When making the rounds on my favorite designers' websites, a tiny little icon caught my eye on Dame Westwood's homepage, which led me here:
Honestly, what's there to say? I still love the original dress, but this is just blatant greed. It looks obviously cheap compared to the original design, especially the back; why is the top layer so skimpy, was the duchess satin too expensive? And the proportions are way off. The pointy bust is too tall for a dress that short, and the fullness of the skirt doesn't work well with the ridiculously unflattering length either, which on a normal woman would fall probably right below the knee.
She was obviously going for a more RTW version of the gown, but it falls seriously short (no pun intended). Move on, Viv! You hated the movie, don't try to capitalize on it.