May 24, 2012

Harrods' Jubilee Celebrations

To commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, Harrods is collaborating with a host of the world’s finest fashion brands, showcasing exclusive ballgown and crown creations in a magnificent display across the façade of Harrods.

From Tuesday 15th May Harrods will unveil a dedicated pop-up ballgown boutique in celebration of the V&A’s spectacular exhibition Ballgowns: British Glamour since 1950. The boutique will exclusively feature an array of exquisite evening gowns created by leading international fashion names, including Erdem, Marchesa, Ralph & Russo, Carolina Herrera, Toujouri, J. Mendel, Roberto Cavalli, Valentino, Nina Ricci, Jenny Packham and Elie Saab. Customers will be able to view a selection of the unique creations within a number of the store’s Brompton Road windows and, for those wishing to make a purchase from the special collection, there will be the opportunity to visit The Penthouse – Harrods’ most exclusive personal shopping space – on the Fifth Floor for a one-to-one consultation.

The rest of the Brompton Road windows will be transformed into an exhibition of bespoke display crowns, each of which is based on a replica of the St. Edward’s coronation crown. These unique crowns have been created by 32 leading brands available at Harrods, including Paul Smith, De Beers, Tiffany & Co, Boucheron, Roberto Cavalli, Prada, Mulberry, Fabergé, Shu Uemura, Jo Malone and Lanvin.

Ballgowns & Crowns will be on display in-store and in the Brompton Road windows from Tuesday 15th May to Friday 15th June 2012.
Ballgowns: British Glamour since 1950, sponsored by Coutts, opens at the V&A on Saturday 19th May 2012 and runs until Sunday 6th January 2013.