Sheâ€™s the most famous woman in the world, the focus of intense public attention wherever she goes and photographed whatever she does. With the unbelievable pressure of a lifetime in the spotlight and the knowledge that her clothes play a symbolic and diplomatic role, the Queen never seems to make a fashion faux pas! Sheâ€™s a true style icon!
As a figurehead, official engagements call for an opulent wardrobe, so the Queen mostly wears couture. From a tiny-waisted, glamorous twenty-something to an elegant octogenarian, Her Majestyâ€™s distinct personal style has evolved thanks to a succession of amazing royal dressmakers.
Sir Norman Hartnell was the Queenâ€™s earliest couturier. He designed both her spectacular wedding dress and coronation dress, as well as many of her daytime outfits over the years.
Later favourite designers included Sir Hardy Amies, Ian Thomas and Stewart Parvin. And most recently, the Queenâ€™s dresser, Liverpudlian Angela Kelly is entrusted with designing clothes and hats for her too, and is admired for remodelling dresses to recycle the Queenâ€™s clothes!
In fact, according to Debrettâ€™s â€˜The Queen, The Diamond Jubileeâ€™, Angela Kelly has been credited, over the last …