10 Times The Queen Influenced Fashion

In celebration of her 90th birthday

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Here at ELLE, we love the Queen.

We love all the ways she's the ultimate badass.

We love her normcore tendencies

And, naturally, we love everything she's ever worn.

To celebrate her 90th birthday, we've gathered the 10 best AW16 looks we can thank Our Majesty for.

Whoever says the Queen isn't current clearly has no idea what they're talking about.

BALENCIAGA

In his first season for Balenciaga, Demna Gvsalia looked to a young Elizabeth in her riding garb for inspiration. The horse was exempt for health and safety reasons.

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BURBERRY

It shouldn't surpise you to know that The Queen was part of the inspiration for our latest Strong Women issue. 

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CHANEL

‘Get ahead, get a hat,’ as The Queen probably says.

DOLCE & GABBANA

Never be afraid to accessorise. Britain was built on feathers, ribbon, jewels, organza and gold rope.

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KENZO

Proof that The Queen started animal prints way back in 1962.

MIU MIU

Pearls illuminate the face, as Our Majesty knows.

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PRADA

The hat that launched a thousand imitations.

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PREEN

‘On state visits we wear pink!’

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN

Every inch a future Queen, especially in a luxurious duvet coat. 

CHRISTOPHER KANE

Wearing a silk scarf any other way is treason.

Images: Getty and PA

Words: Heather Gwyther

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