1960 Norman Norell Sequin Star Novelty Black Sheer Illusion Tulle Gown


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1960 Norman Norell Sequin Star Novelty Black Sheer Illusion Tulle Gown

$2,900.00 USD

ID: 1125203

Size: medium

Condition: Excellent

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This iconic Norman Norell couture gown exemplifies his signature blend of couture level quality with quintessentially American style; elegant in its simplicity. Dating back to his 1959-60 collection, this is everything you want in a Norman Norell dress. The fabrics used are of the highest-quality; black silk lined net-tulle which feels so soft against the skin. The silver star sequins are individually hand-sewn, which must have taken weeks to complete. The bodice is a seductive low-cut strapless illusion with lean, long sheer sleeves. I love the nipped waist full-skirting which totally channels "Old Hollywood" glamour. 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 design and superb quality of this garment more than meets his exacting standards. Museum quality showstopper.

Bust: 36-37 inches
Waist: 28 inches
Hips: Free Sweep
Sleeve Length: 24 inches
Total Length: 58 inches

This rare Norman Norell garment is in excellent condition with no rips, stains or holes. Perfectly working hand-set back hook/eye closures. Immaculate condition. A wearable investment piece that will only go up in value.