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Norman Norell collectionScrapbooks (KA0035.03) ➔ "Basque" Silhouette Dress with Lace-Up Bodice

Photographic Material

Related people/organizations

Norman Norell (designer)
Traina-Norell (Firm) (designer)



Work Type

photographic prints


8 in (width) x 10 in (height)


Unknown model posing in front of an ornate table and lamp wearing a Traina-Norell dress featuring a loose black wool skirt and fitted blue tweed jersey top with a square neckline, short sleeves, and lacing that extends down the front of the boned bodice. The dress is worn with a large black beret, black pumps, and elbow-length black gloves. A newspaper article that features this exact photograph indicates that the dress is an example of the "New Basque Silhouette", which was known for boning and skirt ease. This photograph was part of a larger scrapbook that can be found in Box OSx-1, Folder 11, along with the newspaper article that features this photograph (paper and date unknown).



Related Terms

Kellen Design Archives


box 4, folder 2



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