norman norell

1960s Unlabeled Norman Norell Creamy Ivory Silk Knife Pleat Dress

This wonderful little dress had a label when I acquired it many years ago but has lost it along the way somehow. It is not perfect which is why I have had it tucked away all this time. However, it is too pretty to not give it a chance at a second life and if you are creative and can find a way to restore it, or are just OK to wear something not perfect that this is an incredible high quality dress for the price point. The dress is made out of a very high quality silk and the entire thing has been meticulously knife pleated. The bodice has a deep V at both the front and back and even the side panels that wrap around the bust under this and show on each side have been pleated. The bodice panels go down and into a wide band at the waist where the pleats have been places the other way for a bit of visual impact. Below that the pleated skirt flares out with lots of movement. It is gorgeous but make sore to review the photos and read the full description below. 

Unlined and closes with a side set painted metal zipper. Hand finishes throughout to demi-couture standards. The fabric itself is strong and sturdy and has no issues but there is a spot on one side of the bodice and there are also watermarks that run up along the skirt. Please review the last two photos.

Bust: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: 11" from top of shoulder to top of waist band
Waist band: 5"
Skirt: 27" from bottom of the waist band to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# E669

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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