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Take A Look At Australian Celebrity Wedding Dresses Through The Ages

The Powerhouse Museum is exhibiting our country's most iconic gowns.

05/05/2017 1:13 PM AEST | Updated 05/05/2017 1:13 PM AEST
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Terry Biviano's J’Aton gown she wore at her wedding to Anthony Minichiello is part of the exhibition.

Married or not, there's something magical about looking at wedding gowns.

Kicking off on the 13th of May, the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney will display a curated collection of Australian wedding fashion spanning 200 years.

Love Is... Australian Wedding Fashion features wedding ensembles worn by Australian celebrities (and high profile personalities) as well as examples of bridal trends across generations of Australians.

Famous wedding fashions on display include Nicole Kidman's Balenciaga gown, Jesinta Franklin's (nee Campbell) and Kate Waterhouse's Vera Wang wedding dresses, Dan Single's Tom Ford suit and self-designed shirt and Bambi Northwood-Blyth's Roberto Cavalli gown, Anthony Callea and Tim Campbell's Versace and Moschino wedding attire, Terry Biviano's J'Aton dress, Anthony Minichello's custom Tom Ford tuxedo and Collette Dinnigan's dress of her own design.

You'll also get to see Australia's oldest surviving wedding dress, worn by Ann Marsden in 1822, to colonial fashions, elegant 1920s gowns, the hippy 1960s right through to contemporary designs that reflect the cultural diversity of modern Australia.

Exhibition details

What: Love Is... Australian Wedding Fashion

When: 13 May 2017 through until 22 April 2018

Where: Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris Street, Ultimo, Sydney, NSW.

Admission: Free with general admission: $15 adult, $8 concession, kids under 16 years free.

Bookings: (02) 9217 0111 or through the website.

For a taste of what you'll see, check out some of the pictures below form the past 200 years.

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Worn by Ann Marsden , married in1822.

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Worn by Mary Cameron, married in 1883.

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The provenance of this purple dress is unknown, but is an example of how women wore their best dress for the marriage thereby saving on cost.

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Worn by Margaret Hamilton, who married in 1928.

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What Margaret Hamilton's bridesmaid wore.

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Worn Betty McInerney , who arried 1952. The dress is designed by Beril Jents (the famous Beril from Bondi) who was Australia's leading special occasion 'dressmaker'.

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Betty McInerney with her bridal party.

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Diana Fisher married the son of the Archbishop of Canterbury in 1959.

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Diana in her going away outfit.

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Alexandra Joel wears a suit designed by Robert Burton to her wedding in 1979.

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Jane de Teliga wears a tunic and trousers designed by Mark and Geoffrey in 1978.

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Kate Waterhouse wears Vera Wang in 2012.

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Terry Biviano wears J'Aton at her wedding to Anthony Minichiello.

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Bambi Northwood Blyth wears Cavalli and Dan Single wears Tom Ford at their 2014 wedding.

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