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Nottingham Castle Christmas Countdown Clock: Day 20

Welcome to the Nottingham Castle Christmas Countdown, where each night, we’ll be sharing an item from the world-class collections in the Castle’s Galleries in the lead up to Christmas.

Evening Dress, 1958 - 62 NCM 1988-168
Evening Dress, 1958 – 62 NCM 1988-168


Tonight, we’re sharing this beautiful 1958 white and blue nylon lace evening dress, made with the high-speed Raschel warp lace machine. This innovative technology was imported from Germany in the 1950s, when artificial yarns such as nylon were also introduced. This particular dress was made by Susan Small Ltd.

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