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Layan Damanhouri Saudi Gazette
THE history of wedding gowns in Italy reveals a significant amount about the nation’s social, economic and political life in the past century. This was displayed at an exhibition curated by Rossella Alessandrucci at the Italian Consulate this week in the presence of Consul General Elisabetta Martini and many local guests.
According to Alessandrucci, the style of wedding gowns tells a lot about the status of women.
“At the turn of the 20th century, Europeans enjoyed a generally happy and prosperous life. World War I was a shock for Europe. One of the major changes was that women started to work,” she said, pointing to photographs of brides in the early 1900’s wearing shorter dresses and knee-length skirts. A busy work life marked a change in women’s fashion, giving way to increased independence.
The exhibit presents photographs of weddings starting from 1890 to the present-day Italy, revealing the transformation of fashion that represents historical events and change throughout the century. A display further shows old photographs, wedding gowns, bridal accessories and memorabilia, such as original telegrams, wedding invitations and souvenirs.