We headed to the Palace yesterday for a first look and we thought it was brilliant. 13 of the building's oppulent rooms have been transformed into a fairytale kingdom thanks to theatre company WILDWORKS and a clutch of London's hottest designers, telling the story of the royal court and the princesses who have lived there.
In the Room of a Sleeping Princess young designer William Tempest has created a period dress made out of 1000 origami birds (not all made by his own fair hand - employees of the Palace were roped in to help.) The dress is suspended in the corner of the room where Queen Victoria used to sleep, above a very high chair and a bed made up of stacked matresses - think the bed from the Princess and the Pea.
Design duo Boudicca have taken over the Room of Palace Time which is home to a spectacular clock. They have installed spectacular dresses sculpted from metal which hang from the chandeliers and gently rotate.
Also on show are dresses by Vivienne Westwood, Echo Morgan and Aminaka Wilmont and hats by Stephen Jones, as well as dresses once worn by Princess Margaret and Princess Diana. Trust us, you'll love the fashion-meets-Tim-Burton feel of the exhibition so make sure you catch it.
The exhibition opens today at Kensington Palace. Visit www.hrp.org.uk for more details.More