Fashioning a Reign at the Palace of Holyroodhouse
A selection of the Queen’s dresses is on display at the Palace of Holyroodhouse
This magnificent display of the Queens wardrobe at the Palace of Holyroodhouse has been selected to cover The Queen’s life and reign and includes evening and day wear by the British couturiers Sir Norman Hartnell, Ian Thomas and Stewart Parvin, who trained at Edinburgh College of Art, and the milliner Philip Somerville. All of the outfits in the exhibition are displayed in Scotland for the first time.
The exhibition also includes gowns designed by Sir Norman Hartnell, who produced many of the finest evening dresses in the Queen’s wardrobe, along with the Ian Thomas dress the monarch wore to meet with Pope John Paul II in 1980.
The Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Queen’s official residence in Scotland, has been the setting for many significant official occasions during The Queen’s reign, including the state visit from King Olav of Norway in 1962 and the Commonwealth Heads of Government reception in 1997. The beautiful evenings gowns worn by the Queen at these occasions are on display at the exhibition.
The Palace of Holyroodhouse exhibition was opened on the Queen’s 90th birthday on 21 April and will remain until 16th October 2016
Open Daily from 9.30am to 18.00pm. There are some closure dates so its best to check these out before visiting.
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