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Sir Norman Hartnell (1901-79)

Evening gown 1972

Plush velvet | RCIN 100063

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Worn during the State Visit to South East Asia, 1972. Hartnell’s striking red and white dress is made of plush velvet with a floral design. The pointed bodice overlaps a broad red velvet sash, tied in a bow at the back.
  • Creator(s)

    Sir Norman Hartnell (1901-79) (designer)

    English (nationality)

    Singapore (place of origin)

  • In February and March 1972 Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh undertook a tour of Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei.

    During the visit to Singapore The Queen wore this striking dress, designed by Norman Hartnell.