Lot 537: A stunning 1950s 'Norman Hartnell' full length
To be sold at our Fine Art & Antiques, Wine, Clothing & Textiles on 17th Mar 2016
A stunning 1950s 'Norman Hartnell' full length ball gown. A beautifully structured and tailored dress by one of the master designers of mid-century glamour. This dress has a boned, fitted bodice falling to a very slight drop waist which along with the interior hip pads accentuates the fullness of the skirt. There are further layers of net and heavy underskirting to create more volume. The dress is entirely of cream lace with two bands of hand-sewn sequins across the bodice and around the perimeter of the skirt. Hartnell has cleverly inserted two strips of lilac coloured net underneath the cream lace which highlights the sequin and bead work beautifully. There is some superficial damage to this garment - the halter strap is in need of restoration or replacement and part of the heavy underskirt also could be replaced or mended. However, the beading and lace areas are intact and sound. The most noticeable area of attention should be the cleaning of the dress which once done could make this lovely piece as good as new.
Price Achieved: £675.00
This lot was presented at at our Fine Art & Antiques, Wine, Clothing & Textiles on the 17th Mar 2016
Further Information about the sale:
Our catalogue is now online for our Fine Art and Antiques Sale to take place at Busby Salerooms on the 17th of March at 10:30am. We have over 500 lots including silver, jewellery, ceramics, clocks, furniture, paintings, drawings, Oriental Art, Vintage Clothing and Textiles to name but a few!