The White Dress chronicles the collision between tradition and high fashion for bridalwear, and providesinspiration for both fashion designers and future brides. The book contains a rich collection of images from dresses suitable for religious ceremonies to bikini-clad brides on the beach. Fantastic movie stills show some of the most glamorous wedding dresses ever made. Reportage shots from celebrity magazines celebrate Bianca Jagger on the Co te d'Azur in a white trouser suit and Princess Grace demure in white lace. Paparazzi pictures of white dresses worn on the red carpet will inspire exciting bridalware today. Photographs and fashion illustrations from leading fashion houses such as Chanel, Dior, and Yves Saint Laurent, and dresses by designers including Alexander McQueen, John Galliano, and Vera Wang complete the picture. Tiaras, trains, flowers, scarves, veils, and other essential bridal accessories are included throughout the book. With its strong narrative and careful selection of images, this book is an intelligent fashion bible for new brides and fashion designers.