2013 past exhibitions
August 10 to November 3, 2013
I Do! I Do! Pasadena Ties the Knot, Part I: 1850 to 1950
February 14 to July 14, 2013
I Do! I Do! Pasadena Ties the Knot, Part I: 1850 to 1950 told the story of the wedding dress as a harbinger of social customs over these ten decades, through gowns in the Museum’s costume and textile collections. The exhibition featured forty-two bridal gowns and the wedding stories that accompany them, including formal portraits, engagement and wedding announcements, guest books, and other ephemera.
Images: Alexander McQueen runway gown featuring sheer swan inset; photo by Aaron Gil, www.fotonuova.com. Sleeve detail from Wedding dress, jacket, and slip. Cream linen and taffeta with crocheted lace, 1910 (90.19.42a-c).