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

Photographic Material

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Norman Norell (designer)
Traina-Norell (Firm) (designer)



Work Type

photographic prints


8 in (width) x 10 in (height)


Unknown store window display featuring mannequins wearing black evening dresses by Traina-Norell, which are described as "bewitching" on a sign resting on the floor. The mannequin on the left appears to be wearing a floor-length dress that wraps around the neck and exposes the wearer's shoulders. The model on the right wears a buttoned sheath dress, which is described as a "jeweled chinese sheath dress" in "velvety black wool jersey" according to a newspaper advertisement that features this same look. Both mannequins wear lace masks, jewelry, and hold long gloves and evening bags. The mannequin on the left appears to be sitting on a giant apple while other apple decorations hang from the ceiling. The floor displays perfume, accessories, and numerous masks, which are part of the theme of the window installation. The photograph was part of a larger scrapbook that can be found in Box OSx-2, Folder 3, and features a small "Hare" logo on the bottom right corner, which is presumably connected to a photography business.

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Kellen Design Archives


box 4, folder 6



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