Thursday, 17 May 2018
Exhibition: Love Is.... Australian Wedding Fashion
Extended until Sunday 20 May 2018 at the Powerhouse Museum in Ultimo, Sydney.
Love is... Australian Wedding Fashion. From the simple to the stunning, Love is: Australian Wedding Fashion features more than 50 wedding outfits plus accessories covering nearly 200 years of Australian weddings.
The exhibition includes Australia's first surviving wedding dress from 1822, gold rush fashions, elegant 1920s gowns, unconventional sixties styles and spectacular contemporary designer fashion, as well as garments reflecting Australia's culturally diverse communities.
Memorabilia, photographs and letters reveal the stories and traditions behind the outfits within the context of the social, economic and political changes in Australian society. The exhibition showcases examples of exquisite contemporary gowns from well-known Australians (a wiggles wedding and Nicole Kidman's gown among others) at the vanguard of international wedding fashion.
The Powerhouse Museum is open daily from 10am - 5pm.