From Tuesday 15th May, Harrods windows display 31 exclusive crowns designed by the world’s leading brands in celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
Drawing on inspiration from the Queen’s Coronation in 1953, the Knightsbridge store’s façade features Union Flags and two 50-ft tall regal banners heralding the Queen’s Royal Cypher and St. Edwards Crown.
Harrods revealed also the winning window of its Pinterest competition. Harrods invited its followers to create a mood board on Pinterest, which would be the inspiration for a ‘Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Street Party’ window. Taking her inspiration from a portrait of the Queen, Fay Martin created a beautiful mood board which was then brought to life by Harrods’ award winning visual merchandising team.
The one-off crowns gracing Harrods windows are designed by an array of British and International brands – from Paul Smith, Mulberry and Jo Malone to Valentino, Bulgari and De Beers.
In addition, a glamorous gown display, with dresses made by the world’s leading international designers including Roberto Cavalli, Valentino and Elie Saab, are showcased and sold exclusively at Harrods to celebrate the Victoria & Albert Museum’s Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950s exhibition.
A replica of the Queen’s 1953 Coronation satin gown designed by British designer, Norman Hartnell will be showcased alongside the designer gowns, as a tribute to the day the Queen ascended the throne.