A Historic Reconstruction

On March 3rd, the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society held it’s first annual “Something Old, Something New” exhibit. The event was a “pop-up” styled exhibit lasting only one Sunday afternoon with antique wedding gowns on display, a famous retired photographer guest speaker and refreshments!
anatomy was there representing the “something new” with select gowns from our collection on display alongside the antique gowns. We also had a very special gown on display given to us to reconstruct to be inducted into the BECHS collection of antique gowns! Of course a contemporary piece isn’t quite as historic unless it begins with a story…
The executive director Melissa’s mother graciously donated her wedding gown to anatomy so we could create something more modern with it! Here’s the before…

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The after !

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The simple silhouette is elevated by the concentrated lace applique work at the waist. The organza is almost invisible, making the lace applique work appear to be floating!

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We combined the train and the veil to become a detachable train with the original lace flowers along the hem.069_0 073_0





We are so excited to become a real part of Buffalo fashion history! If you missed the event be sure to come next year!