The Queen is iconic for her power dressing aesthetic and colourful skirt suits. But it goes without saying that her wedding gown and coronation look are among the most memorable of her 90 years. And we have a chance to see both this summer at Buckingham Palace.
As part of the Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen's Wardrobe exhibition, which opens in July, the gowns by British couturier Sir Norman Hartnell will go on display together for the first time.
The wedding gown from Queen Elizabeth's 1947 marriage to Prince Philip was made from ivory silk and 10,000 seed pearls and crystals. It also features a 15ft train modelled on the Primavera by Botticelli.
Six years on for her coronation at Westminster Abbey, Sir Norman Hartnell created an equally wedding-worthy white duchesse satin gown. It was elaborately embroidered with national and Commonwealth floral emblems and encrusted with seed pearls, sequins and crystals.
The exhibition will feature more iconic looks from the Queen's tours, state occasions and family events to celebrate her support of British designers and milliners.
Fashioning a Reign opens at The State Rooms, Buckingham Palace on 23 July.