Fashionistas should head to the Royal Ascot Fashion Show, which, having launched in 2007, is definitely one of the Royal Meet's highlights. This year sees the welcome return of millinery master Stephen Jones, Amanda Wakeley, Julian Mcdonald and the grand dame of British fashion, Vivienne Westwood. Each will showcase their latest designs in an extravaganza that exhibits Royal Ascot's reputation in celebrating the finest UK fashion designers.
Royal Ascot has additionally named Todd Lynn as their chosen BFC partner for this year's fashion show. A designer who is swiftly gaining credibility on the catwalks, with his trademark androgynous tailoring and confessed love for London, as a fashion capital.
Founded by Queen Anne in 1711, Ascot Racecourse has been uniquely synonymous in the sporting and social world with fashion and style coupled with the greatest racing over three centuries. "This year is a true milestone at Ascot as we mark 300 years of tremendous sport and colorful history at the Royal Racecourse," Charles Barnett, Chief Executive at Ascot, said.
"We are celebrating our tercentenary in many ways through the year, perhaps most aptly by unveiling a statue of Ascot's greatest equine legend, Yeats, at the Royal Meeting. The full tercentenary program is included in this guide, including information about the 'Queen Anne' Rose, commemorating our founder and the first of twelve monarchs to have presided over the racecourse."
There are a host of deluxe packages available. Tickets start from £59, for more details see ascot.co.uk.
Carol Driver is a journalist with more than 13 years' experience writing, subbing and editing at national and regional publications and websites in the UK. Carol is currently the group editor at TNT Multimedia, which has magazines in London, Australia and New Zealand. She previously worked at national newspaper website the Mail Online well as writing for a host of other publications. She has also ...(Read More)