MA Costume Design for Performance alumni design costumes for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Party
Last weekend we joined the BBC’s ‘Platinum Party at the Palace’ to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and her extraordinary 70 years of service to the nation. Alumni from LCF's, world class MA Costume for Performance programme, designed 8 bespoke outfits which represent the Queen’s style over the last 70 years.
Drawing inspiration from the Queen’s iconic wardrobe, the costume designers reimagined the outfits for the stage. Working closely with the models, including Drag Race star Vanity Milan, and artist and living sculpture, Daniel Lismore they created costumes which were an exuberant celebration of fashion and style through the decades. The costumes took centre stage as part of a live catwalk show, during a performance of ‘Girls on Film’ by 80s supergroup Duran Duran.
Professor Andrew Teverson, Head of London College of Fashion, UAL told us:
"We were absolutely delighted to have the opportunity to work with the BBC on this once in a lifetime event to celebrate the Queen’s extraordinary 70 years of service to the British people. As the UK's leading specialist fashion college, we felt honoured to be on stage alongside some of the country's most celebrated performers.
The show brought together music and fashion and showcased the very best of the UK creative industries; an industry which plays such a vital role in our culture and heritage. Our talented alumni worked day and night to finish the costumes in time for Saturday’s show and seeing them on stage alongside Duran Duran and their inspiration sketches projected directly onto Buckingham Palace was such an iconic moment."