The Queen has a substantial influence on the fashion of her time and she has always encouraged her courtiers to dress well. The diamond jubilee in 2012 was the event for which her white dress was designed by Angela Kelly. It was planned a year ago and took months to make it within the Buckingham Palace. It’s a stunning silver and white dress along with matching coat, without doubt, extremely beautiful and unique.
Queen Elizabeth has always dressed so impressive that many get inspiration from her dressing. As clothes are an important status symbol, a person had to dress in accordance with their social status. It was thus in keeping that the Queen dressed more magnificent than everyone else. For her diamond jubilee, the colour scheme was chosen to stand out against the red, gold and purple hues of the royal barge and the outfit was finished with a silk organza frill.
Miss Kelly, who has been one of the Queen’s dress designer for quite some time now once expressed, “Once she has chosen something to wear, I just want her to look good in it.” To ensure that no outfit appears in public too many times, each dress is recorded with the time and date it was worn. The Queen is also keen to adopt outrageous designs and bright colours but practicality always comes first in her dressing. Creases are an important element we keep in mind when designing, we always choose fabrics that don’t crease.
For the diamond jubilee, the boucle was embroidered with gold, silver and ivory spots and embellished with crystals. It is created from a fabric which has a fine textured feel, and threaded throughout with silk ribbon. Details on the hat included feathers, silk organza and Swarovski crystals were used to decorate her hat which was with a swept up brim, the crown of which was made of the same material as the coat.
As the Queen does not perspire, she always looks cool, smiling and indeed immaculate. As the world has seen her on the Diamond Jubilee day event in the River Thames, she was looking gorgeous in white dress with stunning silver.