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Evening ensemble (dress, coat & shoes)
  • Evening ensemble (dress, coat & shoes)
    Hartnell, Norman
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Evening ensemble (dress, coat & shoes)

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1965-1970 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hartnell, Norman (designer)
    Rayne (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    silk decorated with beading & diamantés, dyed fox fur trim

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs John Guinness and worn by Mrs E.D. Guinness

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Heavy green silk evening dress with diamanté and paste beading in harlequin check layout across bodice, matching full length coat with dyed fox fur cuffs. Shoes covered to match dress with paste beads on vamp

Place of Origin

London (made)


1965-1970 (made)


Hartnell, Norman (designer)
Rayne (maker)

Materials and Techniques

silk decorated with beading & diamantés, dyed fox fur trim

Marks and inscriptions


Object history note

Worn by the donor's mother in law, Mrs E.D. Guinness, who lived with Norman Hartnell and was a close personal friend of his. He made all her clothes, although she rarely wore the evening gowns

Descriptive line

Chartreuse silk evening dress, coat and shoes with paste embroidery & dyed fox fur


Silk; Diamantes; Beads; Fur (fox)


Beading; Embroidery


Fashion; Clothing; Evening wear; Formal wear; Footwear; Accessories

Production Type

Haute couture


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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