Parachute Wedding Dress

Yes, it's fetching, and there's a real story behind this dress, as well. The parachute saved the life of pilot Maj. Claude Hensinger when he bailed out of his disabled B-29 over Japan in 1944. It was his blanket and pillow as he waited for rescue. In 1947, he gave it to his girlfriend when he proposed to her, and she made it into the skirt portion of her wedding dress. The dress was also worn by their daughter and then by their son's bride in later weddings. Now it belongs to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. Link -via Boing Boing

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