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 installers and conservators, have been unpacking the crates, removing layers of protective coverings, and thoroughly checking the condition of each item before placing it in its designated display case. At the time of writing 80% of the garments have been arranged in their cases, ready to be lit.
In the spirit of burlesque artiste Dita von Teese, whose magnificent Vivienne Westwood gown is in the exhibition, here is a little photographic ‘strip tease’ of the unpacking in motion.
Loving it – it will be a great show!
Wow!! absolutely gorgeous dress, and the colour is so vibrant – fantastic!!
Looking forward to a visit to TE PAPA to see these exquisite wedding dresses..it will be worth the trip down just to see them, in all their glory…
We look forward to your visit, and can assure you it will be worth the journey! For more information about associated events be sure to have a look at the Unveiled website. It will be updated regularly with new events. http://www.tepapa.govt.nz/WhatsOn/exhibitions/WeddingDress/Pages/default.aspx All the best, Claire.