The new exhibition will be on display until the 29th October 2023.
With its latest exhibition, Kensington Palace explores the connection between the fashion of the Georgian Royal Court in comparison with the outfits created for red carpet events today.
Featuring over 200 items from ball gowns to court suits and handbags to jewellery, the display will give visitors the opportunity to see up close Beyoncé’s look for the 2017 GRAMMY Awards, designed by Peter Dundas, and the custom Moschino chandelier-inspired outfit designed for Katy Perry and worn at the 2019 Met Gala. Meanwhile, other looks on display include Billy Porter’s “Sun God” outfit, styled by Sam Ratelle and designed by The Blonds for the 2019 Met Gala, and Kendall Jenner’s shimmering Hepburn-inspired Givenchy dress worn to the 2021 event.
Meanwhile, in contrast to these looks visitors will also be able to see the yellow mantua on loan from National Museums Scotland, the widest surviving court gown in Britain at nearly three metres, plus the exquisite Rockingham Mantua, one of several objects from Historic Royal Palaces’ Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection.
Tickets to the exhibition are included in the price of admission to Kensington Palace.
To book tickets visit: https://www.hrp.org.uk/kensington-palace/whats-on/crown-to-couture