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Sir Norman Hartnell (1901-79)

Dress and Cape c. 1977

Silk chiffon, sequins | RCIN 100066

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Worn for a Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting at Buckingham Palace, 1977. This evening dress features a separate cape which sits over the sleeveless shift, covering the shoulders and bodice and falls into two panels with triangular tips at the back. The cream-coloured silk chiffon is enhanced by embroidery over the entire surface in multi-coloured iridescent sequins.