London Diary: Wedding Dresses Exhibition, Victoria and Albert Museum

Wedding Dresses Exhibition @  Victoria and Albert Museum, London Wedding Dresses Exhibition © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

With wedding season in full bloom, we are atwitter at the Victoria & Albert Museum ‘Wedding Dresses’ exhibition, an essential must-visit for every sophisticated bride.

Did you know that our modern-day bridal fashion is hugely inspired and defined by none other than Queen Victoria?

Queen Victoria of England has certainly launched several fashion trends, but the white bridal dress could be easily the most impressive one.

Long, silky, lace-adorned white and off-white dresses only became a trend in the Western world after the Royal Wedding of 1840, while the Victorian style gown that is largely popular today has emerged as late as in the 1960s.

Silk and leather 'tango' shoes bought from Peter Robinson Ltd. of London, 1914. Worn by Phyllis Blaiberg for her marriage to Bertie Mayer Stone Given by Mrs B. Rackow. @ Victoria and Albert Museum, London Silk and leather 'tango' shoes bought from Peter Robinson Ltd. of London, 1914. Worn by Phyllis Blaiberg for her marriage to Bertie Mayer Stone Given by Mrs B. Rackow. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Embroidered silk satin wedding dress designed by Norman Hartnell, 1933 Worn by Margaret Whigham for her marriage to Charles Sweeny. Given and worn by Margaret, Duchess of Argyll. © Illustrated London News Ltd / Mary Evans.

Embroidered silk satin wedding dress designed by Norman Hartnell, 1933 Worn by Margaret Whigham for her marriage to Charles Sweeny. Given and worn by Margaret, Duchess of Argyll. © Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans.

Great admirers of the Victorian and Neo-Victorian fashions, we at Rouge Bunny Rouge are most delighted at the ‘Wedding Dresses’ exhibition that has just opened on May 3rd.

Embroidered silk coat and silk dress designed by Anna Valentine, feather headdress created by Philip Treacy, 2005. Worn by The Duchess of Cornwall for the blessing after her marriage to HRH The Prince of Wales. Photograph by Hugo Burnand. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London Embroidered silk coat and silk dress designed by Anna Valentine, feather headdress created by Philip Treacy, 2005. Worn by The Duchess of Cornwall for the blessing after her marriage to HRH The Prince of Wales. Photograph by Hugo Burnand. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Showcasing the bridal fashions from the last two centuries, displaying the work of the most famous fashion designers as well as select ‘famous’ dresses, the exhibition also offers an incredibly inspiring range of talks and lectures on scents, stationery, Victorian crafts, wedding cakes and much, much more.

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