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February 13, 1987 - Image 89

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1987-02-13

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Priscilla designs a wedding dress of
uncommon elegance out of crisp
white taffeta. A simple, unadorned
front — basque bodice, small
off-the-shoulder puff sleeves, and
slim skirt --- yields to the draped,
gathered and pouted bustle back.
The perfect compliment, a pretty
wreath of delicate taffeta bows and
streaming ribbons. Purely pretty
attendant dress from Priscilla.

population for beads, beads,
beads. It changes
constantly. I see it going
back now to tradition. It
used to be every twenty
years, but now fashion
moves so fast. Bridal moves
equally as fast as
ready-to-wear. You have to
constantly do something
new. When I say that, it
isn't that it's new — it's just
that you introduce it again
at the right time, because
fashion is repetitive. No
matter what you say,
nobody is original. The
originality comes when you
do something that looks
different by adding a sleeve
that used to be in the 1880s
and a skirt that was maybe
in the 1940s. That's
innovating. We are not
actually redesigning
complete things. Nobody
does that. It's timing that's
vital. With the times, I see
brides' fashions go up and
down. If we are having a
good economy, then they'll
spend more money and add
the beads. If we are not,
they'll take the beads off.
Q: Describe a bride of
the '80s.
A: Well, she is not as
much aware of anything as
she is of the way she wants
to look. She has a definite
taste. When she comes in to
look for a dress, it is very
difficult to wait on her
because she feels she could
only wear a certain look.
She takes about twenty
pages out of a magazine,
and she wants a sleeve of
this and a waist of that. I
think that the big problem
with the '80s is that they
(brides) are very mixed up
in what they want to wear.
They really don't know. If
they would just try on
things and find out what
they shape into, they would
have a much better look.
Q: How should a
woman choose a bridal
A: Number one they
should go into a reliable
store specializing in bridal
fashions. Give the people in
the store a chance. Try on
things that you might not
like, but when you see

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