Forget Kim Kardashian getting naked. All it took was a dress to single-handedly destroy the Internet. But not just any dress. #TheDress.
No one can agree about the color of this dress — some people see white and gold, while others see blue and black.
(Photo Credit: Tumblr)
The Tumblr user who originally uploaded the picture confirmed the dress was black and blue (though I’ll maintain it looks white and gold TO THE GRAVE) everyone — even celebrities — is pretty much losing their sh-t.
What color is that dress? I see white & gold. Kanye sees black & blue, who is color blind?— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) February 27, 2015
If that's not White and Gold the universe is falling apart. Seriously what is happening????— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) February 27, 2015
Wow... My mind is blown. Civil war in the studio right now. #blueandblack 💙◾️— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) February 27, 2015
I have read the explanations and still cannot fathom how ANYONE sees white and gold and I think they're attention-seeking LIARS— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) February 27, 2015
As reddit user chrisconlon explained, the lighting in the picture causes a deception similar to the checker shadow illusion.
If you see gold and white, you’re assuming the picture was taken in a bluish shadow. If you see blue and black, you’re interpreting the yellow light. Additionally, the poor exposure of the image leaves the lighting ambiguous.
(Photo Credit: Imgur, /u/chrisconlon
Well, there’s at least one thing everyone can agree on — the great debate about #TheDress is great for business!
‘TMZ’ reports British retailer Romans Originals, who make #TheDress, have seen a 347-percent spike in sales.