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Fashioning a Reign – 90 Years of Style from The Queen’s Wardrobe

Start Date 17 September 2016
End Date 08 January 2017
Venue Buckingham Palace
Location London, UK
Curator Caroline de Guitaut
Exhibition display of dressed mannequins with Queen Elizabeth II garments against a backdrop

This exhibition marks the 90th Birthday of Her Majesty The Queen through a display of fashionable dress, spanning the period from The Queen’s childhood in the 1930s to the present day.

Examples of the work of leading British couturiers who have been appointed as dressmakers to The Queen illustrate Her Majesty’s support for British fashion and reveal the specialist techniques of designers and milliners.  At Windsor Castle magnificent evening gowns and elegant day ensembles worn at official events will be contrasted with fancy-dress costumes worn by the young Princess Elizabeth for wartime family pantomimes at the Castle.