The Crown: Imagining a Royal World

May 12 to July 29, 2018 • FREE Exhibit in Los Angeles
Wednesdays to Sundays 12:00 to 5:00 pm 
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

The Paley Center for Media’s new multimedia exhibition, The Crown: Imagining a Royal World, offers an extraordinary glimpse into the creative process behind some of the series’s most stunning and iconic costume creations.

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Following the birth of the newest royal baby—Prince Louis Arthur Charles—and anticipating the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Paley Center brings you the most royal of exhibits.

With an acute eye for sumptuous detail, renowned designer Jane Petrie’s opulent costumes for season two of the award-winning Netflix period drama explore a transitional time in the monarch’s history—London in the swinging ‘60s with all the seismic cultural shifts and social upheaval of the period. The exhibition will highlight the juxtaposition of a Monarchy somewhat trapped in time against the more modern vision of the United States represented by John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy upon their visit to Buckingham Palace in 1961. On-set photography and video clips from the acclaimed series will provide a stunning backdrop for the lavish period costumes on display.

“Designing the costumes for The Crown has been an incredible privilege, and being able to present some of my favorite designs at The Paley Center for Media is just fantastic,” said Jane Petrie, the show's costume designer. “Season Two is all about the Windsor’s struggle to modernize at a time of great global change. From Princess Margaret’s exciting new love interest, to the Kennedy’s swooping into Buckingham Palace, outshining the Queen and her consort, the clash between old and the new, America and Britain, takes center stage and very much inspired the costumes. It’s a fascinating moment of our shared history and was an absolute pleasure to design. I just hope visitors will appreciate the exhibit as much as we enjoyed telling this story.”

Read more about the exhibit in the Los Angeles Times.