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Vintage 1960 Norman Norell Sequin Star Novelty Black Sheer Illusion Tulle Gown



This iconic Norman Norell couture gown exemplifies his signature blend of couture level quality with quintessentially American style; elegant in its simplicity. Dating back to his 1959-60 collection, this is everything you want in a Norman Norell dress. The fabrics used are of the highest-quality; black silk lined net-tulle which feels so soft against the skin. The silver star sequins are individually hand-sewn, which must have taken weeks to complete. The bodice is a seductive low-cut strapless illusion with lean, long sheer sleeves. I love the nipped waist full-skirting which totally channels "Old Hollywood" glamour. 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 design and superb quality of this garment more than meets his exacting standards. Museum quality showstopper. Measurements Bust: 36-37 inches Waist: 28 inches Hips: Free Sweep Sleeve Length: 24 inches Total Length: 58 inches This rare Norman Norell garment is in excellent condition with no rips, stains or holes. Perfectly working hand-set back hook/eye closures. Immaculate condition. A wearable investment piece that will only go up in value.


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  • Dimensions
    Bust: 36 in. (91.44 cm)Waist: 28 in. (71.12 cm)
  • Place of Origin
    United States
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  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Beverly Hills, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU30910885062

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