90 Years Of Style: Fashioning A Reign

July 22, 2016

By Tab Byrum


Tomorrow is the first day of a very special exhibit in London called “Fashioning A Reign”. The exhibit is part of the yearlong celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday earlier this year. There will actually be three different exhibits with the one opening tomorrow being at Buckingham Palace in London, the other two exhibits are also at Royal palaces with one being at Holyrood Palace in Scotland and the third at Windsor Castle outside of London. The Buckingham Palace exhibit will be the largest exhibit with a total of 150 outfits being exhibited at all three royal residences. (above image via)


A sample of clothing in the White Drawing Room at Buckingham Palace. (via)

The exhibit will feature day dresses, evening gowns as well as the brightly colored hats the Queen is famous for as well as other accessories, including clothing worn when Queen Elizabeth was Princess Elizabeth as a little girl. Also, for the first time ever Her Majesty’s wedding gown (1947) will be displayed at the same time as her Coronation Gown (1953).



I have to tell you that I’m lucky enough to be able to see the exhibit at Buckingham Palace during an upcoming trip to London, so I’ll definitely share all the details with you when that happens. Queen Elizabeth has always taken great pride in wearing clothes from British designers as she represents the island Kingdom around the world as well as meeting the people of England. Here’s a peek at what to expect, if you’re heading to England during the next several months, you can see the London exhibit until October 2nd, Scotland until October 16th, and the Windsor Castle exhibit opens in the fall in September and will be available for viewing until January 8, 2017.  


A peek at the exhibition currently available to view at Holyrood Palace in Scotland. (via)

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