norman norell

1960s Norman Norell Balloon Sleeve Jersey Dress

Similar to the silk version I have had of this dress, this sleek black jersey dress is the epitome of chic. The finish is incredible and it is very well tailored, beautifully constructed and the jersey it is constructed from lends itself perfectly to the draping required in those incredible sleeves. Every line is a study in thought and detailing. The neck is high and the bodice cut to skim over the torso. The sleeves are full and balloon to to a four button cuff. It is a testament to the detail during this time period that each button hole on the cuff is properly finished. The waist is cut somewhat loose but it has its original belt that nips in the waist and gives the illusion of the tiniest possible waist. The skirt has an immense amount of fabric and yet it sits perfectly without adding bulk. Really a fabulous Norell day piece. Very chic, very rare and in excellent condition.

Constructed of a fine black jersey and closes a back painted metal zipper. Each cuff closes with four buttons. The belt is  stamped Norman Norell on the back.

Shoulders: 13.5"
Sleeves: 27"
Bust: 18-19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: 16" from neck to waist
Skirt: 25" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD1805

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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