8 in (width) x 10 in (height)
Traina-Norell evening dress featuring a full-length loose skirt, rounded neckline, long Juliet style sleeves, and a boned bodice with small dark buttons extending down the center front. The dress is part of a series of "Basque" silhouette dresses that Norell made at the time, which were known for boning and skirt ease. A newspaper article reporting on the collection indicates that the "long torso effect above full skirts stirred up some excitement." The photograph was part of a larger scrapbook that can be found in Box OSx-1, Folder 11.
Heartsill, Graydon. "Time Flits-[?]." Times Herald Dallas Texas, July 29, 1945.
Kellen Design Archives
box 4, folder 2
Norman Norell; Traina-Norell (Firm). Evening Dress with Long Sleeves and Boned Bodice .
1945. Norman Norell collection; Scrapbooks (KA0035.03). New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive
. Web. 20 Jul 2019
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