Weddings (Part I) ! posted on October 28 2014 in 18th century fashion, balenciaga, Carolina Herrera, Chanel, Charles Frederick Worth, Christian Lacroix


As some of you know, I am attending my good family friend's nuptials in Hawaii in the coming weeks, so with weddings in the air, here are some images of wedding dress embroideries made over the years, from 1763-2014, to be precise.  


Wedding Dress of Mary Chaloner (1763)

Wedding Dress of Edwige Elizabeth Charlotte Holstein-Gottorp (1774) Detail  

                        Wedding Dress (1828)

Wedding Dress of Alice Wade Everett by Charles Frederick Worth (1879)


American Wedding Dress (1887)

Stern Brothers Wedding Dress (1890)


Wedding Dress by Balenciaga (1957)

Philomena de Tornos y Steinhart, Christian Lacroix (2009).  The embroidery is allegedly inspired by the drapery in Marie Antoinette's bedroom. 

Carolina Herrera (2011) (Actually this is my wedding dress!)

Chanel Haute Couture Fall 2014