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A special exhibition for the
Summer Opening of the State Rooms,
Buckingham Palace, 2006
 
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The Royal Collection © 2008,
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
RCIN 100037

Black velvet and silk dress with deep décolleté and full skirt

Norman Hartnell

This dress shows the influence of the ‘New Look’ introduced by Christian Dior in 1947, which combined a narrow waist with full skirts.