Dressing the Queen
The Jubilee Wardrobe
Distributed for Royal Collection Trust
Dressing the Queen reveals the careful planning and preparation that went into the Queen’s wardrobe for the Diamond Jubilee, the first such celebration since that of Queen Victoria in 1897 and made all the more momentous by London’s hosting of the 2012 Olympics. The secret to the Queen’s unfailing style is royal couturier Angela Kelly, whose team of dressmakers and milliners spent two years designing and bringing to fruition the creations seen in the events leading up to and during the Diamond Jubilee, as well as at the Olympics. In addition to presenting the right image, the Queen’s clothing must address a great many practical concerns—and all of her garments must be pristinely maintained. Of course, no outfit is complete without the perfect hat, and a chapter of the book is devoted entirely to their intricate and highly detailed creation.
Whether the day holds a historic state visit or an afternoon at Royal Ascot, the Queen commands attention wherever she appears. If you’ve ever wondered how she maintains such impeccable personal style, this well-illustrated book will answer that question and many more.
“Top secret dresses for meetings with James Bond, no hats after 6 pm and jackets embroidered by indigenous north Americans are just some of the Queen's wardrobe wonders revealed in a new book. Written by Angela Kelly, the Queen's personal assistant, adviser and curator, Dressing the Queen opens the door to the dressers' floor at Buckingham Palace and gives a first-hand account of working on the Queen's outfits in her Diamond Jubilee year.”
“Fascinating insight on the intricate planning that goes into clothing one of the world’s most famous women.”