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Norman Norell collectionScrapbooks (KA0035.03) ➔ White Taffeta Corselet Wedding Dress on Model and Marionette

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 wearing a white taffeta bridal gown with a full skirt, round gathered neckline, short puff sleeves, and a corselet waist 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. The model is shown next to an identical marionette with the same complete wedding ensemble, which was used in the second edition of the Gotham Hosiery Company's "Gold Stripe Marionette Review" to promote new fashions and stocking trends. Norell's corselet (or "corselette") look was used on a variety of other formal gowns 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 5.

Related Terms

Kellen Design Archives


box 3, folder 7



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