AI NO DERRIDA

Monday, 1 August 2011

A Famous Dress



My friend posted the bottom image of Kate Middleton’s dress on her facebook page and I was struck by how haunting the image is. It reminds me of the room in New Zealand’s Larnach Castle where the wedding dress and accessories of one of Larnach’s unhappy wives is displayed. I’m not saying that Kate reminds me of those wives exactly, but seeing this dress as a museum object within months of the royal wedding just strikes me as uncanny. I can see why people would want to see it and that looking at an exhibition of a wedding dress is meant to be a happy occasion, but still – there’s something about it.

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