Cream crinoline gown with blue embroidery, by Norman Hartnell. Worn by Queen Elizabeth II during the Tour of Canada and the United States of America, October 1957. The Royal Collection © 2008, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Black-and-white photo "Queen Elizabeth in Williamsburg, dated October 16, 1957: Queen Elizabeth attends dinner at the historical old Williamsburg Inn, USA /original photo (via romanbenedikhanson on Flickr). CLICK THROUGH FOR LARGER IMAGES.

Cream crinoline gown with blue embroidery, by Norman Hartnell. Worn by Queen Elizabeth II during the Tour of Canada and the United States of America, October 1957. The Royal Collection © 2008, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Black-and-white photo "Queen Elizabeth in Williamsburg, dated October 16, 1957: Queen Elizabeth attends dinner at the historical old Williamsburg Inn, USA /original photo (via romanbenedikhanson on Flickr). CLICK THROUGH FOR LARGER IMAGES.

Gown, Norman Hartnell: 1959, with crinoline skirt heavily embroidered with beads and sequins. Worn by HRH Queen Elizabeth II.

Gown, Norman Hartnell: 1959, with crinoline skirt heavily embroidered with beads and sequins. Worn by HRH Queen Elizabeth II.

Evening dress, silk crêpe faced with velvet, Norman Hartnell, 1933,  Victoria and Albert Museum Collection

Evening dress, silk crêpe faced with velvet, Norman Hartnell, 1933, Victoria and Albert Museum Collection

Evening Gown, Norman Hartnell: 1957, silk with with lattice and foliate beaded embroidery. "Worn [by HRH Queen Elizabeth II] for official portraits of The Queen taken by Baron in 1957."

Evening Gown, Norman Hartnell: 1957, silk with with lattice and foliate beaded embroidery. "Worn [by HRH Queen Elizabeth II] for official portraits of The Queen taken by Baron in 1957."

Evening Dress, Norman Hartnell: ca. 1940's, silk, velvet. "This dress shows the influence of the ‘New Look’ introduced by Christian Dior in 1947, which combined a narrow waist with full skirts."

Evening Dress, Norman Hartnell: ca. 1940's, silk, velvet. "This dress shows the influence of the ‘New Look’ introduced by Christian Dior in 1947, which combined a narrow waist with full skirts."

Evening dress designed by Norman Hartnell for Queen Elizabeth II, 1950’s From the Royal Collection

Evening dress designed by Norman Hartnell for Queen Elizabeth II, 1950’s From the Royal Collection

Evening Gown, Norman Hartnell: 1958, satin, lace, embroidered with sequins, diamanté and beads and has a single-shouldered bodice and a full crinoline skirt. It was worn by HRH Queen Elizabeth II to a banquet during the State Visit to the Netherlands in March 1958.

Evening Gown, Norman Hartnell: 1958, satin, lace, embroidered with sequins, diamanté and beads and has a single-shouldered bodice and a full crinoline skirt. It was worn by HRH Queen Elizabeth II to a banquet during the State Visit to the Netherlands in March 1958.

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