According to today’s The Australian, at last night’s AFI awards, Susie Porter wore ‘a black beeded 1980s vintage dress’.

I don’t know much about fashion, but I know as much as anyone about the 1980s. I was there. And so I say vintage is stretching the definition of second-hand. Or possibly old. Or even found it in her wardrobe while she was giving it a clean-out over the weekend. I’m not saying it’s not a beautiful dress – it is – and if she did pull it out of her wardrobe, then good on her for getting into it, but if it’s 1980s, then vintage it’s not. Also, I think beeded should be spelt with an a (but am happy to be corrected on that one).