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Normal Hartnell, 1901-1979
The layer around Honey Rosenthal’s shoulders can be primped and puffed to give it volume, creating impact with a dramatic silhouette. Honey wore this dress to the WRHS in 1977 for an event honoring Charles, Prince of Wales. Honey’s English-made dress subtly honored the monarchy: the designer, Norman Hartnell, was appointed dressmaker to the Royal Family in 1938. The press took note of Honey’s style, and in 1981 Town & Country named her one of the “Turned Out Twenty,” amongst the likes of Nancy Reagan.
Made of silk. Worn in Cleveland, Ohio by Honey Rosenthal (1917-2005). Gift of Mrs. Leighton Rosenthal, 93.99.1. Featured in the "Wow Factor: 150 Years of Bold Clothes" Exhibit.