The History of the Bridal Dress

Ministered by: Isabella Coraça


Content: The evolution of the bride’s dress since the XVIII century up to now. Organized chronologically, Isabella explores the changes in materials, fabrics and styles through which the bridal fashion developed, during the wedding ceremony in Europe. This tale is framed within the political, economical and cultural context of each period.

Duration: 60 – 90 minutes

Isabella Coraça has extensive archival and curatorial experience, having worked in major British institutions, such as the British Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum, Museum of London, Historic Royal Palaces and Alexander McQueen’s archive. Born in Brazil, Isabella began her career as a fashion designer and jeweller, having graduated at the top of her year at Faculdade Santa Marcelina. Her final collection Collars was displayed at the 125 Kvadrat Gallery in Stockholm, as part of the exhibition ‘Eight Brazilian Design Students,’ curated by Professor Miriam Mirna Korolkovas. She then moved to London to pursue a second degree in Fashion History and Theory at Central Saint Martins, School of Arts and Design, graduating with first honours for her dissertation The Girl from Ipanema: Beach, Body, Beauty Carioca Style. Isabella is currently undergoing a Masters degree in Museum Studies at University College London, while working as a curatorial assistant at Kensington Palace.