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Icons of British Fashion

Start Date 23 March 2024
End Date 30 June 2024
Venue Blenheim Palace
Location Oxfordshire,UK
Curator Kate Ballenger
A collection of Vivienne Westwood dresses on display. White wedding dresses , brown and red dresses.
Menswear on display at the palace with brown coats and hats.

Icons of British Fashion
Our highly-anticipated Icons of British Fashion exhibition features a line-up of world-class designers and labels, with each fashion house taking over one of our significant rooms.

Each space along the visitor route in our 300-year-old Palace pays homage to a British fashion icon starting in the Great Hall with designs on display by the late Dame Vivienne Westwood and creative partner Andreas Kronthaler.

Icons of British Fashion continues through Blenheim Palace where you can marvel at the highly visual exhibition dramatically lit and displayed amongst our own priceless collections.

We have such a rich history of our own in British fashion having hosted many fashion shows, photoshoots, and catwalks attended by high society and royalty. Our Palace is the perfect backdrop to showcase the lasting impact of British fashion on the global stage over the years.

Alongside the impressive array of legendary designers, we are also celebrating our own icon of fashion, Sir Winston Churchill. With this year honouring the 150th anniversary of Sir Winston Churchill’s birth, it’s only right that during this momentous exhibition, visitors can see one of the original Churchill Siren Suits, kindly loaned by Turnbull & Asser, as well as a new take on the iconic boiler suit and a smoking cap designed by Steven Jones.

This exhibition celebrates fashion from the past through to the present day and features bespoke designs and loans from some huge names in the fashion world.

Images courtesy of Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, UK.