Public Lecture – Wedding Dress. Not to be missed!

Pleated silk wedding dress and coat, net veil decorated with silicone rubber, by Ian and Marcel, London, 1989. Bequeathed by Ian and Marcel. ©Victoria and Albert Museum / V&A Images

Pleated silk wedding dress and coat, net veil decorated with silicone rubber, by Ian and Marcel, London, 1989. Bequeathed by Ian and Marcel. ©Victoria and Albert Museum / V&A Images

The V&A’s wonderful wedding dress exhibition is just about to open in Bendigo, Australia. We are delighted that the exhibition’s curator, Edwina Ehrman has agreed to extend her trip to the Southern Hemisphere for a few extra days in order to pop across to Wellington.

Next Tuesday evening, 9 August 2011, Edwina will be giving a public talk about the exhibition and accompanying book at Soundings Theatre, Level 2, Te Papa, Wellington at 6.30pm.

In her talk  Edwina will give a behind-the-scenes insight into developing the V&A’s spectacular wedding dress exhibition. She will describe how she selected the dresses, the insights she gained when researching the associated book and the process of dressing the mannequins and preparing them for their long journey to the other side of the world.

The presentation will include images of many of the dresses and accessories that visitors can look forward to seeing in the forthcoming exhibition.

 Following the lecture there will be an opportunity to purchase Edwina’s book and have her sign it.

Friends of Te Papa $10.00, General Public $15.00.

Edwina Ehrman is a Curator of Textiles and Fashion at the V&A. She is the curator of the touring exhibition, Unveiled: 200 years of wedding dress from the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, which will open at Te Papa on 17 December 2011,  and the author of the associated publication, The Wedding Dress: 300 Years of Bridal Fashions. She is a specialist in nineteenth-century textiles and fashion, with a particular interest in London.

Tickets can be purchased outside Soundings Theatre from 5.30pm on the day or via:

 

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