Wedding Dress: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Borrowing from local cultural organizations, collectors, designers and History San Jose, this show will illuminate the evolution of the wedding dress, ethnic similarities and differences, and explore new questions raised by the legalization of same-sex marriage. Included in the collection will be a colorful 17’ Moroccan wedding belt, a dress worn by Josie Eldridge Crump in 1895 and a DIY dress designed around a bride’s tattoos. Traditions are clearly no longer limited to something borrowed and something blue. The exhibition is guest curated by Kate Eilertsen who says,

“Whether it is a traditional kimono, red sari or satin Flapper era dress, the wedding dress reveals much about the traditions and history of communities around the world.”

Image courtesy of History San Jose

Mrs. Cloyd Sweigert nee Eleanor Atkinson