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  • Dreaming gowns: A dress if you won a Nobel Prize

    August 15th, 2014Alanna NelsonCelebrity Dresses, Dresses

    Winning a Nobel Prize would be an amazing feat. Can you imagine choosing a dress for that incredible red carpet affair?  Elizabeth Blackburn and Carol Greider enjoyed such a delightful dilemma in 2009.

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    Carol Greider with her Nobel Prize. Photo by Frida Westholm from

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    Elizabeth Blackburn after receiving the Nobel Prize. Photo by Frida Westholm from

    Blackburn, Greider and Jack Szostak shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their work on how chromosomes are protected by telomeres. What recognition for decades of research. I love this interview where they talk about finding out about the award.

    Of the 876 people who received the Nobel Prize between 2001 and 2013, 45 were women. I imagine that this number will increase dramatically in my lifetime. If you received a Nobel Prize, what would you wear to the award ceremony? Let us dream together….

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    The award ceremonies are held in Olso, Norway every December 10. I think this beaded turquoise Sherri Hill formal gown would be a fabulous shot of color on short winter days. The beautiful beaded neckline means you wouldn’t have to worry about jewelry, either.

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    Equally striking would be an Alyce cap sleeve beaded dress in fuchsia. A sequin lattice and rhinestones cover sheer panels for an opulent style.

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    I know some of you wouldn’t wear anything other than black. Here’a gorgeous Sherri Hill black beaded dress to accept your Nobel prize. Black and clear crystals sparkle on the bodice for a very dramatic look.

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    Then again, this award ceremony is in the winter… in Norway. I may need long sleeves. The sheer nude base on this Alyce beaded long sleeve formal dress may be just what I need to keep warm when I’m nervous about accepting the award.

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    An modern version of aqua would be an elegant choice for a red carpet award ceremony. Imagine wearing this Mon Cheri ruched gown as you accepted your prize.

    Enough dreaming! We’ve got work to do before we choose that perfect red carpet dress. See you in the lab.

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