royals-and-quotes:  Vintage Royal Fashion #19 - Dresses of Queen Elizabeth II designed by Sir Norman Hartnell

Norman Hartnell ● 1958 ● worn by HRH Queen Elizabeth II to a banquet during the State Visit to the Netherlands in Mar

Evening gown, by Sir Norman Hartnell. Worn by H.M. Queen Elizabeth II on a state visit to the Netherlands in 1958. Royal Collection Trust/All Rights Reserved.

Evening gown, by Sir Norman Hartnell. Worn by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on a State Visit to the Netherlands in Royal Collection All Rights Reserved.

c. spring/summer 1957, English "The Flowers of the Fields of France" by  Norman Hartnell of Duchesse satin, embroidered with pearls, beads, brilliants and gold thread. Worn by Queen Elizabeth II on a state visit to Paris in 1957. V

The Flowers of the Fields of France

“The Flowers of the Fields of France” by Norman Hartnell of Duchesse satin, embroidered with pearls, beads, brilliants and gold thread. Worn by Queen Elizabeth II on a state visit to Paris in

Evening dress designed by Norman Hartnell for Queen Elizabeth II, 1950’s  From the Royal Collection

fripperiesandfobs: “ Norman Hartnell evening dress worn by Queen Elizabeth II during her state visit to the United States, 1957 From the Royal Collection ”

Ceremonial gown, by Norman Hartnell, 1957, at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Designed specially for Queen Elizabeth II's state visit to Paris, April 8-11th, 1957. Decorated with French motifs, including the flowers of France and large gold bees, the emblem of Napoleon. Worn to the state dinner on the first night (Monday 8th April), hosted by President René Coty at the Elysée Palace, followed by a visit to the Opéra (see black-and-white photo, via romanbenedikhanson on Flickr).

Ceremonial gown, by Norman Hartnell, 1957, at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Designed specially for Queen Elizabeth II's state visit to Paris, April 8-11th, 1957. Decorated with French motifs, including the flowers of France and large gold bees, the emblem of Napoleon. Worn to the state dinner on the first night (Monday 8th April), hosted by President René Coty at the Elysée Palace, followed by a visit to the Opéra (see black-and-white photo, via romanbenedikhanson on Flickr).

Six Maids of Honour attended on Queen Elizabeth II at the 1953 coronation. They wore cream silk satin dresses edged with gold tissue with embroidery designs of trailing flowers and foliage. Designer Norman Hartnell planned for the embroidery to cascade down the backs of the skirts, because the gowns of the Maids of Honour would be visible from all sides, particularly the back, as they carried the Queen's robes down the aisle of Westminster Abbey. Their headdresses were also designed by…

Six Maids of Honour attended on Queen Elizabeth II at the 1953 coronation. They wore cream silk satin dresses edged with gold tissue with embroidery designs of trailing flowers and foliage. Designer Norman Hartnell planned for the embroidery to cascade do

"New Look" evening gown, by Sir Norman Hartnell, late 1940s. Silk velvet, duchesse satin. Worn by H.M. Queen Elizabeth II. Royal Collection Trust/All Rights Reserved.

An early example of the Princess Elizabeth's evening dress featured in the exhibition is this Hartnell black silk & velvet gown that echoes the New Look coming out of Paris, Royal Collection Trust

Sketch of the Queen on her coronation day by couturier Norman Hartnell, 1953

This Week In Pictures - 28/05/13

A sketch by couturier Norman Hartnell of the Queen in her coronation dress is released. The image will form part of the upcoming summer exhibition at Buckingham Palace to celebrate her reign.

Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation Dress, designed by Norman Hartnell and Coronation Robe made by Ede and Ravenscroft and embroidered by the Royal School of Needlework, 1953.

Queen Elizabeth II& Coronation Dress, designed by Norman Hartnell and Coronation Robe made by Ede and Ravenscroft and embroidered by the Royal School of Needlework,

Queen Elizabeth's Coronation Dress and Robe by Norman Hartnell and Ede and Ravenscroft on display at The annual Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace, Summer 2013

Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Dress and Robe by Norman Hartnell and Ede and Ravenscroft on display at The annual Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace, Summer 2013

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