Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Molly Ringwald's prom dress in Pretty in Pink

Biggest. Cinematic. Letdown. Ever.

After showing mad personal style throughout the entire movie (no one, and I mean no one, rocks pearls and flowered fabric like Molly Ringwald), the girl shows up defiantly at prom to prove to the world and to Blaine, the insipid boy with the crazy eyes and white pleated pants, that she's not broken.

Um, it's just a thought, but she might have chosen a more suitable dress to take a stand in, something that didn't scream "home-sewn hot mess."

Andie should have left Fiona's dress alone. I want to bitch slap that polyester Frankenfrock with the collar and mesh insert, shred it, and burn it. Oh, wait—it's probably flame retardant. Fire bad.

Let's hope Andie got that scholarship and used it at FIT or Parsons.


Jessica said...

Flame retardant my ass. That dress screams flammable. If only someone had thought to set their clove cigarette down close to it...

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you said that, I always preferred the original dress and wasn't sure why people complimented the new version.(I didn't say anything because I thought maybe I was the fashion challenged one.)

alisten@mac.com said...

She lost me at the prom dress.

Anonymous said...

I remember seeing this in the theatre and hearing a collective sad sigh from the audience when she appeared in that f'd up home-ec project dress. My friend leaned over and whispered, "I thought it was going to be a pretty dress." Glad you've brought this to light!

SkitzoLeezra said...

As my friend would say, "That dress looked like a goddamned abortion"

Baby™aka Beatrix Kiddo aka The Bride said...

Don't you mean "Iona"?

Unless you are watching Shrek. Then it's Fiona.

There is no Fiona in this movie.

I am watching this movie now and if I were Iona, I would sue her for malpractice. Why in Sam Hill did she tear up a vintage dress and do that to it for?

And the lace that she used from her father's well-meaning pink foil-esque disaster.

Hot mess.

And nice wig, McCarthy.

Anonymous said...

You are all missing the point, they have no money, the dress was "home made" and she got to the prom. I guess none of you have ever experienced the "no money" issue therefore you can't relate to what this dress was all about!! Sorry you don't understand, get real!!