V&A set to open bridal exhibition

A wedding dress is said to be the most important part of a wedding, so much so that the V&A is set to open a bridal exhibition centring wholly on bridal wear.

The exhibition is scheduled to open on May 3 and will display a range of bridal gowns, some dating as far back as 1775.

Amongst the dresses being exhibited is the dress that the Duchess of Cambridge wore on her wedding day. The dove grey silk dress designed by Anna Valentine and the Philip Treacy golden fascinator which accompanied it will join the slightly more revealing dress worn by Lady Mary Charteris in 2012 in the exhibition next month.

Other must-see pieces in the exhibition include Gwen Stefani’s dip-dyed pink dress which the pop star wore in her 2004 wedding to Gavin Rossdale, dailymail.co.uk reports.

Edwina Ehrman, currator of the exhibition, told express.co.uk that the exhibition displays a wide range of wedding dresses, including some great example of colour.

Ms Ehrman said: “”Among them are a purple dress made by a lady’s maid in 1899, a floor-length dress made from colourful upholstery fabric during World War II and Dita von Teese’s incredible purple taffeta gown designed by Vivienne Westwood for her marriage to Marilyn Manson in 2005.”