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ROYAL COUTURE.....Diamond Jubilee: Queen Elizabeth, Kylie, Grace Jones, Dame Shirley Bassey


Diamond Jubilee Music, Fireworks and Fashion...

Golden Queen: Queen Elizabeth II waves during the Diamond Jubilee Concert, London

London continued it's Diamond Jubilee Celebrations with a star-studded concert on Monday night in front of Buckingham Palace. Queen Elizabeth II smiled as she took her place.

The 86-year-old sovereign, wearing a black cape with gold buttons, drew a huge cheer as she arrived for the second half of the concert.

She was escorted into the royal box by her son and heir Prince Charles. Sadly, her husband and Prince Consort, the Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip was earlier taken to hospital as a precautionary measure with a bladder infection so she was there without him.

Later she would come on stage--along with all the concert's stars as well as her son, Prince Charles. There, one could see the fabulous gold sequined scoop-neck dress with elaborate embellishment which was hiding beneath that black cape. And correct me if I'm wrong but the Queen is wearing gold colored gloves. I thought the Queen only wore White or Black Gloves? Is this a landmark glove moment?!...or maybe just something she does on the most special of occasions.

Robbie Williams Diamond Jubilee Concert, London

The concert, in warm evening sunshine, kicked off with fireworks and an energetic performance from Robbie Williams that got the crowds rocking. After a pyrotechnics opening and music from a military band, resplendent in their scarlet tunics and bearskin hats, Williams jumped out from behind to join them for a high-octane rendition of his song "Let Me Entertain You" (as seen from above photo). The concert was being watched by more than 10,000 lucky ticket holders in temporary stands, and tens of thousands more on The Mall. The ceremonial route to the palace was a sea of Union Jack flags, with people enjoying the one-of-a-kind Diamond Jubilee Concert on giant screens.

Members of the royal family were in the stands naturally, including Prince William, his wife Catherine the Duchess of Cambridge and brother Prince Harry. Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice (yes, she of THAT Hat!) were right next to them enjoying the concert as well. Prince William and Prince Harry were more relaxed with open collared shirts.

Now, let's get to some of the Concert's Fashionable Highlights:

Hula Hoop Diva: Jamaican-born Music and Fashion ICON, Grace Jones,  performed "Slave to the Rhythm" in a red-and-black laminated strapless bodysuit and overskirt--and kept a hula hoop going throughout. PS: she's SIXTY FOUR YEARS OLD!!! Her ensemble was very Thierry Mugler old-school.

Biker Chic Kylie: Australian singer Kylie Minogue took the stage and did a mini-medley of a couple of her hits. She wore all black in her fitted motorcycle jacket and shorts--all with gold-and-silver crystal accents. Love the hat as well. She's very "Gay Biker Bar" in that ensemble! And look at those silver -clad Gladiator Gals. Kylie really is a Gay Man's Fashion Wet Dream (or at least mine!).

Later on she changed into a stunning ivory silk jersey Grecian Goddess gown with an asymmetrical neckline and high side-slit a la Angelina Jolie. She is soooo "Miss USA Pageant" contestant in this...and in a GOOD WAY!!!!

Now Onto a Hall of Fame Diva:

Drama Queen: Welsh songstress Dame Shirley Bassey sang "Diamond Are Forever" (of course!) and well, she looked DIVINE in an ivory gown with chiffon capelet sleeves that flowed in the London wind and made for dramatic effect as she belted out one of her iconic songs. She looked AMAZING and the gown was a Lesson on How To Dress In Front of THOUSANDS of people!!! Go on Miss Shirley Bassey!

Mermaid Cheryl: For the Diamond Jubilee Concert, British singer Cheryl Cole wore a design from Eva (or Ewa) Minge Spring 2012 Haute Couture--Eva Minge is a Polish fashion designer who has shown in Paris Fashion week and this must have been a nice PR coup for her and her pr team. The gown was a strapless black Mermaid-shaped number with ombre-dyed bottom full-skirted section. Very dramatic and very right for such an event.

Tutankhamen Meets Buckingham: London-born singer Jessie J. rocked the Diamond Jubilee Concert wearing UK-based designers Falguni and Shane Peacock. They are originally from India and have dressed many a celebrity--such as Lady Gaga, Fergie and Britney Spears, to name a few (they have MAJAH PR money darlings!). The dress Jessie J. wore was from their Spring 2012 collection, It featured royal blue feathers, intricate "Tutankhamen"-inspired embellishment over a black see-through base. It was a very Stage-appropriate look especially if you want to get noticed beyond the tenth row of concert goers.

Even with all these Fashion Queens, the REAL Fashion Queen was the one and only Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in her gold silk lame and Swarovski crystal ensemble. Kisses, and God Save The Queen...

Click Below to Watch Dame Shirley Bassey's Performance of "Diamonds Are Forever" Diamond Jubilee Concert:

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