There are moments when I think only Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City can pull off something as ostentatious as this vintage gown-turned-minidress by Patricia Field.
Patricia Field, by the way, is an brilliant stylist and businesswoman; I wasn't surprised to find an imitation of the flower dress on her website. I wasn't surprised to see that the dress, at a not-that-cheap price of $398, was already sold out. I also wasn't surprised at the paltry quality of the dress -- it's not that easy to mass produce a one-of-a-kind vintage dress.
But really, after seeing Carrie Bradshaw strut in the original dress, I can't help but think, "The copy is so not worth $398." However, I love Patricia Field -- so perhaps the dress looks better in person, as many articles of clothing do.