We weren’t surprised to see the most glamorous of girls gathered together on the grounds of Kensington Palace for last week’s opening of the über stylish, Fashion Rules exhibition. The endless obsession with Kate Middleton’s style may have been the catalyst behind this exhibition (you know she loves a bit of Topshop maternity, right?) but the exhibition gives us a good reason to turn our attention to Royalty’s previous most fashionable of ladies! From full-skirted ‘50s gowns worn by the Queen to Diana’s fabulously ‘80s one shoulder dress and frills, the exhibit offers style in from every very royal era.
Ready for a royal fashion tour? The twenty-one never-seen-before dresses on display kick off with young Queen E. in the ‘50s, the display then turns to more rebellious looks, fur coats and hippyish ’60s apparel worn by Princess Margaret before finishing with plenty of ‘80s glamour from Princess Diana.
The most exciting part of the exhibition is the notion that some of these dresses haven’t seen daylight for decades but also seeing how these three very influential women reflected the styles and trends of the day. Did we mention the amazing showcase of British designers such as Hardy Amies and Norman Hartnell, (the Queen’s favourites!)
Don’t’ worry you have until summer 2014 to enjoy this rare treat. Kate and Wills’ baby is due any day now, but until then we know where we’ll be going…