1960's-1970's Norman Norell Iconic Mermaid Gown Spring Green Sequins on Silk

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I am thrilled to have acquired this iconic Mermaid Gown designed by Norman Norell in the late 1960's or very early 1970's. A few years ago I listed a small collection of these dresses and sold several to the Metropolitan Museum. This dress is definitely worthy of museum consideration, it is in excellent condition and still retains the original hang tag and small package of extra sequins. In the late 1960's these dresses retailed for $3000.00 to $4000.00 each and were the most expensive dresses in America. All of these dresses are made from the lightest silk jersey and then they are hand beaded in sequins custom made in Paris to match the fabric. This dress is the classic mermaid design, made from silk jersey, which hugs every curve. The fabric has a bit of stretch and the dress will fit a range of sizes. It has a high neckline and long sleeves with a three button cuff at the wrists. There is an invisible zipper at the center back of the dress. It is in excellent condition and was retailed by I. Magnin. The measurements were taken with the dress laying flat and not stretched.
Measurements;
Shoulders 15"
Bust 34"
Waist 27"
Hips 35"
Sleeve 27"
Length 59"
Details
Designer
Norman Norell
Brand
Norman Norell
Place of Origin
United States
Period
Mid-20th Century
Condition
Excellent
Dimensions
59 in. L
150 cm L
Marked Size
Small-Medium (US)
Bust
34 in. (86 cm)
Waist
27 in. (69 cm)
Hip
35 in. (89 cm)
Length
59 in. (150 cm)
Dealer Location
New Hope, PA
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU472516023
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Located in New Hope, PA

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