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Norman Hartnell (English, 1901–1979)
Center back: 134.6 cm (53 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk. Beaded and sequined.
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Full length beaded and sequined evening gown by Hartnell of Bruton Street. Creme ground with gold beading and natural colored pearls. Neckline is lined with pearls, continuing down the front of the dress. Pearls around arm openings as well. Interior labels read “Hartnell London Paris.” Back zipper.
By 2010, with Leslie Verrinder, Tin Tin Collectables, London; 2010, sold by Verrinder to Frederic Sharf, Chestnut Hill, MA; 2010, year-end gift of Sharf to the MFA. (Accession date: January 26, 2011)
Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf