As we build up to the much anticipated December opening of Unveiled: 200 Years of Wedding Fashion from the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, it is time to ‘unveil’ our three New Zealand designers!
As part of the exhibition Te Papa has commissioned three very different New Zealand designers to create their idea of the ‘ultimate’ wedding gown. 2011 has proved to be a high-profile year for each of our chosen designers, and Unveiled is bound to provide the perfect finale.
Our first designer is a dedicated bridal specialist. Throughout her career she has dressed over 5000 brides! While most of us relaxed in front of the telly with a glass of wine to watch Prince William and Catherine Middleton’s wedding on 29 April, this designer was glued to the screen, noting down every element of the dress that she could see. It was Jane Yeh’s job to recreate the year’s most anticipated wedding gown within just 12 hours!
For Te Papa, Jane is doing what she does best, making a wholly romantic gown fit for a glorious summer’s day wedding. She even promises butterflies!