The Norman Hartnell Menswear collections were striking. Suits with clean, sharp lines and glamorous evening wear using the latest in fabrics, colours and styles. The name, popular with both Licensees and their clientele, is synonymous with a strength and elegance that comes from the heart of what Norman Hartnell wanted to achieve as a designer.

• His strength of cut and line is shown in this striking example from the late sixties – Hartnell was responsible for bringing back the double breasted jacket in the late sixties; his styles were the direct precursor to many of today’s styles.