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V&A exhibition showcases famous wedding frocks

Date Posted: 04/04/2014

Fashion exhibition, Wedding Dresses 1775 – 2014 is set to run at the V&A in London from 3rd May until 15th March 2015.

Wedding Dresses will trace 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 will be the most romantic, glamorous and extravagant wedding dresses from the V&A’s collection.

Groups visiting the exhibition will also be able to see 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 Stefani and Gavin Rossdale on their wedding day.

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.

A school trip to Wedding Dresses at the V&A

School groups of ten or more students can claim a discounted rate of £2 for the exhibition. Special talks and tours are available to complement the exhibition

For further school trip information contact:

020-7942 2211

Pictured: Embroidered silk coat and silk dress designed by Anna Valentine, feather headdress created by Philip Treacy, 2005. Worn by The Duchess of Cornwall for the blessing after her marriage to HRH The Prince of Wales (Photo credit: by Hugo Burnand).

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