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"Who designed Queen Elizabeth II's wedding dress?"

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Asked by mohd yousuf, 09 Feb '08 03:56 pm
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Norman Hartnell designed the bridal outfit. The Queen Mother had specifically asked that Hartnell should use an unusually rich, lustrous stiff satin which was made at Lullington Castle. The satin was ideal for the train, but Hartnell thought that the dress required a more supple material of a similar tone. He ordered the similar fabric from the Scottish firm of Winterthur near Dunfermline. The richly embroidered white satin wedding dress shimmered with her every movement. Softly spaced throughout the dress were garlands of pearl orange blossom, syringa, jasmine and White Rose of York. These were skilfully combined with flowing lines of wheat ears, the symbol of fertility, and worked in pearl and diamante.
Answered by Doctor Know, 09 Feb '08 04:54 pm

 
  
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Norman Hartnell was born in 1901. At a very early age it was clear that he had a great talent for drawing and design, but it was while he was studying Architecture at Cambridge that he started to design clothes . After University Norman started in the fashion trade, opening a salon at No.10 Bruton Street. Early clients included actors Noel Coward and Gertie Lawrence and author Barbara Cartland. In fact he dressed many of the 'superstars' of the time, including Isabel Jeans, Greer Garson, Merle Oberon, Norma Shearer, Marlene Dietrich and Vivienne Leigh.

In 1935 came the first Royal commission, to create the wedding dress for the marriage of the Duke of Gloucester and Lady Alice Montague Dougal Scott and the dresses for the bridesmaids, including the Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret. This was the first of many commissions for the Royal family culminated in his most famous, that for the Coronation Dress of Queen Elizabeth II. Hartnell continued to make for the great people of inte ...more
Answered by jameel ahmed, 09 Feb '08 05:26 pm

 
  
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sorry i am not the designer
Answered by Gopal, 09 Feb '08 03:58 pm

 
  
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Norman Hartnell
Answered by sudesh, 09 Feb '08 05:41 pm

 
  
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