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Ian Thomas (1929-93)

Evening Dress 1986

Silk, sequins, beads, diamanté | RCIN 200115

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Worn for a State Banquet, Beijing, during the State Visit to China, October 1986. For this historic first visit by a reigning British monarch to China, Ian Thomas designed an evening dress of pink silk embroidered with sprays of Tree Peony blossoms, the national flower of China and a revered symbol in Chinese art and culture.