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Antique (wedding?) Dresses from Alexandre Vassiliev’s Venetian Dream

Stunning bead work.

Ok, I know I just wrote a quick post on modern wedding dresses for the non-traditional bride, I know I had the intention to take photos of one of our latest letterpress cards, I know I intended to get dressed and go check out the jewelry at the antique stores here in Mullica Hill, New Jersey, but I just had to post these dresses first. They are stunning! They can be found at a recently opened exhibition at Venice’s Palazzo Mocenigo, which looks at Russian influence on fashion and style in the early 1900’s.

When I was getting married, I kind of thought about wearing a vintage or even antique dress. The hand made details, the character… I did look around some, but I have to say, these dresses are typically TINY. I, myself, am not. At 5’9 these dresses would be indecent on me, that is if I could even get them past my hips, let alone closed. I can’t imagine women were much past 5’0 back in the day, when these dresses were created.

Anyway, these dresses are from an exhibit that I want to see, badly. Unfortunately, I am in New Jersey at the moment and these dresses are in Venice. I also can’t get over the beautiful and highly ornate interior of the exhibition space. How do I get an apartment like that?

Enjoy the photos, if you happen to be in Venice, check out the exhibit for me. Perhaps, these dresses will even inspire you to consider going antique for your own wedding.

You can see the full post with even more information and photos at zoot magazine.

– Stephanie, pressedinbrooklyn.com


A full view of the dress in the first photo.

Beautiful evening dresses. These look a little "newer" to me, maybe more 1920s, flapper era. I love the fashion and design of the Art Deco era.

And one more...




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