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Norman Norell collectionScrapbooks (KA0035.03) ➔ Traina-Norell Gown No. 533

Photographic Material

Related people/organizations

Norman Norell (designer)
Traina-Norell (Firm) (designer)
Farkas S. Zoltan (photographer)
Harry Winston, Inc. (designer)



Work Type

photographic prints


8 in (width) x 10 in (height)


Dinner dress featuring a boat-necked, black wool jersey top and "waltzing" skirt with a white lily lace overlay. The photograph was sent with a press release issued by the advertising agency N. W. Ayer & Son, and can be found with the accompanying letter in Box OSx-2, Folder 8. The description in the press release indicates that this dress was part of Traina-Norell's "precedent-shattering" spring collection from 1947, which declared that, "Daytime skirts are longer, nighttime skirts are shorter." The model also wears black pumps and opera-length gloves in addition to a diamond and platinum bracelet, necklace, ear clips, and hair clips, all designed by Harry Winston.


Complimentary Print/NOT FOR PUBLICATION/N. W. Ayer & Son Inc./30 Rockefeller Plaza/New York 20, N.Y./Telephone, Circle 6-0200;Photographs By/Zoltan S. Farkas, Inc

Related Terms

Kellen Design Archives


box 4, folder 8



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