WHEN IT COMES TO STYLE, BRITAIN STILL RULES WITH THE ROYAL WAVE
royal family’s fashion trends can sometimes be matchy-matchy to the point of being fuddy-duddy, but getting into the spirit of the Diamond Jubilee is currently all the rage.
Queen Elizabeth’s loyal subjects – and the not so loyal ones – have gone batty for her jubilee celebrations, taking it as an excuse to become part of the hip British It crowd.
That is British as in Kate Moss, Alexander McQueen – whose designer, Sarah Burton, made the ripe red dress the Duchess of Cambridge, above with Prince William, wore to the jubilee celebrations last weekend – Stella McCartney and Vivienne Westwood. We’re not talking musty tweed or Princess Anne’s hair here.
Fashion magazines, blogs and websites are telling us what to do, see and buy to celebrate Britain’s big year as 86-year-old Queen Elizabeth looks back on her 60 years on the throne.
For the past two weeks or so Union Jacks have been popping up on the catwalk and all that glitters has been given a regal makeover – even the Queen herself.
Lizzie left her lavender and taupe in the wardrobe to dazzle in a silver and white coat and hat trimmed with dozens of Swarovski crystals and made by her in-house couturier, Angela Kelly.
Even the “gruesome twosome’’, Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice, famous for their complete lack of style nous, managed not to make a mess of themselves this week.
It’s fair to say most of Generation X Y and Z would rather we become a republic and the rest don’t care. But when it comes to what’s cool, we’re voting that British style is still one of the hottest.
Bring on the cucumber sandwiches and Pimm’s, I say old chap, and let us all be queens of British style this year. sobolewski[email protected]