Photos (left to right): Vivienne Westwood S/S 12, Queen Elizabeth II, 1952, (Cecil Beaton), Christopher Kane S/S 12, Rochas S/S 12
The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, which will be celebrated publicly in the U.K. this weekend with a four-day festival marking her 60 year rule, ignited a succession of sparkle across the summer ‘12 collections.
The beauty and splendor of royal diamonds, laced with historic grandeur and family love, will go on show this summer, and the big reveal has inspired a number of designers’ collections.
Metallic brocade provided an edgier alternative to the dazzle, while Christopher Kane showcased a collection with heavily embellished bibs and details on simple shifts.
Meanwhile, the longtime anarchist Dame Vivienne Westwood, has blended the Union Jack with influences from the Queen’s own wardrobe to create a limited edition diamond jubilee collection of evening wear.
Silks, taffetas, gems, crystals and detailing convey an air of majesty.
So, try your hand at regal elegance with our sovereign worthy picks, showing that you don’t have to be a royal to live like a queen.
God save the Queen!