30 April 2015

For better or for worse

“For better or for worse -wedding clothes from 1865 to today” is a current exhibition in the Zagreb Museum of Arts and Crafts. I have visited it during the Easter holidays, and decided to share some photos.
Before Queen Victoria wedding for Prince Albert (1840) in a white wedding dress, the bride dresses were usually colored wine, dark green or purple. 
So Queen Victoria, unconsciously, has introduced white wedding dress. Since then, the white dress became mandatory, regardless the social status of the bride. 
The oldest wedding dress at the exhibition is from 1865.
 Next is from 1883. - made in Vienna.

 There are also cotton shoes and wedding wreath-made of wax.
Fashion magazines-Paris-1861. and 1870-71.
 Vienna-1880.(silk satin)
 Shoes-1880. (silk,lace)
Underwear - End of the 19th century.
At the turn of the century wedding dresses have become more luxurious, were decorated with handmade lace, beads.... 
 Osijek-1905.(silk satin,lace voile)
Vienna-1903.(silk satin)
 Vienna-1907.(cashmere,machine embroidery)
 Coat-Vienna-1907.(wool,velvet,silk satin,machine embroidery)
Vienna-1907.(silk taffeta,tulle,lace,embroidery)
Rijeka-1910.(silk satin,silk damask,lace)
 Austria-1929.(silk lace)
 Vienna-1930.(silk georgette,machine embroidery)
Shoes-1943.(leather,silver lame)
Zagreb-1961.(silk damask)
France,Lanvin-1963.(cotton lace,silk)
Zagreb-1965.(silk damask)
London,Franka-1967.(silk organza,silk satin)
Zagreb-1970.(synthetic jersey,machine embroidery)
Zagreb-1972.(synthetic fabric,machine embroidery,lame)
Italy-1987.(synthetic fabric,machine synthetic lace)
Cape-1980.(white fox fur)
Varazdin-1990.(synthetic fabric,artificial flowers)
 Paris,Ocimar Versolato-1996(silk satin,silk tulle)
Zagreb-2001.(silk)  Suit-Trogir-2001.
Italy,Aberta Ferretti-2002.(silk organza)
Cape:Dolce Gabbana-2002.(feather)
  Zagreb-2008.(synthetic silk,tulle,rhinestone fringe)
Vera Wang-2011.(silk,tulle,silk rep)
Zagreb-2011.(wool,artificial silk)
  Nina Ricci-2012.(silk,silk machine embroidery on tulle)
Zagreb-2012.(artificial silk,tulle)
Zagreb-2013.(silk lace,cotton lace,tulle,rhinestones)
I hope you've enjoyed this  photo journey through the history of wedding dresses, and find out  something about the changes in fashion and tradition.