefront? How is it possible for something to appear simultaneously cheap and costly?


Are they flammable? Is that a good thing or a bad thing? For what DC event are these costumes appropriate? Are they, in fact, intended for drag queens?

So many questions!

13 comments:

Comrade Physioprof said...

They sure look fucken awesome to me!

nixiebunny said...

I'll go with the drag queen idea. It's the only one that makes sense. On the other hand, drag queens have taste, so scratch that.

Peteykins said...

Drag queens have a highly developed sense of BAD taste.

HRH King Friday XIII, Ret. said...

Looks like a wealthy father bought a whole store for his bedazzler carrying daughter to play dress up in. Ahh Georgetown.

nixiebunny said...

These items look like they came from the imagination of a 6-year-old girl who has watched too many Disney princess flicks.

dianegsocialist said...

In our town, there is a dressmaker who makes gaudy, tacky gowns that the Armenian girls wear to dances and other events at the local Armenian center. I can understand a different culture having different standards of beauty, but these dresses? I'm with you, Peter. I have no idea who would wear them.

Flying Spaghetti Monster said...

I kinda love that the chosen color scheme for the lettering of the shop name seems to be blood & fecal matter.

The Cat's Meow said...

Bet we find out that these dresses once belonged to Princess Diana.

Matthew Hubbard said...

Nearly speechless.

But the third dress snapped me back into consciousness. Think about the poor woman wearing it. Any time she holds her arms naturally at her sides while walking, her inner upper arms are going to be rubbed raw. Yikes!

Michael Strickland said...

These look like dresses for recent Russian immigrants with money. They really like the sparkly, the furs, and the bad taste. Has the Russian mob taken over Georgetown recently, and are you the first reporter noticing it?

desert wind said...

Even Socialites in their extreme expensive extreme hideous would walk on by.

I can picture Mrs. Tareq Salahi 2.0. Whomsoever that (rich) lady may be.

Karen Zipdrive said...

If a woman wore that dress to a fancy dinner party, by the time dessert was served she'd have saddle sores all up and down her torso. I doubt even low lettuce drag queens would want to wear any of these eyesores.

Anonymous said...

If I were a seamstress asked to make sleazy gowns for an ethnic group, I would pay THEM to let me teach them some taste. Taste is taste.