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Norman Norell collectionScrapbooks (KA0035.03) ➔ Traina-Norell Gown #140

Photographic Material

Related people/organizations

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



Work Type

photographic prints


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

Related Terms

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. 21 Oct 2019.

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