A Royal Affair

GILES to show at Kensington Palace

The Orangery in London’s Kensington Palace provides a spectacular backdrop for a presentation of GILES archive pieces this month, which forms part of the Georgian Fashion Remix show. The public event continues The Glorious Georges - a yearlong series of happenings celebrating 300 years since George I came into power and kick-started more than a century of Hanoverian rule; a period recognised as one of the most decadent and lavish in British history.

Many GILES creations chime perfectly with the Georgian aesthetic. From the pannier-style silhouettes of the A/W 07 collection to A/W 12’s platinum brocaded gowns, Deacon’s ability to view historical influences through the veil of contemporary luxury is well known.

“I am thrilled to have this opportunity to show a retrospective of my designs which have been inspired by many aspects of the Georgian era,” says Deacon. “To have them presented in the Orangery at Kensington Palace, in conjunction with Historic Royal Palaces, will make for a very special evening.”

The show will focus on elaborate corsetry, dense floral patterns, sumptuous silk fabrics and embellishment to emphasise how Georgian style still resonates with the fashion world today. Statement headpieces will feature courtesy of renowned milliner Stephen Jones.

22 October, 8pm, The Orangery at Kensington Palace, London, tickets £25. Buy them here.