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Norman Norell collectionScrapbooks (KA0035.03) ➔ Black Velvet "Necklace Dress" with Jewels by Van Cleef & Arpels

Photographic Material


Related people/organizations

Norman Norell (designer)
Traina-Norell (Firm) (designer)
Van Cleef & Arpels (designer)

Date

1945

Work Type

photographic prints

Measurements

8 in (width) x 10 in (height)

Description

Traina-Norell evening dress worn with opera-length gloves. A newspaper article featuring this exact photograph indicates that the dress was known as the "necklace dress" since it "calls for elegant jewels to complete its lines." The diamond jewelry shown on the model, including a necklace, bracelet, earrings, and hair clips, is by Van Cleef & Arpels. The article also indicates that this is a black velvet hourglass sheath dress with a bustle back, which can partially be seen from this image. The photograph was part of a larger scrapbook that can now be found in Box OSx-1, Folder 11, along with the newspaper article in which it was featured.

Source

"Gem Halter." New York World Telegram, November 12, 1945.

Related Terms

Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Design Archives

Location

box 4, folder 2

Identifier

KA0035_000016

Citation

Norman Norell; Traina-Norell (Firm); Van Cleef & Arpels. Black Velvet "Necklace Dress" with Jewels by Van Cleef & Arpels. 1945. Norman Norell collection; Scrapbooks (KA0035.03). New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 26 Jun 2019.

Use Restrictions

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