Queen Elizabeth IIs costume is inspired by a gown designed by Norman Hartnell and called The Flowers of the Fields of France, which she wore on a state visit to Paris in 1957. This beautiful ivory satin dress is lavishly embroidered with gold thread, gold and mother of pearl beads, faceted glass, and pearls creating a design of miniature bees, grass, wheat and wild flowers. A large bow is a dramatic and decorative feature at the back of the gown. Neil Faulkner has portrayed Queen Elizabeth II wearing one of her favourite suites of jewelery.
Royal Doultons limited edition Young Queens collection portrays each of the monarchs at a moment early in their reign. In creating the designs for each study, artist Neil Faulkner has researched period details such as costume, hairstyle and jewelery and combined these with a regal pose that captures the spirit of each queen. Royal Doulton artists have interpreted his designs using the latest ceramic decorative techniques and colours to create masterpieces of sculptural art.