By: Kat Bein By: Kat Bein | September 9, 2022 | People
After 96 years of life and 70 years of reign, Queen Elizabeth II has passed.
The longest-reigning British monarch in history was a contentious figure throughout her life, but no matter whether you found her an inspiration or a villain, her influence and personage will not soon be dismantled or forgotten.
So much change happened in the U.K. and the world at large during her generational reign. Queen Elizabeth II oversaw the tumultuous “troubles” in Northern Ireland that spanned three decades, as well as the recent Brexit of the U.K from the greater European Union. She sat on the throne as Africa was decolonized, met five Popes, and gave birth to a daughter and three sons, the eldest of which has just been made King Charles III.
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She was both a ruler and a pop-cultural icon, holding a unique place in the hearts and minds of millions around the world. Her face is one of the most famous in the world, printed on British pound notes and flaunted on the cover of the Sex Pistol’s banned No. 1 hit of the late ‘70s, “God Save The Queen.” She even became the subject of the Golden Globe-winning Netflix original series The Crown, which recently announced a pause in filming following the Her Majesty’s death.
Queen Elizabeth II was a fashionable woman by default, and as the remembrances come pouring in from admirers across all walks of life, remarks are often made about her grace, poise, power and strong sense of duty to her kingdom and its people.
She is remembered by just as many stylish brands as she is by her subjects, political peers and fellow Brits. Gucci remarked on “her dignity, strength, and hope.” Aston Martin called her “a passionate champion for British culture.” Hear more of the luxury world’s remembrances for the late Queen below.
We are deeply saddened by the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. True grace is rare and will be felt most profoundly through the remembrance of her dignity, strength, and hope. Our sincerest condolences are with the Royal Family and all those who loved her. pic.twitter.com/oHhShycLmv— gucci (@gucci) September 8, 2022
The LVMH Group sends its sincere condolences to the Royal Family, the people across the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth, for the passing of Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II. Her constant and strong sense of duty will remain an inspiration throughout the world. pic.twitter.com/KyjCyiTIaT— Louis Vuitton (@LouisVuitton) September 9, 2022
We are deeply saddened by the death of Her Majesty The Queen.— Burberry (@Burberry) September 8, 2022
We join the Royal Family in mourning her loss. pic.twitter.com/xKHTDhGY3i
The House is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, an unwavering symbol of grace, dignity and dedication. All our thoughts are with the @RoyalFamily and our British friends. pic.twitter.com/nyfc5XQnm9— Dior (@Dior) September 8, 2022
The passing of Her Majesty The Queen has left everybody at Jaguar Land Rover deeply saddened, and our thoughts and condolences are with the Royal Family at this time. pic.twitter.com/jjEzfCT8A8— Land Rover (@LandRover) September 8, 2022
It is with great sadness that we mourn today the passing of Her Majesty The Queen. On behalf of the Stella McCartney team, I would like to express my sincerest condolences to the Royal Family. – Stella pic.twitter.com/rFSw0PYBNH— Stella McCartney (@StellaMcCartney) September 8, 2022
I am deeply saddened by the passing of HM Queen Elizabeth II, who has served the UK with immense dignity, respect and selflessness over the course of her historic 70-year reign. My thoughts, those of my wife and those of the entire Paul Smith team are with the Royal Family. pic.twitter.com/C9eKOUrBcS— Paul Smith (@PaulSmithDesign) September 8, 2022
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A message from all of us at Rolls-Royce on the sad news of the loss of Her Majesty The Queen. pic.twitter.com/CXPwbkUMD5— Rolls-Royce (@RollsRoyce) September 8, 2022
I would like to send my sincere condolences to the members of The Royal Family on the sad news of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.— barbour (@Barbour) September 8, 2022
With deepest sympathy.
Dame Margaret Barbour D.B.E., D.L,
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