Fashion Rules

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Kensington Palace State Apartments, Kensington Gardens, Kensington, London W8 4PX†
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Dates:
4th July 2013 to 4th July 2015
OPENING TIMES
Daily 10am-6pm, last admission 5pm
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Included in Kensington Palace admission: £15 (Adults), £11.40 (Concessions), FREE (Children under 16)

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Take a nostalgic look back at recent decades of royal dress through the wardrobes of three members of the British monarchy: HM Queen Elizabeth II in the 1950s, Princess Margaret in the 1960s and 70s and Diana, Princess of Wales in the 1980s. Fashion Rules presents five rooms within Kensington Palace where elegant and extraordinary couture dresses by designers like Norman Hartnell, Hardy Amies and Christian Dior show how these women reflected the style and trends of the day. The fashion 'rules' apply to both the rules of dressing fashionably and the rules of a royal wardrobe. Along with 21 dresses featured, the exhibition includes film and photography which give some historical context to the times in which these stunning gowns were worn. Perhaps most surprising are the dresses worn by Princess Margaret who followed fashion closely and whose wardrobe shows the more liberal style of the 1960s and 70s.

About Kensington Palace State Apartments

Originally a private country house, public visitors are now warmly welcomed into Kensington Palace, the birthplace of Queen Victoria and home to Princess Diana between 1981 and 1997. Relive the moment in the Victorian Rooms when the young Princess Victoria discovered that she was to become Queen. More about Kensington Palace State Apartments

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

Queensway Tube Station
7 minutes walk
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

West Brompton Overground Station
24 minutes walk
Car Parks

Car Parks

Royal Garden Hotel NCP
3 minutes walk
Young Street NCP
5 minutes walk

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Royal Garden Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £106† 40% off
2-24 Kensington High Street, W8 | 3 minutes from Fashion Rules
The Royal Garden's main attraction is the view it offers over Hyde Park, towering as it does over the well-kept royal gardens of Kensington Palace. As ... More
The Milestone Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £285† 41% off
1 Kensington Court, W8 | 5 minutes from Fashion Rules
'Luxury' best sums up these rooms and apartments overlooking Kensington Palace and Gardens in one of London's most coveted positions. Apartments come with fireplaces, en-suite marble ... More
Baglioni Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £342† 34% off
60 Hyde Park Gate, SW7 | 5 minutes from Fashion Rules
You can really tell the Italian influence on this London branch of the Roman boutique hotel group. Not only is it located a short step from ... More
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Graphics RCA: Fifty Years And Beyond
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: 20th, 21st and 22nd December 2014 - 10am-5.30pm
Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 9 minutes from Fashion Rules
An exhibition to mark the 50th anniversary of graphic design at the RCA, charting the development of the course and the groundbreaking achievements of alumni....More
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Anton & Erin's Christmas Cracker
London > Events > Dance †Dates: Sunday 21st December 2014 at 1pm and 4.15pm & Monday 22nd December 2014 at 2.30pm
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, SW7 | 10 minutes from Fashion Rules
The popular duo from Strictly Come Dancing are joined by the London Concert Orchestra, conducted by Richard Balcombe, guest singer Lance Ellington, Southend Girls' and Boys' ...More
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The Glory Of Christmas
London > Events > Concerts †Dates: Monday 22nd December 2014 - 7.30pm
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, SW7 | 10 minutes from Fashion Rules
Trinity Boys Choir, the London Philharmonic Choir and the London Concert Orchestra present a selection of seasonal and traditional music to capture the spirit of Christmas....More
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Royal Albert Hall
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 10 minutes from Fashion Rules
Classical music, rock, pop and jazz, sporting events, galas, banquets and balls and the world-famous Proms series all take place within the Royal Albert Hall's ... More
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Gate Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
11 Pembridge Road, Notting Hill, London W11 | 10 minutes from Fashion Rules
With an average audience capacity of 70, the Gate has been presenting first class fringe theatre for over 30 years and continues to do so, making ... More
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The Coronet
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
103 Notting Hill Gate, Kensington, London W11 | 10 minutes from Fashion Rules
Originally built in 1898 as a theatre, Notting Hill's Coronet is now the place to go for a good, old-fashioned cinema experience. The dcor harks back ... More
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Kensington Palace State Apartments
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Kensington Gardens, Kensington, London W8 | Same location as Fashion Rules
Originally a private country house, public visitors are now warmly welcomed into Kensington Palace, the birthplace of Queen Victoria and home to Princess Diana between 1981 ... More
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Diana, Princess Of Wales Memorial Playground
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Nr Black Lion Gate Broad Walk, Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, London W2 | 7 minutes from Fashion Rules
This truly magical place is a kiddie's wonderland and the ideal jaunt for family fun. The focal point of the commemorative Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial ... More
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Albert Memorial
London > Attractions > Sights
Kensington Gardens, 27 Princes Square, South Kensington, London W2 | 9 minutes from Fashion Rules
This 180ft Victorian bronze gilt statue in Kensington Gardens is a tribute to Queen Victoria's husband, Prince Albert, and was erected following his death through typhoid ... More
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MAC Cosmetics
London > Shopping > Perfume and Cosmetics
28a Kensington Church Street, Kensington, London W8 | 4 minutes from Fashion Rules
Ultra-chic, ultra-hip cosmetics with colours to die for, all imported from Canada. A must-have for the cosmetics connoisseur. For a treat you can book a session ... More
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Whole Foods Market
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
6397 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 4 minutes from Fashion Rules
The Barkers Building on Kensington High Street used to house an entire department store so you can imagine how much fresh, good-for-you food you can fit ... More
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& Clarke's
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
112 Kensington Church Street, Kensington, London W8 | 5 minutes from Fashion Rules
From rosemary and raisin to fig and fennel, parmesan and herb to pumpernickel, & Clarke’s produces over 2000 loaves of bread every night. Undeniably some of ... More
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The Orangery (Kensington Palace)
London > Restaurants > Afternoon Tea
Kensington Gardens, Kensington, London W8 | Same location as Fashion Rules
Set in the perfectly manicured grounds of historic Kensington Palace, The Orangery offers an idyllic setting for afternoon tea for those who want tranquility and breathtaking ... More
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The Orangery (Kensington Palace)
London > Restaurants > Afternoon Tea
Kensington Gardens, Kensington, London W8 | Same location as Fashion Rules
Former royal conservatory set amid Kensington Gardens. Set in the perfectly manicured grounds of historic Kensington Palace, the Orangery offers an idyllic setting for afternoon tea ... More
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Min Jiang
London > Restaurants > Chinese restaurants
Royal Garden Hotel, 2 - 24 Kensington High Street, , Kensington, London W8 | 3 minutes from Fashion Rules
Located on the 10th floor of the Royal Garden Hotel, within the heart of the beautiful district of Kensington, the Min Jiang Restaurant treats diners to ... More
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The London School of Painting and Drawing
London > Education > Evening Classes
23 Kensington Square, Kensington, London W8 | 7 minutes from Fashion Rules
Evening and weekend classes in life drawing and painting, taught by tutors from the Slade School of Fine Art and the Royal Society of British Sculptors. ... More
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Dana Centre
London > Education > Evening Classes
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 13 minutes from Fashion Rules
There are plenty of initiatives trying to get kids involved in science, but the Dana Centre, an extension of the Science Museum, is the first one ... More
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King Street College
London > Education > English Language Courses
47 Shepherd's Bush Green, W12 | 29 minutes from Fashion Rules
This school teaches about 800 students from 40 different countries, offering general and exam focused English language courses for adults. Students prepare for the Cambridge exams and ... More
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London Archers
London > Leisure > Activities
Perks Field, Kensington Palace, Kensington, London W8 | Same location as Fashion Rules
An excellent members archery club that shoots in the grounds of Kensington Palace in summer and in Pimlico in winter. Archery is a totally satisfying sport, ... More
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Kensington Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Princes Square, Bayswater, London W2 | 6 minutes from Fashion Rules
Technically two different parks, Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens are in practical and historical terms one huge, merging expanse. Almost every kind of outdoor pursuit takes ... More
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The Roof Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from Fashion Rules
Although a restaurant, clubbing and event venue, the extraordinary Kensington Roof Gardens are still accessible to the general public during the day if there are no ... More
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The Churchill Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
119 Kensington Church Street, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from Fashion Rules
Now more England's national cuisine than sausages and mash, Thai food (the perfect accompaniment to a cooling pint of lager), saw its inauguration in the small, ... More
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The Mall Tavern
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
71 Palace Garden Terrace, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from Fashion Rules
... More
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Devonshire Arms W8
London > Nightlife > Pubs
37 Marloes Road, Kensington, London W8 | 11 minutes from Fashion Rules
Always a popular hangout with the South Kensington locals, The Devonshire Arms had a fresh lick of paint in 2014 and emerged with its proper pub ... More
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Piano
London > Nightlife > Bars
106 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from Fashion Rules
If you ask your friends about this place, not many will know. It's not wildly off the beaten track either, situated directly opposite High Street Ken ... More
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Babylon at the Roof Gardens
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from Fashion Rules
Richard Branson's rooftop restaurant-come-nightclub at Kensington Roof Gardens is a favourite with the glam girls of Kensington, who can be seen at all hours sipping cocktails ... More
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Notting Hill Arts Club
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
221 Notting Hill Gate, Notting Hill, London W11 | 8 minutes from Fashion Rules
Pricey but always fun, this subterranean dive in the heart of trendy West London enjoys a steady crowd and on big nights it gets absolutely packed ... More
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Kensington Palace
London > Business > Venue Hire
Kensington Gardens, Kensington, London W8 | Same location as Fashion Rules
Conference facilities can accomodate for up to 1040 people.... More
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Kensington Roof Gardens
London > Business > Venue Hire
99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from Fashion Rules
An oasis high in the sky above Kensington High Street, the Roof Gardens comprises one and a half acres of themed gardens. These gardens surround an ... More
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Kensington Conference and Events Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
Hornton Street, Kensington, London W8 | 7 minutes from Fashion Rules
Handily located just off High Street Kensington (between Holland Park and Kensington Gardens), the Kensington Conference and Events Centre can accommodate up to 1,470 people and ... More

Kensington Palace State Apartments events

Glorious GeorgesGlorious GeorgesAt Kensington Palace State Apartments a special display will take place to mark the 300th anniversary of the Georgian dynasty. The King's State Apartments will be transformed to recreate the court of King George II and Queen Caroline, to show how the Georgian king and his court entertained in lavish style. There will also be a Georgian garden party22nd December 2014Wednesday 31st December 2014 Where:
Kensington Palace State Apartments, † Kensington Gardens† † † W8 4PX
Category: event
Ongoing
Glorious Georges
event > Exhibitions
DATES17th April to 31st December 2014
VENUEKensington Palace State Apartments†
At Kensington Palace State Apartments a special display will take place to mark the 300th anniversary of the Georgian dynasty. The King's State Apartments will be transformed to recreate the court of King George II and Queen Caroline, to show how the Georgian king and his court entertained in lavish style. There will also be a Georgian garden party...†More about this event
Fashion RulesFashion RulesTake a nostalgic look back at recent decades of royal dress through the wardrobes of three members of the British monarchy: HM Queen Elizabeth II in the 1950s, Princess Margaret in the 1960s and 70s and Diana, Princess of Wales in the 1980s. Fashion Rules presents five rooms within Kensington Palace where elegant and extraordinary couture dresses b22nd December 2014Saturday 4th July 2015 Where:
Kensington Palace State Apartments, † Kensington Gardens† † † W8 4PX
Category: event
Ongoing
Fashion Rules
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Fashion
DATES4th July 2013 to 4th July 2015
VENUEKensington Palace State Apartments†
Take a nostalgic look back at recent decades of royal dress through the wardrobes of three members of the British monarchy: HM Queen Elizabeth II in the 1950s, Princess Margaret in the 1960s and 70s and Diana, Princess of Wales in the 1980s. Fashion Rules presents five rooms within Kensington Palace where elegant and extraordinary couture dresses b...†More about this event
 
 

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