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Tulle, Taffeta, Silk and Lace take their place

The Rotary Club of Essendon are conducting a tour to

The White Wedding Dress:

200 Years of Wedding Fashions

from the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

World Premiere exhibition encompasses historical bridal dresses, veils, corsetry, millinery, shoes and other accessories by world-famous couturiers and designers including Charles Frederick Worth, Norman Hartnell, Charles James, Zandra Rhodes, Vivienne Westwood, Vera Wang, Christian Lacroix, Lanvin, Philip Treacy and Stephen Jones

We will be able to see this fantastic exhibition before it is even shown in London.

The Bendigo Art Gallery will also curate a section highlighting wedding costumes in Australia from Colonial Settlement to Contemporary fashions.

The Victoria and Albert Museum curator Edwina Ehrman said the collection was a revealing insight into the lives of wearers over the past 200 years.

Also included are wedding gowns worn by celebrities Gwen Stefani and Dita Von Teese.

Featured dress – Wedding dress by Vera Wang for her spring 2007 bridal collection. Tissue organza and satin faced organza. Lent by the American Friends of the Victoria and Albert Museum.

When:              Wednesday 14th September 2011

Where:            Meet at Fredrick’s at 9.15 am for a 9.30 am departure by bus to Bendigo

Cost:        $68.00 Adults

                  $66.00 Concession (Seniors Card /Health Care Card/Pension Card)


  • Fun-filled return bus trip
  • Light Lunch at Gallery Café
  • Introductory Presentation by Gallery staff
  • Entry to the Exhibition
  • Wheelchairs are available upon request. Bookings essential through Kerry or Leigh

 Strictly limited to 48 Lucky Guests! 

Bookings:     Kerry Roe         H: 9333 2069 M: 0401 047 500

                     Leigh Baker       H: 9336 3972 M: 0409 018 870

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