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Norman Norell collectionScrapbooks (KA0035.03) ➔ Traina-Norell Gown No. 524

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)


Evening gown featuring a blue faille "Bo-Peep" bodice and narrow skirt of paneled fringe (possibly in black). The dress is worn with a three-cornered, fringed scarf, as well as black pumps, opera-length gloves, and a diamond bracelet, necklace, and ear clips, all designed by Harry Winston. 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 Norell's newsworthy collection of Spring 1947, which featured hemlines cut eight inches off the floor that were intended to "revolutionize the American look".


Complimentary Print/NOT FOR PUBLICATION/N. W. Ayer & Son Inc./30 Rockefeller Plaza/New York 20, N.Y./Telephone, Circle 6-0200;Photographs By/Zoltan S. Farkas, Inc;7351;15

Related Terms

Kellen Design Archives


box 4, folder 8



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