Royal Splendor: The Coronation Gown from The Crown, the first in a new Winterthur exhibition series entitled Eye on the Iconic, will feature the replica coronation gown worn in episode five, “Smoke and Mirrors,” of the Netflix series The Crown, a dramatized history of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. Like the richly symbolic centuries-old coronation ceremony, the coronation dress is iconic—one of the most celebrated dresses of the 20th century and a symbol of a historical moment witnessed by millions around the world. The replica dress is also a true icon, created in celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
Join us in the East gallery this fall beginning October 20, 2017, to view this very special dress and experience the rich connections an object like this one makes between the Queen, her people, and the world through the celebration and memory of important historical moments. And look for future presentations in the Eye on the Iconic series, each highlighting a single remarkable object.
Members Preview Party - October 19, 5:30–7:00 pm. Members are invited to get an exclusive first look at Royal Splendor. View the replica coronation gown worn in the Netflix series The Crown. Complimentary light fare, wine, beer, and a speciality cocktail will be available. Members only. $25 per Member. Benefactor-level-and-above Members, complimentary. To reserve tickets, call 800.448.3883. To learn more about becoming a Member, visit our Membership page.
Photo courtesy Alex Bailey, The Crown, Netflix