Designers from Paul Smith to Lanvin rework Queen Elizabeth's crown

Luxury London department store Harrods has filled its windows with 31 one-off crowns made exclusively by an array of iconic British and international designers ranging from Paul Smith to Valentino.

The creators all reworked the elaborate St. Edward's Crown, which was worn by Elizabeth for her coronation back in 1953.

The likes of Valentino and De Beers went for classically majestic creations -- the latter's features 974 diamonds. Roberto Cavalli dared to be different with fur detailing and Paul Smith referenced HRH's favorite pet with a miniature corgi detail.

Harrods will also be showcasing glamorous gowns by designers including Roberto Cavalli, Valentino and Elie Saab in its windows to mark the upcoming Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950s exhibition at the city's Victoria & Albert Museum.

To find out more about the expo, which runs May 19-January 6, visit http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/exhibitions/ballgowns/