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Wednesday, 29 October 2014

V&A Wedding Dresses 1755-2014

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This weekend I made the short (though longer than planned) trip from Somerset to London to visit my super best friend Danielle - but she works ridiculous long hours so I had some time to kill on the Saturday. So, of course, a trip to the Victoria and Albert Museum was made. The Wedding Dress Exhibition was one I had wanted to see for a long time (it's been on since May), but it is a rare occurrence that I get a weekend off to go to our lovely Capital, still I finally got to see it and I was so impressed, definitely worth the wait.

The exhibition is set in a circle shape letting you flow easily from era to era and dress to dress, some of my favourites were the wide hipped dresses of the early 19th Century moving on to the film projections of the Royal weddings of Princess Diana and Charles and of course, Kate Middleton and Prince William. The lighting was quite dark and that made the illuminated white (most of the dresses were the traditional wedding colour) stand out even more. Then you head up a short flight of stairs fixed in the middle of the room and find yourself submerged in dresses from singer Gwen Stefani to a stand out purple Vivienne Westwood number as worn by Dita Von Teese and a bejewelled Jenny Packham design to Kate Moss' embroidered peacock feather masterpiece. This was probably my absolute favourite part of the exhibition as it was of dresses I had already seen so much of and to learn the history was fantastic.

If, like me, you love your fashion with a little bit of a background then I highly recommend this exhibition, let me know if you've been or are heading there any time soon.

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