norman norell

1960s Couture Silk Norman Norell Dress

From the same estate as the cream Norell I have in the shop, this black silk version is the epitome of chic. It was custom made and has a numbered tag inside denoting its status and order information. The finish is incredible and it is very well tailored, beautifully constructed and made from the best possible silk that you could acquire. Every line is a study in thought and detailing. The neck is high with a pointed collar that sits atop a band so the height is even more exaggerated. The bodice blouses over the torso and the sleeves are full and balloon to to a three button cuff. This gives the effect of the waist being nipped in and the wide glossy black belt creates a dramatic statement and give the illusion of the tiniest possible waist. The skirt has an immense amount of fabric and yet it sits perfectly without adding bulk. His signature hand set deep hem is done invisibly on this one but the weight of that deep hem acts as a design element in keeping the skirt in perfect drapes. Really one of the best Norell day pieces I have ever seen. Very chic, very rare and in excellent condition.

Shoulders: 14.5"
Sleeves: 24.5"
Bust: to 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13.25" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: 12" from neck to top of the waist band
Waist band: 2"
Skirt: 29" from bottom of the waist band to hem

Constructed of two layers of the same exterior silk through the bodice and skirt with the sleeves a single layer. It closes with the front fabric covered buttons, hook & eye at the waist and hidden snaps under the waist line. Each cuff closes with three fabric covered buttons. The belt is attached to the dress at each side and stamped Norman Norell on the back. Hand finished and the silk is of extremely high quality and a very luxurious weight.

Modern Sizing equivalent: SML

Item# DD1162

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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