I went to a screening last night of the fabulous, 1934 Academy Award winning film “It Happened One Night”. It’s always been one of my favorite “wedding movies,” with one of Hollywood’s most stunning bridal gowns, on the equally stunning Claudette Colbert. This bias cut satin gown, designed by Robert Kalloch, may as well be in the encyclopedia under “1930s wedding dress.” But here’s the thing: the dress holds up. A bride, this weekend in 2013, (provided she had the exact measurements as Claudette Colbert) could wear it straight down the aisle.
As you or a bride in your life shops for a wedding gown, think about 90 years from now. Will that dress you’re trying on still be a classic, or will it go the way of Princess Diana’s 1980’s explosion? (oh the flowers…don’t talk to me about the flowers…bless her heart).
Live well, and love well. (and dress thoughtfully).