Royal dress must never be pedestrian. It requires a style outside the prevailing conventions of modishness. It must, in fact, reflect as little as possible if it is to retain its dignity.
– Sir Norman Hartnell, (1901-1979) British designer and one time Royal Designer for Queen Elizabeth II, the Queen Mum, and Princess Margaret.
Mr. Hartnell is also known for redesigning the uniforms for British nurses in the late 1950s, as seen on the popular BBC television series Call the Midwife.