Vintage Norman Hartnell Nightie Peignoir Set White Lace & Pink Nylon 1960s
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This is a wonderful 60s era nightie and peignoir set designed by Norman Hartnell. Norman Hartnell (1901-1979) began designing in 1923, and was appointed dressmaker to Her Majesty Queen Mary of Great Britain in 1937. He designed both Queen Elizabeth II’s wedding dress and her Coronation gown and is considered to be the leading British designer of his time. The nightie has a sheer layer of white nylon over a pink nylon base and is made in an above the knee length. It has a sweetheart shaped neckline with lace trim and the hemline is also trimmed in lace. The peignoir is made with a V shaped neckline and short large puff sleeves. The peignoir closes with a snap at the neckline and is constructed with a layer of white lace over a pink base nylon. I believe that it dates to the 1960s, but possibly dates to the late 50s.
Makers Label: Norman Hartnell London Paris New York Montreal.
Sizing: No size is indicated, and although this should fit a large size, please note the following measurements for fit:
Bust: 42” around
Waist: 54”, meant to hang loosely
Hemline: 90”, meant to hang loosely
Condition: The set is in very good condition with no wear, tear, stains or odors. There is a pink satin ribbon hanging down the right side of the front, but missing on the left side. Otherwise, this set looks like it saw little use and was well stored over the years.
This is a wonderful nightie set by a renowned British designer!