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Sir Norman Hartnell (1901-79)

Evening gown 1957

Duchesse satin, diamante, sequins, beads and pearls | RCIN 200128

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Worn for a dinner at Williamsburg Inn, Colonial Williamsburg, 16 October 1957 during the State Visit to the United States of America. This gown is one of the finest examples of Hartnell’s signature crinoline-skirted designs for The Queen, embellished with embroidery in high relief.