National Trust of Guernsey is privileged to safeguard two garments belonging to the late Olivia de Havilland 1916 – 2020

A striking haute-couture, burnt-orange DIOR cocktail dress containing a bespoke boned structure including built in suspender belts, embellished with matching dress jewellery and earrings, forms one half of the display.

Of distinct pertinence to Guernsey’s centuries old Chevauchée tradition, a gown and accessories worn by Olivia de Havilland as part of the 1966 Chevauchée re-enactment party are also displayed. The colour scheme and styling of these garments are reminiscent of 1964 Audrey Hepburn’s black and ivory ‘day at the races’ dress, featuring in the iconic film ‘My Fair Lady’. Nearly 60 years on, this fashion staple thrives as a much copied iconic classic.

The Museum is access-friendly. Costume Exhibitions are arranged throughout the first floor and ground floor, with lift access to the first floor.

All enquiries, please contact Merrie Jee, Museum Manager:
Email: [email protected]
00 44 1481 255384 (Museum)
00 44 7781 127476 (Mobile)

How to find us:
Saumarez Park, Castel, GY5 7UJ (Perry’s Guide Map 15G2)