Erdem’s deliciously decadent coat

This jade-green jacquard coat is inspired by a meeting between the Queen and Duke Ellington

Erdem jacquard Dominique coat, £3,360
Erdem jacquard Dominique coat, £3,360

Erdem Moralioglu took real-life royal inspiration for his new collection: the 1958 meeting between Queen Elizabeth and Duke Ellington, which led the composer to write The Queen’s Suite in her honour. Moralioglu imagined the young queen “embarking on a secret, lifelong love affair with jazz” and opened the show with a calf-length coat (£3,360) in jade-green jacquard, with bejewelled buttons and a Watteau back (named after gowns in paintings by the 18th-century artist) with wide box-pleats that hang from a high shoulder yoke and extend to the hem, creating a robe-like effect. “I was looking at silhouettes from the 1950s and the Watteau-back style complements decorative fabric so well,” he says. “There’s something quite decadent about it.”

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