A Wedding Gown With a Skin Condition

elizabeth fillmore gown

$19,580 will buy you a lot of things, including (but not limited to) a wedding gown that is in desperate need of a course of steroids and some topical hydrocortisone cream. The “Medea” wedding gown by Elizabeth Fillmore is one such gown. Don’t worry, though — it’s not contagious.

12 Responses to “A Wedding Gown With a Skin Condition”

  1. Are the Lilith, Andrea Yates, and Susan Smith dresses in that line?

  2. TeleriB says:

    Yeah. Of all the classical references to make with respect to a wedding gown, “Medea” seems like a really awful choice – what with her legend involving sending her husband’s new bride a poisoned wedding gown and all.

  3. Perhaps they will come out with a new line of tuxes: the Bluebeard, the Henry VIII.

    And there could be other gowns: The Mary Winkler line, for example.

  4. HurricaneDeck says:

    Ditto TeleriB!!

  5. sally says:

    That is an interesting wedding gown!

  6. Twistie says:

    I think the most appropriate place to wear Medea’s gown (despite the cultural and geographical differences) would be Juliet’s balcony. Oh! And perhaps you could have the ceremony officiated by a direct descendant of Thomas Cramner, who did the deed for Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. I believe he also officiated at Henry’s wedding to Anne’s cousin, Katherine Howard a few years later. Come up with a best man named Iago or a bridesmaid named Borgia, and I think we’ve got it covered pretty well.

    Bitter almond wedding cake, anyone?

    But even if the name were not enough to give me an amazing amount of pause, and even if I had twenty grand to plonk down on one dress pre-accessories, I would still pass. I’m sure all those flowers are carefully made by hand and individually exquisite, but en masse…they come across a bit scrofulous to me.

  7. Nariya says:

    I’m entirely distracted by the pigeons. And what’s with the paper box in her hand?

  8. SusanC says:

    Here’s definitely a case of too,too much. If the designer had found a way to perhaps use 10% of those flowers on the gown, it might have worked. And please, no flowers around the hips. Most of us don’t need extra bulk in that region.

  9. Cassie says:

    Wow. Improperly named and pretty hideous. Way to go!

    But you know, all I could think when I saw it was “At least the model has an expression that says something besides ‘ennui'”. I would have said “is smiling”, but I’m not sure that’s what that is . . . .

  10. TeleriB says:

    And what’s with the paper box in her hand?

    Plain white rice from the Chinese takeaway was the only thing she could afford to eat after paying for the dress?

  11. Fabrisse says:

    My first thought was that the birds had encrusted the gown.

  12. Lo says:

    I LOVE this gown… if only it weren’t so expensive