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Why: Valerie posted this: "Closing Bridal Store, Priscilla of Boston, Spray Paints Designer Gowns and Outrages Women"
Priscilla of Boston, a designer wedding dress shop owned by David's Bridal that once outfitted Grace Kelly's bridesmaids, is closing all 19 locations after 65 years, and they have lots of gowns to dispose of. But rather than donating them to a good cause or taking them to sample sales, the Edina, Minnesota store employees spray-painted the expensive gowns pink and threw them in the trash so no one could wear them.Rude.*
Answer: Here they are!
Nice hats, ladies. It was 1956. She never acted again.
Princess Grace's wedding dress was designed by Academy Award–winning costumer Helen Rose, who also designed for Betty Grable, Judy Garland, Carmen Miranda, Lauren Bacall, Doris Day, and Marilyn Monroe for films in the 1940s-50s - and Elizabeth Taylor for 2 films and one real-life wedding (to Conrad Hilton, Jr., her first husband of 7 / first wedding of 8).
Real wedding / fake weddingSource: Google Images
The More You Know: Were you also curious about Grace's bridesmaids wearing such a light color? They weren't just summer whites. Some bridesmaid history:
The Western bridesmaid tradition is thought to have originated from Roman Law, which required ten witnesses at a wedding in order to outsmart evil spirits (believed to attend marriage ceremonies) by dressing in identical clothing to the bride and groom, so that the evil spirits would not know who was getting married. In Victorian wedding photographs, the bride and groom are frequently dressed in the same fashion as other members of the bridal party.
Men still do that.
*The store said: "Priscilla of Boston has always donated quality bridal gowns to a variety of charitable causes. We do not, however, donate unsaleable dresses that are damaged, soiled or in otherwise poor condition." Then they destroyed the dresses. The also said, "It had something to do with the contracts with the labels." A retail analyst theorized: "For some retailers, they're really concerned with their merchandise getting counterfeited, so that's one reason why they would want to go ahead and destroy these items." A few dresses survived, and David's Bridal agreed to donate them to their 'charitable partners.' Womp womp.