The Way We Wed

The Way We Wed A Global History of Wedding Fashion

Hardback (17 Dec 2020) | English

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Synopsis

The Way We Wed: A History of Wedding Fashion presents styles and stories from the Renaissance to the present day, chronicling evolving fashions as well as changing customs, lifestyles, and values. And because all wedding attire has a tale to tell, The Way We Wed also reveals fascinating personal stories of those who wore it.

While the book is a visually and thematically rich source of bridal inspiration for all seasons, it's far from a monotonous parade of white gowns. The long white wedding dress is a relatively recent innovation popularized by Queen Victoria; it has traditionally been reserved for the upper classes, and abandoned in times of war, economic hardship, or mourning. The Way We Wed showcases wedding gowns of all colors and styles from around the world, as well as going-away dresses, accessories (shoes, veils, hats, fans, and tiaras), and clothes worn by flower girls, bridesmaids, mothers of the bride, and grooms. Same-sex weddings are represented, and the book features celebrity brides (Angelina Jolie, Frida Kahlo, Elizabeth Taylor, Princess Diana, Martha Washington, Solange Knowles, Ellen DeGeneres, Meghan Markle) as well as everyday anonymous couples. Illustrated with 100 gorgeous photos, The Way We Wed is a rich celebration of the art of wedding fashion across time and cultures, and those whose style and circumstances made a statement.

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Running Press

Running Press

Running Press Publishers has been providing consumers with an innovative list of quality books and book-related kits since 1972. Running Press creates more than 80 new titles a year under four imprints: Running Press, Running Press Kids, Running Press Teens, and Running Press Miniature Editions™. Titles cover a broad range of categories, including: humor and essay, food and wine, performing arts, lifestyle and craft, children’s illustrated picture books and award winning young adult fiction. Miniature Editions has the original and most innovative kit program in the industry, from abridged bestsellers, best licensed properties, to our clever and quirky in-house created kits. Running Press is headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, and is a proud member of the Perseus Books Group.

Book information

ISBN: 9780762470303
Publisher: Little, Brown
Imprint: Running Press
Pub date:
Language: English
Number of pages: 224
Weight: -1g
Height: 216mm
Width: 178mm