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 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…

Norman Hartnell, 1953 by Norman PARKINSON

Norman Hartnell, 1953 by Norman PARKINSON

Early '50s Norman Hartnell green taffeta ball gown with strapless boned bodice, a spiral of graduated pleats with flounced graduated hem, and studded overall with copper and silver facetted beads.

Early '50s Norman Hartnell green taffeta ball gown with strapless boned bodice, a spiral of graduated pleats with flounced graduated hem, and studded overall with copper and silver facetted beads.

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

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"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.

"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.

Inspired by historic fashion | www.myLusciousLife.com - Stunning vintage Norman Hartnell

Historical style: fashion, film, architecture - myLusciousLife

Inspired by historic fashion | www.myLusciousLife.com - Stunning vintage Norman Hartnell

Advance 110, Norman Hartnell - London, Original Design from the Celanese International Collection of Couturier

Advance 110

Advance 110, Norman Hartnell - London, Original Design from the Celanese International Collection of Couturier

Evening Dress, Norman Hartnell: 1960, ribbed silk and lace with bolero and belt. "Worn by The Queen for the Marriage of Princess Margaret at Westminster Abbey, 6 May 1960."

Evening Dress, Norman Hartnell: 1960, ribbed silk and lace with bolero and belt. "Worn by The Queen for the Marriage of Princess Margaret at Westminster Abbey, 6 May 1960."

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