c1963-65 Norman Norell Pink Boucle Cropped Jacket Suit
A Norman Norell suit is always a classic and this one is exceptional - both for its avant garde and modern feel and also that it has been done in that incredible pink color. The fabric is a decent weight for a boucle but it is not so thick that it too heavy to wear. Just a well made, excellent quality weight.The skirt is cut slim and straight and falls just past the knee (note in the picture the skirt bubbles out on the side a touch - this is the angle of the mannequin's hip and it sits perfect on a real girl). The jacket is cropped just above the waistline and feels so modern at this length. I love the huge matte round buttons that close it too - they are an unusual choice and really add to the suits appeal. It is very chic and structured in feel. It is also impeccably made with lots of couture level hand finishes put into the construction. This piece (and others to come) were sourced by my fellow dealer and collaborator, David Sheflin, and are from a collection of runway samples and custom made pieces. All the Norell's to list in the near future, including this one, were sourced from one the house models. She dated this one as from the 1963-655 time period or near to that. Excellent condition.
Both pieces are fully lined in a cream hand set silk. The jacket closes down the front with buttons and the skirt closes with a hand set back zipper, with a large snap and flat hook & eye at the waist Proper finished button holes and pockets along each seam at the hip. Hand finished throughout and weights in the lining of the skirt so it sits proper. Made to demi-couture standards. The color is best shown in the label photo.
Bust: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 16" from neck to hem
Waist: 12" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 25" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML
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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