Icons of British Fashion: the must-see Blenheim Palace fashion exhibition

The most iconic British fashion designers and brands are on show at Blenheim Palace until the end of June.

From Dame Vivienne Westwood, to Stella McCartney, the Icons of British Fashion exhibition features some of Britain’s most recognisable brands and talented fashion designers. The largest exhibition in Blenheim Palace’s 300-year history, it immerses fashionistas from across the country into the glamorous world of fashion.

(Pete Seaward/Blenheim Palace)

Visitors can expect to be swept up in the grandiose backdrop of Blenheim Palace – for the garments are as breathtaking as the four walls that house them.

A red carpet snakes through the palace, with guests coming across the likes of Dame Vivienne Westwood, Jean Muir, Terry de Havilland, Bruce Oldfield, Turnbull & Asser, Zandra Rhodes, Lulu Guinness, Barbour, Alice Temperley, Stella McCartney and Stephen Jones Millinery for Christian Dior, as they walk through the exhibition.


(Pete Seaward/Blenheim Palace)

The Icons of British Fashion exhibition stands shoulder to shoulder with Blenheim Palace’s own priceless collection. Each room in Britain’s Greatest Palace pays homage to a British fashion icon and features a display of renowned classic pieces, as well as never-before-seen looks, for visitors to marvel at.

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(Pete Seaward/Blenheim Palace)

This is certainly a rare opportunity for admirers of both fashion and British history. The exhibition allows guests to step onto this UNESCO World Heritage Site, alongside having their moment in the fashion spotlight, as the exhibit has several photo opportunities along the way.

What’s more, all visitors attending the exhibition will be offered a complimentary styling appointment at nearby Bicester Village, where personal shoppers will be on hand to provide tailored style advice and insider tips.


(Pete Seaward/Blenheim Palace)

Blenheim Palace is easily accessible by car, bus from Oxford city centre, or train. Admission to the Icons of British Fashion exhibition is free with any valid Blenheim Palace ticket including Palace, Park and Gardens, Annual Pass or a Privilege Pass.

To find out more about the Icons of British Fashion exhibition, which is open to the public until 30th June, visit the Blenheim Palace website.

About Hadley Stewart

Hadley Stewart is Features Editor at Vada Magazine.