The New School Archives Digital Collections

Norman Norell collection 1941 – 1974

Collection, KA003501

Photographs (KA0035.01)
Realia (KA0035.02)
Scrapbooks (KA0035.03)
Sketches (KA0035.04)
Moving images (KA0035.05)


Norman Norell (1900-1972) was the first American fashion designer to compete successfully with French couture. In 1943, he received the first Coty American Fashion Critics Award, and in 1956 he was inducted into the Coty Hall of Fame. Norell served as a visiting critic at Parsons School of Design from 1943 to 1972. The collection includes awards, biographical material, clippings, fashion sketches, photographs, publicity scrapbooks, and five examples of Norell's clothing.

Related collections

Parsons School of Design Alumni Association records
Parsons School of Design Fashion Design Department records

Collection Guide

Guide to the Norman Norell collection

Related people/organizations

William J. Cunningham
Peter Moore
Norman Norell
Traina-Norell (Firm)

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