Like we mentioned earlier in the week, Gwen claimed in her interview with ELLE UK magazine, her famous and widely loved John Galliano designed white and pink wedding dress will be headed to London’s V&A art museum. And according to InStyle, the museum will be having a wedding dress exhibit opening in 2013 and more than likely Gwen’s dress will included as a stand out piece. How amazing to see it in person? It’s Gwen’s most treasured items and it’s so generous of her to donate it for a time so people can experience it for themselves.
InStyle UK — We’re all a-buzz with celebrity wedding dresses here at InStyle – we’re at fever pitch wondering what Kate Middleton will be wearing come 29 April and canâ€™t wait to see what Karl Lagerfeld cooks up for Lily Allen. But one of our all-time faves was Gwen Stefaniâ€™s fuchsia ombre dress from 2002 designed by John Galliano. We never thought weâ€™d get to see it up close, but the singer has donated it to Londonâ€™s V&A museum where it will go on display.
Gwen married Bush singer Gavin Rossdale in Londonâ€™s Covent Garden back in 2002 â€“ the couple now have two children, Kingston, who turns 5 this May, and Zuma, 2. The pair had a second wedding two weeks later in LA so Gwen could wear the dress twice – we don’t blame her, with a dress this fantabulous.
â€œWhen I got engaged, I said I wanted [my dress] to be over the top, but not traditional â€“ I wanted it to be everything,â€ remembers Gwen. â€œIt was this unbelievable, perfect dress. Itâ€™s going into the V&A now. I didnâ€™t wanna send it, because I was scared it would get ruined. But itâ€™s a work of art, it needed to be seen.â€
No news yet of exactly when the dress goes on display, but we suspect it will be part of the planned Wedding Dress exhibition for 2013. In advance of this, the V&A is compiling a database of wedding fashions from 1840 to the present day â€“ you can even upload your own wedding photo to add to the history! Or just get some inspiration for your own big dayâ€¦