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).

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 H. Queen Elizabeth II on a state visit to the Netherlands in 1958 Royal Collection Trust/All Rights Reserved

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

~Norman Hartnell, gold silk evening dress, late 1930s, via Kent State University Museum~

Vintage Fashion: Norman Hartnell, gold silk evening dress, late via Kent State University Museum

Above: Queen Elizabeth II arrives at Wellington Town Hall (New Zealand) for Investiture, January 1954. Photo via romanbenedikhanson on Flickr. Below: Evening gown,  by Sir Norman Hartnell, c. 1953-54. Gold lamé and lace. Worn by Queen Elizabeth II during her state visit to New Zealand in 1954. Royal Collection Trust/All Rights Reserved. CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGES.

Cream on cream_ below-calf lnth. Queen Elizabeth II arrives at Wellington Town Hall (New Zealand) for Investiture, January 1954

Dress by Norman Hartnell (1954)~Image  © Manchester City Galleries

Norman Hartnell white and black dress, 1954 (image © Manchester City Galleries)

Pale blue silk faille evening gown, by Sir Norman Hartnell. Worn by H.M. Queen Elizabeth II to the Royal Lyceum Theater, Edinburgh, during the State Visit of King Olav of Norway in 1962. Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017.

1962 Pale blue silk faille evening gown, by Sir Norman Hartnell. Worn by H. Queen Elizabeth II to the Royal Lyceum Theater, Edinburgh, during the State Visit of King Olav of Norway in Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

The Flowers of the Fields of France | Hartnell, Norman | V Search the Collections

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, 1950s 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 ”

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

Turquoise silk crêpe evening gown worn by Queen Elizabeth II, designed by Norman Hartnell, English, 1976.

Turquoise silk crêpe evening gown worn by Queen Elizabeth II, designed by Norman Hartnell, English,

Cream crinoline gown with blue embroidery, by Norman Hartnell. Worn by Queen Elizabeth II during the Tour of Canada and the United States of America, October 1957. The Royal Collection © 2008, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Black-and-white photo "Queen Elizabeth in Williamsburg, dated October 16, 1957: Queen Elizabeth attends dinner at the historical old Williamsburg Inn, USA /original photo (via romanbenedikhanson on Flickr). CLICK THROUGH FOR LARGER IMAGES.

Cream crinoline gown with blue embroidery, by Norman Hartnell. Worn by Queen Elizabeth II during the Tour of Canada and the United States of America, October Black-and-white photo "Queen Elizabeth in Williamsburg, dated October

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