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FASHIONING A REIGN: 90 YEARS OF STYLE FROM THE QUEEN’S WARDROBE

Whether monarchist or republican, it’s impossible to deny that the Queen is an icon representing a certain sort of style. If you visit Buckingham Palace between 23rd July and 2nd October, you’ll have the chance to see the nineteen magnificent State Rooms, all furnished with many of the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection. Your ticket will also include entry to Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen's Wardrobe.

Whether monarchist or republican, it’s impossible to deny that the Queen is an icon representing a certain sort of style. If you visit Buckingham Palace between 23rd July and 2nd October, you’ll have the chance to see the nineteen magnificent State Rooms, all furnished with many of the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection. Your ticket will also include entry to Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen’s Wardrobe.

EMBARGOED UNTIL 00.01 GMT FRIDAY 5 FEBRUARY 2016 Sir Norman Hartnell, pale blue silk faille evening gown worn at the Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh, during the State Visit of King Olav of Norway in 1962. ROYAL COLLECTION TRUST/ (c)HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2016 Single use only in relation to the exhibition 'Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen's Wardrobe'
MBARGOED UNTIL 00.01 GMT FRIDAY 5 FEBRUARY 2016
Sir Norman Hartnell, pale blue silk faille evening gown worn at the Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh, during the State Visit of King Olav of Norway in 1962.
ROYAL COLLECTION TRUST/ (c)HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2016
Single use only in relation to the exhibition ‘Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen’s Wardrobe’

The exhibition highlights the Queen’s support of British designers, and the development of her style through the decades. The Queen’s contribution to the evolution of royal couture will be displayed with an unprecedented collection of dresses and accessories, designed for state occasions and family ceremonies.

Sir Norman Hartnell, pale blue silk faille evening gown worn at the Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh, during the State Visit of King Olav of Norway in 1962. ROYAL COLLECTION TRUST/ (c)HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2016 Single use only in relation to the exhibition 'Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen's Wardrobe'
Sir Norman Hartnell, pale blue silk faille evening gown worn at the Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh, during the State Visit of King Olav of Norway in 1962.
ROYAL COLLECTION TRUST/ (c)HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2016
Single use only in relation to the exhibition ‘Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen’s Wardrobe’

This is one of three special exhibitions to be staged across each of Her Majesty’s official residences during 2016, to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday. Constituting the largest collective display of The Queen’s wardrobe ever mounted, the first exhibition opened at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh for Her Majesty’s birthday on 21st April 2016 and will continue until 16th October 2016. The third will open at Windsor Castle from 17th September 2016 to 8th January 2017.

Sir Norman Hartnell, pale green crinoline evening gown made of silk chiffon and lace embroidered with sequins, pearls, beads and diamante Worn by Her Majesty The� Queen in 1957 during her visit to the United States of America as a guest of President Eisenhower ROYAL COLLECTION TRUST/ (c)HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2016 Single use only in relation to the exhibition 'Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen's Wardrobe'
Sir Norman Hartnell, pale green crinoline evening gown made of silk chiffon and lace embroidered with sequins, pearls, beads and diamante.
Worn by Her Majesty The� Queen in 1957 during her visit to the United States of America as a guest of President Eisenhower.
ROYAL COLLECTION TRUST/ (c)HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2016.
Single use only in relation to the exhibition ‘Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen’s Wardrobe’

The Queen has worn exclusively British couture and millinery through important pieces created for a world stage by renowned designers, including Sir Norman Hartnell, Sir Hardy Amies and Ian Thomas. Over 150 outfits will be shown throughout the three residences, and the content of each exhibition has been selected to have particular association with the location.

EMBARGOED UNTIL 00.01 GMT FRIDAY 5 FEBRUARY 2016 Stewart Parvin, pink silk dress with coordinating white jacquard coat and pink hat designed by milliner Philip Somerville worn by Her Majesty The Queen for a garden party in 2009. ROYAL COLLECTION TRUST/ (c)HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2016 Single use only in relation to the exhibition 'Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen's Wardrobe'
EMBARGOED UNTIL 00.01 GMT FRIDAY 5 FEBRUARY 2016
Stewart Parvin, pink silk dress with coordinating white jacquard coat and pink hat designed by milliner Philip Somerville worn by Her Majesty The Queen for a garden party in 2009.
ROYAL COLLECTION TRUST/ (c)HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2016.
Single use only in relation to the exhibition ‘Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen’s Wardrobe’

Buckingham Palace will present outfits worn by the Queen over ten decades, from the 1920s to the 2010s.  The exhibition will examine the unique requirements of royal couture, from ceremonial and military attire to ensembles worn at family weddings and christenings. Early childhood, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh’s wedding, the Coronation, and wardrobes created for Royal Tours and State Visits will all be represented.

Norman Hartnell, Turquoise-blue dress with a matching bolero jacket of silk taffeta, guipure lace and silk tulle by Worn by The Queen to the wedding of her sister Princess Margaret and Mr Antony Armstrong-Jones on 6 May 1960. ROYAL COLLECTION TRUST/ (c)HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2016 Single use only in relation to the exhibition 'Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen's Wardrobe'
Norman Hartnell, Turquoise-blue dress with a matching bolero jacket of silk taffeta, guipure lace and silk tulle by Worn by The√Ǭ†Queen to the wedding of her sister Princess Margaret and Mr Antony Armstrong-Jones on 6 May 1960.
ROYAL COLLECTION TRUST/ (c)HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2016
Single use only in relation to the exhibition ‘Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen’s Wardrobe’

Among the special outfits to be displayed at Buckingham Palace will be a magnificent pale green, crinoline evening gown made of silk chiffon and lace, embroidered with sequins, pearls, beads and diamanté, designed by Sir Norman Hartnell. It was worn by the Queen in 1957 during her visit to America as a guest of President Eisenhower. Sir Norman Hartnell also designed the turquoise-blue dress with a matching bolero jacket of silk taffeta, guipure lace and silk tulle worn by the Queen to the Princess Margaret’s wedding in 1960. Visitors will also see a pink silk dress with coordinating white jacquard coat and pink hat, designed by milliner Philip Somerville for a Queen’s garden party in 2009. The Queen’s world-renowned style has always been one of dignity, reserved in tone and colour but always exquisitely tailored and embellished, a true showcase for British designers and craftspeople.

The State Rooms
Buckingham Palace
London
SW1A 1AA
Saturday, 23rd July 2016 to Sunday, 2nd October 2016
www.royalcollection.org.uk

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