Today I wanted to feature the V&A’s upcoming exhibition, Wedding Dresses 1775-2014. It promises two floors of fabulous dresses and amazing wedding fashions, spanning over 200 years!
|1. Silk and leather ‘tango’ shoes, 1914|
From Victorian to Vivienne Westwood, the exhibition includes over 80 romantic, glamorous and extravagant wedding fashions. I’m particularly excited to see their slinky 1930s dresses, like these gorgeous ones below…
|2. Silk satin wedding dress by Charles James, 1934|
|3. Embroidered silk satin wedding dress by Norman Hartnell, 1933|
As well as antique and vintage wedding dresses, the exhibition will feature many accessories including shoes, veils, jewellery, hats, corsetry and even garters!
|4. Honiton lace wedding veil, c1850|
|5. Silk brocade gown and petticoat with silk-covered straw hat, 1780|
It promises to be a real treasure trove for anyone who loves vintage wedding style. Wedding Dresses 1775-2014 opens on 3 May and runs until March 2015. Tickets go on sale very soon – I’ll keep you posted.
Meanwhile, thanks for stopping by today. Do pop back later this week… I shall have something new to unveil on Friday!
1, 2 & 4, C. Victoria & Albert Museum, London
3, C Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
5, Photograph by John Chase
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