The V&A’s stunning new exhibition on 200 years of wedding dress has just opened across the ditch at the Bendigo Art Gallery, which is about a two hour drive from Melbourne.
ABC news filmed some of the installation and interviewed the curator, Edwina Ehrman. It provides a great preview of the exhibition which opens at Te Papa on 17 December. The clip shows the unpacking of Margaret, the Duchess of Argyll’s stunning 1933 wedding dress with its massive train. Most excitingly the TV camera hones in on some of the spectacular detailing of the gowns revealing layers of shimmering beads and elaborate embroidery. Even if you are not a big fan of wedding dress, this preview will make you swoon! Its a textile lover’s dream.
Edwina Ehrman will be in New Zealand next week and will present an illustrated lecture on the exhibition on Tuesday 9 august at 6.30pm.
Bendigo have also added an Australian section to the exhibition, which includes this dress by Romance is Born. We will soon be able to reveal who Te Papa has invited to make gowns for the exhibition’s showing in New Zealand.