|Royal Collection Trust|
Here is a closer look at an outfit designed by Sir Norman Hartnell that was worn by The Queen to the wedding of Princess Anne to Captain Mark Phillips at Westminster Abbey on 14 November 1973. The royal blue princess-line long-sleeved dress with diamond-shaped inset panels was paired with a matching long-sleeved coat. #Queenat90 #HM90fashion #fashion #style #instastyle #motherofthebride
Here is a closer look at a brimless hat trimmed with blue and purple lace designed by Simone Mirman that was worn by The Queen to the wedding of Princess Anne to Captain Mark Phillips at Westminster Abbey on 14 November 1973. It was worn with a royal blue princess-line dress and matching coat which we shared yesterday. #Queenat90 #HM90fashion #fashion #style #instastyle #motherofthebride #millinery
These pieces are showcases for diamond inset details, precision work from the atelier of Norman Hartnell. Done all in blue silk and emphasized with diamond shapes at the coat fastening, the cuts are subtle enough to fade from afar – and indeed, I never realized they were there, leading to my impression that this was a much plainer outfit than it really was. (But if those insets were in a contrasting color, they’d take this right into harlequin territory, so it was a clever choice.) Just another example of a close up bringing an outfit into a new light.
For more video of the wedding, click here.
This outfit is on display at Buckingham Palace's summer exhibition, Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen's Wardrobe, open now through October 2, 2016.