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Long Live the Royals (and Their Fashions)

Thanks to the charm of William and Kate and Harry and Meghan, British royalty is enjoying renewed popularity in the U.S.

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Thanks to the charm of William and Kate (the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge) and Harry and Meghan (the Duke and Duchess of Sussex), British royalty is enjoying renewed popularity in the U.S. If you’re one of those Anglophiles, head to Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library in Wilmington, Delaware, for Costuming THE CROWN, a major new exhibition on display March 30 through January 5, 2020.

The Crown referred to here is the Emmy- and Golden Globe-award-winning Netflix series that dramatizes Queen Elizabeth II’s reign. The exhibition features 40 iconic costumes from seasons one and two (season three will air this year), from gasp-worthy attire such as the Queen’s gold coronation robe to more mundane wear such as a schoolboy uniform. More than just a fashion show, though, the exhibition uses these costumes to explore how clothing can transform a person as well as how it signifies social status, differs in public and private, and creates a public persona.  winterthur.org

This article originally appeared in the March/April 2019 edition of AAA World


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