Norman Hartnell – Norman Hartnell & Marc Bohan

Norman Hartnell was born in 1901 and grew up in South East London. Interested in fashion he studied at Mile Hill College and with the help of his family, Hartnell opened up his own Mayfair Salon in 1923. Here he attracted clients from both royalty and high society. His career pinnacle was when chosen to create the late Queen’s Coronation Gown.

Following Norman Hartnell’s death in 1979 Marc Bohan, ex Dior was persuaded at great expense to take over the reins of this prestigious house.

 

Marc Bohan, Designer Who Oversaw the Dior Look for Decades, Dies at 97 -  The New York Times

Previously creative director for 30 years at Dior, Marc brought his distinctive look to the new “Hartnell” collections. However his reign was short lived as the company went into liquidation a few years later. We are fortunate at Vintage Plums to have some of the rare pieces from this era.

Norman Hartnell and Marc Bohan are now deceased.

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2020's

Belfast Telegraph -
"Treasure trove of vintage designer fashion being sold after rescue from Belfast warehouse"

The Gloss -
Hidden Gems : This New Irish Website Stocks Incredible Designer Vintage With The Tags Still On"

2010's

Sunday Life -
"The Belfast style queen still on trend"

Belfast Telegraph -
"Hollywood gowns for girls about town"

Daily Mirror -
"Fashion Queen Iris.. Calls for £299 swamp Ulster Boutique"

Belfast Telegraph -
"Iris Meets the Queen"

Ulster Tatler -
Front Cover

Ulster Tatler -
Front Cover

2000's

NI Newsletter -
"On track for a sex and the city look..."

Belfast Telegraph -
"Lookalike Oscars fashion in Belfast"

Sunday Life -
"Basque-ing in Glamour"

Belfast Telegraph -
"Traffic-stopper Sian On Red Alert"

1990's

Belfast Newsletter -
"Cruising with Jane McDonald"

Belfast Telegraph -
"Beautiful farewell for top fashion boutique"

Sunday Life -
"Lovely Louisa dressed to thrill"

Life Times -
"Gowns to Di for. Win a dress fit for a princess!"

1980's

Belfast Telegraph -
"Suit that is Taylor made for the rich"

Belfast Newsletter -
"Glittering Occasion"

"Spring Fever"

Accent Magazine -
Front Cover

1970's

Belfast Newsletter -
"It looks better on a girl"

Ulster Woman -
"Dr Zhivago here I come!"

Sunday News -
"No "work" problem for Pat"

Daily Mirror -
"Crochet for days"

Ulster Woman -
"Variations on the maxi theme"

Sunday News -
"What goes over the bikini"

1960's

Ulster Woman -
"You can be the centre of attention in this white crepe party dress by Fab Girl available at La Babalu Boutique"

Woman's World -
"Smart Model In A Smart Rig"

Belfast Newsletter -
"Model Soldiers?"

Ulster Woman -
"Ulster Woman Fashion Flash"

Belfast Telegraph -
"The Hot Pants Warm Up"

Belfast Newsletter -
"Back To Bonnie"