Susan sent me an article from the Sun about a 16 year old girl in the UK who got married in a dress that weighed 50 stone (700 lbs) and cost 25,000 pounds sterling ($45,000.). Her groom is 17. Her dress is so extravagant because she wanted to top “Jordan’s wedding” (Jordan is an english model).
It took TWENTY people an hour and a half to heave 16-year-old Carly through and up the aisle followed by her 60FT LONG train. Carly, who spent NINE AND A HALF HOURS getting into it, was exhausted when she got to the altar…After the ceremony groom Michael Coffey, 17, and 14 relatives carried her out.
The situation brings to mind this paper I once cited:
Extreme celebrity worship, fantasy proneness and dissociation: Developing the measurement and understanding of celebrity worship within a clinical personality context.
In other words, celebrity worship is mental pathology. In this case, the proof is a 700lb wedding dress worn by a high-maintenance neurotic teen age girl.
Sometimes, clothing can say more about a person’s character and mental health than one imagines.