Wedding Dresses: Lindah Lepou Designs for Unveiled

Lindah Lepou, a designer of Samoan ancestry, dedicated to making one-off spectacular garments, tells us how her wedding dress for Te Papa is inspired by her ancestry, especially her great-grandmother, Fa’agase.

 

The dress is modelled by her niece Brooke Evaga, who closely resembles Fa’agase.

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 dresses by New Zealand designers.

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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