wedding dresses

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Took the morning off today to check out The Wedding Dress: 200 Years of Wedding Fashion from the Victoria and Albert Museum, London exhibition at the National Museum. It was the last day of the exhibition! And entrance was free as it was the museum’s open house! :D

I reached the museum at 9.45 am, but it only opens at 10 am daily. So I sat down on a platform in the carpark to wait. It was all quite amusing!

After waiting what seemed like an eternity, the doors of the museum finally opened and everyone outside went in.

I thought I could enjoy the exhibition in relative peace and quiet as it was a weekday morning, but alas, it was not to be! About 50 youth, who dressed and talked like they were from LaSalle or NAFA or some art school, filled the gallery with themselves and their noise…… :S

On display were wedding dresses and accoutrements from the early 1800s to the present day. Most of the items were white, and after a while, all of them seemed to blend into each other. Nothing really stood out or was particularly memorable, except maybe Dita von Teese’s flouncy purple organza wedding gown designed by Vivienne Westwood. I also didn’t like that everything was behind glass (although I understand that it was for their protection), so one couldn’t get really close to scrutinize all the details.

Although I lingered over most of the exhibits, I finished the exhibition in 45 minutes. Popped over to the A Life of Practice – Kuo Pao Kun exhibition next door, but it was dark, deserted (I was the only one there) and a little scary, so I left after a while. :P

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