Madame Tussauds London has revealed it will be displaying a collection of gowns that have graced just some of the Queen’s 24 figures created during her 70-year reign ahead of Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
The London attraction entered its archive to find the exclusive pieces that are part of the collection.
Madame Tussauds London and the Palace have worked together on several figures of the Queen with the first being created back in 1928.
Many outfits have been created especially for the Baker Street attraction by the Royal dressmaker.
The Royal Dress Collection is made up of dresses from Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation in 1953 right up to the colorful outfits Her Majesty is well-known for wearing today.
Madame Tussauds London’s Royal Dress Collection
Here’s a list of some of the dresses included in the Royal Dress Collection.
- The 1953 Coronation dress – Created by Joan Tussaud, the great-grandaughter of Marie Tussaud and the attraction’s then Head of Wardrobe. It’s a recreation of one of The Queen’s coronation tour gowns by Royal dressmaker Norman Hartnell.
- Order of the Garter mantle – First seen on The Queen’s figure in 1956.
- Day Dress – Created by Royal dressmaker Ian Thomas especially for Madame Tussauds London’s Silver Jubilee celebrations in 1977.
A replica of the Imperial State Crown is also a part of the collection as well as the 1979 beaded evening gown created by Royal dressmaker Ian Thomas, plus more.
How to see the Royal Dress Collection
Tickets for Madame Tussauds London are available to buy via the Madame Tussauds website and it’s also part of the annual Merlin Annual Passes which are available to buy via the Merlin Annual Pass website.
Tim Waters, General Manager at Madame Tussauds London, explained that no one “in Madame Tussauds’ history” has as many figures as Queen Elizabeth II at the attraction.
He added: “We are in a privileged position to have charted significant moments during The Queen’s reign to date through our figures and each design included in the Royal Dress Collection is a piece of history in itself.
“A Platinum Jubilee is something most, if not all of us are unlikely to experience again and we felt taking this step back in history and giving our guests the opportunity to see these breathtaking pieces altogether was a fitting way to celebrate such a historic milestone. ”
The Royal Dress Collection is set to be on display at Madame Tussauds London from Friday, May 27 for just two weeks.