Royal Millinery: The Many Hats of Queen Elizabeth
Fashion and Textile Museum, 83 Bermondsey Street, London, SE1 3XF
Hats are an important and distinctive element of the Queen’s wardrobe. Join curator and historian Beatrice Behlen to learn how the hats and headscarves chosen by Elizabeth II have reflected and adapted fashionable styles for nine decades.
Hats are frequently the only part of the Queen visible in a crowd. Often evolved in conjunction with her dress designers, and sometimes designed by them, the Queen’s hats have been created and made by milliners including Aage Thaarup, Claude Saint-Cyr, Frederick Fox, Philip Somerville, Graham Smith and Rachel Trevor-Morgan. Beatrice Behlen selects some of her favourites, and explores the unwritten rules governing royal millinery.