Remember in 2015 when a photo of a dress made its way around the internet and no one could agree on what color it was? It drove us crazy. Some people insisted the dress was blue and black, while others were certain it was gold and white. Fights broke out on radio shows, in chat rooms, and across the dinner table.
Now a new version is here, with Billie Eilish and her pink white shoes.
How It Happened
This past weekend, the 5-time Grammy Award-winning artist was participating in a Q&A with her fans on Instagram. (Bear with me, I’m getting back to the dress.) She told her followers that she’d voted and that she would be releasing a new song in November. The new song will be a follow-up to her hit single “my future,” which was released in July and topped Billboard’s Hot Rock & Alternative chart.
Now, back to the dress. Toward the end of the Q&A, one of Billie’s fans asked the singer if she thinks “The Dress” is blue and black or gold and white. And if you’re an admirer of Billie’s, and you give credence to anything the green-haired 18-year-old says, you’ll be happy to know she put a decisive end to the years-long argument.
“I cannot stress it enough,” she said. “It is blue and gold. That’s what it is. Blue and gold. I seriously don’t give a fuck if they figured out that it actually was a certain color — I don’t give a fuck! In that picture, it’s blue and gold!”
Apparently, Billie couldn’t stop thinking about “The Dress” after that, because in another Instagram Story she whipped out a pair of her Nike Uptempo sneakers, which also appear to be different colors depending on who’s looking at them. Billie joked that her dad says the shoes are pink and white when, according to Billie, they are obviously not.
And, it turns out (much to Billie’s chagrin), quite a few of her fans think the sneaks are pink and white, too.
“You guys are all my fucking dad,” Billie joked with her fans. “Years ago, I was wearing these shoes, and my dad’s like, ‘Wow, those shoes are so cool. What are those, pink and white?’ Dude. PINK AND WHITE?!”
In fact, Billie said she had proof the shoes were not pink and white. Determined to prove her admirers wrong, Billie took to the internet and showed her fans an image of the shoes. Guess what? In the image, the same sneakers are MINT and white.
“I don’t know what happened to you in your fucking childhoods,” Billie teased her fans, “but pink and white?!?”
Billie took it further. She posted a couple videos of the shoes and, sure enough, they appeared to be mint and white. Then she posted another video of the shoes, shot in natural daylight, right next to a pair of pink and white shoes. It was clear the two pairs did not share the same color scheme.
In fact, according to Billie Eilish, they don’t even make the Nike Uptempo in pink and white!
“So, we all know that I’m right here,” Billie said in another video, putting the crazy controversy to rest. “Even if you see something else, you know that I’m right. Underneath it all.”