Monday, August 22, 2016

Queen Elizabeth II turned 90 this year and a new exhibition showcasing her outfits has been opened at Buckingham Palace on August 18, 2016

The exhibition at Buckingham Palace showcases outfits from royal engagements as well informal occasions. Around 150 outfits will be shown in three different locations, and the content of each exhibition has been selected to have particular association with the location

The selection of outfits worn by the Queen is to go on display at Buckingham Palace as part of an exhibition marking her 90th birthday. At the Palace of Holyroodhouse, for example, the use of tartan in royal dress is explored, while at Windsor Castle magnificent evening gowns worn on official occasions will be contrasted with Elizabeth's fancy-dress costumes, from wartime family pantomimes at the Castle

Visitors can also see the outfit that Her Majesty wore to her daughter, Princess Anne's wedding to Captain Mark Phillips in November 1973 (pictured). The royal blue coat dress with diamond-shaped buttons and matching hat was also designed by Sir Norman Hartnell

Some of the Queen's beloved hats from throughout her early life and reign will also go on show in the exhibition (pictured)

A label sewn into the back of the jodhpurs dated 1947, by livery tailors Bernard Weatherill, is part of the Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen's Wardrobe' exhibition at Windsor Castle

A piece of the set designed by Claude Watham for the 1943 production of Aladdin at Windsor Castle

A tunic with draped sleeves and a cloak with a long train worn by 'the Emperor' in the 1943 production of Aladdin at Windsor Castle, part of the Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen's Wardrobe

(L-R) Princess Margaret and Princess Elizabeth, both in costume, pictured during a royal pantomime production of 'Aladdin' at Windsor Castle, Berkshire, Great Britain, 15 December 1943

A hacking jacket and jodhpurs made by livery tailors Bernard Weatherill in the 1980s, right, is going on display. Queen Elizabeth ll wore the riding gear as she visited the Royal Windsor Horse Show in May 1988, left

A Crimson silk-satin jacket trimmed in gold and crimson brocade with a matching sleeveless long silk dress, left, worn by Princess Margaret as 'Princess Roxana' in the 1943 production of Aladdin at Windsor Castle, right, is on display

A silk tunic and silk-satin embroidered trousers worn by Princess Elizabeth as 'Aladdin' in the 1943 production of Aladdin at Windsor Castle, left. A riding jacket, jodhpurs and riding hat made for Princess Elizabeth by the equestrian and livery tailors Bernard Weatherill in 1947, right

The exhibition will feature a blue and gold evening dress, which the monarch wore during a state visit to The Netherlands in 1958 (right). Sir Norman Hartnell was also responsible for the ensemble worn by The Queen for the wedding of her daughter, Princess Anne

The exhibition features a pair of overalls worn by the monarch while serving in the wartime Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS). During the Second World War, she became the first female member of the Royal Family to join the Armed Services (pictured right, in April 1945)

The Queen's outfit for her daughter Princess Anne's wedding (left); A turquoise silk shift dress with silver floral embroidery by Hardy Amies, was worn by the Queen for an official portrait in the White Drawing Room at Buckingham Palace by Cecil Beaton in 1968 (right)

Visitors will be treated to an an outfit by designer Angela Kelly (left), which she wore to the wedding of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge at Westminster Abbey on 29 April 2011 (right). The crepe-wool beaded primrose dress and coat have a matching hat

The exhibition - Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen's Wardrobe - opened earlier this year at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh. The Queen wore this gown with a sash of Royal Stewart tartan for the Gillies Ball at Balmoral Castle in 1971

This dress, from the Edinburgh part of the exhibition, was worn in 1962 for the King of Norway's visit (Her Majesty wearing the gown, right)

The Edinburgh collection also houses the traditional robes worn by the Queen at the Order of the Thistle, a ceremony honouring men and women who have held public office or who have contributed in a significant way to national life and is the highest honour in Scotland

The Queen wore this elegant ivory dress with embroidered gold detailing to a state banquet in Bangkok in 1972 when she was 46

Following the exhibit in Edinburgh, the dresses will be displayed at Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle later in the year. Pictured: The jewelled ballgown from when Her Majesty visited America as a guest of President Eisenhower, right

The purple coat and green dress with matching hat the Queen wore to open the Scottish Parliament in 1999 are on display in Edinburgh
Piece of history: An elegant turquoise gown designed by Norman Hartnell was worn by the Queen to Princess Margaret's wedding in 1960

The first display focused on significant events throughout the Queen's life, her support of British craft and design and tartan in royal dress

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