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Vintage 1955 Traina-Norell Couture Watercolor Iris-Floral Print Satin Dress



This exquisite mid 1950's Traina-Norell designer dress in watercolor iris-floral print silk satin exemplifies their signature blend of couture-level quality with quintessentially American style— elegant in its simplicity. The bodice has an alluring cuffed shelf-bust with a wide cummerbund nipped-waist. The backside has a flirty back bow-tie design. The dramatic full circle-skirt 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:27 inches Hips:Free Sweep Total Length:44 inches This vintage Traina-Norell designer party dress is in excellent condition with no rips,stains or holes. Perfectly working back metal-zipper. It appears at some point the back seams have been let-out which can easily be put back if desired. This item is over 50 years old and is truly stunning!


  • Designer
  • Brand
  • Dimensions
    Bust: 34 in. (86.36 cm)Waist: 27 in. (68.58 cm)
  • Style
    New Look (In the Style Of)
  • Place of Origin
    United States
  • Period
  • Material Notes
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Excellent.
  • Seller Location
    Beverly Hills, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: AU120923309241

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    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Beverly Hills, CA
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

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