Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Hear Ye, Hear Ye

"Hear Ye, Hear Ye, I now present...the Oscar for Best Costume Design!"

I had heard there was an exhibition of wedding gowns worn in famous romantic films on display at The Somerset Collection and I simply couldn't resist.

Do you remember Keira Knightly and Ralph Fiennes dressed like this? These beauties won Michael O'Connor an Oscar in 2009 for "Best Costume Design" for the movie, The Duchess.

I also photographed Meryl Streep's wedding gown from Out of Africa, the dress Gwyneth Paltrow wore in Emma and even a vintage treasure worn by Amy Irving in Yentl. But as they say, "the mall got in the way" and the setting in most of the pictures just didn't translate.

These two, however, look like they are about to hold court. "Hear Ye, Hear Ye!"