This weekend the Cellardoor team soaked up the timeless glamour of royal couture at the Fashion and Textile Museum. Hartnell To Amies exhibits some of the beautiful costumes worn by the royal family through the twentieth century, from show stopping 1930’s evening gowns to country-esque tweed suiting to chic day dresses from the 1960’s.
Designers Norman Hartnell and Hardy Amies as well as milliner Frederick Fox, created countless pieces for H.R.M and other stylish royals. Up until the 1920’s fashion was dominated by Parisian inspired designs from the likes of Charles Frederick Worth.
The exhibition showcases how the Queen’s patronage of Hartnell and Amies established Britain as an influential authority on fashion through the trying times of the Second World War and beyond.
Well worth paying a visit, the exhibition continues until the 23rd February 2013, providing the perfect opportunity to admire the intricate hand embellishment, timeless tailoring and dream worthy ball gowns of the golden age of British couture.
By Cheryl Maguire