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Norman Norell collectionScrapbooks (KA0035.03) ➔ Fashion Presentation Featuring Traina-Norell Evening Gowns and Painted Backdrop

Photographic Material

Related people/organizations

Norman Norell (designer)
Traina-Norell (Firm) (designer)
Cecil Beaton (artist)


1948 – 1949

Work Type

photographic prints


8 in (width) x 10 in (height)


Fashion presentation featuring nine models wearing evening dresses in front of a painted backdrop that is signed by Cecil Beaton. Although the setting looks similar to photographs of a Traina-Norell fashion presentation held in Palm Beach in 1949, it is not known where this photograph was taken, or how many of the designs shown here were produced by Traina-Norell. This photograph was part of a larger scrapbook that can be found in Box OSx-3, Folder 6.

Related Terms

Kellen Design Archives


box 5, folder 2



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