The Perfect Exhibition


On Thursday, I finally went to see the Wedding Dresses 1775-2014 exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A), and it was so worth it!

This is definitely one of the exhibitions that I have been most excited for, as I love weddings and one of my favourite parts is the dress.  I am crazy about beautiful white wedding dresses and I can’t wait until the day when I will wear one of my own.

There were a number of stunning and unique dresses on display which captured my heart.  It was also special seeing some of the dresses that I’d seen in photos up close, as the photos simply do not do them justice, particularly the ‘Rapunzel’ dress by Jenny Packham.

Photo from V&A Website.

Photo from V&A Website.

However, there were two dresses that I was particularly in love with.  One dress was from 1933, while the other was from 2011, but they were both exquisite pieces with amazing trains.

The silk satin wedding dress from 1933 by Norman Hartnell was elegant with interesting details, beautiful lace and unique embroidery.  I fell in love with it instantly, but unfortunately I do not have the body to pull it off.

Photo from V&A Website.

Photo from V&A Website.

Ian Stuart’s Flower Bomb dress captures your eye immediately and a true work of art.  Every aspect of the dress is stunning and the level of detail blows my mind.  I could stare at that dress all day in admiration.

Photo from V&A Website.

Photo from V&A Website.

The V&A is usually home to my favourite exhibitions and this was no different.  Seeing those dresses close up was a once in a lifetime opportunity – I did not realise that Gwen Stefani’s wedding dress had so many unique aspects and that Kate Moss’ dress had such an amazing level of detail.

Now I cannot wait for the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition.  That is going to be something very, very special.

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