Queen Elizabeth's Magnificent Wardrobe Will Get a Splashy New Exhibit

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In honor of Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday, there’ll be a series of exhibits dedicated to the under-appreciated style icon’s wardrobe. Out of my way I have to book a ticket on Kayak right goddamn now.


Women’s Wear Daily reports that “Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen’s Wardrobe” will be spread into three separate to-dos across the country. It’ll open at Scotland’s Palace of Holyroodhouse in April, move to Buckingham Palace when the State Rooms are open in the summer, and finish up at Windsor in the fall. Each will be a tad different:

The exhibit at each of the residences will mount and highlight looks that reflect the historical moments of the longest reigning monarch. At Buckingham Palace, where family and state events take place, a collection of ensembles from the Twenties to recent date will be on display including royal couture, ceremonial and military dress including attire worn at family functions, royal tours and state visits. Meanwhile at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the exhibit will explore tartan in royal dress and the display at Windsor Castle will feature evening gowns and day ensembles worn at official events.

God knows they’ve got plenty to pick from. The woman’s closet probably looks like Willy Wonka’s candy factory exploded all over a high-end department store. (In the best way possible, of course.) They could add a new wing to the V&A just for the hats alone.

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The Queen’s 1950s wardrobe was amazing. I’d love to see some of those dresses up close: