norman norell

1950s Wool Norman Norell Camel Coat

From the early couture/demi-couture label this is a lovely classic knit wool coat by Norman Norell. No one did classic like Norell and his earlier pieces seem to cater to that certain lady of means that wanted well made, beautifully cut and tailored pieces like this. The coat is cut simply with no collar and simple sleeves. It buttons down the front with large rounded buttons. An attached belt wraps around the waist to give some definition and sense of shape tot he otherwise tubular body of the coat. I love the wide open side pockets that sit on each hip. Its a good weight but not cumbersome - the wearer still can mover freely and not feel weighted down. Excellent condition

Unlined with finished edges to the seams. There is muslin around the neck and armholes and along the inner front edges so it might have been lined at some point. The inside is well finished so it does not feel like it is missing so I cant be sure. The belt is attached and it close with buttons at the front. The buttonholes are properly finished.

Sleeves: 23"
Shoulders: 14"
Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips:22 " flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 36" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML

Item# C216

This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.

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