This summer, UK fashion fans and Royal Family followers are being treated to a glamourous new exhibition at Kensington Palace, which showcases some of the finest dresses seen on the Royals over the years. Displaying dresses worn by HM Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Diana, and Princess Margaret, the exhibition offers a nostalgic glance at fashion over the years and some insight into the lives of three of the world’s most iconic women.
Separated into a number of bijoux rooms, the exhibition starts with some of the Queen’s tiny-waisted gowns from the 50s and 60s, including Hardy Amies grey silk organza gown, which is simply spectacular. Another highlight is Norman Hartnell’s duchesse satin evening dress, designed specifically for the Queen’s appearance at a banquet held by the President of Pakistan.
Viewers can then take a trip down memory lane with Princess Margaret, where you are reminded how fashion-forward the Queen’s younger sister was. Her style was bold for the liberal era, though still equally regal.
The final display is home to some of Diana’s most famous outfits, including a cream and pink-beaded asymmetrical Catherine Walker gown, which shows off the fashion typical of the 80s.