8 in (width) x 10 in (height)
Window display at an unknown store (possibly The Blum Store) featuring mannequins wearing ensembles by Traina-Norell, which are described as having the "Fencing Jacket Silhouette" on a sign resting on the floor. The mannequin on the left appears to be wearing a fitted wool dress with a knee-length skirt, long sleeves with dark cuffs, and a deep v-shaped neckline and dickie of dark fabric. The dress is worn with a coordinating hat, handbag, and gloves. The mannequin on the right appears to be wearing a two-piece fitted ensemble with a knee-length skirt and long-sleeved top that resembles a fencer's uniform. The mannequin holds a fur shawl and wears a tall crown-like hat. Both mannequins wear decorative brooches and stand on opposite sides of two large swords with long ropes and tassels. There is a variety of objects on the ground below the swords, including a fencing mask, regular fencing swords, handbags, and jewelry. The photograph was part of a larger scrapbook that can be found in Box OSx-2, Folder 3, and features a small "Hare" logo on the bottom right corner, which is presumably connected to a photography business.
Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Design Archives
box 4, folder 6
Norman Norell; Traina-Norell (Firm). Store Window Display Featuring "Fencing Jacket" Ensembles by Traina-Norell .
1946. Norman Norell collection; Scrapbooks (KA0035.03). New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive
. Web. 27 May 2019
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