The exhibit at Kensington Palace features rare dresses worn over four decades by Queen Elizabeth, Princess Margaret and Princess Diana. Kicking off with young Queen E. in the ‘50s, the display will then turn to upmarket hippy Princess Margaret in the rebellious ‘60s and ‘70s before finishing with a bang in the extravagant ‘80s.
The curator says the three royals chosen for the exhibit all had “a personal relationship” with Kensington Palace. Princess Margaret and Princess Diana lived in there with their families, and “the Queen and Prince Philip spent time here as newlyweds before he went on tour with the Navy”. The styles chosen represent not only the four decades but the position each woman held in the royal family.
Unless you happened to frequent events such as the dinner given by the Mayor of Florence in Italy back in 1985 (good times!) you’ll have only seen these gowns in photos. But they’re now coming out of the archives and onto some holographic head-topped poles for the world’s perving pleasure.
If you’re in there area, the exhibition opens at Kensington Palace tomorrow. Otherwise just have a click through the gallery below.