Wedding gown designed by Eiko Ishioka for Bram Stoker’s Dracula
'It's a somewhat strange concept, but I loved the look of the Australian collared lizard and felt that it was a fitting image for a woman who had become a vampire. I had never once thought of designing a traditional wedding dress anyway, and when the lizard idea came to me I fashioned a cape, made completely of embroidered lace, based on this idea. Lucy's dress, loaded with embroidery, was created from a stiff net base upon which the dressmakers embroidered my design - all by hand, of course.'
- Eiko On Stage
Believe - Wild and Lethal Trash by Walter Van Beirendonck, A/W 1998
Photographed by Juergen Teller
Alexander McQueen S/S 2007
Fashion: I am Fashion, your sister.
Death: My sister?
Fashion: Yes, don’t you remember that both of us are daughters of Decay?
- Giacomo Leopardi, “Dialogue of Fashion and Death” (1842)
Walking Piece, 1966, by Yayoi Kusama
my mum got this dress for me from a charity shop when i was thirteen and i didn’t really like it at first but then i loved it and i’ve worn it about 50% of the time since. its very ragged now and i don’t think its going to hold out much longer so i have to be careful and not wear it so often - its not especially stylish or finely made but i prefer it to everything else. i was much shorter and skinnier eight years ago so it doesn’t fit in the same way now. it almost looks like a different dress but i probably look like a different person too. its going to fall apart soon and maybe i’m getting too old for it anyway but it is the best dress i’ve ever owned and when i picture myself as a teenager, this is what i’m wearing.
Some girls, Osamu Yokonami
Three photographed by Nick Knight for the premiere issue of AnOther Magazine, F/W 2001
Scotland: The Castle of Park in Glenluce photographed by Juergen Teller, Vogue Italia November 1997