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...The Object in Detail Traditionally, a wedding dress concludes fashion presentations, but when Yamamoto showed his spring/summer 1999 collection, every garment—from hoopskirt dresses to silk pajama suits with plunging necklines—was connected...
...Tomasz Starzewski was born in 1961 to Polish parents who had emigrated to London in 1946. Both his mother and grandmother worked in the fashion industry and he knew from an early age that he wanted to be a fashion designer; he went...
...History and Significance of Bridal Wear Many cultures approach the bridal gown as an important symbol of a union and the lifelong commitment of two people. Traditionally, the wedding dress represented the social milieu of the wearer...

Bridal Fashions Across the Globe

Lydia Edwards

Edith Cowan University, Australia Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Lesson plan

...Introduction This course of eight lessons allows students to consider the breadth and influence of bridal fashions—for both men and women—across the globe. Some lessons focus on the traditional wedding attire of a particular country...
...Sarah Burton (née Heard) was born in 1974 and grew up in Macclesfield, Cheshire, UK. Burton studied Fashion Print at Central Saint Martin’s School of Art and Design. As a third-year student, she was an intern for a year with designer Lee...

Wayward Wedding Dresses

Fashioning Horror : Dressing to Kill on Screen and in Literature

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Culturally, the white wedding dress occupies a peculiar position. It is a dress that is all about display. It appears everywhere in visual culture from the finale of the catwalk show, to the fairy-tale endings of Hollywood movies...
...Monique Lhuillier (given name Diane Monique Lhuillier) was born in 1971 in Cebu City, Philippines. At the age of fifteen, she left the Philippines for boarding school in Switzerland, declaring in her yearbook that she would become a fashion...

Michael Kors

Designer biography

...The name of Michael Kors is synonymous with American luxury sportswear and an international jet-set aesthetic. Advertisements commonly feature models stepping in and out of helicopters, airplanes, sports cars, and yachts. Given the motif...

“Their Tattered Mortal Costumes will Afford Them None of the Answers They Seek”

Fashioning Horror : Dressing to Kill on Screen and in Literature

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...If a vampire leaves out details like clothes, the story doesn’t make sense.Immortal characters in late twentieth-century horror literature often function as the barometers of an historical epoch. Some ostentatiously cleave to the fashions...


A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Modern Age Volume 6

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Every religion has its own sacred form of dress. Whether the tradition is Christian, Muslim, Judaic, Buddhist, Hindu, each has its own style of religious clothing—a style that is unique, yet shares certain common features. Most religions...