Remarkable 'time warp' Royal archive amassed by the Queen's dressmaker

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Coronation dress silk panel duplicate - Ian Thomas worked on the embroidered silk dress for the Queen's coronation in 1953.<br />
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A remarkable 'time warp' Royal archive amassed by the Queen's dressmaker has been found inside his old country home.<br />
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The late Ian Thomas was a dress designer for members of the Royal Family, including Her Majesty, for over 30 years.<br />
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As an apprentice he worked alongside the renowned fashion designer Norman Hartnell on creating the Queen's coronation dress in 1953.<br />
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His archive includes embroidered samples of the gown worn by Elizabeth II for the historic ceremony in Westminster Abbey that was broadcast to millions.<br />
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Mr Thomas also designed outfits for the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret.