8 in (width) x 10 in (height)
Marionette doll wearing a miniature white taffeta bridal gown with a full skirt, round gathered neckline, short puff sleeves, and a corselet waist that shows Victorian influence. The dress is worn with a miniature pearl necklace, matching white opera-length gloves, and a long veil with flowers at the top of the head. The marionette was used in the second edition of the Gotham Hosiery Company's "Gold Stripe Marionette Review" to promote new fashions and stocking trends. Norell's corselet (or "corselette") look was used on a variety of other formal gowns 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 5.
Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Design Archives
box 3, folder 7
Norman Norell; Traina-Norell (Firm). White Taffeta Corselet Wedding Dress on Marionette .
1945. Norman Norell collection; Scrapbooks (KA0035.03). New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive
. Web. 25 May 2019
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