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Fashioning a reign: 90 years of style from Queen Elizabeth’s wardrobe
Part of Queen Elizabeth II's wardrobe, both present and past, will be on display from this Saturday at Windsor Castle, about 32 km west of London, in the exhibition: 'Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen's Wardrobe'. (Photo: AP)
Part of Queen Elizabeth II's wardrobe, both present and past, will be on display from this Saturday at Windsor Castle, about 32 km west of London, in the exhibition: 'Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen's Wardrobe'. (Photo: AP)
The exhibition will feature a wide range of clothes from the queen's childhood to the present day, including ball gowns and military regalia. (Photo: AP)
The exhibition will feature a wide range of clothes from the queen's childhood to the present day, including ball gowns and military regalia. (Photo: AP)
Exhibits at the Buckingham Palace show range from her christening gown to the eye-catching bright green wool-crepe and silk dress she wore at one of her 90th birthday celebrations earlier this year. (Photo: AP)
Exhibits at the Buckingham Palace show range from her christening gown to the eye-catching bright green wool-crepe and silk dress she wore at one of her 90th birthday celebrations earlier this year. (Photo: AP)
Her family wedding outfits, ceremonial robes, riding clothes and childhood pantomime costumes worn by the Queen are parts of the collection going on exhibit for the first time. (Photo: AP)
Her family wedding outfits, ceremonial robes, riding clothes and childhood pantomime costumes worn by the Queen are parts of the collection going on exhibit for the first time. (Photo: AP)
The queen's wedding dress from 1947 and the one she wore at her coronation in 1953 are also exhibited together for the first time in 'Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from the Queen's Wardrobe'. (Photo: AFP)
The queen's wedding dress from 1947 and the one she wore at her coronation in 1953 are also exhibited together for the first time in 'Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from the Queen's Wardrobe'. (Photo: AFP)
The Queen is well-known for block colour dressing using vivid and bold colours to ensure she is easily visible on important occasions, Caroline De Guitaut, the exhibition's curator. (Photo: AFP)
The Queen is well-known for block colour dressing using vivid and bold colours to ensure she is easily visible on important occasions, Caroline De Guitaut, the exhibition's curator. (Photo: AFP)
De Guitaut said the dresses reflected the multi-faceted role the Queen plays as sovereign not only of Britain but also of the Commonwealth states, as well as being commander-in-chief of the British army. (Photo: AP)
De Guitaut said the dresses reflected the multi-faceted role the Queen plays as sovereign not only of Britain but also of the Commonwealth states, as well as being commander-in-chief of the British army. (Photo: AP)
The curator said that hats also played an important role in making her easier to spot in large crowds, which is why they often have elaborate trimming. (Photo: AP)
The curator said that hats also played an important role in making her easier to spot in large crowds, which is why they often have elaborate trimming. (Photo: AP)
The Queen's ensembles are carefully designed to ensure they are appropriate for the climate like the oriental-flower patterned dress Her Majesty wore to a state visit to Singapore, De Guitaut said. (Photo: AP)
The Queen's ensembles are carefully designed to ensure they are appropriate for the climate like the oriental-flower patterned dress Her Majesty wore to a state visit to Singapore, De Guitaut said. (Photo: AP)
Others respect religious or social conventions like the ensemble worn for her state visit to the Middle East in 1979, in which the Queen was covered as much as possible to respect local traditions. (Photo: AP)
Others respect religious or social conventions like the ensemble worn for her state visit to the Middle East in 1979, in which the Queen was covered as much as possible to respect local traditions. (Photo: AP)
The exhibition, which runs until October 2, is one of three organised by royal officials this year showing off 150 outfits and is billed as the biggest ever. (Photo: AP)
The exhibition, which runs until October 2, is one of three organised by royal officials this year showing off 150 outfits and is billed as the biggest ever. (Photo: AP)