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Video: Royal Court Fashion: Best Exhibitions
Anyone visiting the UK in the coming months will be able to touch the royal wardrobe: in February, Kensington Palace reopens the Fashion Rules Restyled exhibition after a short break, and in April a three-part exhibition dedicated to Queen Elizabeth's 90th birthday opens at Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh … What to see at these important fashion exhibitions, we will tell you in more detail.
Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen's Wardrobe
From April 21, Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh
On the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II, which the UK will celebrate on April 21, the first exhibition in the series Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen's Wardrobe will open, dedicated to her impressive wardrobe. Three exhibitions will be held at her official residences: the first will open at Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh and will be dedicated exclusively to accessories, the second will open on June 23 at Buckingham Palace, and the third on September 17 will attract fans of Elizabeth II to Windsor Castle. Dresses, in which Her Majesty received dignitaries or paid them a visit herself, as well as went out and was engaged in public affairs, can be viewed both live and in archival photographs.
Queen Elizabeth II wearing Norman Hartnell's dress during a state visit by King Olav V of Norway. Royal Lyceum Theater, Edinburgh, 1962.
Queen Elizabeth II's silk evening gown by Norman Hartnell.
Light green crinoline gown by Norman Hartnell. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II wore it in 1957 during her visit to the United States as a guest of President Dwight David Eisenhower.
Fashion rules restyled
From 11 February, Kensington Palace, London
Fitted dresses and jackets in the 50s, short skirts and sheer fabrics in the 60s and 70s, sequins and shoulder pads in the 80s - these fashion rules were followed by everyone, even members of the royal family. How it was, the organizers of the exhibition look at the example of Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Margaret and Diana, Princess of Wales, whose wardrobes responded to part of these epoch-making trends.
The most interesting items worn by celebrity royalty can be seen from February 11, when Fashion Rules Restyled reopens after a month's break. For example, 18 luxurious haute couture dresses by Norman Hartnell, Hardy Amies, Zandra Rhodes and other British designers of the last century.
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