Defense of the Dress – Victoria in Fessahaye

The Facts

Never say we shy away from controversy here. Today we’re taking on Crown Princess Victoria, resplendent in her 2019 Nobel gown by Swedish-Eritrean designer Selam Fessahaye. We allowed everyone a coule months to think about this one. Victoria accessorized with the Baden fringe tiara, the Braganza Rose diamond brooch, and a Bernadotte diamond rivierè. The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the Prime MInister of Ethiopia for his role in ending the 20 year war between Ethiopia and Eritrea, and the choice of dress designer may have been, in part, a diplomatic nod.

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The Case for the Dress

The Handbag: I always like a troublemaker! In this case, Victoria didn’t play it safe on what is probably her biggest night of the year, and for that I admire her. I like the nod to the Nobel winner, and visually, she was indeed a focal point, with a black and white throwback to Swedish court dress. Not a resounding yes, but a yes nonetheless.

LG: I’m still all in. At first when I thought it was a wrinkled mess, I was still all in. This isn’t just a Princess in a gown at the Nobel Ceremony, the is the Crown Princess and Future Queen. Could it have been toned down a bit, of course, but we all know Victoria loves a dramatic dress for the Nobels, and she didn’t disappoint. I can only hope for more drama for the years to come.

The Case Against the Dress

OC: Newp. Still hideous. Styled poorly though nice to see the Baden and the Bragança Rose. The End.

LiL: I’m with her. Newp. So much newp. It hurts my eyeballs.

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