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Nobel Banquet 1995

Evening gown. The full grey taffeta skirt has both dark and light tones. As does the draped pink bodice with a green-nuanced belt, finished with rosette-like flowers at the back.

Design: Nina Ricci, Paris


The Queen is wearing Queen Sofia’s diamond tiara. With this she is wearing earrings with large diamond drops, inherited from Queen Josefina’s sister, the Empress of Brazil. Attached to the diamond necklace is a large diamond pendant, known as the Vasa pendant. The Queen is also wearing an oval diamond brooch.

nobel gowns

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.

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