1960s Vintage Norman Norell Sleeveless Green Shift Dress

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This is a vintage 1960's timeless sleeveless green shift dress from designer Norman Norell. This fully lined structured wool dress has 2 pockets in the front and 4 black buttons down the back. This dress was originally purchased in the late 1960's at a store called Martha Weathered.This is a classic dress that can easily fit into a modern wardrobe. Here are some interesting facts about Norman Norell:

1. Norman Norell was born David Levinson but changed his name after he studied fashion illustration at Parson's.

2. Norell was a designer for Hattie Carnegie for 12 years.

3. He partnered with Anthony Traina, who backed Norell financially, and started the firm Traina-Norell in 1941.

4. He received his first Coty award in 1943.

5. Norman Norell's designs can be seen in movies including; That Touch of Mink, The Wheeler Diaries and Solid Gold Cadillac.

6. Michelle Obama, the First Lady of the United States, wore a vintage Norell dress at a Washington Christmas party in December, 2010

Bust: 38"
Waist: 34"
Hips: 38"
Length from top of shoulder to waist: 13"
Length from waist: 37"

Details

  • Designer
    Norman Norell
  • Brand
    Norman Norell
  • Place of Origin
    United States
  • Period
    1960-1969
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Bust
    38 in. (97 cm)
  • Waist
    34 in. (86 cm)
  • Hip
    38 in. (97 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Portland, OR
  • Reference Number
    LU2232772652
About the Seller

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Located in Portland, OR

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