Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Breaking with tradition

On the day of days girls dream of being center stage at their wedding wearing a stunning gown of white, symbol of purity since Queen Victoria popularized the white gown and the symbol of happiness since Roman times. It's time for a change.

The grooms wait at the altar. Groomsmen in tuxes or morning suits or afternoon white escort the bridesmaids down the aisle. Each bridesmaid wears a white gown. The music swells with the opening strains of the wedding march. The bride enters on the arm of her father (or father figure) in a stunning gown of brilliant red trimmed in gold.

The bridal gown could be any jewel bright color: primary, earthy, awe inspiring, a gown that takes center stage with color and design while the bridesmaids form the frame in either black or white. Is there a designer who is willing to break with tradition, a bride with vision and a sense of adventure daring enough to turn the fashion world on its head and break new ground?

What I want is a designer with vision and a woman with a spirit of daring and adventure to pull this off. It would be the event of the season captured in pictures (and on video), an event that will turn the fashion world on its ear and set the standard for a new kind of fashion and style. I've contacted several top designers and I'm looking for a willing bride. It's different and bold and I don't know how long it will take to find the right ingredients, but it should be fun as well as a lot of hard work -- providing the white coats don't come for me.

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