Outfits worn by Queen Elizabeth II are displayed during a photocall at Buckingham Palace in London, England. The piece makes up part of a forthcoming exhibit ‘Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen’s Wardrobe’ to coincide with the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace.
In total, over 150 outfits worn by The Queen will be presented across the three Palaces, with each special exhibition displaying a selection of outfits chosen because of their close association with the location.
The Queen’s support of British couture and millinery will be highlighted through important pieces created for a world stage by renowned designers, including Sir Norman Hartnell, Sir Hardy Amies and Ian Thomas.
Made from duchesse satin, lace, sequins, diamante and beads, this asymmetric crinoline-skirted gown of pale yellow and turquoise – made by Sir Norman Hartnell, her favourite couturier of the time – is a perfect example of the Queen’s Fifties fashions.
Made by Sir Norman Hartnell, the Queen wore this gown in 1956 for a series of official portraits taken by Baron Studios.
Sir Norman Hartnell’s magnificent creation is in ivory silk, decorated with crystals and 10,000 seed pearls.
Coat, hat and tunic worn by The Queen for the Investiture of Prince Charles as Prince of Wales in 1969, alongside the Prince of Wales’s Coronet.
The exhibit includes outfits worn by the Queen from State events to family celebrations and runs until October 2, 2016.
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