Dress

One of 319 objects in the series: Dallas Museum of Fashion Collection available on this site.

Description

A) Daytime dress of oyster white linen designed as a "Sailor Dress". Straight silhouette and short sleeves. Blue "sailor collar" trimmed with two bands of white linen. Sleeves are likewise edged in a wide blue band with two white linen stripes. Red silk faille tie fastened with hook & eye closure in back. Street-length skirt has two patch pockets at front. Three darts at front sides and two at back sides. Zipper closure at left side. Unlined with petersham of oyster grosgrain ribbon with hook-and-eye closure. Designer's label at bottom left side seam at hem: "Traina-Norell / New York" B) ... continued below

Creation Information

Norell, Norman 1956.

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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 16 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)

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A) Daytime dress of oyster white linen designed as a "Sailor Dress". Straight silhouette and short sleeves. Blue "sailor collar" trimmed with two bands of white linen. Sleeves are likewise edged in a wide blue band with two white linen stripes. Red silk faille tie fastened with hook & eye closure in back. Street-length skirt has two patch pockets at front. Three darts at front sides and two at back sides. Zipper closure at left side. Unlined with petersham of oyster grosgrain ribbon with hook-and-eye closure.

Designer's label at bottom left side seam at hem: "Traina-Norell / New York"

B) Narrow navy blue belt backed in leather. Simulated patent leather (?) facing. Illegible marks on back.

Notes

This object was part of the Dallas Museum of Fashion collection. Founded in 1960 by the Fashion Group, Inc. of Dallas, the collection comprised important items of historic and current fashion. It was housed in the Apparel Mart, Dallas, and operated as the Dallas Museum of Fashion from 1960 until 1971. It moved to what was then North Texas State University in 1972, and became the Texas Fashion Collection.

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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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Creation Date

  • 1956

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  • Aug. 18, 2014, 8:52 a.m.

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  • March 4, 2015, 4:02 p.m.

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Norell, Norman. Dress, physical object, 1956; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330415/: accessed November 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Visual Arts + Design.