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Vintage V&A

The most romantic, glamorous and extravagant wedding dresses from the V&A’s superb collection
A panorama of fashion over the last two centuries

Vintage wedding fans have only until 15th March 2015 to make sure they don’t miss this inspirational V&A exhibition.


 

This wedding dream is entitled The Wedding Dresses 1775-2014 and traces the development of the fashionable white wedding dress and its treatment by key fashion designers such as Charles Frederick Worth, Norman Hartnell, Charles James, John Galliano, Christian Lacroix, Vivienne Westwood and Vera Wang offering a panorama of fashion over the last two centuries.

On display are the most romantic, glamorous and extravagant wedding dresses from the V&A’s superb collection and will include some important new acquisitions as well as

loans including the purple dress worn by Dita Von Teese for her marriage to Marilyn Manson and the outfits worn by Gwen Steffani and Gavin Rossdale on their wedding day.

The exhibition highlights the histories of the dresses, revealing fascinating details about the lives of the wearers and offering an intimate insight into their circumstances and fashion choices.

 

Top Image - Silk satin wedding dress designed by Charles James, London, 1934. Worn by Barbara 'Baba' Beaton for her marriage to Alec Hambro. Artist: Given by Mrs Alec Hambro. Date: 1934 (Credit line: © Victoria and Albert Museum, London)

Below - Embroidered silk satin wedding dress designed by Norman Hartnell, 1933. Worn by Margaret Whigham for her marriage to Charles Sweeny. Artist: Given and worn by Margaret, Duchess of Argyll. Date: 1933 (Credit line: © Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans)

 

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