Dot Cotton lives on as you can visit her iconic EastEnders coat in a museum

Dot Cotton’s (June Brown) iconic EastEnders coat is going on display in a museum, it’s been revealed.

The tweed garment will be presented alongside the coat worn by Princess Diana when she announced her pregnancy with Prince William. They will be shown in the Museum of London Docklands in October as part of the exhibition: Fashion City: How Jewish Londoners shaped global lifestyle.

As well as look into Dot’s life in Walford and an iconic moment in Royal history, you will also be able to see items from some of the UK’s most recognisable high street stores including M&S, Wallis and Moss Bros.

Dr Lucie Whitmore, Curator at the Museum of London said: ‘Princess Diana played an active role in the design process of her Bellville Sassoon outfits and wore them for some hugely significant life moments.

‘Similarly, June Brown was involved in shaping Dot Cotton’s wardrobe, and the Alexon coat is instantly recognisable as a piece of EastEnders history. We are delighted to be able show both coats as part of the exhibition, as they represent the significant cultural impact made by London’s Jewish designers.

‘Fashion City will explore a wide range of experiences, with stories that are both deeply personal and connected to major events in global history. We hope people will enjoy finding out more about the people who made London the iconic fashion capital we know today.’

June Brown appeared in over 2000 episodes of the BBC One soap as Dot. She died in April last year, with EastEnders then paying tribute to her and saying their own goodbye to June and Dot last December.

After the Walford residents got news that Dot had passed away, an emotional funeral was held which also saw the return of some iconic characters including Disa Brien (Jan Graveson) and Mary ‘The Punk’ Smith (Linda Davidson).

You can find out more about the exhibition and purchase tickets here.

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