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Norman Norell collectionScrapbooks (KA0035.03) ➔ Sequined Formal Gown with Black Corselet

Photographic Material

Related people/organizations

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



Work Type

photographic prints


8 in (width) x 10 in (height)


Floor-length white formal gown of unknown sequined material with a v-shaped neckline, short butterfly sleeves, and a black corselet with white laces that is worn over the dress. Norell's corselet (or "corselette") look was used on a variety of other formal gowns that he made during this time. The photograph was sent with a short press release issued by the CBS Fashion Service, and can be found with the accompanying letter in Box OSx-1, Folder 8. The press release indicates that the model is Patrice Munsel, an American coloratura soprano who appeared on the CBS program "The Family Hour".

Related Terms

Kellen Design Archives


box 3, folder 7



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