Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday party seems to be a yearlong event as the Royal Family is hosting an exhibition called Fashioning a Reign: 90 years of Style from the Queen’s Wardrobe. The exhibition, slated to go on till January 2017, features 150 outfits from her wardrobe, across three royal residences - the Palace of Holyrood House, Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle.
Mapping her fashionable journey since her childhood, curated by Caroline de Guitant, it will show rare outfits like the white dress she donned for her christening ceremony, the Hartnell blue dress she wore for her sister Princess Magaret’s wedding and other such iconic garments. The exhibition stands testimony to her love for British couturiers like Norman Hartnell, Hardy Amies and Ian Thomas.
To complement these outfits, the exhibition also displays a handpicked collection of her fedoras and other fashion accessories like bags and shoes, which she often paired with the outfits.
So if you are in London at the moment, make sure you head to the Palace of Holyrood House that is currently hosting the exhibition, until October 16, 2016, it will then move to the other two palaces.
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