How the stars dressed for meetings with the Queen: from the glamour of Marilyn Monroe to Lady Gaga’s latex

Meeting with the British Queen is a matter of special importance for any star. And everyone decides to impress the monarch in their own way. We show how the stars of the first magnitude dressed for Elizabeth’s receptions (and whose fashion experiments Her Majesty did not appreciate).

Как звезды одевались на встречи с Королевой: от гламура Мэрилин Монро до латекса Леди Гаги

Raquel Welch and Elizabeth II, 1966

In the creative path of Marilyn Monroe, the Spice Girls and Meryl Streep, you can not find much in common, but there is one important episode in their biographies: they all once went to meetings with Queen Elizabeth. Although the communication was short and often limited only to a handshake and a short dialogue, the event turned out to be extremely significant for many stars, and even during such short meetings celebrities tried to look on top. We decided to review all the brightest meetings of Elizabeth with the stars and remember how Marilyn Monroe delighted the London audience at the film premiere, how boldly Jane Mansfield dressed and in what way the queen of outrageous Lady Gaga met the monarch.

Ava Gardner, 1955

Как звезды одевались на встречи с Королевой: от гламура Мэрилин Монро до латекса Леди Гаги

Meeting of Queen Elizabeth and Hollywood movie star Ava Gardner at the premiere of the film “Catch a Thief”. The actress chose a classic evening outfit and set the bar high for the next stars who were to meet the Queen. The star appeared in a luxurious black dress, which she complemented with long gloves. The image was completed by Ava’s elegant signature styling with waves in the style of the 50s.

Marilyn Monroe, 1956

Как звезды одевались на встречи с Королевой: от гламура Мэрилин Монро до латекса Леди Гаги

Elizabeth II and Marilyn Monroe had a lot in common — both women became one of the most iconic personalities in the history of the XX century. In 1956, they had the opportunity to meet in person. Moreover, both icons – the Queen of Britain and the Queen of cinema – were 30 years old.

They met at the premiere of the movie “The Battle of the River Plate”. Although Monroe did not star in this film, she recently completed the filming of “The Prince and the Dancer” in London and decided to stay in the city to attend the screening with her husband Arthur Miller. Everyone present at the premiere lined up to meet the Queen, so the actress and the head of the British royal family exchanged only a quick handshake. Their images were completely different, but equally glamorous: the queen was dressed in a long dress of a dark shade with open shoulders, and Marilyn Monroe in a stunning metallic dress with a low neckline that accentuated her figure. However, there was a common element in their outfits: gorgeous long gloves.

Jane Mansfield, 1957

Как звезды одевались на встречи с Королевой: от гламура Мэрилин Монро до латекса Леди Гаги

Many people remember the iconic picture in which the Italian film star Sophia Loren looks at the impressive cleavage of her colleague Jane Mansfield. Then Sophie’s surprised look did not escape the photographer’s camera, and the frame still remains viral. However, six months later, in November 1957, at a meeting with the Queen, Jane decided to appear in a more chaste dress and did not lose. The laconic style of the outfit still emphasized the attractive figure of the star, but it was more appropriate for a royal reception at the theater.

Raquel Welch, 1966

Как звезды одевались на встречи с Королевой: от гламура Мэрилин Монро до латекса Леди Гаги

An elegant white dress, long opera gloves and a magnificent feather boa are the main components of an elegant and appropriate image for a meeting with the queen. This is the outfit chosen by actress Raquel Welch for the premiere of the film “Born Free”, where the acquaintance of the British monarch and the American superstar took place.

Catherine Deneuve, 1966

Как звезды одевались на встречи с Королевой: от гламура Мэрилин Монро до латекса Леди Гаги

The French movie star saw the Queen twice. The first meeting took place in 1966 at the premiere of the film “Born Free”, where Raquel Welch was just present. Catherine looked no less elegant than her colleague in the shop: the American diva chose an outfit with red beads, gathered gloves and matching iridescent earrings.

Barbra Streisand, 1975

Как звезды одевались на встречи с Королевой: от гламура Мэрилин Монро до латекса Леди Гаги

While other divas chose mostly classic dresses, Actress and singer Barbra Streisand presented one of the most stylish and unusual outfits that the public definitely remembered. The meeting with the queen took place at the premiere of the film “Funny Girl”, where Barbra played one of the main roles. At the debut show, Streisand appeared in a dusty lilac dress and a cape with a hood, showing that she is masterfully able to wear anything.

Elizabeth Taylor, 1976

Как звезды одевались на встречи с Королевой: от гламура Мэрилин Монро до латекса Леди Гаги

Как звезды одевались на встречи с Королевой: от гламура Мэрилин Монро до латекса Леди Гаги

The two icons met at a charity gala in 1976. Interestingly, Elizabeth and Elizabeth chose similar evening dresses for the celebration. Taylor made a bet on an open version with a gradient and a neckline, decorating it with an impressive necklace, and the Queen preferred a closed dress with gold patterns.

Sibyl Shepherd, 1979

Как звезды одевались на встречи с Королевой: от гламура Мэрилин Монро до латекса Леди Гаги

During the meeting with the Queen, actress Sibyl Shepherd was pregnant, but this did not prevent her from choosing an impressive outfit that is suitable for girls of all shapes. At the premiere of the tape “Lady Disappears” in 1979, she appeared in a transparent caftan dress with feathers, beads and an open back.

Meryl Streep, 1980

Как звезды одевались на встречи с Королевой: от гламура Мэрилин Монро до латекса Леди Гаги

Another meeting of two queens. In 1980, Meryl Streep turned up a reason to get acquainted with the British monarch. The actress and the queen met at the premiere of “Kramer vs. Kramer”, where the American actress played one of the main roles. Meryl chose a classic outfit: a fluffy white skirt and a snow-white evening jacket.

Sally Field, 1982

Как звезды одевались на встречи с Королевой: от гламура Мэрилин Монро до латекса Леди Гаги

Sally Field adored fashion and always appeared at important events in current outfits. To meet the queen, she chose one of the key trends of the 80s – a dress with lush ruffles and voluminous sleeves. In such a stylish outfit, she appeared at the premiere of the tape “Without malice”.

Spice Girls, 1997

Как звезды одевались на встречи с Королевой: от гламура Мэрилин Монро до латекса Леди Гаги

The Spice Girls were definitely remembered by Elizabeth as singers who tried on the most daring and risky outfits for a meeting with the monarch. That evening there was everything: cleavage, corsets, sequins, cutouts. Of course, now we would definitely not have met Victoria Beckham in such a defiant image, but in the 90s peppercorns could easily afford everything.

Jennifer Lopez, 2001

Как звезды одевались на встречи с Королевой: от гламура Мэрилин Монро до латекса Леди Гаги

Stylish and elegant Jennifer Lopez made the right choice when she tried on an emerald green chiffon dress to meet the Queen. The meeting of the two stars occurred after the singer performed at the Royal Variety Performance in 2001.

Madonna, 2002

Как звезды одевались на встречи с Королевой: от гламура Мэрилин Монро до латекса Леди Гаги

Как звезды одевались на встречи с Королевой: от гламура Мэрилин Монро до латекса Леди Гаги

It’s hard to say how Madonna felt at the Albert Hall that evening, but judging by the photo, the pop star was nervous and felt out of place. The iconic meeting of Elizabeth and Madonna took place at the premiere of the film “Die, but not now” — the continuation of the tape about Agent 007. The singer decided to choose a laconic dress decorated with iridescent stones, and complemented the outfit with a luxurious necklace, earrings and pumps with shining buckles.

Halle Berry, 2002

Как звезды одевались на встречи с Королевой: от гламура Мэрилин Монро до латекса Леди Гаги

Как звезды одевались на встречи с Королевой: от гламура Мэрилин Монро до латекса Леди Гаги

In addition to Madonna, there were other Hollywood stars at the premiere of the 20th film about the cult super agent. In the James Bond film, an iconic screen couple played Pierce Brosnan and Halle Berry, who played the role of an NSA agent. Both stars, of course, attended the London show and got the opportunity to meet the monarch.

Lady Gaga, 2009

Как звезды одевались на встречи с Королевой: от гламура Мэрилин Монро до латекса Леди Гаги

At that time, Lady Gaga was clearly bolder in choosing outfits — then the singer was experimenting with the most unusual stage images (although the legendary meat dress will appear only next year). The singer met Queen Elizabeth after performing at the Royal Variety: the star appeared in a cherry latex dress with dazzling red makeup made of rhinestones).

Ellie Golding, 2011

Как звезды одевались на встречи с Королевой: от гламура Мэрилин Монро до латекса Леди Гаги

In the past, Ellie Golding was Prince Harry’s girlfriend. However, the meeting of the Duke of Sussex’s grandmother and his ex-lover did not happen for personal reasons at all. Elizabeth invited young talents to Buckingham Palace to thank them for their contribution to creativity. To meet the monarch Ellie decided to try on a laconic milky mini-length dress and high-heeled shoes.

Carey Mulligan, 2013

Как звезды одевались на встречи с Королевой: от гламура Мэрилин Монро до латекса Леди Гаги

Carey Mulligan’s outfit looks much simpler in comparison with the images of other colleagues on the shop floor. At the reception at Windsor Castle, the actress wore a restrained dress with cropped sleeves and a thin belt, complemented by massive pumps with high heels. Despite the rather boring outfit, the meeting with the Queen became an important and memorable event in her life.

Angelina Jolie, 2014

Как звезды одевались на встречи с Королевой: от гламура Мэрилин Монро до латекса Леди Гаги

Как звезды одевались на встречи с Королевой: от гламура Мэрилин Монро до латекса Леди Гаги

In 2014, Queen Elizabeth awarded Angelina Jolie the honorary title of cavalier lady — in the UK it is the female “version” of the knighthood. The monarch noted the humanitarian work of the Hollywood star and thanked her for her charity work. Angelina looked modest but impressive: the star tried on a laconic suit with a midi skirt and gray pumps.

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