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My Mother's Wedding Dress: The Life and Afterlife of Clothes (Paperback)

My Mother's Wedding Dress: The Life and Afterlife of Clothes (Paperback)
 
 

My Mother's Wedding Dress: The Life and Afterlife of Clothes (Paperback)

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      • Product Description: In this absolutely unique treasure trove of fashion, family memoir and literature, Justine Picardie tells a sequence of stories that reveal the fabric of the past, and how a family has fashioned itself through the clothes that they have worn: from her mother's black wedding dress to her first party frock, a translucent winged fairy outfit that provided an early lesson in what we uncover, and what we cover up. She also tells of her encounters with fashion designers - Karl Lagerfeld and Donatella Versace, among others; conversations with supermodels, and her search for Charlotte Bronte's ring. My Mother's Wedding Dress unravels why we care so much about clothes - the white satin and feathers and little black dresses with which we armour ourselves; the material of our lives. Above all, it is Justine Picardie's inimitable voice and thought-provoking quest for answers to her own past that make this book so special.
      • generic_text_8: Paperback
      • generic_text_3: Justine Picardie
      • generic_text_7: 9780330413077
      • generic_text_4: 2006
      • generic_text_2: 19.6 x 12.8 x 2.4 cm
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