Herewith another dress from the annals of advertising, this one sent by Rose (not a vegetable, a flower!) from the NYT. (Click on the image to read the story.) Seems that Wishbone salad dressing wanted dresses made from … salad, and Chris March, a costume designer, made their wish(bone) come true. (Let's leave aside, for the moment, that the product being promoted is a SPRAY SALAD DRESSING. I hope it works like spray paint, not just looks like spray paint, because the idea of kids buying salad dressing to use for tagging just makes me so happy I can't stand it.)
I have to say, this is much much better than the Celestial Seasonings dress, and, if I had access to, say, several hundred pounds of discarded silk vegetables? I would be making something similar. (C'mon, do you think someone who gushed over this dress would balk at taking it to the next level?)
I love the overlapping lettuce leaves on the skirt — the bodice, I'm more "eh" on. Also, I don't think you should mix velvet and lettuce … charmeuse would have been a better choice. Velvet is a winter fabric, and vegetables are definitely summer.
Actually, I'd love to make a turnip dress, with a frilly green collar, deep red-purple at the shoulders, and shading to white at the bottom. And then I would walk around all day holding my breath, waiting for someone to "get it". Do people even eat turnips anymore? I mean, aside from effete baby ones? Me, I love a good turnip.
Okay, to sum up: Promotional dresses are good press and make nice blog entries. Don't mix velvet and lettuce. Question: Who eats turnips?