Her looks were unique! Whether brightly colored or subtle – Queen Elizabeth II .(†96) always hit the right note with her outfits. When choosing clothes, the following motto applied to the monarch: 'I have to be seen so that people believe in me.' In the video we take a look at the royal fashion highlights of many Queen decades.
This dress will not be forgotten: At her coronation on June 2, 1953, the then 25-year-old Elizabeth wore a dress like in a fairy tale. The masterpiece was designed by fashion designer and purveyor to the court Sir Norman Hartnell. Even then it was clear: Elizabeth is a true fashion queen.
The Queen was also good at Hollywood Glam: At a film premiere in 1974, the Queen stole the show from the actors present in this shiny turquoise dream dress.
In 1999, Queen Elizabeth surprised in this colorful dream dress, which is still unparalleled today. Attending a variety show in London, she turned heads in a sequined check bodice and yellow maxi skirt.
After she had to undergo knee surgery in 2003, the Queen showed up in a rather unusual look – with pants. Actually, the palace protocol does not like it when female members of the royal family appear in trousers instead of a skirt at representative appearances, culottes & Co. are only allowed in their free time or during sports. So that the photographers could not photograph any details of the knee surgery, the Queen still opted for this gray power suit.
As part of her 80th birthday celebrations, the Queen took her family out on the Hebridean Princess cruise ship in 2006 and boarded this casual look.
70s glam with that certain royal something! The Queen dazzled in this dress at an evening event in November 2012. No trace of elegant restraint...
Usually, the Queen was not influenced by trends, but at this audience in 2020, the monarch was more than en vogue: the color blocking trend, which was extremely present on the catwalks at the time, made the Queen socially acceptable at Buckingham Palace. (sfi/obl)