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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.

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Lady Anne Glenconner's stunning wedding dress by Norman Hartnell features in the exhibition. Lady Glenconner married Colin Tennant, the third Baron Glenconner, at St Withburga’s Church, Holkham, in 1956.

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Evening Gown, Norman Hartnell: 1958, satin, lace, embroidered with sequins, diamanté and beads and has a single-shouldered bodice and a full crinoline skirt. It was worn by HRH Queen Elizabeth II to a banquet during the State Visit to the Netherlands in March 1958.

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Gown, Norman Hartnell: 1959, with crinoline skirt heavily embroidered with beads and sequins. Worn by HRH Queen Elizabeth II.

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Evening Gown, Norman Hartnell: 1957, silk with with lattice and foliate beaded embroidery. "Worn [by HRH Queen Elizabeth II] for official portraits of The Queen taken by Baron in 1957."

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The Flowers of the Fields of France

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

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Evening Dress, Norman Hartnell: ca. 1940's, silk, velvet. "This dress shows the influence of the ‘New Look’ introduced by Christian Dior in 1947, which combined a narrow waist with full skirts."

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