Cocktail Dress

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Cocktail dress of black faille and white linen with jacket and belt. A) Bolero style jacket in black silk faille. Center front opening with four small black circular buttons and bound buttonholes. Short, set-in sleeves trimmed with three matching buttons on tops of sleeves with bound buttonholes. Small welt pockets at sides. Jacket and sleeves lined in white silk satin. Combined designer/retailer label at center back neckline: "Neiman-Marcus Dallas / Traina-Norell" B) Dress of black silk faille. Set-in waistline with upper bodice of white linen. Linen bodice is sleeveless and has center front opening with five white circular plastic buttons ... continued below

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Norell, Norman 1953.

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This physical object is part of the collection entitled: Texas Fashion Collection and was provided by UNT College of Visual Arts + Design to Digital Library, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 32 times . More information about this object can be viewed below.

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  • Norell, Norman Norell, Norman (b. Noblesville, Indiana, USA, 1900 - d. New York, New York, USA, 1972)

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Manufacturer

  • Traina-Norell Traina-Norell (est. 1941 - disolved 1960) (Designed by Norman Norell)

Retailer

  • Neiman-Marcus Co. Neiman-Marcus Co. (est. 1907 by Herbert Marcus, Carrie Marcus-Neiman, and Al Neiman)

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Cocktail dress of black faille and white linen with jacket and belt.

A) Bolero style jacket in black silk faille. Center front opening with four small black circular buttons and bound buttonholes. Short, set-in sleeves trimmed with three matching buttons on tops of sleeves with bound buttonholes. Small welt pockets at sides. Jacket and sleeves lined in white silk satin.

Combined designer/retailer label at center back neckline: "Neiman-Marcus Dallas / Traina-Norell"

B) Dress of black silk faille. Set-in waistline with upper bodice of white linen. Linen bodice is sleeveless and has center front opening with five white circular plastic buttons and bound buttonholes. Banded collar extends to form bow tie ends. Mid-calf length skirt is full and formed by 10 panels. Left side zipper under arm hole. Black grosgrain ribbon petersham at natural waist with single hook & eye closure. Set-in waist section supported by metal boning. Lined in black silk in lower portion of skirt. Entire skirt section lined in heather brown woolen fabric to stiffen skirt.

C) Narrow belt covered in black silk faille. Rectangular self covered buckle.

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Texas Fashion Collection

The UNT Texas Fashion Collection is dedicated to the preservation and documentation of historically significant fashion, and serves as an educational and inspirational resource for students, researchers, and the general public. This vital resource is part of the UNT College of Visual Arts + Design.

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  • 1953

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  • Aug. 18, 2014, 8:52 a.m.

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  • Sept. 11, 2014, 11:46 a.m.

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Norell, Norman. Cocktail Dress, physical object, 1953; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330354/: accessed December 14, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Visual Arts + Design.