Karl Lagerfeld the creative director of the Paris based fashion house Chanel has sketched the Queen using pastels to depict her likeness. The creation took place during his on-air commentary for French TV channel France 2 ‘s, during the coverage of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
Lagerfeld is no stranger to presenting events. He covered the Royal wedding last year of Kate Middleton to Prince William. He tweeted; “For her role, for who she is, it is hard to imagine a different outfit that the Queen could have sported better”At this point he bussed himself sketching the Monarch in her magnificent ensemble.
The Queen arrived for the Diamond Jubilee river pageant in Chelsea wearing the stunning silver and white dress with matching coat. The outfit has been conceived over the period of a year. Designed by Angela Kelly and created by her team at the palace. The colour scheme was chosen to contrast with the red, gold and purple hues of the royal barge making it television friendly for the millions of viewers watching the spectacle .The outfit was fashioned from white boucle, a material which has a rich textured feel. It was threaded throughout with silk ribbon and embroidered with gold, silver and ivory spots which were embellished with Swarovski crystals to reflect the River Thames. The Queen’s hat with up turned brim, was made of the same material as her coat.
Angela Kelly, MVO, is a designer, dress-maker and milliner, who has served as Personal Assistant and Senior Dresser to HM The Queen. As the Queen’s personal assistant and ‘gatekeeper’, Angela Kelly has forged a uniquely close connection with the monarch over the past 19 years. The daughter of a Liverpool dock worker, Ms Kelly is responsible for the Queen’s clothes, jewellery and insignia. She is a Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO).
Karl Lagerfeld is a German fashion designer, artist and photographer based in Paris. He has collaborated on a variety of fashion and art related projects, most notably as head designer and creative director for the fashion house Chanel. Lagerfeld has his own label fashion label, as well as the Italian house Fendi. A master of reinventing himself, he repeatedly transformed himself as well as his labels.