In celebration of The Queen’s 90th birthday, three special exhibitions will be staged across each of Her Majesty’s official residences during 2016.
Constituting the largest display of The Queen’s dress ever mounted, they will open at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh for Her Majesty’s birthday on 21 April 2016, at the Summer Opening of the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace in August 2016 and at Windsor Castle in September 2016.
Fashioning a Reign will chart significant events in The Queen’s life and the nation’s history through an unprecedented collection of dress, jewellery and accessories designed for these occasions, from childhood to the present day.
The Queen’s support of British couture and millinery will be highlighted through important pieces created for a world stage by renowned designers, including Sir Norman Hartnell, Sir Hardy Amies and Ian Thomas.
Palace of Holyroodhouse