An incredibly chic and totally timeless Traina-Norell designer ivory silk satin full-skirted cocktail dress dating back to the mid 1950's. This exquisite Traina-Norell museum quality dress exemplifies their signature blend of couture-level quality with quintessential American style— elegant in it's simplicity. The gorgeous garment is fashioned from luxorious mid-weight creamy white silk satin which feels like heaven against the skin. The beautiful bodice has tailored 3/4-length sleeves and matching lace-overlay buttons. The flattering nipped waist full skirted design finishes this garment off with a perfect "new look" silhouette. 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. Would make a divine red carpet look or beautiful bridal moment!
Bust: 35-36 inches
Waist: 28 inches
Hips: Free Sweep
Total Length: 46 inches
This 1950's Traina-Norell for Woolf Brothers Kansas City designer dress is in excellent condition with no rips, holes or alternations. Fabric is very rich and of the highest quality. Only signs of wear are some very faint underarm discolor and one pin-sized spot on the left sleeve. Please message for detailed pictures. This garment is highly wearable and an investment piece that will continue to increase in value.