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Norman Norell collectionScrapbooks (KA0035.03) ➔ Norman Norell with Models Wearing His Designs at a Neiman Marcus Presentation

Photographic Material

Related people/organizations

Norman Norell (designer)
Traina-Norell (Firm) (designer)
Neiman Marcus (commissioner)



Work Type

photographic prints


8 in (width) x 10 in (height)


Norman Norell with a group of four models wearing Traina-Norell designs from his spring/summer 1949 collection. A newspaper article from The Dallas Morning News indicates that Norell brought his own models from New York to a Neiman Marcus presentation in Dallas, which is where this photograph was taken. The article includes descriptions of each ensemble, which are as follows, from left to right: day-length evening dress of enormous blue and black dots on white chiffon with a large hat; china blue and white taffeta dress with puffed sleeves based on fashions of 1828-1830; stiff shantung summer coat worn over a black chiffon dress with a straw hat; white organdy evening dress with a canary yellow satin sash, two pink roses, and sable trim. This photograph was originally part of a larger scrapbook that can now be found in Box OSx-3, Folder 4.


Gay, Simpson. "One Focal Point to a Costume Enough, Says Trend Setting Designer Norell." The Dallas Morning News, March 15, 1949.

Related Terms

Kellen Design Archives


box 5, folder 2




Norman Norell; Traina-Norell (Firm). Norman Norell with Models Wearing His Designs at a Neiman Marcus Presentation. 1949. Norman Norell collection; Scrapbooks (KA0035.03). New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 22 Oct 2019.

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