14 August 2011

Queen Elizabeth II: coronation dress

Norman Hartnell's design for the dress

An embroidery sample approved by the Queen

These pictures are from By Appointment, an exhibition curated by the National Gallery of Australia some years ago.
Madame Guillotine's blog has an excellent, detailed, illustrated account of this dress.

Wikipedia has an entry dedicated to the coronation dress:

Not the main focus of this blog, but still handwork done with British patriotic themes.

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