(designer)Van Cleef & Arpels
8 in (width) x 10 in (height)
Traina-Norell bare-shouldered jersey gown that ties around the neck and is worn with opera-length plum-colored jersey gloves. The photograph was sent with a press release issued by the advertising agency N. W. Ayer & Son, Inc., which can be found with the accompanying photo in Box OSx-2, Folder 1, along with editorials featuring this same dress. The press release indicates that the dress is designed as a "background" for jewels, which is why it is shown with a diamond brooch, tiara, earrings, and a golden snake necklace, all by Van Cleef & Arpels.
81 prints #42
Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Design Archives
box 4, folder 6
Norman Norell; Traina-Norell (Firm); Van Cleef & Arpels. Traina-Norell Gown #140.
1946. Norman Norell collection; Scrapbooks (KA0035.03). New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive
. Web. 15 Jul 2019
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