Wedding Dress Exhibition at the V&A
It took Krystina Kytsis (fellow designer) and myself 6 months to get a morning off to visit the wedding dress exhibition at the V&A and only squeezed in a visit on the last day!
It was a comprehensive collection of wedding dresses and accessories through the ages.
One of my favourite dresses was the distressed georgette dress by Gareth Pugh, and I have been enjoying experimenting with distressed goergette myself and have recently shot my floaties in Ibiza!
The stand out dress of the exhibition was the dramatic taffeta gown designed by Vivienne Westwood for Dress Dita Von Teese over 10 years ago.
I was involved in the making of the corset base for this dress and have made the Bird of Paradise dress for Vivienne Westwood in the past, so I was very much looking forward to seeing it in the flesh again.
This dress has seriously influenced the choice of brides in the last decade; making the choice of marrying in a bold sexy colour a lot less taboo.
However, I think the exhibition did no credit for this dress which was displayed shockingly. The lighting was harsh and the mannequin was just wrong!
I don’t like to bitch about the V&A’s curators but even many fabrics were incorrectly labeled… poor show!