The Queen of Silk

Excitement is building as Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her Platinum Jubilee this summer. In honour of her historic and unprecedented 70 year reign, in the studio we’ve been reflecting on Her Majesty’s status as a style icon. She is THE Queen of Silk!

As our longest reigning monarch, she has learned a thing to two about dressing as a royal. Her Majesty undeniably has her sartorial aesthetic sorted with a knack for developing and sticking to a signature style. Without question, our favourite look is her unwavering love of silk headscarves which can be traced back to the 1940s. Traditional square scarves, crafted from the finest luxury silk, have held a special place in the Queen’s heart and wardrobe for decades.

 

BADMINTON, UNITED KINGDOM – APRIL 14: Queen Mother With Queen And Princess Margaret At The Badminton Horse Trials (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)

 

Steadfast in knowing her own style, some of her best looks over the years have featured a silk headscarf neatly knotted under her chin. For her it appears to be a versatile accessory – allowing her to look regal when not on official business and injecting a pop of colour into her casual ensembles.

 

 

We admire Her Majesty’s devotion to her country and silk headscarves! She has made silk the most royal of fashion accessories and inspired countless other icon women with her sartorial silk style.

Happy Platinum Jubilee to Her Majesty!

 

 

Photo credits: Top: At the Royal Windsor horse show in the 1980s © Tim Graham/Getty Images  Middle left: Queen Elizabeth II watches the Highland Pony class on May 11, 2012 in Windsor, England © Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty  Middle right: The Queen at the Windsor Horse Show in 2002 © Mark Stewart. Bottom left: Carrying a Rolleiflex camera at Badminton Horse Trials, circa 1965 © Stanley Bielecki/ASP/Getty  Bottom right: At the Royal Windsor horse show in 1979 © Tim Graham/Getty Images.

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