The V&A: Wedding Dresses exhibition to launch in London
A creative new exhibit has been announced
The Victoria & Albert Museum in London will show an 80-piece exhibition entitled Wedding Dresses 1775-2014 from next year.
Its curator, Edwina Ehrman, has been granted access to the museum's extensive archives to find everything from one of the earliest examples of bridal gowns (a silk satin court dress) through to gowns designed by Charles Worth, fashion's first couturier, and dresses made from furnishing fabrics and parachute silks during the Second World War. Plus there are plenty of modern day pieces to see - from Vera Wang and Lacroix to Lanvin and Vivienne Westwood.
As well as taking a look at the evolution of the wedding dress the exhibition is also set to chart the history of the wedding itself, from a family orientated affair through to huge celebrity gatherings – hence the inclusion of Gwen Stefani's Christian Lacroix to Mary Charteris' Pam Hogg creation, and many more.
Wedding Dresses 1775-2014 will open at the V&A Fashion Gallery (Gallery 40), from 3 May 2014 - 15 March 2015