Queen Elizabeth II came to the throne in 1952 and her coronation took place on 2 June 1953. To celebrate her 60 year reign, a series of celebrations will take place across an extended weekend on 2, 3, 4 and 5 June.
Celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with unique products from the V&A Shop ( http://www.vandashop.com/
Cecil Beaton’s inspiring images of Queen Elizabeth II are featured on a variety of fantastic Diamond Jubilee mementos. From Queen Elizabeth II notecards, to playing cards complete with crown and corgi symbols; from a book of portraits compiled by Susanna Brown to a wall calendar of select Queen Elizabeth II portraits.
London based designer Laura Berens is a digital print innovator and demonstrates her unique eye for imagery and colour with a pair of silk scarves inspired by Cecil Beaton’s books, illustrations, scrapbooks, textiles and photographs.
‘It Gives Me Great Pleasure’ features a portrait of Elizabeth II in black and white against a bold red background, with cut and paste text in reference to the famous Beaton book cover of the same name. The ‘Princess Elizabeth’ scarf is awash with bold yet beautiful botanical colours, into which is etched a portrait of the Queen in her youth.
Edward Bawden’s illustrations and linocuts of London and the Queen’s lifeguards have been used on exclusive tote bags and can also be seen on limited editions prints and in best selling title Edward Bawden’s London.
V&A Shop customers can also purchase correspondence cards featuring the design from the invite to the Savoy coronation ball, 60 Years a Queen napkins, and Union Jack scarves made from wool and cotton.
To browse all of the wonderful Queen’s Diamond Jubilee products available and more, visit http://www.vandashop.com and explore an emporium of more than 2000 beautiful products including jewellery, furniture, books, craft, toys, ceramics, fashion, design, glass, accessories and textiles.
Supporting the world's leading museum of art and design the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
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The Victoria and Albert Museum in London is the world's leading museum of art and design and the V & A Shop supports it