2. White and gold? Blue and black? Literally thousands of people think they know!
3. People scoured online dress shops, trying to find another angle of the dress as definitive proof.
4. After a minor freak-out (because I somehow saw it both ways at different times), I asked my friend Ben, a postproduction supervisor in Los Angeles, to weigh in.
You know, the people who make your TV shows look good between filming and the time they hit your screen?
According to Ben, the photo — taken with a camera phone in poor lighting — casts the whites in a blue tone and mutes the gold to a darker color.
People who see blue and black are seeing the photo at face value. People who see gold and white are compensating to the photo’s lighting and aesthetic.
6. But then again, you can correct the photo in other ways and come to an entirely different conclusion.
Team #blueandblack is making some compelling arguments.
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