Miss Havisham

In reference to the previous post, I was thinking about the juxtaposition of glamour and decay (the main themes of Vanitas art.) The visual look of the Charles Dickens character of Miss Havisham in the novel Great Expectations sprung to mind. Miss Havisham, left at the altar many years ago, still wears her wedding dress and has left the house as it was on the day – complete with rotting wedding buffet and cake. The grand surroundings left to rot, coupled with the sense of loss and tragedy that Miss Havisham feels fits in quite nicely with the themes I want to portray in my garments.

 

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Helena Bonham Carter – Great Expectations (film) 2012

 

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Gillian Anderson – Great Expectations (tv) 2011

 

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Mulvany & Rogers – 2015 Kensington Dolls House Fair

 

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 John Galliano  Spring 2010

 

Christian Lacroix Spring/Summer 1996

 

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Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2007

 

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Mario Testino for Vogue Germany March 2014

 

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Vogue Germany April 2014

 

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Eva Van Oosten

 

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Sven Fennema
Unknown abandoned houses

 

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Valerie Hagarty
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