Wedding Dresses 1775-2014 at the London Victoria and Albert Museum may sound like a mundane stroll through endless white dresses, but I can assure you- you’re wrong. The new exhibition charts so much more than just a white dress; the story of the wedding dress is told through the ages with an incredibly extensive and rare collection of bridal gowns.
The exhibition is presented across two floors in chronological order- opening with the oldest and closing with the newest. The most spectacular part (in my opinion) would be the last fifty years of bridal couture celebrated in the mezzanine level, including dresses worn by fashion icons Kate Moss, Dita Von Teese, Gwen Stefani and Mary Charteris.
Curator Edwina Ehrman put five long years into developing and perfecting this fascinating exhibition which officially opens to the public May 3- March 15 2015. Ehrman told UK VOGUE “A good wedding dress should reflect the period in which it’s worn” in an online interview, she explains how the eras should be explored: from the large eighteenth century embellished dresses to the drop-waist and glamour of the roaring 20s, through the ages to the innovative and signature creations of modern-day gowns.
This is definitely an exhibition worth visiting- a perfect grasp on the history and development of bridal fashion.
Tickets available here: http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/exhibitions/wedding-dress-1775-2014/