This gorgeous, documented 1957 Traina-Norell designer gown, in lightweight silk, exemplifies their signature blend of couture-level quality with quintessentially American style—elegant in its simplicity. The print itself is a masterpiece; large scale red and pink rose garden with a chic black background. The sleeveless bodice has a flattering hourglass belted waist and dramatic backless design. I love the sculpted narrowing full-length skirt with slightly trained bottom. The silhouette will turn any woman into a temptress. 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: 58 inches
This Traina Norell designer garment is in excellent condition with no rips, stains or holes. Perfectly working back metal-zipper. A gown from this Traina Norell collection of 1957 was photographed for the March 18, 1957 issue of Life Magazine. Highly wearable and an investment piece that will continue to increase in value.