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COUTURE CLASH - models: Kiara Kabukuru, Ling Tan & Debra Shaw - photographer: Peter Lindbergh - fashion editor/stylist: Grace Coddington - hair: Odie Gilbert - makeup: Stephane Marais - Vogue April 1997

featured designer: Christian Dior by John Galliano1998 Collection

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Callot Soeurs evening gowns worn by Queen Maud of Norway, 1910-1913.

Style and Splendour, Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

The fashion design house Callot Soeurs opened in 1895 at 24, rue Taitbout in Paris, France. It was operated by the four Callot sisters: Marie Callot Gerber, Marthe Callot Bertrand, Regina Callot Tennyson-Chantrell and Joséphine Callot Crimont. The sisters were born in France to a Russian family.

Queen Maud of Norway was renowned for her stylish dress. Daughter of Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, she was born a princess and became Queen of Norway in 1905. She had exemplary taste and a strong interest in fashion, and her royal lifestyle required appropriate dress for every occasion. Her wardrobe includes a range of stunning creations dating from her wedding trousseau of 1896 to the latest House of Worth designs purchased just months before her death in 1938.

Style and Splendour: The Wardrobe of Queen Maud of Norway 1896-1938: Amazon.co.uk: North Susan: 9781851774548: Books.