Relive 200 years of romance and glamour with this dramatic collection of wedding fashion from the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

This exhibition traces the development of the fashionable white wedding dress and shows how both brides and designers have stamped their own style on tradition. It considers the influence of the wedding industry, the effect of the increasing media focus on wedding fashions, and the excitement generated by society and celebrity weddings.

The exhibition features 65 wedding outfits and accessories of both brides and bridegrooms. The range of accessories includes veils, hats, shoes, wreaths, and lingerie.

Exhibition Information

8 December 2012 – 2 April 2013

Western Australian Museum — Perth
Perth Cultural Centre, James Street, Perth.


$17.50 - Adult
$12.00 - Children (5-15)
$12.00 - Education groups
$15.00 - Concession
$45.00 - Family (includes 2 adults and 2 children)


Wheelchair access, parking, lifts, toilets and courtesy wheelchairs are available. Please see our staff for assistance with our access lifts. Prams will be permitted into the exhibition space. Food and drinks are not allowed in the exhibitions.


Photography and filming of Unveiled is not allowed.


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Exhibition organised by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Vivienne Westwood

Violet wedding dress 2005
Vivienne Westwood Couture, London
Shot synthetic taffeta

Tricorn hat: Stephen Jones, London
Velvet, shot synthetic taffeta, glass beads, and dyed mink pompoms

Illustration by Jeff Waterman