Friday, June 11, 2010

Wedding Dress

A fascinating online collection of photographs is being created by the Victoria and Albert Museum in advance of a major exhibition.
Examples of wedding photographs from the 19th century to the present day have been loaded on the site by V&A staff and members of the public. They include entries on the fashion style of the dresses and names of the individuals. Not only fascinating for researchers of fashion history, many also offer a social commentary as they include group family photos, views of wedding celebrations (in churches and civil locations) which can be revealing about changing attitudes towards marriage, the presentation of brides and changing nature of wedding celebrations, throughout time.
Link: http://www.vam.ac.uk/things-to-do/wedding-fashion/home
Access: Free