norman norell

1960s Norman Norell Wool Crepe Back Button Shift Dress

Chic and sophisticated, for the girl that is addicted to the vintage version of the little black dress, it is impossible to go very long before a Norman Norell lands in her closet. His dresses are cut so masterfully with every line and seam placed exactly where it should be to flatter the body and create an air of sophistication without feeling like you are trying to hard. This particular dress is a fabulous example of just that and the lines are just lovely. It is a chic wool jersey sheath whose fabric has a bit of texture to it and a long and sleek line to the cut. The neckline is high and the upper bodice accented through the seaming with the armholes cut deep in his signature squared off cut. From there it falls in a sleek column with a half belt that buttons into place bringing in the waist very subtly to give just the hint of definition. Under this are to top set pockets that sit on the hip. More delicious details at the back with big buttons closing it. 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 black silk and closes at the back with the buttons as shown. The belt buttons into place. Proper button holes finishes on all. Hand finished throughout and made to demi-couture standards.

Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 43.5" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD2459

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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