Silk and Velvet Evening Dress, Norman Hartnell: ca. 1940's. Nan says: This reminds me of the dress my mother used for her dress-up evenings, except hers had a slightly scalloped neckline. She was so beautiful in that dress. I miss her.
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