Last night I had the absolute pleasure of checking out Unveiled, the Western Australian Museum's latest exhibition. AND IT WAS MAGICAL. 200 years of sartorial wedding history from the UK's Victoria and Albert Museum (plus a few special WA pieces) all in one spot. Magnificent. Incredibly detailed gowns, suits, footwear and accessories in stunning condition telling all sorts of stories. I'm hardly a wedding fiend, and I was going absolutely nuts over it all!
Have a sneak peak...
Pieces from the WA portion of the exhibition
Top: lower (left) and upper (right) class gowns from the early 1800s
Middle: Details of a late 19th century bodice
Bottom: Traditional mid 19th century lace veil (left) and early 20th century socialite Margaret Whigham's gown (right)
Top: Details of a gown made from upholstery during WWII
Middle: Quintessential 1960s (left) and 70s (right) styles
Bottom: Vivienne Westwood's creation for Dita Von Teese (left) and a 90s Christian Lacroix gown
A big big thank you to the WA Museum and all its wonderful staff for putting on a fantastic night and for inviting me to peruse the exhibition and take these photos - it was a total honour. Unveiled is running at the museum (located in the cultural centre) until the 24th of march. These photos only give away a snippet of the magic - be sure to head down and check out the real thing!