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Date: 9/3/13 2:45 PM

Don't get me wrong. I'm happy for any young woman who can feel as good and emotional as she does about her wedding day. But "minimalist" isn't not the term for a 8 foot x 16 foot train. Here's the direct quote from Yahoo:
Keeping with her minimalist, yet totally fashion-forward style, actress Kate Bosworth chose a stunningly simple strapless ball gown by designer Oscar de la Renta for her Labor Day weekend wedding to director Michael Polish. The clean-lined design featured a dramatic, romantic twist: an 8-foot-long, 16-foot-wide train that cascaded over the Montana mountaintop where the couple was married at sunset.

It's a beautiful gown but where on earth does one get the idea it's minimalist?? Maybe I'm too old.

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Date: 9/3/13 2:53 PM

i think the style is pretty minimalist, the sheer volume of fabric...not so much.

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Date: 9/3/13 2:53 PM

It's absolutely not you. Yahoo has some of the worst "reporters", including those for fashion, of any place on the planet. There are frequently comments to that effect in the comments section, along with spelling, grammar, and factual corrections.

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Date: 9/3/13 3:45 PM

Maybe it's "minimalist" because it isn't dripping with crystals, sequence, lace, etc?? Or; that the train was pretty much all she was wearing??? LOL

With goofy reporters and the goofier people they are reporting on - who knows???

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Date: 9/3/13 5:04 PM

I Googled it, and the style does look minimalist. The train is long but also "minimalist," in the sense of very simple and uncluttered, not ornate.

The part that bothered me wasn't the adjective, it was the photos obviously taken from long range, i.e. it was meant to be a private ceremony.

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Subject: Im Sorry But Minimalist Doesnt Mean 128 Sq. Ft. of Fabric Date: 9/4/13 5:00 PM

I saw a video of her trying on this dress with the designer and it is gorgeous! I do think it can be called minimalist in design IMO as it has no embellishment whatsoever...the draping in the back is the only real embelishment if you can call it that. I think it's so perfect for her as pretty as she is. It's not upstaging her.

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Date: 9/5/13 7:55 AM

Oh, don't get me wrong. I do think the design itself is minimalist, Oscar de la Renta is known for this design as he designed all of Jackie Kennedy's dresses. But when I think of minimalism, I think of a Frank Lloyd Wright exhibit I once saw where he designed minimalist homes that were small, non-cluttered and effective. And I don't think Kate's dress quite fits that description. Minimalism has its influence from the Japanese, and I can't wrap my mind around a woman wearing a kimono that has a train the size of some people's New York apartments.

If she were to have removed the train and worn a shorter dress, that to me would have been in line with minimalism. As it was, the Yahoo interview was a little overdone. IMHO She might have gotten the dress for free, as long as she was interviewed in it.

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