The pomp and ceremony that surrounded the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II held a nation still hobbled by the aftermath of the Second World War transfixed. In Vogue’s Coronation Issue of 1953, it ran a series of portraits of the women attending the Queen.
Amongst whom were the Maids of Honour, who in particular became celebrities in the run up to the Coronation, & iconic beauties in their Hartnell gowns on Coronation Day.
(This is part two of the series I am running on the British Vogue Coronation Issue 1953, to mark the Diamond Jubilee celebrations. Part one is here)