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Wedding fashions through the ages
The Powerhouse Museum will display a stunning exhibition of over 60 wedding outfits with a collection spanning 200 years of Australian weddings. Presented by the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Love Is...Australian Wedding Fashion opens on 13 May 2017.
Terry Biviano and Anthony Minichello wedding attire, photo by Ryan Hernandez, used with permission
Wedding fashions will include stylish gowns from the 1920s, unconventional designs from the 1960s, impressive chic designer styles and non-traditional wedding outfits as well as Australia's oldest surviving wedding dress worn in 1822.
Dress worn by Ann Marsden in 1822, used with permission
Nicole Kidman's stunning Balenciaga wedding gown, on loan to the Powerhouse Museum, will be one of the highlights of this exhibition. Others include Collette Dinnigan's own wedding gown design, Bambi Northwood-Blyth's Roberto Cavalli gown, Anthony Callea and Tim Campbell's Versace and Calibre wedding attire, Jesinta Franklin's Vera Wang wedding design, as well as the Wiggle's Emma Watkins-Gillespie and Lachy Gillespie's wedding outfits.
Tara Moss wedding dress, photo by Ryan Hernandez, used with permission
This exhibition will include memorabilia and photographs highlighting the history of change in Australia. The exhibition is free with general admission: $15 adult, $8 concession, kids under 16 years free. This would be a special event for the extraordinary woman in your life this Mother's Day weekend.
Betty McInerney, wedding party, 1952, Sydney Morning Herald, used with permission
Make your visit extra special with a High Tea at the Powerhouse. This splendid High Tea is available seven days a week during this event. Sit back and enjoy a glass of sparkling, delicious sandwiches, freshly made scones and pastries. Click here for further details.