Pimped Out Dress: Well, of course, for much the same reasons as The Dandy and his Distaff Counterpart, The Fashionista are so ubiquitous; namely, that arête, to be acknowleged, must be demonstrated. It’s not universally appropriate for this purpose, of course, but when it is, it is.
The ur-example of that would be the gold dress worn on several social occasions by Merété Cheraelar, EVP of Speculative Investment at Gilea & Company. And when I say gold, I don’t mean gold-colored, nor do I mean gold lamé or cloth of gold. I mean a long and slinky evening gown made from finely-woven solid gold chainmail, complete with “embroidery” made of overlain and interwoven rings of gold alloy in variety of different tints. (And with, it should be said, tiny flying microbots woven into it at various points to make it possible to move in the thing.)
As extremely pointed messages went, it was most effective.