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Evening Dress, Norman Hartnell: ca. 1940's, silk, velvet. "This dress shows the influence of the ‘New Look’ introduced by Christian Dior in 1947, which combined a narrow waist with full skirts."

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Dress This embroidered satin dress in a Chinese style is one of Norman Hartnell's earliest known designs 1924-1926

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Gown, Norman Hartnell: 1959, with crinoline skirt heavily embroidered with beads and sequins. Worn by HRH Queen Elizabeth II.

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Norman Hartnell, 1958. Worn by HRH Queen Elizabeth II during the a state visit to the Netherlands.

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Formal Gown, Norman Hartnell: 1961, faille dress embroidered with china beads. "Worn [by HRH Queen Elizabeth II during the State Visit to Pakistan, February 1961."

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Evening Dress, Norman Hartnell: 1960, ribbed silk and lace with bolero and belt. "Worn by The Queen for the Marriage of Princess Margaret at Westminster Abbey, 6 May 1960."

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Lady Anne Glenconner's stunning wedding dress by Norman Hartnell features in the exhibition. Lady Glenconner married Colin Tennant, the third Baron Glenconner, at St Withburga’s Church, Holkham, in 1956.

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The Flowers of the Fields of France

Spring/summer 1957 Duchesse satin, embroidered with pearls, beads, brilliants, and gold thread Worn by Queen Elizabeth II on a state visit to Paris in 1957. The dazzling, jewel-like details of the embroidered design include miniature bees, grasses, wheat and wild flowers

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