Young Women Pose In Their Mothers' Wedding Dresses, Exploring The Mythic Power Of A Gown

March 10, 2015 1:31 PM

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Young Women Pose In Their Mothers' Wedding Dresses, Exploring The Mythic Power Of A Gown

There's something strangely magical about wedding gowns, the white dresses infused with fantastical (if not slightly old fashioned or misguided) ideas about femininity, purity and love. Quite often, young women look up to their mothers as models of this romantic reverie, their dresses serving as matriarchal symbols, ghostly remnants of a crucial event they are intimately linked to though did not experience physically.

In her photography series "The Line," French photographer Céline Bodin engages with the beautiful and somewhat strange mystique of the notable white dress, exploring the complex roles a clothing garment plays in the lives of both mother and daughter.

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