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Designers Rework the Queen’s Crown

In celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, Harrods’ Brompton Road windows currently feature 31 crowns designed by the world’s leading brands.

May 25, 2012 | By AFPRelaxnews

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Bulgari, Mulberry and Valentino are just some of the luxury labels to have reinterpreted Queen Elizabeth II’s crown ahead of her upcoming Diamond Jubilee.

Luxury London department store Harrods has filled its windows with 31 one-off crowns made exclusively by an array of iconic British and international designers ranging from Paul Smith to Valentino.

Lanvin Crown

The creators all reworked the elaborate St. Edward’s Crown, which was worn by Elizabeth for her coronation back in 1953.

De Beers Crown

The likes of Valentino and De Beers (above) went for classically majestic creations — the latter’s features 974 diamonds.

 Roberto Cavalli Crown

Roberto Cavalli (above) dared to be different with fur detailing and Paul Smith (below) referenced HRH’s favorite pet with a miniature corgi detail.

Check out the full gallery on Facebook.

Paul Smith Crown

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