Kensington Palace is about to become the new Haunted House, except its ghosts get to wear Vivienne Westwood. One of Britain's independent charities, Historic Royal Palaces, has pledged ¬£12 million to transform the palace into The Enchanted Palace by June of 2012. They've enlisted a theatre company, Wildworks, to stage performances throughout the residence. Meanwhile, each stateroom will be made over by a different designer: Aminaka Wilmont's building a dress of tears for Queen Mary's Bedchamber, Stephen Jones is producing hats for the collection of 18th century busts in the privvy chamber, Vivienne Westwood's whipping up a dress inspired by Princess Charlotte for the King's grand staircase and William Tempest is in charge of interpreting a period dress into something avant-garde for Queen Victoria's bedroom. Illustrator and set designer Echo Morgan will work on the walls and the presentation. The bad news is it won't be up in time for Fashion Week, but the good news is that the exhibition will still be up by time the next one rolls around.
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