Thanks to Roxanna for sending in the link, but it looks like The White Wedding Dress, 200 Years of Wedding Fashions, which features Gwen’s Galiano designed gorgeous pink and white wedding dress, is hitting the V&A Museum starting August 1.
I’ve just heard confirmation in an exhibition review on a Melbourne news programme that Gwen’s wedding dress will be on display at the Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia.
Around the time you were reporting that Gwen’s wedding dress was heading to the Victoria and Albert in London, I had been reading that the Bendigo Art Gallery was going to have an exhibition called “The White Wedding Dress” featuring dresses from the Victoria and Albert collection. When I read that there would be a celebrity section, I was quietly hoping and expecting that it would feature Gwen’s Galliano dress but I thought I’d hold my tongue until I knew for sure.
Bendigo Art Gallery — THE WHITE WEDDING DRESS
200 YEARS OF WEDDING FASHIONS
1 August – 6 November 2011
The White Wedding Dress presents the most romantic, glamorous and extravagant wedding dresses from the Victoria & Albert Museumâ€™s superb collection. Every woman wants to look beautiful for her wedding and today the traditional, Western European white wedding dress is the garment of choice for brides across countries and cultures. This exhibition asks why and how this has happened.
Wedding dresses also unlock memories and awaken emotions. Lovingly preserved, sometimes by several generations, their fabric and form conjure up the physical presence of the bride on one of the most momentous days of her life and form a tangible link between past and present. This exhibition highlights the histories of the dresses, revealing fascinating details about the lives of the wearers and offering an insight into their circumstances and fashion choices.
Also on display in the exhibition will be gowns by celebrated designers, including Vera Wang, Norman Hartnell, Christian Dior, Zandra Rhodes, Lanvin and Lacroix. Also included are sumptuous wedding dresses worn by celebrities Dita Von Teese and Gwen Stefani.
Admission fees apply for this exhibition