This iconic "Norman Norell" designer nautical-sailor dress in midweight linen exemplifies his signature blend of couture level quality with quintessentially American style-elegant in its simplicity. The bodice has an adorable detachable red-bow and sailor flap-collar. I love the hourglass belted waistline. Complete with side-pockets and beautiful pearl-covered buttons. 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.
Bust: 37-38 inches
Waist: 34 inches
Hips: 40 inches
Total Length: 49 inches
This vintage designer garment is in excellent condition with no rips,stains or holes. It is fully lined and has no missing buttons. This garment is over 40 years old and is truly stunning.