norman norell

1960s Norman Norell Beautiful Blue Shift 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 with a master's hand and every line and seam placed exactly where it should be. This particular dress is a classic created from a very unusual and bright color choice for Norell that makes it that much more special and I love it. It is a sleeveless wool crepe shift dress in a bright robin's egg blue. I love that it has this fabulous little pockets at the hip and each pocket is functional. 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 matching blue, fine tissue silk that is entirely hand set. It closes with a hand set back metal zipper. The two tiny front pockets are functional. There is the teeniest, tiniest bit of fading at the exterior under the arm but I am being picky and it certainly does not affect it once one. Some small discoloration to the interior lining that also does not show when on. Priced accordingly.

Bust: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 37" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD2270

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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