Hartnell London vintage red orange formal evening gown. By appointment to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, Norman Hartnell LTD has been making royal worthy clothing for many years. Now, it is always like a treasure hunt to find vintage clothing pieces by this designer! This stunning 60s evening gown is a perfect example of his ability to turn a dress into something worth remembering. Built in "boning" and straps are embellished with red and gold beads. There are 7 large gold buttons, a 15” zipper on the back and another inside the lining. No detail was missed and it appears to be from the late 1960s or early 1970s.
Norman Hartnell with models wearing his dresses - 1953
Photo Norman Parkinson