John Lewis News Update: Launch of Four Dresses to Mark Jubilee
John Lewis news update: Department store John Lewis have selected four dresses that were originally sold in 1953 to mark the Queen’s diamond jubilee.
It might be considered a guilty pleasure but why not indulge in a little fashion nostalgia to mark the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II?
“The flagship Oxford Street branch of the department store has dipped into its abundant archives to select four of the most beautiful prom-style dresses which were originally sold in 1953 – the year of the Queen’s Coronation.
As a Royal Warrant holder, the store has been asked to participate in the Coronation Festival’s series of catwalk shows, which will showcase the goods of numerous Royal-approved brands, such as Daks and Barbour, taking place throughout the Festival’s duration.
The four dresses – ‘Audrey’, ‘Sylvia’, ‘Monica’ and ‘Kay’ – will appear in the programme of daily catwalk shows from today until July 14, and then be installed into John Lewis’s Oxford Street windows so that shoppers can see them alongside the original 1953 brochure images.
Each dress features an individual pattern from the original hand-painted artworks to remain as faithful as possible to the original prints, and were sewn in London, with the fabrics digitally printed.
Additionally, John Lewis will showcase two specially-created pieces from London Fashion Week designer Alice Temperley’s Somerset range.
‘As a Royal Warrant holder, it’s an honour to showcase John Lewis fashion at the Coronation Festival catwalk,” says Jo Hooper, head of buying for womenswear at John Lewis.’
‘To celebrate John Lewis’ rich heritage, we chose to search the archives for prints and patterns from the year of the Queen’s Coronation and recreated four exclusive dresses, which will sit beautifully alongside designs from the present day, including two beautiful exclusive pieces in Balmoral tartan from Somerset by Alice Temperley.’”
Having been on the UK high street for more than a century and more than half a century prior to the Queen’s Coronation and providing the public with high quality products for all of that time, it is only fitting that they play a role in the Coronation Festival. Fashion and the high street have developed vastly over the time since the Queen was crowned and John Lewis are a flagship company for precisely this.
For more information on these dresses, the Coronation Festival or any product or service offered by John Lewis, contact them directly via the John Lewis phone number and speak with a member of their customer services team.
This article was originally found on The Telegraph.
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