More granny square madness

You’ve probably already seen the hideousness that was Cate Blanchett’s granny square dress on the red carpet:

wearing grandma's couch cover

Yeah yeah, it was supposed to be humorous or something. Personally I think it’s only entertaining in a mean holy-shit-that’s-so-awful kind of way. And generally this is what happens when someone tries to turn granny squares into clothing.

Now check this out, from Christopher Kane’s at London Fashion Week:

rockin' the grannies

This just proves a friend of mine’s point that color makes the difference in how good granny squares look. I still don’t love in a I-must-make-this way, but I can appreciate the geometrics and color here.

Of course, the biggest problem with granny squares as clothing is the complete lack of drape that they’re going to have. These dresses are only going to look good on a runway, or on someone who’s so damn hot they could grab a blanket off the couch and wear that. Which is kind of what they did there.

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  1. These would be lovely….. if they were on the back of my grandma’s couch! You are so right- it only works if your hotness can over come the crazy ugliness of the dress.

  2. It’s a short Snuggie! In colors!

  3. One small step better than wearing a fitted Snuggie out. Not so pretty ~ :)

  4. Ha ha — Jinx, Juan! We were thinking the same thing!

    • Jami
    • March 29th, 2011

    Some people just don’t have any taste. Did they really think that she looked good??????

    • Julia
    • March 29th, 2011

    The second from the left – is that a leather skirt with a granny square print? Why???

    • jjones
    • March 29th, 2011

    Julia, I wondered that, too. I’m not sure the granny-square-as-a-print really works. ;)

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