In May 1938 officials of the Foreign Office wore a uniform during Hitler’s visit to Italy.
The Uniform was designed by Brenno Von Arendt, the theatrical artist who had been appointed by Hitler as Reich Stage Designer.
Apparantly five forms of dress were designed to be worn by the Foreign Office deligation for the visit.
Day Uniform, without brocade belt, and aiguillette but with dagger and grey gloves.
Day uniform with brocade belt, dagger and white gloves.
Day uniform with brocade belt, white gloves and aiguillette.
Day uniform with brocade belt, aiguillette, full decorations dagger and white gloves.
Formal evening dress (gala) worn with full decorations, sword, white kid gloves and cloak.
The wearing of the uniform was restricted by order of the Fuhrer, only officials who were members of the diplomatic visit to Italy were allowed to wear it.
Uniforms & Insignia of the German Foreign Office and Government Ministries 1938-1945 - By Jill Halcomb