Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Enchanted Palace Exhibition

Yesterday I went to the Enchanted Palace exhibition at Kensington Palace. Located at the west end of Hyde Park, the palace has its own tropical gardens, with ornate arches. With laser cut details of shoes, prams and keys. The palace is currently under renovations but should be completed in 2012.

The palace inside has been beautifully renovated, the theme of the exhibition is the history of the seven princessses that lived here over the last hundreds of years. The rooms were styled to replicate the magic of being a princess. This experience was heightened with the displays, being completed with pieces from a array of British fashion designers. I particaularly liked the William Tempest piece, a paper orgami wedding dress inspired bu Queen Victoria's wedding, complete with long trail.

My favourite rooms were the rooms of lost childhood and the room of dancing princesses. The story of Princess Charlotte was sad as, she gave birth to a still born then died herself 5 hours after. The exhibition is curated by a company called Wild Works, whos work incorpates theatre and art together.
I appreciate how they themed the whole experience, everything was thought about. From the lighting to the music, all was appropiate to the setting. I like the touches of props to the fireplaces, such as egg nests, globes, clocks and pearls.

Enchanted Palaces Exhibition

Kensington Palace
Hyde Park

Display open til June 2012

Nearest tube High Street Kensington/Queensway

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