Wedding Dresses: Francis Hooper Designs for Unveiled

Francis Hooper, co-founder of WORLD, talks about the challenge of designing for Te Papa, WORLD’s design process, and a wedding commission from New York. He also offers some advice to design students.

Over the summer of 2011-2012, Te Papa hosted Unveiled: 200 Years of Wedding Fashion from the Victoria & Albert Museum, London. For the exhibition, Te Papa commissioned three wedding ensembles by New Zealand designers. As designers of men’s and women’s wear, WORLD were invited to design both a bride and groom’s outfit.

Filmed in 2011 for the exhibition Unveiled: 200 Years of Wedding Fashion from the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 17 Dec 2011 – 22 Apr 2012.

Unveiled: 200 Years of Wedding Fashion from the Victoria & Albert Museum, London – exhibition information

Visit Te Papa’s Collections Online to find out more about Te Papa’s textile collection

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