Sacred Grove Yoshida Tōshi (Japan, Tokyo, 1911-1995) Japan, 1941 Prints; woodcuts Color woodblock print Image: 9 9/16 x 6 7/8 in. (24.29 x 17.46 cm); Sheet: 10 9/16 x 8 in. (26.82 x 20.32 cm) Gift of Chuck Bowdlear, Ph.D., and John Borozan, M.A. (M.2000.105.126) Japanese Art
GO-TO couturier of princess brides the world over, Ralph & Russo has never had a problem creating the requisite drama with its show finale. Always heavily embellished and full-skirted, the bridal outing this season was just a little more grown-up. A Victorian neckline and covered-up silhouette - often required by the high-profile Middle Eastern and Asian brides serviced by the British label - were offset by a slimmer, more sensual, line over the hips.