Wedding dress, Gladman & Womack (London), 1885. Photo: Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
As I’ve said before, I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with the Victoria and Albert Museum BUT I think that even I might be tempted through their doors by the new upcoming exhibition about wedding dresses as I find a bit of bridal flounce almost impossible resist.
Wedding dress, Paris, 1828. Photo: Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
‘Trace the eternal fashion of the wedding dress and discover the most romantic, glamorous and iconic dresses from the last 200 years.
This magical exhibition highlights exceptional craftsmanship and brings together couture and designer-made wedding garments from key fashion designers including Charles James, Vivienne Westwood and Vera Wang. Join us as we share the stories behind the outfits and celebrate the most comprehensive, nostalgic and evocative collection of wedding dresses and bridal fashions ever.’
Wedding dress, British, 1841. Photo: Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Well, that sounds just lovely, doesn’t it.
Wedding Dresses starts on the 3rd of May 2014 and will be running until the 15th of March 2015.
Wedding dress, Zandra Rhodes, 1976. Photo: Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
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