特集 2015年3月18日

When does the dress look white and gold?

The dress came from England.
The dress came from England.
Maybe you almost forgot about it, but the photo of a dress went viral online a few weeks ago.

As the one I ordered from a UK website has arrived, let us check how it looks white and gold.
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It was originally a Tumblr post.
It became a talk of town as, depending on people, it looks like a gold fabric with a white background or a blue fabric with a black background. I purchased the blue black one, but sometimes it looked white gold.

It became a popular topic on various media outlets, and feeling obligated for no good reason, I ordered it from an English website.

The dress is 50 pounds, the bolero-style jacket is 30 pounds. The shipping fee is relatively inexpensive, 5.48 pounds. In total, 16.482 yen. I don't know if it's expensive or cheap, but I paid out of my own pocket.
I bought it from ROMAN ORIGINALS website.
I bought it from ROMAN ORIGINALS website.
It was displayed up front as THE DRESS. The shop must have been making a killing thanks to the publicity.

Then I forgot about it.

10 days later I found a plastic package with only English words written on it in my mailbox.
What the heck is this? I thought to myself.
What the heck is this? I thought to myself.
It was the dress.
It was the dress.
No matter how I look at it, it's black lace on a blue background. How will it look white? Maybe it depends on the light. Let's give it a try.

It fits me perfectly.

I bought a size 14 and it fit me perfectly. My height is 170 cm, my waist 85 cm.
How does it look? Does this look white to you? (photos will be made smaller, without colors being altered)
How does it look? Does this look white to you? (photos will be made smaller, without colors being altered)
I asked Ando from Editing for photography. He was working on information for clients, but I brought him to take photos of me in drag.
A new type of harassment, forcing a subordinate to take a cross-dressing boss
A new type of harassment, forcing a subordinate to take a cross-dressing boss
According to Ando, it would take to adjust exposure and white balance to make it yellow (setting for shadow etc.)
Exposure compensation +2.7 white balance manually, strongly yellowish
Exposure compensation +2.7 white balance manually, strongly yellowish
It looks like a wrong French movie. It looks more nightmarish, but the dress is still blue. Let's make it brighter.
Exposure compensation +3 white balance manually, strongly yellowish
Exposure compensation +3 white balance manually, strongly yellowish
It looks closer to that photo, but once you have seen the blue, it wouldn't look white at all.
Then colleagues coming back from lunch find me in drag.
Then colleagues coming back from lunch find me in drag.
In a situation like this, you must say something before they do.

In a suspicious situation, you have to speak first instead of hiding. That's something I learned while reporting on strange incidents.

Going inside

I decided to go back to the office and shoot photos under different settings. Let's use the large screen by the reception as a light source.
Exposure compensation +1.3 white balance auto
Exposure compensation +1.3 white balance auto
Exposure compensation +2.3 white balance yellowish
Exposure compensation +2.3 white balance yellowish
Exposure compensation +2.0 with forced flash
Exposure compensation +2.0 with forced flash
Forced flash took images made by a cheap camera from the 80s. But it doesn't look white.

Then the time has come.

We decided to go toward the window and take photos against the direct sunlight.
Exposure compensation +2.0,  white balance yellow
Exposure compensation +2.0, white balance yellow
The next photo was taken from this position from behind. It's been made brighter with exposure compensation.
Exposure compensation +1.7 white balance yellow
Exposure compensation +1.7 white balance yellow
Let's expand my back where the strong light shines on.
On the right side.
On the right side.
It looks white and gold!
It looks white and gold!
This may be the condition under which the blue dress looks white.

We have used exposure compensation to make the area where the strong light shines on brighter and white balance to make it yellowish.

In short, there is something wrong with the camera, but with this combination, the blue dress became white.
The real thing still looks pretty much blue, though.
The real thing still looks pretty much blue, though.

Without a wig, it will be a stand-up comedy.

It may be an app for Instagram etc. that uses filters to make the image this much brighter and yellowish.
With that thought, I tried various times, but I failed to manage to recreate it. I hope to keep trying on this regard.
Next time I will make sure to shave my legs beforehand.

For this experiment, I wore a blonde wig, but without a wig, I discovered that it would turn into a stand-up comedy.
Comedy/classroom visitation
Comedy/classroom visitation
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