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I've Found My Folies Bergère Wedding Dress (and it's gorgeous) 😍

posted Jun 27, 2018, 11:58 PM by Liz Taylor Brass   [ updated Jun 28, 2018, 12:38 AM ]
Folies Bergère: Mademoiselle de Paris 1983 Costume by Jerry Jackson
Folies Bergère: Vamps 2002 Costume by Jerry Jackson
You too can find your perfect #LoveVegas dress in the Nevada State Museum (I didn't say you could wear it).

After nearly 50 years, the longest running revue theater show in Las Vegas, the Folies Bergère, ended its run at the Tropicana March 2009. The museum acquired photographs, artwork, and stage costume like sexy jewel-encrusted thongs and cutesy feathered headpieces for one of its changing exhibits, Entertaining Las Vegas One Rhinestone at a Time. And if you are really, really nice to the staff, they may let you into the over 8,000-piece Costume & Textile Collection.

How can you not fall in love with these beautiful Jerry Jackson creations, like my wedding dress, um, okay, it's actually Mademoiselle de Paris 1983. Not that I'd wear it.

To ensure they fit into the custom costumes costing thousands, showgirls (the ones prancing) and nude or dressed dancers (the ones dancing) had to record their weight when they signed their contract. Sorry, but deal breaker! Worse, those who strayed too far from the original number received warning slips. Double deal breaker!
Folies Bergère: Warning Slip
Although I could get used to the idea of men blending into the set to support the showgirls, symbols of ideal feminine beauty and a cultural archetype (whatever that means). Double winner. They embody that which women admire and aspire to and men yearn for. Now that's a triple winner 💕💕💕