Do you remember Gwen Stefani's wedding dress from 2002? The flamboyant pink ombre dress was the work of John Galliano and really got people buzzing. Well, now you can see the fab frock up close as part of the Victoria and Albert Museum's collection.
After a bit of hesitation, Gwen donated the dress to the London museum because she felt it needed to be seen and appreciated as a work of art. She says:
When I got engaged and someone told me that John said he would make my dress, I was like really? I said I wanted it to be over the top, but not traditional – I wanted it to be everything. But how do you tell this genius over the phone? He was, like, OK, and sent me these drawings of this unbelievable, perfect dress. It’s going into the V&A now. I didn’t wanna send it because I was scared it would get ruined. But it’s a work of art, it needed to be seen.
Although these statements were made, and the dress donated, prior to the Galliano scandal, we're still hoping the museum decides to put it on display. Ignoring his recent actions for a second, he's still a ridiculously amazing and talented designer.
Source: Elle UK via Styleite
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