Owner of ‘The Dress’ finally breaks her silence


The owner of the world’s most famous dress has revealed she has never seen white and gold in the now notorious photograph of her wedding outfit.

Cecilia Bleasdale has finally broken her silence on the dress ‘that broke the internet’ on the Ellen DeGeneres Show in LA, which attracts 4.4 million viewers.

She appeared alongside her daughter and son-in-law, Colonsay couple Grace and Keir Johnston, who cut short their Jamaican honeymoon to talk about the bizarre worldwide obsession.

Also jetted onto the set of one of the world’s biggest chat shows was 21-year-old musician from Uist, Caitlin McNeill, who first upload the image on Tumblr.


Cecilia at the wedding
Cecilia Bleasdale in the now famous dress alongside her daughter Grace and son-in-law Keir


Cecilia, from Blackpool, who until has not said anything publicly about media storm, bought the £50 dress for her daughter’s wedding.

Little did she know the world would soon be debating what colour it is.

Sitting across from US host Ellen and wearing her now famous dress Cecilia said: “I’ve never seen gold and white – I don’t get the gold and white.”

She continued: “It was Grace’s wedding and I wanted to do her proud. I’m quite busty and I thought it would pinch me in at the waist and give me a figure.

“I just wanted to get it right. Then I was worried there was something wrong with my brain.”

Grace explained to Ellen that her mother had first sent photos of three different dress to get her opinion.


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The photo that got the whole world talking #TheDress


“I said, ‘So which one is it?’ And she said,‘The third one’.

“I said, ‘Oh the white and gold one?’ And she said, ‘No the blue and black one’.

“I said ‘No mum, that’s white and gold. If you think it’s blue and black you need to go to the doctors’.

“So we had a bit of a row.”

Her husband Keir added: “I’m a founding member of team blue and black.

“Being such a small island my mum and dad live next door – we have an adjoining door. So I knocked on the door and there was my dad. I said, ‘What colour is the dress?’ and he said, ‘White and gold.

“I thought they were playing a trick on me.”

Caitlin joked: “We had been arguing about it for weeks. It had been tearing the community apart – we were losing our minds.

“I thought I’d put it on Tumblr – sometimes Tumblr is good for that sort of science stuff.

“Within half an hour it was on Twitter.”

Ellen DeGeneres, along with Kim Kardashian Kanye West and Taylor Swift got involved in the online debate that swept the internet last week.

“You left your honeymoon early and I appreciate that so much because everybody in the world wanted to talk to you,” said Ellen before handing to couple $10,000 and a holiday to Grenada.