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Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes 2006-2016


Wedding Dresses

[Photo by Dennis Reggie via ...]

Since wedding style was mentioned in yesterday's post, I wanted to quickly pop back with a few related links. The V & A 's upcoming exhibition schedule includes Wedding Dresses 1775-2014, a show that will explore myriad incarnations of the iconic white fashion statement. Looking over the past two centuries, I'm partial to the slip dress, especially the example above, and this 1969 lace cheongsam in the museum's collection. But another V & A piece, the Indian-inspired hand-painted Rajpunta wedding coat from 1970 is a must see. At the same time, The Met offers online a wide array of wedding dresses and accessories representing international looks, encompassing Vera Wang, Qing dynasty coats and folk pieces.

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