Dressing The Queen: The Jubilee Wardrobe by Angela Kelly
Recommended by Patricia Williams
Youth Services Librarian, Encinitas Branch
At every public moment, Queen Elizabeth II is the center of attention and must look elegant and appropriate. How does she do it? Angela Kelly, Personal Assistant, Advisor and Curator to Her Majesty, describes how fabric, color, comfort, weather, time of day, type of occasion and cultural considerations all play a part in designing The Queen’s wardrobe. Once created, outfits must be stored, maintained, accessorized and possibly prepared for travel – the last being akin to a military operation in its precision and planning. Gorgeous photos highlight Kelly’s engaging account and feature tiaras, jewelry, scarves, handkerchiefs, hats and shoes. This is a book to savor with a cup of tea and share with anyone who fancies fabric, fashion, and a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of royal glamour.