Fashion Rules at Kensington Palace!

Kensington Palace is putting on a unique fashion exhibition displaying the beautiful coats and dresses belonging to Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Margaret and Diana. It is a rare opportunity to see the intricate designs and patterns of the gowns up close while enjoying videos and images of the royals wearing the outfits at various regal events. The exhibition shows her Majesty’s slim frame and classic style, as well as Princess Margaret’s Hollywood influenced party gowns and Diana’s 90s shoulder padded jackets and bouffant skirts. The fascinating captions next to the dresses indicate the designer and the choice of colours or design relating to the type of event they were made for. Don’t miss it!

The images below show (r-l):  Princess Margaret Evening Gown in cream silk satin 1951; HM The Queen, silk dress and fur coat with fur trim 1972 and Diana, Princess of Wales Evening Dress, Zandra Rhodes 1986

Text:  Isere Lloyd-Davis


Images and copyright:  By kind courtesy of Historic Royal Palaces