See centuries of bridal couture at the V & A wedding dress exhibition

A bridal gown is arguably one of the most important fashion purchases a woman will make in her life.

Last weekend, a new exhibition titled Wedding Dresses 1775-2014 opened at London’s Victoria and Albert museum which charts the evolution of wedding attire while showcasing some of history’s most iconic designs.

From royal wedding outfits to celebrity bridal dresses worn by Kate Moss, Gwen Stefani, Dita Von Teese and Katie Shillingford, the stunning display took five years to put together and will undoubtedly provide endless inspiration for fashion lovers.

As well as exhibiting precious pieces dating back to the 18th century, the collection also features contemporary bridal couture from designers including John Galliano, Gareth Pugh, Christian Lacroix, Vivienne Westwood and Vera Wang.

Curator Edwina Ehrman told British Vogue,A good wedding dress should reflect the period in which it’s worn.”

Wedding Dresses 1775-2014 runs until March 15 2015 at the V&A, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL. You can buy tickets here.

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