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The Designer Diaries: Royals and Dior

Read our first installment on Dior and Princess Grace, here. Princess Margaret Princess Margaret first met Christian Dior in the spring of 1949, on a trip to the continent. Margaret must have liked what she saw, because she, her sister and the Queen Mother requested, and received, a private fashion show from the designer at… Continue reading The Designer Diaries: Royals and Dior

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The Designer Diaries – Norman Hartnell: Brides Pt.4

Click for parts  1, 2, and 3 of the Brides series. And read those links! We've finally made it to the end! Today we'll finish looking at gowns from the 50s and 60s. Note: Links to gowns in general from both eras. First up is a bit of a cheat. Hartnell created the costumes, including… Continue reading The Designer Diaries – Norman Hartnell: Brides Pt.4

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The Designer Diaries – Norman Hartnell: Brides Pt.3

Brides: Parts 1, 2, can be found here. Only one more after this to go! Several of the links are to various interviews with and excerpts from Lady Glenconner's autobiography. A lot of good info straight from the source! Welcome to the wedding of Lady Anne Coke to Colin Tennant, 3rd Baron Glenconner. Much like his gown… Continue reading The Designer Diaries – Norman Hartnell: Brides Pt.3

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The Designer Diaries – Norman Hartnell: Brides: Pt.2

Chapters of the previous Hartnell series can be found here. Scroll down to the “Designer Diaries” tab. Link to Brides: Part 1 if necessary. ETA- I had originally included a line about keeping discussion of the Duchesses “R” rated life in “PG-13” territory. After reading some of your comments, which have been firmly in “G” territory… Continue reading The Designer Diaries – Norman Hartnell: Brides: Pt.2