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Sir Norman Hartnell (1901-79)

Evening Dress 1976

Silk crêpe embroidered with silver and iridescent sequins, silver beads and turquoise coloured pearls. | RCIN 100067

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Worn by The Queen during her attendance at the Montreal Olympics in 1976. This simple silk crepe shift is embroidered with stylised rings, inspired by the official Olympic symbol.
  • Creator(s)

    Sir Norman Hartnell (1901-79) (designer)

    English (nationality)

    Olympic Games [XXI Olympiad, Montreal 1976] (place of origin)

  • Evening gown [XXI Olympiad, Montreal, 1976]

  • In 1976 the Games of the XXI Olympiad in Montreal were opened and attended by Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, accompanied by The Prince of Wales, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward. Princess Anne competed in the Games as a member of the British Equestrian Team.