We just wanted to remind Australian fans out there that,as we posted earlier this year,Gwen’s exquisite Galliano wedding gown will be on display at the Bendigo Art Gallery in Victoria from August 1 to November 6 as part of The White Wedding Dress exhibit. (The exhibit will then travel to the Musuem of New Zealand-Te Papa Tongarewa where it is opening on December 17, and where it will be on show until April 22, 2012.) The dress is on loan from London’s Victoria and Albert Museum,which Gwen had mentioned she had given the gown to. If any fans are able to take photos of the display that they would like to share,please feel free to send them in.
THE wedding dress of new mum Rebecca Judd is among the riches in an exhibition making its world premiere in Bendigo tonight.
The White Wedding Dress exhibit brings together 200 years of gowns and accessories designed by the famous for the famous.
There are wedding frocks from Gwen Stefani and Marilyn Manson’s bride and designs from Dior, Galliano, Westwood and Wang.
Bendigo Art Gallery director Karen Quinlan said it was a major achievement for a regional gallery to be hosting such a prestigious exhibition.
She said the 150-plus pieces included gowns, veils, corsets and shoes.
Much of the material is on loan from London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, with the addition of a special collection of local works.
“No other piece of clothing has more significance and ritual in our culture than the wedding gown,” Ms Quinlan said.
“As we witness in this extraordinary exhibition, it has been influenced by major events and social history.”
The exhibition opens to the public on Monday and runs until November 6.