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    DescriptionUnder grey skies, more than one million people gathered for the Thames River Pageant of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee. Huddled under a sea of umbrellas, some had even spent the night there to secure prime seats. But the wait proved worthwhile. As the parade passed, there atop the splendid Spirit of Chartwell stood the Queen, resplendent against the wind and rain in a smart crystal encrusted white coat and pashmina shawl. The effect was one of breathtaking beauty, and it struck just the right note with the rain-dampened crowd, reinforcing Britain as a noble maritime nation. "Dressing the Queen" reveals the careful planning and preparation that went into the Queen's wardrobe for the Diamond Jubilee, the first such celebration since that of Queen Victoria in 1897 and made all the more momentous by London's hosting of the 2012 Olympics. The secret to the Queen's unfailing style is royal couturier Angela Kelly, whose team of dressmakers and milliners spent two years designing and bringing to fruition the creations seen in the events leading up to and during the Diamond Jubilee, as well as at the Olympics. In addition to presenting the right image, the Queen's clothing must address a great many practical concerns--and all of her garments must be pristinely maintained. Of course, no outfit is complete without the perfect hat, and a chapter of the book is devoted entirely to their intricate and highly detailed creation. Whether the day holds a historic state visit or an afternoon at Royal Ascot, the Queen commands attention wherever she appears. If you've ever wondered how she maintains such impeccable personal style, this well-illustrated book will answer that question and many more.


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    Title
    Dressing the Queen
    Subtitle
    The Jubilee Wardrobe
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Angela Kelly
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 144
    Width: 234 mm
    Height: 300 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 1,247 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781905686742
    ISBN 10: 1905686749
    Classifications

    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BEA
    BIC subject category V2: AKTA
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.3
    Libri: ENGM3500
    B&T Approval Code: A40303000
    LC classification: TT
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15860
    Ingram Subject Code: FG
    Libri: BEKL6054, ENTW9054, MODE1500
    B&T Approval Code: A97603600
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: DES005000
    B&T Approval Code: A33801500
    Abridged Dewey: 746
    BISAC V2.8: HEA003000
    Libri: ELIS2500
    BISAC region code: 1.1.2.0.0.0.0
    DC22: 391.022
    DC23: 746.92
    Ingram Theme: ASPT/HISTAS
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Publisher
    Royal Collection Trust
    Imprint name
    Royal Collection Trust
    Publication date
    15 January 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Angela Kelly is the personal assistant, adviser, and curator to Queen Elizabeth II. She designed and created many of the outfits worn by the Queen throughout the year of the Diamond Jubilee.