Wedding dresses, their designers and who’s wearing what has been of interest to bridal aficionados for centuries. I for one, love looking at the most famous wedding dresses of all time and seeing how these beautiful gowns have become such a talking point for future brides and designers around the world. Princess Diana, Princess Grace of Monaco and more recently Princess (she may as well be) Kate Moss. Their dresses have inspired thousands and have graced the covers of many a glossy magazine and tabloid.
The Victoria and Albert museum in London, is currently hosting a truly stunning exhibition showcasing some of the most famous and celebrated dresses and designers of all time. Their dresses range from 1775 – an era where bridal dresses were much more conservative and formal not to mention luxurious and classic to 2014 where we can see how the wedding dress has evolved into a much more contemporary and personal item of clothing.
Highlights include dresses on loan from Dita Von Teese and Gwen Stefani and beautiful creations by world famous designers such as Vivienne Westwood, Christian Lacroix and Vera Wang.
Whether you want to gawp at Kate Moss’ vintage dress or marvel at The Duchess of Cornwall’s stunning embroidered silk coat, there is something for everyone’s taste at the exhibition. What’s more, you can also learn about the history of wedding dresses, why they were traditionally white and how designs and silhouettes have changed over the centuries into the beautiful and contemporary cuts we see today.
The exhibition showcases around 70 wedding outfits and numerous accessories and runs from the 3rd of May 2014 until the 15th March 2015. A wonderful opportunity to view some truly magnificent gowns and a real celebration of what has become the most important item of clothing you’ll ever wear. Don’t miss it!
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Credits: Victoria & Albert Museum, London