Exhibition: The White Wedding Dress at Bendigo Art Gallery

What: The White Wedding Dress: 200 Years of Wedding Fashions
When: 1st August – 6th November 2011, open 10pm to 5pm daily.
Where: Bendigo Art Gallery, 42 View Street Bendigo
Cost: to be announced – there will be admission fees.

More information at the Bendigo Art Gallery’s website.

Lovers of fine fashion will be thrilled to hear that the Bendigo is once again bringing out a fabulous exhibition of fashion from London’s Victoria and Albert Museum of Decorative Arts.

From the website:

The White Wedding Dress presents the most romantic, glamorous and extravagant wedding dresses from the Victoria & Albert Museum’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.

A gown from the V&A’s website, that will hopefully be included: silk satin from 1865 (photo courtesy V&A)

The display will include Dita Von Teese’s wedding gown – hopefully the incredible Vivien Westwood one, but as it’s not particularly white they may bring us her ’40s War Bride suit. Either would be wonderful!


Can’t wait for this exhibition! Next year they bring us a collection of Grace Kelly’s gowns. Wonderful – I’m so pleased the Bendigo is bringing these wonderful exhibitions from my favourite museum.

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