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Summer Brennan

Summer Brennan

Summer Brennan is the author of The Oyster War (2015), High Heel (2019), and the forthcoming The Parisian Sphinx: A True Tale of Art and Obsession, a new biography of Victorine Meurent. Her ongoing nonfiction series The Book of the Courtesans and her newsletter A Writer’s Notebook can be found on Substack. She lives in Paris.

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A Natural History of the Wedding Dress

The history of the wedding dress is shorter than the history of weddings, and even shorter still than the history of marriage.