The Jean Dress at The V&A

The Temperley Bridal Jean Dress will be on display in London’s iconic V&A as the museum documents the development in bridal wear in their ‘Wedding Dresses 1775-2014’  exhibition. Last night Alice attended an exclusive private view of the exhibition which opens this Saturday 3rd May through to 15th March 2015, and follows the movement from early dresses and accessories right up to the choices by modern day brides.

Set across two floors, the exhibition (curated by Edwina Ehrman) shows the ways in which culture and society have, and continue to influence bridal style. With the lower level covering earlier bridal styles looking at historical trends and developments in production,  the upper level is filled with a vast array of contemporary bridal pieces from recent years. The more modern styles featured on the mezzanine level, which included gowns worn by Kate Moss, Gwen Stefani and Dita von Teese, continued the theme of glamour in modern weddings. Stood alongside gowns by Vera Wang and Lanvin, the Jean Dress represents the craftsmanship and style favoured by brides today. With an ornate embellished crystal back and a stunning silhouette the Jean Dress is perfect for a 1920s inspired film noir bride.

'Wedding Dresses 1775-2014' open on 3rd May at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum.