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Trash The Dress - Portrait of a Young Man as The Artist
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Trash The Dress

Trash The Dress, originally uploaded by abmann_shoots.

(Up until Victorian times brides decked themselves out in their best finery; they did not rush out to buy something new for the occasion. The ostentatiously impractical white dress became popular among the Victorian upper classes chiefly for its defects: one had to be well off to afford such an opulent creation, one which would be worn only once.

White is about as impractical a color as one can come up with, and those Victorians looking for a way to make an unseemly show of wealth socially acceptable knew that. A white dress was its own advertisement that it wasn't going to be worn again.
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-Snopes.com

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anfractuousity From: anfractuousity Date: October 11th, 2010 01:49 am (UTC) (Link)
Interesting quote! And what a fucking GREAT set of photos.
abmann From: abmann Date: October 11th, 2010 01:51 am (UTC) (Link)
The quote was from Snopes. I forgot to include credit!
karn From: karn Date: October 11th, 2010 02:52 am (UTC) (Link)
Damn nice set of photos!
abmann From: abmann Date: October 11th, 2010 01:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. I liked putting them together.
dangermouse72 From: dangermouse72 Date: October 11th, 2010 09:00 am (UTC) (Link)
Probably a dumb question but why trash the dress?
nidea From: nidea Date: October 11th, 2010 12:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm guessing happily married or happily divorced... but yes, I'm curious as to which!
abmann From: abmann Date: October 11th, 2010 01:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'll not speak to the status of the marriage for various privacy reasons but, damn, if it wasn't awesome!
labelle77 From: labelle77 Date: October 11th, 2010 07:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
It was more a question of doing something fun with a dress I'm never going to wear again and don't have children or family members to wear it either.
nidea From: nidea Date: October 11th, 2010 10:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's cool too! Great pictures.
abmann From: abmann Date: October 11th, 2010 01:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Why not? Though people say they will, they'll likely not re-use or re-wear the dress. It's a much more interesting photo set too.
dangermouse72 From: dangermouse72 Date: October 12th, 2010 06:58 am (UTC) (Link)
I was hoping you'd say something like that, as opposed to something like a bad marriage/divorce.
techdragon From: techdragon Date: October 11th, 2010 01:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
I reused my dress... dyed it, reworked the sewing and added trim to make it into to halloween costume.

Great photos!
nidea From: nidea Date: October 11th, 2010 03:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
I adored my dress and hope my daughter can wear it. However, it'll probably be knee-length on her! Maybe that'll be the style by then. :)
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