This seductive Traina-Norell designer dress dates back to their 1956 couture collection. Fashioned in midweight silk-rayon & satin, this rare garment exemplifies their signature blend of high-level quality with quintessentially American style; elegant in its simplicity. The bodice has an alluring mock halter with chic ruched sides. The back has a flirty criss cross cut-out design. The figure flattering silhouette accentuates the bust, nips in the waist and skims the hip with a skirted peplum in such a classic "Old Hollywood" way. As pointed out in the book "Couture: The Great Designers", Norell had a profound influence on the ready-to-wear industry and on younger American designers by insisting that off-the-rack clothing be as fine as made-to-order. The masterful construction and superb quality of this garment more than meets his exacting standards.
Bust: 34-35 inches
Waist: 26 inches
Hips: up to 37 inches
Total Length: 60 inches
This Traina-Norell is in excellent condition with no rips, stains or holes. Perfectly working side metal-zipper. A wearable investment piece that will only go up in value.