Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Get THAT Dress.


Last week, Top Shop sent out a mailer to all its eNewsletter subscribers with the header ‘Get THAT Kate Moss Dress’. Just WHAT dress are they talking about? Let’s just say it has something to do with an old flame, a charity and 60,000 Swarovski crystals….

Fashion lore has it that 10 years ago, when Kate Moss met Johnny Depp (also known as the ‘Brad and Gwenyth’ era) she was wearing a 1920s vintage flapper dress. The romance might have fizzed, but the dress lived on – albeit under her bed. But a few months ago, Ms Moss shook out the beaded beauty and used it as inspiration for a Swarovski/Topshop collaboration.

Embroidered with 60,000 Swarovski crystals, 500 limited edition copies are to go on sale at TopShop’s Oxford flagship next month, and the original? It’s been auctioned on Ebay for the Prince’s Trust. Want to nab it? You need to be a size 6-8 and have around 5000 pounds up your sleeve. Ouch.

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