|Princess Margaret wearing the sunglasses in the exhibition, when I saw her in August 1995|
After a visit to London for the State Opening of Parliament in May, I went to Kensington Palace to visit the
"Fashion Rules : Re-Styled" Exhibition,
I had visited the exhibition previosuly over the years. This time, the exhibition focused on the lives of thee major royal ladies: The Queen, Princess Margaret and Princess Diana. Over the years it has continually changed the royal dresses on exhibition.
On display in glass cases were items belonging to those royal ladies: Dresses worn by the then Princess Elizabeth in the 1940's to her laser royal life as our Queen. Princess Margaret's scarfs, sunglasses and fur wrap to the iconic dresses from the 1950's to later life.
Of course it also includes outfits famously worn by Princess Diana. From those featured in Mario Testino's photo-shoot, to her state visits. For me, it was like looking through the pages of a picture book. Outfits that jumped from the pages into real life. The one shouldered Pink Sequned Dress she wore to her visit in Brazil in the early 1990's stood out for me. You can look closely at the details and all the work that went into making each couture piece.
It's a lovely exhibition, consisting of a few rooms of show-cases, and on the walls there are (original?) sketches for some of the outfits created for royal ladies over the years and iconic Vogue covers. Also, there is a video playing of the royals
over the years as well.
All included in the price of admission to Kensington Palace!
For more details see the Palace's website: http://www.hrp.org.uk/kensington-palace/visit-us/top-things-to-see-and-do/fashion-rules/#gs.null