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My Mothers Wedding Dress: The Life and Afterlife of Clothes
My Mothers Wedding Dress: The Life and Afterlife of Clothes by Justine Picardie 1596911492 9781596911499
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My Mothers Wedding Dress: The Life and Afterlife of Clothes by Justine Picardie

A glorious meditation on why clothes matter. Beginning with the story of her mothers wedding dress, a perfect black French cocktail dress bought in 1960, writer and former Vogue editor Justine Picardie affirms what all of us may have suspected: that the real value of our wardrobes lies in the history and associations woven into our clothes. Combining tales of her own family and friends, intimate stories from the fashion business, and reflections on clothes in literature and pop culture, Picardie uncovers the truths that lie underneath what we wear. She reflects on the strange disappearance of garments we love; the allure of uniforms; the house that Chanel built; the bridal and ghostly qualities of women in white; the fate of a ring belonging to Charlotte Bronte; the power of scarlet clothing; how Donatella Versace, Karl Lagerfeld, and Claude Montana dress themselves; and how the clothes we inherit from loved ones link us to the departed. Rich with fascinating stories from the public and private worlds of fashion, My Mothers Wedding Dress is a gorgeously written book about what clothes cover up, and what they reveal.

Author: Justine Picardie

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 256

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA

Publication Date: 2006-05-01

Our Price: $4.09

ISBN: 1596911492

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