"The Crown": Costumes from Netflix's Royal Drama Go On View

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Wedding dress, veil, tiara, and bouquet worn by Claire Foy, as Princess Elizabeth. Alex Bailey/Netflix, Inc.

Fans of The Crown can now view sumptuous costumes from the acclaimed period drama with "Costuming The Crown," at Delaware's Winterthur Museum, featuring 40 iconic costumes from the series, which dramatizes the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.

The brilliant elegance of Emmy-winning designers Michele Clapton and Jane Petrie is on view in everything from the dazzling gold of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation robe to the simple sophistication of Princess Margaret’s wedding dress, from jewel-encrusted tiaras to casual outfits worn in private gatherings. It's a royal treat—and something to tide us over until Netflix announces when The Crown Season Three will stream. 

View highlights from "Costuming The Crown" on view through January, 5, 2020 at the Winterthur Museum in Deleware, below.

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Iconic outfits from the acclaimed series, including Queen Elizabeth’s coronation robe and Princess Margaret's wedding dress, are on view at the Winterthur Museum. Alex Bailey/Netflix, Inc.
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Suit and hat worn by Claire Foy, as Princess Elizabeth. Designed by Michele Clapton. Costume provided by Left Bank Pictures. Hat by milliner Sean Barrett. Alex Bailey/Netflix, Inc.
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During the royal tour of 1952, Princess Elizabeth was photographed in a polka-dot suit designed by Norman Hartnell. It appeared in numerous publications at the time, which Michele Clapton referenced when creating costumes for this tour. Because such events were well documented, it was important to replicate these outfits carefully. Jim Schneck, Courtesy of Winterthur
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In addition to clothes, the costume team had to accurately re-create or source accessories. Many of the hats were made to order, but vintage hats, handbags, gloves, and shoes were used when possible. This hat and several others, however, were made by milliner Sean Barrett, who has worked on many films and television series, including "Downton Abbey." Jim Schneck, Courtesy of Winterthur
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Claire Foy and Matt Smith, as Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip. Designed by Jane Petrie. Costume provided by Left Bank Pictures. Alex Bailey/Netflix, Inc.
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This costume actually appears in the series twice. Queen Elizabeth wears the dress when she goes to the ballet, but only part of the dress is visible in the scene, so designer Jane Petrie decided to make it a focal point for the 10th anniversary celebration. Jim Schneck, Courtesy of Winterthur
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This design with appliquéd flowers and beading resembles many of the dresses that Norman Hartnell designed for the Queen to wear on such occasions. Jim Schneck, Courtesy of Winterthur
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Coat with blouse, skirt, and accessories worn by Vanessa Kirby, as Princess Margaret. Designed by Jane Petrie. Costume provided by Left Bank Pictures. Alex Bailey/Netflix, Inc.
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When the character of Princess Margaret starts dating Antony Armstrong-Jones, in the second season of The Crown, her clothes become more modern. Tight pencil skirts like the one she wore in this scene were in fashion. Designer Jane Petrie created the swing coat from a favorite fabric she purchased early in the season. This style is popular again, so Margaret looks fashionable even by today’s standards. A vintage handbag and shoes completed the outfit. Jim Schneck, Courtesy of Winterthur
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This coat was created for the stunt double to wear as the character of Princess Margaret rides on the back of Antony Armstrong-Jones’s motorcycle. When the design team realized that they would need to create a second coat, they were faced with a problem: the fabric used for the original was no longer available. Instead, they used an orange fabric and painted it. Jim Schneck, Courtesy of Winterthur
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Dresses worn by Claire Foy and Jodi Balfour, as Queen Elizabeth and Jacqueline Kennedy. Designed by Jane Petrie. Costumes provided by Left Bank Pictures. Alex Bailey/Netflix, Inc.