Wedding Dresses 1775–2014
3 May 2014 – 15 March 2015
Trace the eternal fashion of the wedding dress and discover the most romantic, glamorous and iconic dresses from the last 200 years. This magical exhibition highlights exceptional craftsmanship and brings together couture and designer-made wedding garments from key fashion designers including Charles James, Vivienne Westwood and Vera Wang. Join us as we share the stories behind the outfits and celebrate the most comprehensive, nostalgic and evocative collection of wedding dresses and bridal fashions ever.
Image credit: Embroidered silk satin wedding dress designed by Norman Hartnell, 1933 Given and worn by Margaret, Duchess of Argyll ©Illustrated London News Ltd-Mary Evans
Please note: Advance online and telephone tickets must be booked at least 24 hours prior to visit. Advance ticket bookings are available online and via the V&A Advance Booking Line until 10.00 on the day prior to the next scheduled exhibition date (Saturday and Sunday advance bookings are available until 10.00 on the prior Friday). Limited tickets are available to purchase at the Museum on the day of your visit. You are advised to arrive at the V&A for when the Museum opens at 10.00 for the best chance of purchasing a ticket. Please note tickets bought on the day may not be for immediate entry to the exhibition, but for later on that day. Some queuing time may be expected.