Modern royal fashion
'It's the Changing of the Guard in half an hour... and one just doesn't have a thing to wear!'
OK, so it's almost impossible to imagine The Queen ever facing this sort of wardrobe dilemma. But her choice of outfit, and that of every modern royal in the public eye, is governed by an intricate set of 'rules' and numerous practical requirements that would defeat most women. Yet as the authors of this fascinating history reveal, 'dressing for the job is a challenge that some royal individuals have developed to a high art'.
Paperback 120 pages 210x250 mm Over 140 illustrations
Published by Historic Royal Palaces
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The choice of outfit of every modern royal in the public eye is governed by an intricate set of 'rules' and numerous practical requirements that would defeat most women. Yet as the authors of this fascinating history reveal, 'dressing for the job is a challenge that some royal individuals have developed to a high art'.
Historic Royal Palaces' senior dress curator Deirdre Murphy and former curator Cassie Davies-Strodder have picked seven prominent royal women who understood the intricacies of royal dressing, and with the help of brilliant designers and talented stylists, developed a unique style.
Each elegant modern royal receives her own, lusciously-illustrated chapter: Queen Alexandra, Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, The Queen, Princess Margaret, Princess Diana and the Duchess of Cambridge, a young royal whose style influence is now so powerful that she only has to be photographed briefly in an off-the-peg dress for it to sell out across the country in seconds.
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