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Wedding Dresses 1776-2014 Exhibition @ V&A

  • V&A Cromwell Rd London United Kingdom (map)

This exhibition will trace the development of the fashionable white wedding dress and its treatment by key fashion designers such as Charles Frederick Worth, Norman Hartnell, Charles James, John Galliano, Christian Lacroix, Vivienne Westwood and Vera Wang offering a panorama of fashion over the last two centuries. On display will be the most romantic, glamorous and extravagant wedding dresses from the V&A’s superb collection and will include some important new acquisitions as well as loans including the purple dress worn by Dita Von Teese for her marriage to Marilyn Manson and the outfits worn by Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale on their wedding day. The exhibition will highlight the histories of the dresses, revealing fascinating details about the lives of the wearers and offering an intimate insight into their circumstances and fashion choices.

Trace the eternal fashion of the wedding dress and discover the most romantic, glamorous and iconic dresses from the last 200 years. This magical exhibition highlights exceptional craftsmanship and brings together couture and designer-made wedding garments from key fashion designers including Charles James, Vivienne Westwood and Vera Wang.  Join us as we share the stories behind the outfits and celebrate the most comprehensive, nostalgic and evocative collection of wedding dresses and bridal fashions ever.

Children under 12 are admitted for free when accompanied by a paying adult, and do require a ticket. Please select the free under-12s tickets from the bottom of the pricing list when completing your ticket purchases.

V&A Members enjoy free entry to exhibitions and DO NOT need to pre-book.

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Please ensure you select your correct date prior to checkout. TICKETS CANNOT BE EXCHANGED OR REFUNDED.

Exhibition opening times daily 10.00–17.30 (last ticket sold 16.45, last entry 17.00) Friday 10.00–21.30 (last ticket sold 20.45, last entry 21.00)

Exhibition closes 15 minutes prior to the Museum closing, please bear in mind when booking your timeslot.

Advance ticket bookings are available online and via the V&A Advance Booking Line until 10.00 on the day prior to the next scheduled exhibition date (Saturday and Sunday advance bookings are available until 10.00 on the prior Friday). Tickets are available to purchase at the Museum on the day of your visit. You are advised to arrive at the V&A for when the Museum opens at 10.00 for the best chance of purchasing a ticket. Please note tickets bought on the day may not be for immediate entry to the exhibition, but for later on that day. Some queuing time may be expected.

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