Day dress, Toronto, 1910. Skirt has an asymmetrical overskirt slanting from hem to knee at the side seam. The skirt has no train, but is longer in the back than in the front. High lace collar and beaded and embroidered passementerie appliqued above the waist. Custom-made at Eaton's department store.
White and blue silk crêpe evening gown worn by Queen Elizabeth II, designed by Norman Hartnell, English, 1967. In July 1967 The Queen attended the centennial celebrations of the Confederation of Canada. Her gown featured an inverted V-shaped band of embroidery in a design of maple leaves and berries. It was not the first time that Hartnell had created a dress with a maple-leaf motif for The Queen. In 1957 he had designed a magnificent crinoline gown decorated with maple-leaf embroidery.
Woman's Dress, 1910, custom made, Eaton's Department store, Toronto, Canada. The skirt, which is longer in the back than the front, fits smoothly over the hips, but has an asymmetrical overskirt slanting from the hem to the knee at the side seam. The bodice is accented with a high lace collar, and a beaded and embroidered passementerie appliquéd above the waist.