Last week, along with the lovely Hannah, I was lucky enough to pay an early morning visit to Buckingham Palace for a look around their latest exhibition, taking over the beautiful State Rooms for the summer. In celebration of The Queen's 90th birthday, this year's exhibition, Fashioning a Reign, presents a multitude of styles from the Royal wardrobe, including some iconic outfits alongside some rarely displayed designs. Celebrating the best of British couture, the exhibition includes work from designers including Norman Hartnell and Hardy Amies, as well an an array of accessories which have become synonymous with The Queen's signature style:
It's always a real treat to visit Buckingham Palace, and this exhibition is certainly a special one, particularly as it incorporates so many stunning archive pieces and designs which have become so much a part of The Queen's identity- both as ruling monarch and as a young princess. Being able to see such a stunning selection of styles up close is really wonderful too, with beautiful ballgowns and formal uniforms sitting alongside The Queen's wedding and coronation dresses- emphasising just how important fashion has been and continues to be to her reign, fulfilling a functional role whilst simultaneously cementing an aesthetic appeal which has become utterly unmistakable.
(Image credit: Sarah Farrell, please do not reproduce without permission.)