Fashion Rules

  • Category: Fashion & Lifestyle
  • Dates: Wednesday, 30 April 2014 to Saturday, 11 July 2015

Fashion fanatics and royalty obsessive alike, get ready for the most exciting exhibition of the season as favourite outfits from the likes of Princess Diana, Princess Margaret and of course Her Majesty the Queen go on display.

Taking place at Kensington Palace, a grand total of 21 extravagant creations go on display, as well as numerous film and imagery examples that look into the design, development and context of such high-profile clothing.

Among the exhibits, keep an eye out for never-seen-before dresses such as Elizabeth II's couture gowns by Hardy Amies and her favourite tailor Norman Hartnell. The hippyish 60s apparel sported by Princess Margaret is also worth a look.

Those dreaming of the 80s, however, will no doubt be most interested in recreating the 80s glamour from the much missed Diana Princess of Wales, who influenced the fashion world in much the same way as Kate Middleton is doing now.

Sadly, no matter how much you beg, trying on of these extraordinary designs is not permitted, although you'll no doubt have a fantastic day eyeing up every detail of these wonderful dresses.

Perhaps you'll feel particularly inspired to go shopping yourself, in which case, we at Red Carnation have made an effort to pick out some great establishments where you can find a personal shopper.

No matter how you choose to spend the remainder of the weekend, you should definitely check into the swish and sophisticated Chesterfield Mayfair, where we strive for extravagant luxury and attention to detail in everything we do.

Make your stay complete with a Mayfair Weekends package, which includes a complimentary bottle of fine Champagne in your room as well as a traditional Afternoon Tea for two. It's little touches like this that make a trip to London all the more memorable.