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1954 Traina-Norell Embroidered Leaf Motif Applique Mocha Organza Party Dress


This exquisite 1954 "Traina-Norell" rare designer dress fashioned from embroidered branch-like leaves motif print silk-organza exemplifies their signature blend of couture level quality with quintessentially American style- elegant in its simplicity. The bodice has an alluring thin-straps plunge with an adorable satin bow-tie waist. The dramatic full circle-skirt with original petticoat underpinning 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. Measurements Bust:33-34 inches Waist:25 inches Hips:Free Sweep Total Length:45 inches This vintage Traina-Norell designer dress is in excellent condition with no rips or holes. Perfectly working back metal-zipper. Original petticoat underpinning included. Only sign of age is some minor wear to the shoulder-straps and a few spots which are hard to detect.


  • Designer
  • Brand
  • In the Style Of
    New Look
  • Place of origin
    United States
  • Period
  • Condition
    Excellent. Excellent.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    D 45 in.

    D 114.3 cm

  • Bust
    34 in. (86.36 cm)
  • Waist
    25 in. (63.5 cm)
  • Length
    45 in. (114.3 cm)
  • Seller location
    Beverly Hills, CA
  • Reference number

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