Evening dress, Norman Hartnell: c. "This dress shows the influence of the ‘New Look’ introduced by Christian Dior in which combined a narrow waist with full skirts." From an exhibition of the Royal Collection in Buckingham Palace in
Late black and ecru embroidered lace gown and jacket. Example of how adding a shaped lace overlay can glam up an otherwise simple gown. The short-sleeved bolero ages this up to be suitable for the crowd.
Dress, Evening Jean Dessès (French, born Eqypt, Date: ca. 1960 Culture: French Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB: 61 in. cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum