8 in (width) x 10 in (height)
Jordan Marsh department store display featuring a potted plant, what appears to be hanging moss in the background, and a mannequin wearing a summer ensemble by Traina-Norell, as indicated on a sign that is resting on the ground. The ensemble includes a fitted bolero jacket with what appears to be a feather-shaped silver clip fastening the jacket under a Peter Pan collar. The jacket is worn over a striped dress with a skirt that extends almost down to the ankles, which was one of the hallmarks of Norell's designs from 1947. The mannequin also wears a wide-brimmed hat, black pumps, and multiple bracelets. The inscription on the back (Miss Scudder) may be referring to Mrs. Wallace Scudder, a client that bought 100 of Norell's dresses a year, as the designer claimed in an interview from 1974.
Christy, Marian. "Grand Old Master . . . Fashion Career Spans Decades." News-Journal. http://www.newspapers.com/newspage/46971897/.
Kellen Design Archives
box 4, folder 8
Norman Norell; Traina-Norell (Firm). Jordan Marsh Store Display Featuring Ensemble by Traina-Norell .
1947. Norman Norell collection; Scrapbooks (KA0035.03). New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive
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