The past 70 years saw a 25-year-old princess transform into a nonagenarian monarch who was respected and loved the world over. The Queen: 70 Years of Majestic Style celebrates the fashion evolution of Elizabeth II for her entire reign.
A woman whose views were never heard, Queen Elizabeth II deployed fashion as a means to communicate and signal her position to the crowds who gathered to see her in public and the millions who watched her television broadcasts: “I must be seen to be believed,” she said. The Queen’s evolving attitude to dress reflected a visual landscape that began as genteel reportage in mostly black and white and over the years evolved into today’s technicolor 24/7 news cycle, flashed around the globe in seconds and driven by social media. Through it all, Elizabeth II's style was an extension of all she represented as Queen; it was stoical and cautious yet dazzling and majestic.