Who dresses Queen Elizabeth II
This year, Queen Elizabeth II first visited the fashion show of Richard Queen at the London Fashion Week to present the award to the young designer. Attention attracted not only the appearance of the monarch’s person, but also the image of the queen – a gently blue suit and a hat in tone. Elizabeth II sat in the front row on a blue velvet cushion. Next to her was Anna Wintour, and to the left of Wintour – an elegant woman in a dark blue dress. This Angela Kelly is the right hand and faithful assistant to the queen for many years.
Personal assistant, counselor and curator of Her Majesty’s wardrobe – unofficially Angela is known as the dressmaker of Elizabeth II, but in fact she is just an assistant who organizes the daily life of the queen, as well as her outfits. Despite the fact that Kelly is a royal employee, many tabloids write about the fact that their working relationship has long turned into a close friendship. For example, The Daily Mail says that the queen often appears in Kelly’s house in Windsor. In other publications it is stated that, being alone, the staff hears their laughter even in the corridor.
Some royal observers also say that after the death of her mother and sister, the Queen was looking for people to fill the void. Probably Kelly became one of those people, although she herself understates this connection.
“We are two typical women: discuss clothes, make-up, jewelry. We are talking about whether this decoration will look with this outfit. And the like, “said Angela Kelly. “It’s just a working relationship, but close.”
Unlike the main British women of fashion – the Duchess Catherine and Megan Markle, in the wardrobe of the queen there is no place for trends. Angela Kelly makes sure that the images are consistent, correct, looked understandable, but not old-fashioned.
There is also a color factor. The Queen is allegedly dressed in bright colors to be seen in the crowd. However, if fuchsia is appropriate when visiting the Horse Guards, then on the Day of Remembrance such a queen can not afford it. It is said that Her Highness herself has a strong tailor’s vision and can evaluate the tissues herself, but Kelly’s task is to advise and think through the finest details, making sure that the queen never makes an erroneous step (in any case, in unsuitable shoes).
Often Kelly helps to design the queen costume design. She created for her a canary-yellow outfit for the wedding then that of Kate Middleton and Prince William, as well as the costume that she wore at Quinn’s show. Her projects and councils also apply to other members of the royal family: after Queen Victoria’s baptismal dress, worn by monarchs for centuries, became too delicate to use, she made his remark. Often, Angela also advises the Duchess Catherine.