Creator of Queen Elizabeth II’s wedding and coronation gowns, Norman Hartnell was the couturier the aristocracy turned to for their special occasion wear, dressing generations of society’s elite.
His feminine, high-quality fashion changed the way we dress, and inspired designers like Dior, shaping the mid-century tastes of Britain and abroad.
NICOLE JENKINS is a fashion historian and author, who collects Australian fashion from the last two hundred years. She is currently completing her Master’s degree in cultural heritage. Her first book ‘Love Vintage’ was awarded a bronze medal in the Independent Publisher Book Awards and her second book ‘Style is Eternal’ is available through Melbourne University Publishing.
Jenkins has presented lectures at TJC on ‘COLLECTING FASHIONABLE DRESS: private collections in Australia’ (2019) and ‘FROM VICTORIA TO MEGHAN: The hidden stories behind British royal wedding gowns’ (2020)
This lecture is presented on-site at TJC. Please see your ticket for details.
This lecture is supported by The Colin Holden Charitable Trust and The Friends of TJC.
Image credit |
Cecil Beaton (English, 1904-1980)
Princess Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace, March 1945
© Victoria & Albert Museum, London