Her Majesty first wore this simply cut, shimmering gown in Tokyo in May 1963, during a state visit to Japan. The occasion was a banquet given in Their Majesties’ honor by Emperor Hirohito.


  • Title: Evening Dress
  • Creator: Pierre Balmain
  • Creator Birth Date: 1914
  • Creator Death Date: 1982
  • Fashion House: Balmain
  • Manufacturer: House of Lesage
  • Date Created: 1963/1963
  • Location Created: Paris, France
  • Type: Dress
  • Rights: Collection of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit.
  • Medium: Cotton lace over synthetic net, silver-metal thread, bead, straw, crystal embroidery.

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