Visiting Fashion Rules

Visiting Fashion Rules

Norman Hartnell evening gown worn by HM The Queen, 1963

Fashion Rules: Dress from the collections of HM The Queen, Princess Margaret and Diana, Princess of Wales.

Take a nostalgic look back at recent decades of fashion in our glamorous exhibition at Kensington Palace.

CLOSURE DATES: Fashion Rules will be closed from 4 January 2016 until 11 February 2016

A nipped-in waist in the 50s, short skirts and diaphanous fabrics in the 60s and 70s, sparkles and shoulder pads in the 80s – these were the fashion rules we all dressed by, even members of the Royal Family.

Re-live recent decades of fashion

Murray Arbeid dress, 1986Take a nostalgic look back at recent decades of dress through the wardrobes of three royal women in their fashion heydays: HM Queen Elizabeth II in the 1950s, Princess Margaret in the 1960s and 70s and Diana, Princess of Wales in the 1980s. Five rooms of elegant dress displays will explore how these women reflected the style and trends of the day, negotiating the rules of dressing fashionably within the ‘rules’ of a royal wardrobe.

Featuring 21 exceptional couture dresses, the exhibition will be complemented by film and photography to set the scene and provide a feeling of the times in which these stunning gowns were worn.

Exhibition sponsored by

Estee Lauder Companies

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