This Is What passed For A Wedding Dress In The Fall/Winter Of 1965 …

In 2008, Julia of Knitteroo visited the Musee des Beaux Arts and got to see the Yves Saint Laurent retrospective. It was there that she saw this:

Lucky for us, she captured the shot before being “politely informed that ‘photographie’ was not permitted”. I don’t about you, but to me this “wedding dress”, well, it looks like a big ol’ knit prophylactic. Gruesome.

Go visit Julia at and thank her for breaking the rules to get this pic.

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Danielle Holke is a long-time knitter, first taught by her beloved grandmother as a young girl growing up in Canada. In 2008 she launched KnitHacker, a lively blog and knitting community which has since grown to be a popular presence in contemporary knitting culture, reaching more than a million readers each year. As a marketing professional, Danielle advises and works with a motley squad of artists, yarn bombers, film makers, pattern designers, yarn companies and more. Learn more about her latest book, Knits & Pieces: A Knitting Miscellany.

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