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Norman Norell collectionScrapbooks (KA0035.03) ➔ Beige Shirt-Waist Dress with Long Navy Blue Jerkin

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Norman Norell (designer)


September 1965

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photographic prints


8 in (width) x 10 in (height)


Long puff-sleeved shirtdress featuring a peter pan collar, knife-pleated knee-length skirt, and a long vest or sleeveless jacket with a low-belted waist and two hip pockets. The ensemble appears to be worn with a high beret-style hat and floral embellishment on the proper left shoulder. An editorial featuring this exact look from the October 1965 issue of Harper's Bazaar describes it as: "Soft, heavy silk crepe with sharp-edged pleats in a creamy beige shirt-waist dress. Long jerkin in navy blue wool jersey, belted long in dubonnet, primed with a dubonnet carnation." As indicated in an accompanying note, this photograph was taken in Japan in September 1965, when the designer took a month to show his collection there. The dress was part of Norell's fall/winter 1965-1966 collection, which was greatly inspired by the flapper trends of the late 1920s. This photograph was originally part of a larger scrapbook that can now be found in Box OSx-3, Folder 10.


Harper's Bazaar, October 1965, 243.

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Kellen Design Archives


box 5, folder 10



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