evening dress with stole
evening dress with stole
evening dress with stole
evening dress with stole

evening dress with stole

Norman Norell (American, 1900-1972)

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The flowers on the French fabric of this elegant dress are camellias. The patterning of the fabric resulted from a combination of painted warps (chiné) and damask weave, a very complicated and expensive weaving process. The waist, which is raised in the front and dips in the back, is decorated with a bow below the bust.

Norell’s superb construction techniques made his ready-to-wear garments as fine as any French couture creations. He was instrumental in launching ready-to-wear in the United States.

Mrs. S. E. Knudsen, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; Indianapolis Museum of Art (September 18, 1980).

Object Information

artist
Norman Norell (American, 1900-1972)
creation date
early 1960s
materials
silk
mark descriptions
Norman Norell / New York
accession number
80.259A-B
credit line
Gift of Mrs. S. E. Knudson
copyright
© Norman Norell
collection
Textile and Fashion Arts
colors

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