Author: Edwina Ehrman
Publication Date: August 2011
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This beautiful book explores the history and traditions of the wedding dress from 1700 to the present. There are wedding dresses from the Victoria and Albert Museum’s superb collection, and the royal wedding dress of 2011. These gowns, supported by a rich collection of photographs, letters, memoirs, and newspaper articles, illustrate how designers have re-invented the traditional white wedding dress, in particular, since it first became fashionable in the early 1800s.
This book – about beautiful gowns, the wedding industry, and the romance that surrounds it all – is an excellent accompaniment to Te Papa's exhibition,
Unveiled: 200 years of wedding fashion from the Victoria and Albert Museum, London
View sample pages here (PDF 2 MB).
From the curator
Listen to an interview with Edwina Ehrman, the curator of Unveiled: 200 years of wedding fashion from the Victoria and Albert Museum, London in which she talks about the inspiration behind this lavish exhibition
NZ RRP (incl. GST): $ 84.99
Extent: 208 pp
Illustrations: 185 full-colour images
Format: HB, 310 x 240 mm