Vintage Norman Hartnell Gold Lame and Mink Evening Dress and Matching Coat Stunning Norman Hartnell gold lame evening dress and matching coat. The shimmering A-line dress features a low scoop neck, a geometric stitched bodice, a low back, and a pleated slit at the center back of the skirt. The coat is knee length and features mink cuffs.
Hartnell began his career in the 1920s, using his University of Cambridge ties to acquire elite clients and dressing them for high prestige social events. His designs later caught the eye of entertainers such as Merle Oberon, Tallulah Bankhead, Evelyn Laye, Gertrude Lawrence, and Mistinguett. Hartnell's pieces continued to turn heads in the 1930s and 1940s, to design the 1930s and 1940s, and had even been appointed dressmaker to the royal family in 1938, designing the wedding dresses of Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret, the amazing coronation gown for Elizabeth II in 1953, as well as a gown for her first visit to the United States in 1956. Norman Hartnell defined a look that was the epitome of British aristocratic elegance; his work was lavish, restrained, and always flawless.
Dress - Bust: 36, Waist: 29, Hip: 37, Shoulder Hem Length: 59 3/4
Coat - Bust: 43, Waist: 46, Hip: 48, Shoulder Hem Length: 41 1/2, Wrist: 9 inches
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