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Every day a new dress or two is born on ModCloth and this one is extra special because YOU helped us name it. We were absolutely blown away with the sheer number of responses (818!), not to mention how clever and creative they all were. We noticed that a lot of you were inspired to name this dress something French, while others thought it could have been a staple in any flapper’s wardrobe. For many of you, the cute cut of the dress reminded you of school and we even saw our fair share of literary references (yay!). But sadly there could only be one winner, so without further ado, ModCloth proudly presents…
The Clara Bow Dress!
We chose this name because the witty wordplay fits the dress perfectly and it channels such a lovely woman, the silent movie star and “it girl” of the Roaring 20s, Ms. Clara Bow. Winner Opal Ray even included a picture of Ms. Bow wearing a dress that bears a striking resemblance to our own little gray one.
Honorable mentions include “Stella by Starlight, ” “The Mass Romantic,” and “The Dusty Springfield.”
So, congratulations Opal, and thank you to everyone who participated! It was our most successful contest to date and we loved reading through each and every one of your comments. As promised, you have all received your first A+ of the year!
I don’t mean to be a detective, but I thought I should point out that I had noticed that Shannon had posted the same name suggestion 38 minutes before Opal Ray.
August 18th, 2008 at 2:02 pm
I thought of old time actress Clara Bow so I think it should be named in her honor. I could see her wearing this in the 20â€™s and even if she lived now a days she would rock this dress.
So Iâ€™ll call it â€œThe Clara Bowâ€
Opal Ray Says:
August 18th, 2008 at 2:40 pm
The Smitten Kitten
The Clara Bow
Close replica of dress worn by Clara Bow herself!
I’m surprised nobody has said this yet, but: Congratulations Opal! It’s a great name 🙂
Cograts Opal! Great name
I’m honored to be runner-up with “The Dusty Springfield”…not bad out of 818 submissions! ::pats myself on the back::
Oh no! Good eyes, “Clara Bow!” Thank you so much for pointing out our error! We’re so embarrassed and sorry that we somehow missed Shannon’s comment. She will also be receiving the dress in her size and the additional prizes. So, congratulations to Shannon as well!
Congrats Shannon! 🙂
Thanks ClaraBow for noticing. I really appreciate it! 🙂 Congrats to Opal Ray as well!!
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