* AlternateAesopInterpretation: One could easily see the lesson of this episode as "[[ExecutiveMeddling Don't interfere in an artist's creative process]]." Fits nicely with the TakeThat on the main recap page.
** Or, "If you don't like a gift at first, give it a bit. It may grow on you."
* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: Largely due to Stephen Sondheim's "Putting It Together", of course.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: [=DJ-P0N3=], the DJ unicorn. On screen for only a [[OneSceneWonder few seconds doing nothing but bobbing her head and turning on the music]]. She rivals some of the Mane Six in popularity.
* FridgeBrilliance: Many have noted that Rainbow Dash's "bad" dress doesn't look anywhere near as bad as the others and is actually pretty cool, if inappropriate for the occasion. This is because despite her insisting to make things cooler, she had the least actual creative involvement and so Rarity managed to make something that was at least tolerable out of her demands.
** A few fans have analyzed Fluttershy's complaints, and found them to be largely nonsensical, [[http://www.roundstable.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=54983&sid=982c1f6160f9b030734f89c932c82aee#p54983 nicely explaining that while she understands sewing, she doesn't know much about design]].
* FridgeLogic: France exists in the world of MLP.
* GeniusBonus: Rainbow Dash's costume includes laurel leaves. In AncientGreece, where the myth of the Pegasus came from, laurel wreaths were given to athletic champions.
** {{Foreshadowing}}: She DID win the "Best Young Flyers" competition [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E16SonicRainboom two episodes later]]. So by the time she ''does'' wear the dress for its original purpose, she's ''earned'' her laurels.
* HilariousInHindsight: The lyric that Rainbow Dash "won't look like [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E7MaytheBestPetWin a tank]]" Fluttershy's dress should be [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E16ItAintEasyBeingBreezies "something breezy."]]
* MemeticMutation: It needs to be about [[TwentyPercentMoreAwesome 20% cooler]]...
** Not as commonly used as the above, but there is Rainbow Dash's love of fun things.
** Even Rarity does [[http://mlp.wikia.com/wiki/File:Rarity_close_up_S1E14.png the duckface!]]
* NeverLiveItDown: Would you believe this is the ''only'' time the "20% cooler" line appears in the show?
* SuspiciouslySimilarSong:
** Rarity's song "Art of the Dress" is closely based on the BarbraStreisand version of "Putting it Together" from the musical ''Theatre/SundayInTheParkWithGeorge''.
** The music during the second fashion show is a rapid-fire medley of sound-alike musical motifs; "Music/AlsoSprachZarathustra" for Twilight's dress; Creator/AaronCopland's "Hoedown" for Applejack's; "I Want Candy" for Pinkie Pie's; the WestminsterChimes for Rainbow Dash's; ClaudeDebussy's "L'Apres-Midi d'une Faune" for Fluttershy's.
* {{Wangst}}: PlayedForLaughs with Rarity after her fashion show ended in disaster.
* TheWoobie: Rarity is stressed out, overworked, and finally breaks down. Making it worse is that she was doing all of this for free and for her friends. This has the benefit of proving her generosity.

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