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Featuring the works of such designers as Worth, Fortuny and Christian Lacroix, a photographic celebration of the wedding gown showcases garments from the Victoria & Albert Museum's... Read more
Featuring the works of such designers as Worth, Fortuny and Christian Lacroix, a photographic celebration of the wedding gown showcases garments from the Victoria & Albert Museum's renowned collection while drawing on archival letters, memoirs and newspaper accounts to trace the history of the white wedding dress.
The Wedding Dress Paperback edition by Edwina Ehrman
Edwina Ehrman is a Curator of Textiles and Fashion at the V&A and curator of the exhibition, The Wedding Dress: 1775-2014. She was a co-author of The London Look: Fashion from Street to Catwalk (2004) and a contributor to The Englishness of English Dress (2002).
Published in paperback to accompany a major V&A exhibition, this sumptuous book draws on wedding garments in the V&A's collection, photographs, letters, memoirs, newspaper accounts and genealogical research to explore the history of the wedding dress.
The first book to examine, in detail, the luxurious garments produced by the rarefied London couture industry - from lavish ballgowns to sharply tailored suits and spectacular court dress - as well as the designers who conceived them, their clients and the prestigious publications that disseminated and promoted the 'London Look'.
From Savile Row to Carnaby Street, from the bohemian dress of the Oscar Wilde circle in the nineteenth century to the punk street styles of recent years, London has been a significant source of fashion style. This stunning book, a rich and stimulating history of two hundred years of London fashion, explores the circumstances and characteristics that have made the London look? distinctive....
A survey of the history of eating out and buying ready-made meals in London. For each 100-year period a series of questions are posed, such as: what did Londoners eat and drink?; what did this cost?; and where did they eat? Food and the pleasure of eating are integral to the story.
This sumptuous book draws on wedding garments in the V&A's collection to explore the history of the wedding dress and the traditions that have developed around it from 1700 to the present day. Focusing on the white dress, The Wedding Dress is a glorious tribute to an exquisite, stylish, glamorous gown.
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