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Norman Norell collectionScrapbooks (KA0035.03) ➔ Jordan Marsh Store Display Featuring Ensemble by Traina-Norell

Photographic Material


Related people/organizations

Norman Norell (designer)
Traina-Norell (Firm) (designer)
Jordan Marsh (commissioner)

Date

1947

Work Type

photographic prints

Measurements

8 in (width) x 10 in (height)

Description

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.

Inscription

Miss Scudder

Source

Christy, Marian. "Grand Old Master . . . Fashion Career Spans Decades." News-Journal. http://www.newspapers.com/newspage/46971897/.

Related Terms

Kellen Design Archives

Location

box 4, folder 8

Identifier

KA0035_000036

Citation

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. Web. 20 Jul 2019.

Use Restrictions

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