Friday, October 15, 2010
Wordsworth and Wedding Dresses
I have been thinking about my wedding anniversary, which is in a couple of days. And I think that when an impending anniversary is soclose, one tends to be hyper aware of things that recall that day.
So I guess I shouldn't have been suprised to see a postmodern update of my ideal wedding dress on a blog, but I was. Regular readers will know that I was/am not interested in traditional white wedding dresses for myself; I got married in a tuxedo jacket with a nipped-in waist worn as a dress.
But before I settled on that "dress" from my closet, I wanted to buy a navy blue dress by Chanel. It was beyond my graduate school budget, so after trying it on I had to move on.
I haven't really thought of that dress in detail in years, since I didn't take a photo of it and since my wedding was before the era of style.com. However, on a visit to a fellow professor's blog I saw this Vivienne Westwood dress and consider it the perfect revision of that original Chanel.
All the elements I liked are there, though interpreted differently. And, gentle My Wardrobe, although this dress must remain in your wardrobe, and not enter mine, thank you for the happy memory: it's a Wordsworthian example of emotion recollected in tranquillity.