>> How to be in two places at once?  That is a question that I’m grappling with frequently these days as fashion’s powers that be like to throw people in far-flung places on the same day.  Long time Style Bubble readers will know that I generally don’t like getting in contributors or photographers in to observe something in my place.  Goes against the whole personal “bubble” thing-a-ma-jig.  However I had to make an exception on this occasion, when Giles Deacon was invited to put on a Georgian-hued retrospective at Kensington Palace as part of a a celebration marking the 300th anniversary of Hanoverian ascension to the British throne.  Georgian.  Frocks.  Giles Deacon.  Stephen Jones millinery.  Kensington Palace.  ‘Nuff said.

I was sadly still in New York last Thursday night and so therefore, I have to thank photographer Eleanor Hardwick for being my eyes and ears at what looked like a spectacular one-off event.  Much has already been said about the stellar casting, impressively orchestrated by Katie Grand, who managed to get in the likes of Jessica Stam, Jacquetta Wheeler, Lindsey Wixson, Catherine McNeil and people’s choice model of the night Erin O’Connor.  She took to the catwalk in a photo printed pre-Raphaelite-esque dress from A/W 2013 and was cheered along all the way.

What felt extra special (am basing my observation on the basis of what Eleanor sent through) though was the cherry picking of Deacon’s finest moments from a an archive now spans over ten years worth of collections.  The “Georgian Fashion Remix” theme was a loose umbrella for Deacon to pick out his most flamboyant pieces – most notably from the Pac Man collection of S/S 09, the Cecil Beaton swan collection of S/S 12, the angels and demons of A/W 13 and the Glen Luchford S/S 14 ode.  They’re reminders of the sort of wit and energy that Deacon brings to his specific type of demi-couture.  Jones’ dramatic millinery flourishes dotted throughout the show only served to amp up to grandiosity.

_MG_0381

_MG_0319

_MG_0325

_MG_0333

_MG_0340

_MG_0349

_MG_0360

_MG_0368

_MG_0373

_MG_0384

_MG_0394

_MG_0406

_MG_0409

_MG_0415

_MG_0421

_MG_0424

_MG_0434

_MG_0442

_MG_0447

_MG_0450

_MG_0460

_MG_0479

_MG_0491

_MG_0496

_MG_0502

_MG_0507

_MG_0518

_MG_0528All photographs by Eleanor Hardwick 

Comments (9)

  1. This is fantastic! Such beautiful designs…. now all I want is one of those swan headpieces for an offduty or weekend look… haha!

  2. Karen Farber says:

    Woah this is such a cool runway show! That last dress kind of reminds me of the outfit worn at the white party on white chicks lol

    http://www.littleblackshell.com

  3. Kelly says:

    Wow, what a show! Each and every look was stately and ethereal in a clean sweep. Shame you couldn’t attend! It looks like one very special night.

    xoxo
    Kelly
    http://www.dreaminlace.com

  4. belikealady says:

    all dresses are so unique. it is obvious that designer’s had a particular brilliant point of view about the power of the dress. creations on the fabrics are so stunning.

  5. Leo Sigh says:

    Rare I see photos from a fashion show and like just about every design in it. Love these, though, particularly the dress with the red feathers. Gorgeous.

  6. Jordan Baker says:

    Good to see photos from a fashion show like this, and great to see the sort of things I will be getting into the shop within the next year.

  7. Goooooooooooooooooood!

Comment below