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Sir Norman Hartnell (1901-79)

RCIN 100046

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Worn for the wedding of Princess Alexandra and the Hon. Angus Ogilvy on 24 April 1963 at Westminster Abbey. Hartnell’s eau-de-nil ensemble reflects the style of the era with three-quarter length sleeves, an edge-to-edge coat and embroidery in the form of lily-of-the valley. The silk flowers highlighted with pearls are repeated on Mirman’s striking hat.