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.
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.
My Mother's Wedding Dress by Justine Picardie
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