Walter Lippman wasn’t brilliant today

by Erin on December 21, 2005


Anthony Price dress

Ten points for the first person who can tell me, without Googling, the source of the subject line and why it relates to this dress. I am inexplicably drawn to this acetate dress from Lost Horizon Vintage; it's calling to me, and not politely, either. This is a "Hey, you! Yes, I'm talking to YOU!" dress. If I had a spare $375 it would be mine; if you do (and can fit into 36/26/35) it could be yours.

Be sure to click through to Lost Horizon site, not only so you can see how the zipper goes around the back and over the curve of the lower back, but also to check out her other dresses. There are some amazing things there …

I can't tell if it has pockets or not but I just don't care, it's cheering me up and that's good enough!

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La BellaDonna December 21, 2005 at 7:37 am

“Zip! Walter Lipman wasn’t brilliant today …” The Lady Is A Tramp, recorded by Frank Sinatra.And the dress is totally faboo, regardless of the acetateness of it. I would so steal it from you, if I too had the $375… and was 12, which is the last time my hips were 35.

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Erin December 21, 2005 at 8:36 am

Nope! (I mean, about the Sinatra). Next guess?

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Anonymous December 21, 2005 at 9:03 am

Comes from the song “Zip,” which Elaine Stritch sang in her show At Liberty. Originated in Pal Joey.A reporter is singing as Gypsey Rose Lee.floretbroccoli

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Erin December 21, 2005 at 9:06 am

Ten points for Gryffindor! I mean, floretbroccoli!

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Anonymous December 21, 2005 at 9:51 am

As a supporter of Gryffindor House, I’m happy to let them have my points.The song is, supposedly, what goes through the mind of intellectual stripper (ecydesiast?) Gypsy Rose Lee as she is stripping.These aren’t the lyrics I remember, but they’ll do.fbZip! Walter Lippman wasn’t brilliant today.Zip! Will Saroyan ever write a great play?Zip! I was reading Schopenhauer last night.Zip! And I think that Schopenhauer was right.I don’t want to see Zorina,I don’t want to meet Cobina.Zip! I’m an intellectual.I don’t like a deep contralto,Or a man whose voice is alto.Zip! I’m a heterosexual.Zip! It took intellect to master my art.Zip! Who the hell is Margie Hart?Zip! I consider Dali’s painting passe.Zip! Can they make the Metropolitan pay?Zip! English people don’t say clerk, they say clark.Zip! Anybody who says clark is a jark!I have read the great Cabala,And I simply worship Allah.Zip! I am just a mystic.I don’t care for Whistler’s mother,Charlie’s aunt, or Shubert’s brother.Zip! I’m misogynistic.Zip! My intelligence is guiding my hand.Zip! Who the hell is Sally Rand?Zip! Toscanini leads the greatest of bands.Zip! Jergens Lotion does the trick for his hands.Zip! Rip Van Winkle on the screen would be smart.Zip! Tyrone Power will be cast in the part.I adore the great Confucius,And the lines of luscious Lucius.Zip! I am so ecletic.I don’t care for either Mickey; Mouse and Rooney make me sicky!Zip! I’m a little hectic.Zip! My artistic taste is classic and dear.Zip! Who the hell is Lili St. Cyr?

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Anonymous December 21, 2005 at 10:02 am

Oooooooooooh, that dress. Funny, I was just reading the section on zippers in my brand new Singer sewing book . . .Would I be overreaching to imagine it made in leather?~Madelene

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shana December 21, 2005 at 7:14 pm

I love that you can adjust how high the slit is, with the zipper. Excellent. Now if only I were that size…and willing to spend that much money on a dress I’d never wear…

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La BellaDonna December 22, 2005 at 8:07 am

Ulk. Betrayed by senility, and the song Sinatra made famous from the movie version of “Pal Joey,” rather than the correct song from the earlier musical of “Pal Joey.”Note to self: try not to be in too big a hurry to make mistakes! D’oh!

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Raven December 22, 2005 at 7:50 pm

*drool* I so wish I were wealthy enough to drop that much money on a dress.it reminds me of a Jean Paul Gaultier dress I saw at Marshall Field’s a couple of seasons ago. It had several zippers which you could use to change the length and shape of the dress. It was about $3K, though. My husband told me he would personally buy me the fabric and notions and I could have several goes at making one, as it would still be cheaper. Sigh. I love black zippy dresses.

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