8 in (width) x 10 in (height)
Unknown model stepping out of a doorway wearing a white taffeta bridal gown with a full skirt, round gathered neckline, short puff sleeves, and a corselet piece that shows Victorian influence. The dress is worn with a pearl necklace, matching white opera-length gloves, and a hip-length veil with flowers at the top of the head. Norell's corselet (or "corselette") look was used on a variety of other formal gowns that he made during this time. The photograph was sent with a short press release issued by Eleanor Lambert, a pioneer in promoting the American fashion industry, and can be found with the accompanying letter issued by Lambert in Box OSx-1, Folder 8. The press release also indicates that the bride wears "Muguet de Bois" perfume by Coty.
Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Design Archives
box 3, folder 7
Norman Norell; Traina-Norell (Firm). White Taffeta Corselet Wedding Dress .
1945. Norman Norell collection; Scrapbooks (KA0035.03). New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive
. Web. 25 May 2019
There’s more! What you see on this site is only what is viewable online. Please visit our website to find out more about what’s in the archives.