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Daily 10am-6pm, last admission 5pm
 
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Included in Kensington Palace admission: £15 (Adults), £11.40 (Concessions), FREE (Children under 16)
 

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Take a nostalgic look back at recent decades of royal dress through the wardrobes of three members of the British monarchy: HM Queen Elizabeth II in the 1950s, Princess Margaret in the 1960s and 70s and Diana, Princess of Wales in the 1980s. Fashion Rules presents five rooms within Kensington Palace where elegant and extraordinary couture dresses by designers like Norman Hartnell, Hardy Amies and Christian Dior show how these women reflected the style and trends of the day. The fashion 'rules' apply to both the rules of dressing fashionably and the rules of a royal wardrobe. Along with 21 dresses featured, the exhibition includes film and photography which give some historical context to the times in which these stunning gowns were worn. Perhaps most surprising are the dresses worn by Princess Margaret who followed fashion closely and whose wardrobe shows the more liberal style of the 1960s and 70s.

 

About Kensington Palace State Apartments

Originally a private country house, public visitors are now warmly welcomed into Kensington Palace, the birthplace of Queen Victoria and home to Princess Diana between 1981 and 1997. Relive the moment in the Victorian Rooms when the young Princess Victoria discovered that she was to become Queen. More about Kensington Palace State Apartments


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Diana: Her Fashion StoryDiana: Her Fashion StoryDiana: Her Fashion StoryTwenty years on from her death, Kensington Palace traces the evolution of Princess Diana's style in Diana: Her Fashion Story. From the demure, romantic outfits of her first public appearances to the glamour, elegance and confidence of her later life, the exhibition will explore how Diana navigated her unique position in the public eye. From her ear2017-05-24T00:00:00+01002017-08-31T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Kensington Palace State Apartments,   Kensington Gardens      W8 4PX
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event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Fashion, Health and Beauty
PRICING  Included with admission to the Palace: Adult £15.40-£18, concession £12.60-£14.30
DATES  24th February to 31st August 2017
VENUE  Kensington Palace State Apartments 
Twenty years on from her death, Kensington Palace traces the evolution of Princess Diana's style in Diana: Her Fashion Story. From the demure, romantic outfits of her first public appearances to the glamour, elegance and confidence of her later life, the exhibition will explore how Diana navigated her unique position in the public eye. From her ear... More about this event
 
 
 

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