These were the cheers heard from the Westminster Abbey on June 2, 1953, when Queen Elizabeth II took the Coronation Oath and formally became the U.K. and Commonwealth Queen.
Elizabeth’s Coronation Dress by Norman Hartnell is regarded to be one of the most significant examples of twentieth-century fashion. The coronation of the Queen took place in June, and it took eight months for the gown production.
Hartnell’s eighth idea for a coronation was
selected by Elizabeth II-a dress with short cap
sleeves, sweetheart neckline, slim waist and polish skirt with a small
underlay. The dress was made of white satin which had been acquired from Lady
Hart Dyke’s silk farm, on the lines of the queen’s wedding gown. It was also
both regal and religious with no fuss.
It was embroidered in silver and crystal but the queen asked to apply embroidery in different colors rather than in just silver colors and It included emblems of the United Kingdom regions and other states because such apparel was expected to be a piece of history.
In just one word, the final result of the regal robe for the coronation was summed up-GLORIOUS.