The pink-dipped John Galliano for Dior gown worn by Gwen Stefani for her 2002 wedding to Gavin Rossdale.

A stunning new exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum offers the ultimate inspiration for your own wedding gown.

If you’re planning a wedding, chances are you’ll be looking everywhere for ideas and inspiration for your wedding dress. Your dress really reflects who you are and the photos will live on for ever, so you want to make sure you’ve considered all the options.

Well look no further than the new exhibition at the V&A museum – Wedding Dresses 1775 – 2014. And whilst the historical pieces are beautiful and works of art, we have to admit it’s the celebrity dresses that really got our hearts racing.

The pink-dipped John Galliano for Dior gown worn by Gwen Stefani for her 2002 wedding to Gavin Rossdale.

The pink-dipped John Galliano for Dior gown worn by Gwen Stefani for her 2002 wedding to Gavin Rossdale. Photograph © Victoria and Albert Museum

The exhibition was five years in the making and tells the story of the evolution of the wedding gown – from when white became an absolute must after Queen Victoria wore it to her wedding in 1840, to the high profile, celebrity weddings of the late 20th and early 21st century.

Curator Edwinda Ehrman explains “A good wedding dress should reflect the period in which it is worn, whether that’s the drop waists of the 1920s, the glamour of the 1930s or the more innovative and unconventional gowns of today.”

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Amongst the exhibits is the gown and veil worn by Kate Moss at her wedding to Jamie Hince in June 2011.

The stunning, vintage inspired dress was designed by John Galliano and is embellished with hundreds of dainty sequins.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The exhibition runs until 15th March 2015 at the Victoria & Albert Museum. Find out more.