Wedding Exhibition: V&A Wedding Dresses 1775-2014

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V&A Exhibition

Well you know by now I love jaw dropping dresses,  so I am super excited to find out that the V&A will be opening a new exhibiton  Wedding Dresses 1775-2014 this Saturday 3rd May in London and runs to the 15th March 2015.

The exhibition will highlight 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.

On display will include some important new acquisitions as well as loans including the Vivienne Westwood dress worn by burlesque queen Dita Von Teese on her wedding day to Marilyn Manson featured above and the John Galliano outfit worn by Gwen Stefani on her wedding day to Gavin Rossdale below.

V&A Exhibition

To get us in the mood I’ve put together some images highlighting how dresses have changed and below is the 30s to 50s and features Wallis Simpson who married the Duke of Windsor in 1937 and wore a chic Mainboucher dress in pale blue silk.  Princess Elizabeth who wore Norman Hartnell’s ivory satin wedding dress which was covered with pearl embroidery in a floral design and Grace Kelly who chose a gown by Helen Rose which consisted of a rounded collar, full skirt of ivory peau de soie, and a fitted bodice made from Brussels lace embroidered with seed pearls.

Wedding Exhibition: V&A Wedding dresses

Then we have the 60s to 80s which features Priscilla Beaulieu who married Elvis in 1967 and wore a floor-length wedding gown of her own design, Bianca Pérez-Mora Macias who decided in 1971 against a traditional wedding dress opting instead for a white Le Smoking jacket by Yves Saint Laurent with nothing underneath, and a long white skirt, and of course Lady Diana Spencer who set the trend for poofy wedding dresses in the 80s wearing her iconic lace and taffeta dress designed by David and Elizabeth Emanuel in 1981.

V&A Exhibition: Wedding Dresses


To book your tickets to the V&A head here and let me know which decade you love?

Credits: The Daily Telegraph, V&A, Daily Mail, Hello Magazine



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