Norman Parkinson Archive

Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams

Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris
5 July 2017 to 7 January 2018

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Vogue: Voice of a Century

A new book from Genesis Publications
Saturday 1 July 2017

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Norman Parkinson: A Very British Glamour

Mario Cohen Gallery, São Paulo
7 June to 15 September 2017

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Romantic Quality, Monmouthshire, Wales, February 1951

Romantic Quality, Monmouthshire, Wales, February 1951

'Two extremes of fashion are designed and worn with great authority in Britain: the tailored suit and the ball dress. This last - shown like an elegant ghost of a lady who might have lived at Clytha Park, Miss Herbert's Monmouthshire home. Norman Hartnell's strapless evening dress and jacket: layer upon layer of lilac tulle, hand embroidered with lilac pailettes. Twin-pointed tiara of diamonds set in Palladium; long matching earrings.' British Vogue, February 1951, page 57. Della Oake wearing a Norman Hartnell gown at Clytha Park.
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