As we reminded last month,Gwen’s exquisite Galliano wedding gown is on display now until November 6 at the Bendigo Art Gallery in Victoria,Australia as part of The White Wedding Dress exhibit,initiated by London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. Now Australian blog The Hoopla has posted a photo of the gown as it is presented in the exhibit,along with a feature article on Brides Who Broke the Rules,including Gwen.
Traditionally brides wear white, but of course rocker and style icon Gwen Stefani and burlesque queen Dita Von Teese were never going to obey that rule.
Their truly breathtaking gowns make up part of the collection now on show at the Bendigo Art Gallery: “The White Wedding Dress: 200 years of Wedding Fashions”.
Singer Gwen Stefani married Gavin Rossdale September 14, 2002 at St Paul’s Church in London. The couple exchanged traditional Anglican vows in front of 150 family and friends. Stefani was chauffeured to the church in a blue 1970s Rolls-Royce, making a dramatic entrance to the ceremony approximately one hour late.
She wore a custom-made pink and white silk faille wedding dress by John Galliano for Dior, with an antique lace veil also designed by John Galliano. Her eight bridesmaids wore bias-cut silk dresses by Dior.
The bride walked down the aisle on the arm of her father, Dennis, carrying a bouquet of phalaenopsis orchids, rosary beads and her grandmother’s Catholic prayer book. The groom wore a traditional British morning suit and was escorted by his Hungarian sheepdog, Winston, who donned a garland of red flowers.
The couple are still married. Rossdale has a daughter, Daisy, from a previous marriage and now have two sons together – Kingston and Zuma.
Their dresses, pictured below, form part of the Bendigo Art Gallery’s stunning exhibition:
Silk faille wedding dress and silk net veil decorated with antique lace, John Galliano for Dior, Paris, 2002. Lent by and designed for Gwen Stefani for her marriage to Gavin Rossdale on 14 September, 2002 in London.
We also found this photo on Bendigo Gallery White Wedding Dress exhibit’s facebook page-you can see Gwen’s gown in the back,along with a blown-up photo of Gwen and Gavin kissing outside the church at their wedding. Hopefully there will be more photos from the exhibit soon-if any of you Australian fans attend the exhibit and are able totake photos,please send them in!