When it comes to Queen Elizabeth IIHis style, has always been a case of fashion kings meet real kings.
While Her Majesty, who passed away on 8 September, will be remembered for the longest reign in British history and a life devoted to service, her legacy will also include her history as an icon of style. Whether she wore a dazzling gown and bejeweled tiara to a banquet or a monochromatic combination of coat and hat for a public engagement, the 96-year-old has caught the attention of fashionistas the world over.
“She needs to stand out so that people can say I’ve seen the Queen,” Sophie, Countess of Wessexsaid in Queen at 90 Documentary on Her Majesty’s Colored Collections. “Don’t forget that when she appears somewhere, the crowds are 2, 3, 4, 10, 15 deep, and someone wants to say they saw part of the Queen’s hat as she passed.”
Queen Elizabeth II also knew the value of a good accessory and was often spotted with pearls, gloves, a Launer handbag and signature Anello & Davide shoes.