(designer)Van Cleef & Arpels
8 in (width) x 10 in (height)
One-shoulder formal dinner gown with a wrapped waistline. The silhouette is derived from the classic Greek chiton garment, which was typically held at the shoulder by a fibula, or brooch. A newspaper article featuring this exact photograph indicates that this chiton-sleeved crepe dinner gown can be made in flame or black fabric. The photograph was sent with a press release issued by the advertising agency N. W. Ayer & Son, Inc., which can be found with the accompanying photo in Box OSx-1, Folder 11. The press release indicates that diamond clips adorn the dÃ©colletage, and a diamond hair chain completes the classic Greek look (all by Van Cleef & Arpels).
Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Design Archives
box 4, folder 2
Norman Norell; Traina-Norell (Firm); Van Cleef & Arpels. Flame-Colored Formal Dinner Gown with Diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels .
1945. Norman Norell collection; Scrapbooks (KA0035.03). New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive
. Web. 27 May 2019
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