norman norell

1960s Structured Blue Norman Norell Dress

Chic and sophisticated, the true connoisseur of vintage cannot go long in collecting before a Norman Norell lands in her closet. His dresses are cut masterfully and beautifully with every line and seam placed exactly where it should be. This particular dress is a classic and I love it. It is a sleeveless wool crepe in a deep blue, with the skirt set into the waist with soft gathers so it has just a touch of volume. I love that it has hidden pockets along the side seams. I also love the little label that tells you which way is the front. Don't be fooled by it's simplicity - it is seamed and constructed to couture levels and the finishes within it are superb. A classic that will last you a lifetime and then still be relevant! Excellent condition.

Fully lined in a fine grade, deep blue silk that is hand set. It closes with a side painted metal zipper. The shoulder on one side closes with hand set hook & eye. Hidden, silk lined pockets along the hip seams. There is a small repair on the back near the shoulder that is well very well done and does not distract. The interior construction is to couture standards.

Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15" from top of bodice to waist
Skirt: 24" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: MED

Item# DD1919

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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