Column of Olivia Svenson in Aftonbladet
Dress of 82 000 - someone has lost the concept
What would you do if you suddenly got SEK 82,000?
I know what Princess Sofia would do. The midnight blue dress with an "embroidered neckline of crystal sequins" that she wore at the Nobel banquet cost namely exactly SEK 82,161, according to designer Oscar de la Renta's website. The dress got five pluses from Aftonbladet's fashion expert, and certainly was good looking. Stylish, and quite absurd super expensive.
And now I sit here and feel a bit provoked and need to breathe into a paper bag. Although:
1. The royals are known to have a black belt in luxury consumption, which means that diamond watches, sports cars and haute couture creations are crowded together at the palace.
2. Nobel banquet is the event of the year that might require the finest finery.
3. Sofia is something of a charity queen, she is for example the co-founder of Project Playground.
4. She might want to be able to do what she wants with her money without anyone to mess and write indignant columns on the subject.
Never mind that the 82 000 SEK is what a grown man is expected to pay for food during a two year period - French sewing art and emerald tiaras is fun. The royals must be able to glitter, if they are like us the whole point is lost. More glitter to Sofia!
Or I state the following: Someone has lost the concept and the only reasonable solution would be that all the princes and princesses would be in second-hand clothes at the next Nobel. Not that it is necessarily more beautiful. But because it would be a little more modern.
Klänning för 82 000 – någon har tappat konceptet _ Olivia Svenson _ Kolumnister _ Nyheter _ Aftonbladet