Norman Hartnell (1901-1979) submitted designs for the wedding dress in August 1947. He visualized a bridal gown of fine pearl embroidery in a floral design, and cited as his inspiration Botticelli’s painting of Primavera. The rich ivory dress of duchesse satin contrasts with the white seed pearls, imported from America, silver thread, sparkling crystal and transparent appliqué tulle embroidery. Attached at the shoulders was a magnificent 13-foot silk tulle full court train, embroidered in pearl, crystal and appliqué duchesse satin. The ensemble was completed by a silk tulle veil and ivory duchesse satin high-heeled sandals, trimmed with silver and seed pearl buckles, made by Edward Rayne.