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)
Dealer Location
Beaverton, OR
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU2232772652
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1stdibs seller since 2015
Located in Beaverton, OR

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