photo Richard Lea-Hair

Giles Deacon Flexes His Historical Knowledge at Kensington Palace

Over the weekend, British designer Giles Deacon presented a greatest-hits collection in the Orangery of Kensington Palace. Part of Glorious Georges, a series of events celebrating 300 years since King George I ascended to the English throne (and ignited one of the most artistic and lavish periods in British history), the show highlighted Deacon's historical and often cryptic influences, from Georgian interiors and traditional corsetry to Bambi, spiders, and the Turner Prize-winning artist Richard Wright.

Styled by Katie Grand, the boisterously-received collection also featured original archival headpieces by Stephen Jones, culled from Deacon's longstanding collaboration with the milliner extraordinaire. Not to miss out on the fun, many of Deacon's model-muses, too, were in attendance, both in the seats and on the runway, including Erin O’Connor, Jessica Stam, Jacquetta Wheeler, Tatiana Cotliar, and Catherine McNeil, who closed the show in a stunning red ostrich feather and chiffon gown.


photo Richard Lea-Hair


photo Richard Lea-Hair


photo Richard Lea-Hair


photo Richard Lea-Hair


photo Richard Lea-Hair


photo Richard Lea-Hair


photo Richard Lea-Hair


photo Richard Lea-Hair


M.I.A. & Melanie Ashley
photo Jason Lloyd-Evans


Angie Kurdash & Tim Blanks
photo Jason Lloyd-Evans


Jade Parfitt & Princess Julia
photo Jason Lloyd-Evans


Hilary Alexander & Deirdre Murphy, chief curator of History Royal Palacesphoto Jason Lloyd-Evans





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Oct 27, 2014 12:30:00

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