Last night, while watching Contact, the heroine, Dr Eli Arroway, finds herself invited to a reception at short notice and asks Rachel Constantine (who may be the President's Chief of Staff) where she can get "a really great dress".
Well, for gods sake Arroway, you look like Jodie Foster! You could probably get away with wearing a sack; certainly the nearest mall will have something off the rack (also a hairdresser) that will be perfectly fine! I said to the TV. Which is definitely one step too far; talking to the TV about fictional women's fashion.
The dress she turns up in looks fantastic; you can see it in Spanish from about the 9 minute mark in this video.