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Sir Norman Hartnell (1901-79)

Evening gown 1963

Duchesses satin embroidered with beads, bugle beads, diamanté and sequins | RCIN 100050

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Worn to open the third session of the Thirty-Third Parliament in Wellington, New Zealand, 12 February 1963. The elegant combination of oyster duchesse satin and silver and gold embroidery in a geometric design is combined with a scoop-necked bodice and a scissor-cut skirt.