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

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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

BiographyBiography: generalPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural StudiesFashion & society Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publication Date: 05/05/2006 ISBN-13: 9780330413077  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Justine Picardie writes for Vogue and the Daily Telegraph. She is the editor of a collection of stories, Truth or Dare, and the author of the novel Wish I May and the memoirs If the Spirit Moves You and My Mother's Wedding Dress. She lives in London with her husband and two sons.

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