Thursday, June 17, 2010

Creme de la creme: Susan's 1844 Wedding Gown

This is the image we have been building up to share. There have been several previous posts related to Susan Osgood Jones 1844 Wedding Dress. Photographer Ellen McDermott used the same gown in different settings inside the Governor Ichabod Goodwin House and the Chase House at Strawbery Banke Museum. (Please see previous posts for the gown in the parlor and for detailed description). What is clear is that, when placed in an historic setting such as the parlor, the effect is entirely different than when it was photographed in the sun drenched "bow room." In this image, the gown has a contemporary feel and almost ethereal quality.

Photographer Ellen McDermott spent a day at Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth, NH. (Spring 2010) completing a shoot for our upcoming Passion for Fashion exhibition (2012). Children's clothing, men's wear, wedding dresses, foot apparel and gowns, as well as accessories, were included and will be shown on this blog in the ensuing months. We hope this blog and twitter (follow Silkbrocade) will provide inspiration for designers and creative spirits everywhere. (A detailed project overview and prospectus will be posted in late July.)


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