A DRESS FIT FOR A QUEEN TO BE UNVEILED AT THIS YEAR’S GREAT YORKSHIRE SHOW

Fashion designer Kelly Ewing is flying the flag for Britain after unveiling her latest catwalk creation.

The Leeds-based fashionista, who already counts X-Factor winners Little Mix and Amelia Lily amongst her customers, has designed a striking red, white and blue Jubilee dress to celebrate the Queen’s special anniversary next month.

And the handmade bespoke dress, created in silk, will take centre stage on the catwalk at England’s premier agricultural show, the Great Yorkshire Show, in July.

Said Kelly: “It’s a very eye-catching dress and I am very patriotic. I was made in Great Britain and everything about this dress is sourced in Great Britain and made in Great Britain.

“It’s a great dress to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee,” she said.

Kelly’s bespoke dress, with a traditional steel-boned Victorian corset top, mixes hand-made silk union jacks, cut into patchwork pieces, with cream raw silk. It is topped with a hat created by York-based milliner Elizabeth Parker, who has made hats for Dita Von Teese and Beth Ditto.

And it is sure to be one of the main attractions at the Great Yorkshire Show, which sees thousands of animals competing for the coveted red rosettes along with fashion shows, cookery demonstrations, top-class showjumping and award winning gardens.

For more information visit www.greatyorkshireshow.co.uk

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22 May 2012 

For more information contact Caroline Cook, Assistant Press Officer at the Yorkshire Agricultural Society on 01423 816231/07920 091923

Apply online for Press Passes for the Great Yorkshire Show 2012 - http://www.greatyorkshireshow.co.uk/html/media-centre/press-passes/

BACKGROUND  INFORMATION

Great Yorkshire Show, Tuesday 10 – Thursday 12 July, 2012

This year sees the 154th Great Yorkshire Show. It is organized by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society and is England’s premier agricultural show. Each year some 130,000 visitors come through the gates to see the best of British agriculture and experience country life, as well as hundreds of stands selling everything from furniture to designer clothing. Around 10,000 animals, including cattle, sheep and horses, compete for the top prizes. The event is held at the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate. Gates open at 7.30am each day.

Tickets are available on the gates and in advance until Wednesday 4 July – go to www.greatyorkshireshow.co.uk or call 01423 541222.

Tickets bought in advance                          Tickets bought on the gate

Adult:               £20                                          Adult                £23

Concession:    £19                                          Concession:    £22                             

Children:          £9                                            Children:          £11

Family:             £52                                          Family:             £60

Parking is free and extensive; please note dogs, other than assistance dogs are not allowed on the showground.

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The Yorkshire Agricultural Society was formed in 1837 and is a charity dedicated to supporting the farming industry and rural life. Best known for staging the annual Great Yorkshire Show, England's Premier Agricultural event and Countryside Live, it's sister event. The value of the support it provides to regional farming and countryside initiatives has risen year on year to nearly £1m. The 2016 Great Yorkshire Show runs from Tuesday 12 – Thursday 14 July and Countryside Live is on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 October 2016. Both take place at the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, North Yorkshire and are flagship events for agriculture and rural life. The Society plays a key role in supporting rural life, through grants, sponsorships and has a very active education department which runs a wide range of activities aimed at increasing the knowledge of young people and their teachers about the important role farmers play in producing our food and caring for the landscape. An important date on the annual calendar is the annual Countryside Days event when thousands of primary school children use the showground as a resource for learning. In June 2009, the Society also opened its Regional Agricultural Centre at the showground which will be a focus for excellence for the industry, as well as the new home of the Society. Yorkshire Event Centre Limited (YEC) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Society and all YEC’s profits go to fund its charitable work. Who's Who in the Yorkshire Agricultural SocietyChairman: Simon TheakstonPresident: Sarah YorkPresident Elect: Lord MiddletonChief Executive: Nigel Pulling

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