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Norman Norell collectionScrapbooks (KA0035.03) ➔ The Blum Store Window Display Featuring White Evening Dresses by Traina-Norell

Photographic Material

Related people/organizations

Norman Norell (designer)
Traina-Norell (Firm) (designer)
The Blum Store (commissioner)


1946 – 1947

Work Type

photographic prints


8 in (width) x 10 in (height)


The Blum Store window display featuring mannequins wearing white evening dresses by Traina-Norell, which are described as "Abstract White" on a sign resting on the floor. The dress on the mannequin on the left appears to have long trains of fabric that extend from the shoulders down the back. The mannequin on the right wears a similar but one-shouldered dress, which also appears to have one long train extending down the back. Both mannequins are adorned with jewels, including necklaces, pins, bracelets, and hair clips. The mannequins also hold embellished handbags, and are shown next to a small table displaying perfumes and other accessories, as well as a sign and what appears to be pieces of abstract art. The photograph was part of a larger scrapbook that can be found in Box OSx-2, Folder 3.

Related Terms

Kellen Design Archives


box 4, folder 6



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