What to Read Next

Fashion without function: the dress that weighs over 100 pounds

Nadine Bells
Shine from Yahoo! Canada
January 31, 2012

Haute couture has nothing to do with practicality. The hand-made, over-the-top creations rarely make it beyond the runway or editorial spreads. They celebrate fashion, but rarely demand to be worn.

One dress in Stephane Rolland’s latest couture collection captured our attention, but just the thought of wearing it makes shoulders ache in anticipation of its heaviness.

It weighs 110 pounds.

Former supermodel Yasmin Le Bon turned heads — and made headlines — when she slowly sashayed down the runway wearing Rolland’s “monumental” 45-metre-long red dress. Two assistants helped her navigate the catwalk with the burdensome train.

Watch Le Bon’s walk at 4:08 below.

 Made with nearly 150 yards of fabric, the red silk jersey gown, adorned with “assorted lacquered metal panels on the bustier and down the front of the skirt,” was the show-stopping piece in Rolland’s “highly-sculptural” Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2012 show in Paris.

And I thought Melania Trump’s 50-pound wedding gown was intimidating in its weight.

Some critics are asking, what’s the point of a dress like this? I’m not sure that it needs one.

Related Links:

Gold cape made from spider silk upsets PETA

The $400,000 t-shirt

H&M accused of copying design

Earn Cash Back On Dining Out.

It's easy to save money in the new year when you get cash back on all purchases. Learn more about simple and flexible credit card rewards here.

Read This Before You Buy Medigap Plan F

Plan F is the most popular Medicare Supplement plan, but there's another Medigap option you should consider.

Banks Are Worried Homeowners Will Do This.

Homeowners are surprised and furious. If you owe less than $625,000 on your home, you better read this.

Powerful Tactical Flashlight Flying Off Shelves!

This new tactical flashlight was just released to the public and is flying off shelves in the United States. Limited supplies left, act quick!

Hilton HHonors™ Card

Earn 40,000 Hilton HHonors™ Bonus Points. Apply for Your Card Today.

How Older Men Tighten Their Skin

Men, reduce the look of wrinkles, sagging skin and fine lines with this affordable and effective skin tightening treatment without leaving your home.

Drive part-time, full-time, or anytime with Uber!

As an Uber independent contractor you can get paid to drive your own car! We connect you with riders, and you work when you want to.

Military Mortgage Rates In 2016

Rates as Low as 2.75% (3.028% APR) 15 Year Fixed. Exclusive For Veteran & Military Takes 1 Min!

How Can Refinancing Your Student Loans Save Money?

SoFi can help you reduce your student loans and help you pay off your debt hassle free!

Navy Seal Flashlight Should Be Banned From Public?

Controversial Classified Military Technology Has Just Been Released To The Public. Get This Flashlight Before It's Banned Or Sold Out - Limited Supply

How To Make Sagging Skin Look Tight and Lifted

[Watch] The easy and effective way consumers across the country are improving the look of their wrinkled and sagging skin without cosmetic procedures.

$70/Month Is Too Much For Auto Insurance

If you drive less than 50 miles per day, there is a way to pay less for auto insurance that few people realize. Are you overpaying?

This Movie Deal Is Sure To Get Your Attention!

Get 4 Disney Movies For $1 With Membership. See Details. Exclusive Titles, Merchandise, Offers & Discounts. Plus, Free Shipping On Your Initial Order!

Help your customers on Facebook and Twitter.

Today's customers are social, so you should be too. Read this e-book to learn six things to consider as you plan your support strategy.