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Sir Norman Hartnell (1901-79)

Wedding gown 1947

RCIN 100019

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Wedding gown of the then Princess Elizabeth; rich ivory duchesse satin contrasting with the white seed pearls, imported from America, silver thread, sparkling crystal and transparent appliqué tulle embroidery. Attached at the shoulders was a magnificent 13-foot silk tulle full court train, embroidered in pearl, crystal and appliqué duchesse satin. The ensemble was completed by a silk tulle veil and ivory duchesse satin high-heeled sandals, trimmed with silver and seed pearl buckles, made by Edward Rayne.