Friday, February 25, 2011

Bendigo Art Gallery - Home for Fashion Lovers !!

Here are two exhibitions to put in your calendars as "MUST SEE'S" and "NOT TO BE MISSED". Bendigo Regional Art Gallery obviously has an excellent relationship with the Victoria and Albert Museum of London, and regional Victoria are the fortunate recipients of this connection with two fantastic fashion exhibitions coming up this year and in early 2011. The first is the White Wedding Dress Exhibition - 200 Years of Wedding Fashions.
First of August to Eleventh of November 2011 at the Bendigo Regional Art Gallery

Exhibition organised by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London

"Drawing on the V&A’s outstanding collection of wedding gowns from the early 1800s to the present day, the exhibition explores the history of the wedding dress using individual garments and their histories to illuminate the ways in which society has responded to economic, cultural and technological change.

The exhibition encompasses historical bridal dresses, veils, corsetry, millinery, shoes and other accessories as well as gowns by couturiers and designers including Charles Frederick Worth, Norman Hartnell, Charles James, Zandra Rhodes, John Galliano, Vivienne Westwood, Vera Wang, Christian Lacroix, Lanvin, Philip Treacy and Stephen Jones."

The second exhibition was mentioned in today's Herald Sun and has me sooooooo excited !!! There are no details on the website yet, but here is the article promoting an exhibition next March (do they mean 2011 or 2012??????? I am assuming 2012 as the website does not mention it) of Grace Kelly clothing! Princess of glamorous 50's and early 60's style herself, - Grace Kelly !!! Oh, do I have to wait a whole year !!!! More details will be published as they come to hand.......

1 comment:

  1. Oh my gosh, I'm so excited about both of these exhibitions! I had heard about the Grace Kelly one but not the wedding dresses - that's definitely going in the diary.


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