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Sir Norman Hartnell (1901-79)

Evening gown 1965

Silk, embroidery and sequins | RCIN 200122

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Worn for a State Banquet given by Emperor Haile Selassie, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The bright green colour of the dress matches one of the colours of the Ethiopian national flag. A border of embroidery is applied to the straps, back and around the hem.