Click to see the full image. Photo: Charles Hammarsten

Nobel Banquet 2001

Evening gown. A full-skirted gown of tulle, glittering with crystals. A tight pearl embroidered bodice. The gown was worn for the King and Queen’s silver wedding anniversary.

Design: Nina Ricci, Paris 

Jewellery

The Queen is wearing the Leuchtenberg Sapphire parure. The set consists of a diamond tiara with sapphires, pendant earrings with diamond-framed sapphires (originally hairpins), a diamond necklace with sapphires and nine pendant clusters as well as a diamond brooch with large sapphires.

OUR QUEEN – DRESSED FOR A NOBEL BANQUET
Year 2006 marked 30 years since Silvia Sommerlath became Queen of Sweden. It was, among other events, celebrated with an exhibition featuring the evening gowns worn by The Queen to the Nobel Banquets 1976–2006.

The texts and images in this archive are from the exhibition catalogue from 2006: Our Queen – dressed for a Nobel Banquet.