Almost 500 years after Leonardo da Vinci’s death, an exhibition that sheds new light on the his groundbreaking studies of the human body opens at The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse. Long renowned as one of the finest artists of the Renaissance, Leonardo was also one of the greatest anatomists the world has ever seen. ... Read more about B Roll of animations from 'Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Man'
Sketches by British couturier Norman Hartnell, the principal designer of the outfits worn at the Coronation of Her Majesty The Queen, will go on display this summer as part of the special exhibition, The Queen’s Coronation 1953, at the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace (27 July – 29 September 2013). The exhibition celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Coronation by bringing together an unprecedented array of the dress, uniform and robes worn for the historic event on 2 June 1953. ... Read more about Norman Hartnell’s sketches of the dresses worn at The Queen’s Coronation to go on display
Royal Collection Trust has introduced three new limited-edition pieces to the Coronation range of commemorative china. The official range marks the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty The Queen’s Coronation and includes a variety of pieces, with prices beginning at £25.00. The latest limited-editions include a tea caddy and a loving cup, both limited to 750 pieces, and an oval pillbox, of which 1,000 have been produced. Demand has grown considerably in recent years for limited-edition china, and few English factories now produce such specialist items. ... Read more about New limited-edition chinaware commemorates The Queen's Coronation
Fashion designer Gareth Pugh has spoken of his fascination with ‘the first power-dressers’ in the run-up to the opening of a new exhibition at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace. In Fine Style: The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion, which opens on 10 May, explores the fashionable world of the Tudors and Stuarts through paintings, drawings and prints from the Royal Collection, as well as rare surviving examples of contemporary clothing and accessories. ... Read more about Gareth Pugh Press Video
Gareth Pugh’s interest in historical fashion was first piqued when he was a small boy, by an image of Elizabeth I wearing her customary ruff and sumptuous padded dress. This fascination with ‘the first power-dressers’ still influences the collections of the young British designer today, he explains in the run-up to the opening of a new exhibition at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace. ... Read more about Tudor and Stuart power-dressers still inspire fashion today, explains Gareth Pugh
A length of blue silk attached to a book in the Royal Collection may well be the Garter ribbon worn by Charles I as he sat for Sir Anthony van Dyck’s famous triple portrait, scientific analysis has revealed. The portrait and the ribbon will be brought together for the first time in the Royal Collection Trust exhibition In Fine Style: The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion, which explores the fashionable attire of European royal courts in the 16th and 17th centuries and opens next month at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace (10 May – 6 October 2013). ... Read more about Blue silk could be Garter ribbon worn by Charles I in Van Dyck’s famous portrait, scientific analysis shows