Kensington Palace Exhibition: Fashion Rules
What a great start to the week for me and mum, we started off with a lovely stroll around Kensington Palace Gardens and headed for the Palace. We were greeted by friendly staff and purchased our entry tickets, they are £15 per adult.
We checked our map and decided which route to take. Every room we stepped into was like taking a step back into time. The Palace glistened with sparkle and burst with history.
I was excited to see the Fashion Rules Exhibition.
Fashion. Royalty. A Palace. I could not think of a more beautiful setting than Kensington Palace to showcase the glamorous dresses and gowns worn by Diana, Princess of Wales, Princess Margaret and Queen Elizabeth II.
The stunning dresses, film footage and photography really take you back through the decades, from the 1950s through to the flamboyant 80s.
I found the exhibition very interesting looking at the evolving style of HM Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Margaret and Diana, Princess of Wales – it was especially interesting to learn that the pink sequined, ivory, neutral asymmetric dress made by Catherine Walker was the result of Princess Di not wanting to reflect any of the colours from the Argentinian or Brazilian football teams as she toured Brazil during the 1990 World Cup finals.
To be able to see the dresses and gowns up close and explore the details of the designs was special and also a lovely reminder of the people, history and politics behind the gowns.
From frills, bold jewels, shoulder pads, asymmetrical shapes and bold colours this exhibition is a must see for any fashion fans! Showing until Summer 2015.
Fashion Rules at Kensington Palace, Kensington Gardens, W8 4PX