Posts tagged with Exhibition installation

Unveiled: from ‘toast rack’ to pure spectacle

  • The beautifully adorned, and rather revealing, bodice. Photo: Kate Whitley, Te Papa
  • The train, scattered with beaded stars. Photo: Kate Whitley, Te Papa
  • The train in all its glory. Photo: Kate Whitley, Te Papa
  • Anne and Keira remove the 'duvet'. Photo: Kate Whitley, Te Papa

On Monday, the Unveiled installation team unpacked what must be considered one of the exhibition’s most glamorous gowns – a glorious number designed by Norman Hartnell for Margaret Whigham, a British society beauty who married Charles Sweeney, a movie-star handsome American, in 1933. While one of the most glamorous, it is also the most tricky to pack and display due to the… Read more »

Unveiling Unveiled

  • Sarah slowly removes the protective covering. Photo: Kate Whitley, Te Papa.
  • Dita von Teese's wedding gown by Vivienne Westwood unveiled. Photo: Kate Whitley, Te Papa.
  • Sarah from the V&A carefully puts in place the final touch to Dita von Teese's outfit - a jaunty tricorne hat by Stephen Jones.
  • Unveiled Installation

This week it has been full steam ahead in the VISA Platinum Gallery. The crates carrying Unveiled: 200 Years of Wedding Fashion from the Victoria and Albert Museum, London arrived by sea, and Keira Miller and Sarah Scott from the V&A arrived by air. Over the last week Keira and Sarah, accompanied by our team of… Read more »