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The story behind the Norman Hartnell coronation gown that was lost for 40 years

For most of us, it is hard to imagine quite how much a garment might deteriorate over the course of 70 years. We saw Princess Beatrice wear one of her grandmother’s pristine Norman Hartnell gowns from the 1960s for her wedding in 2020. The same is true of Marilyn Monroe’s 1962 crystal-embellished gown, which was controversially worn by Kim Kardashian at this year’s Met Gala.
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Rare Norman Hartnell fashion illustrations for Princess Anne up for auction

From the Queen’s Coronation Dress to Princess Margaret’s wedding dress – and more recently Princess Beatrice’s bridal gown, a repurposed vintage piece belonging to her grandmother – Sir Norman Hartnell was one of the most renowned royal couturiers of the 20th century. Now, royal fans have the chance to get their hands on rare artefacts relating to the late British designer, including his original designs for dresses for Princess Anne.
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