Antique & Vintage Dress Gallery


#3475 - c. 1950's SIR NORMAN HARTNELL Turquoise Green and Grey Lace Gown! Norman Hartnell is known as Queen Elizbeth's royal dressmaker. Most famous for designing the Queen's Wedding gown, going away dress and coronation gown. Lucky for the rest of us mere mortals, he decided to sell to the general (rich) public as well. This gown is uniquely beautiful. Rare fabrication with very finely worked rouched dark grey ribbon onto the turquoise green lace, Amazing quality in a classic timeless style. It just screams quality and is mostly handstitched - you can see the unique use of chain stitching as part of the design (see closeup)! Excellent condition. The label bears the Royal Coat of Arms to show the queen's patronage. Measures: 38" bust, 30" waist, 41" hip, 41" long from natural waist to hem. Metal zipper back. A gown to play Princess!
SOLD - but on display in Museum Category for Research/Study