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Norman Norell collectionScrapbooks (KA0035.03) ➔ White Taffeta Corselet Wedding Dress

Photographic Material


Related people/organizations

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

Date

1945

Work Type

photographic prints

Measurements

8 in (width) x 10 in (height)

Description

Unknown model stepping out of a doorway wearing a white taffeta bridal gown with a full skirt, round gathered neckline, short puff sleeves, and a corselet piece that shows Victorian influence. The dress is worn with a pearl necklace, matching white opera-length gloves, and a hip-length veil with flowers at the top of the head. 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 Eleanor Lambert, a pioneer in promoting the American fashion industry, and can be found with the accompanying letter issued by Lambert in Box OSx-1, Folder 8. The press release also indicates that the bride wears "Muguet de Bois" perfume by Coty.

Related Terms

Kellen Design Archives

Location

box 3, folder 7

Identifier

KA0035_000011

Citation

Norman Norell; Traina-Norell (Firm). White Taffeta Corselet Wedding Dress . 1945. Norman Norell collection; Scrapbooks (KA0035.03). New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 19 Jul 2019.

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