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Norman Norell collectionScrapbooks (KA0035.03) ➔ Dinner Dress with Sable Trim and Rose Embellishments

Photographic Material

Related people/organizations

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



Work Type

photographic prints


8 in (width) x 10 in (height)


Unknown model shown between two chairs with a decorated backdrop while wearing a satin dinner dress featuring a belted waist, full skirt, fur collar, and floral embellishments. This photograph was part of a larger scrapbook that can now be found in Box OSx-2, Folder 12, along with multiple newspaper editorials featuring this look. One article, featuring this exact photograph, indicates that the ensemble is made from acid green satin with a sable collar, pink roses, pink gloves, and a green velvet hat. Other articles and advertisements feature the same look described as being made with different colors and flowers, and also with various sleeve and skirt lengths, indicating that the ensemble was perhaps customizable.


Hammond, Fay. "History-Making Fashions Shown by I. Magnin Co." Los Angeles Times, September 10, 1948.

Related Terms

Kellen Design Archives


box 4, folder 9



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