My Mother's Wedding Dress : The Life and Afterlife of Clothes Paperback
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. `An enticing combination of autobiography, biography, memoir, discourse, interviews, fashion notes, and dreams... a sparky and original book' Daily Mail `Highly stylish and unusual, a selection of swatches that works as a whole' Sunday Telegraph
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 336 pages
- Publisher: Pan Macmillan
- Publication Date: 05/05/2006
- Category: Biography: general
- ISBN: 9780330413077
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