6 October 2022

Why the Queen was a unique icon

Earlier this year, to mark the Platinum Jubilee, BBC Culture explored the Queen’s iconic status through the lens of film, fiction, fashion and theatre. Click on the links below to revisit these and one other article about Her Majesty.

Queen Elizabeth II’s evolving dress sense was a masterclass in royal image-making. In this article, first published in June, we looked back at an extraordinary journey in style and diplomacy. Click on the link below to read the article:

How the Queen became a style icon

The art and photography that depicted the Queen revealed some interesting truths. In this article published earlier this year, we explored portrayals of a unique and remarkable icon. Click on the link below to read the article:

The art that captured a Royal icon

The many fictional versions of the Queen in books, on stage and on screen tell us a lot about royalty, and our evolving attitude to it. In this article, published ahead of the Platinum Jubilee, BBC Culture looked at the stories inspired by the monarch. Click on the link below to read the article:

The imaginary lives of the Queen

In 2018, Queen Elizabeth II made a surprise appearance at London Fashion Week, sealing her status as an inimitable icon. In this article, published four years ago, BBC Culture explores the Queen’s complex sartorial messaging – and the significance of her famous handbag. Click on the link below to read the article:

How the Queen conquered fashion

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