"Norman Hartnell" Vintage 1960's Norman Hartnell Couture Gold & Beaded Velvet Piece Suit UK 4-6


"Norman Hartnell" Vintage 1960's Norman Hartnell Couture Gold & Beaded Velvet  Piece Suit UK 4-6

A rare piece to behold, this original 1960's Norman Hartnell couture skirt suit, in an ivory satin, embellished with a repetitive check pattern in gold metal lamé thread, is a rare piece to behold and never again find.

The round neckline of the blouse, is framed by a sleeveless cut and a fitted bodice. Her cinched in waistline is accented by Princess seems, that run along the length of the blouse, and join the orange velvet hemline, embellished with gold bugle beads, orange rocaille beads, iridescent turquoise beads.
The orange velvet blouse, is framed by a sleeveless cut and a fitted bodice, with a straight line cut.

The round neckline of the jacket, is framed by an orange velvet border, embellished with beadwork. Her open front, is framed by a box cut, and 3/4 length sleeves edged with velvet cuffs and matching beadwork to the neckline.

The matching short length skirt, sits under the blouse and jacket, with a cinched in waistline and simple straight cut, creating the perfect little ensemble for your wardrobe.

Enjoy alternating the blouses in this suit to add versatility to your wardrobe, or alternatively wearing them paired with jeans

This suit is lined in rayon and silk

Label: Harntell, 26 Bruton Street W1

Measurements of the Jacket

Shoulder to End of Sleeve: 18 inches

Armpit to Armpit: up to 40 inches

Shoulder to Hem: 20.5 inches

Fastenings: None

Measurements Of The Skirt

Waist: up to 23 inches

Waist to Hem: 20.5 inches

Hips: up to 35 inches

Fastenings: 8 inch metal zip and 2 hook and eyes

Measurements of the Satin Blouse

Armpit to Armpit: up to 34 inches

Shoulder to Hem: 18.5 inches

Waist: up to 27 inches

Shoulder to Shoulder: 15 inches

Fastenings: 19 inch metal zip with hook and eye

Measurement of The Orange Velvet Blouse

Armpit to Armpit: 35 inches

Shoulder to Hem: 19.5 inches

Waist: 34 inches

Shoulder to Shoulder: 14.5 inches

Fastenings: 7 hook and eyes along the side seam, and 5 hook and eyes along the shoulder seam.

Size: UK 4-6 in the skirt, and 6-8 in the blouses

Condition: The skirt is in perfect condition, with some internal age marks to the lining and internal hemline. The satin blouse is is in near perfect vintage condition, with very light vert de gris age marks below the armholes, from natural wear to the lamé thread. The velvet blouse is in near perfect vintage condition with some pin sized age marks scattered along the right hand side of the blouse. The jacket has 3 lightly coloured aged marks along the right hand sleeve, some light discolouration around the edges of the velvet cuffs and to the collar. Some light and general tarnishing to the metal lamé thread throughout the suit. This suit is in near perfect vintage condition, and the minor issues listed above are not overly apparent when the suit is being worn, and only noticeable under closer inspection. This piece has been priced accordingly.

Washing instructions: This garment should be dry cleaned

Fabric: Satin, Velvet, Rayon Lined, Silk Lined, Beadwork, Lamé Thread embroidery

Vintage garments have been previously worn and lovingly cared for, they may however have a blemish or two. Here at Willow Hilson, we try our very best to note all the details of each garment, although we may sometimes overlook things, which we do apologise for. Please do not expect perfection, unless stated so.

Please make sure you check all the measurements of the garment before purchasing. Vintage garment sizes are not the same as those of today. To ensure the best fit, we suggest you measure you favourite similar style garment and compare it to the measurements we have listed. All our measurements are taken whilst the garment is lying flat, we then double these measurements to reflect the actual size.