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Vicky Hodgson conformed to the cultural 'norms' of heterosexual wedding attire as a young bride by adhering to the long-established Western ritual of wearing a long white dress and veil and carrying a traditional bouquet of pale-coloured flowers. The most spectacular item of this costume was the wedding dress, purchased at significant cost by her parents. It represented her conformity to consumeristic ideology and the discourse of powerlessness and repression associated with the cultural construction of femininity. In this sequence, The Wedding Dress, Hodgson subverts this discourse by appearing dressed as a traditional bride. Then she ties her veil out of the way before slowly cutting the white wedding dress in two. Not content with this action, she removes the dress and throws it away, leaving her wearing only her underclothes and the veil.

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