It’s been announced that Gwen’s iconic Dior designed wedding dress and Gavin’s Dior suit will be on display in London at The Victoria & Albert museum starting in May 2014.
The upcoming exhibition “is set to chart some of the worldâ€™s most influential wedding gowns and give exclusive insights into the life of the wearer”. Gwen’s dress previously had been on display in Victoria, Australia and included her matching pink Dior shoes and headdress.
The wedding exhibition opens at The V&A museum starting May 2014 until March 2015 with tickets starting at Â£12. We hope some UK fans are able to make the trip to see it!
Grazia — The Victoria & Albert museum wedding exhibition is set to chart some of the worldâ€™s most influential wedding gowns and give exclusive insights into the life of the wearer – much better for bridal inspiration than any old wedding fair!
Opening from May next year, the highly anticipated exhibition will trace the development of wedding dress fashion and some of its key design influencers â€“ John Galliano, Vera Wang and Christian La Croix to name but a few. Contemporary designs include the dare-to-bare Pam Hogg design worn by Lady Mary Charteris to her wedding last year, whilst in stark contrast other designs include the subtle and much more reserved blue number worn by the Duchess of Cornwall to the blessing of her marriage to the Prince of Wales in 2005. Gwen Stefaniâ€™s exquisite Dior creation will be on show (squeal!) as will the corseted Vivienne Westwood design worn by Dita Von Teese to her marriage to Marilyn Manson in 2005.
Wedding Dresses 1775 -2014 will be at the V&A from May 2014 – 15 March 2015. Tickets cost Â£12, concessions available and members go free. To book visit www.vam.ac.uk or call 020 7420 9736.
It’s noteworthy to say that the V&A’s museum curator said that Gwen’s wedding dress is his favorite in the exhibit!
Telegraph — Highlights include the judiciously understated steely-blue chiffon dress and coat by Anna Valentine chosen by the Duchess of Cornwall for the blessing of her marriage to the Prince of Wales in 2005. Shown alongside it will be radical, red-dyed, off-the-shoulder dress worn by the singer Gwen Stefani in 2004. Designed by John Galliano before his fall from Dior this dress, said the show’s curator Edwina Ehrman: “is probably my favourite. It is fantastically dramatic, designed to look almost as if someone has tried to pull it off her on the way to the wedding.” The exhibit will also show the “very restrained” Dior suit worn by Stefani’s husband Gavin Rossdale.