Beautiful dress worn by Elizabeth Taylor, designed by Norman Hartnell, 1958.
~Norman Hartnell, gold silk evening dress, late 1930s, via Kent State University Museum~
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 1953
Someone requested WWII-era civilian fashion, which I thought was interesting but isn’t something I’m really familiar with at all, so here’s some 1940s fashion I found. Source URLs are in the caption. Hopefully this is helpful!
Hartnell Dress - 1933 - by Norman Hartnell, London - Silk crêpe faced with velvet
Gown, Norman Hartnell: 1959, with crinoline skirt heavily embroidered with beads and sequins. Worn by HRH Queen Elizabeth II.
Formal Gown, Norman Hartnell: 1961, faille dress embroidered with china beads. "Worn [by HRH Queen Elizabeth II during the State Visit to Pakistan, February 1961." The Queen also wore this dress during the State Visit of King Olav of Norway to Britain in 1962.