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Woman's dress

Sleeveless shift. Heavy-weight black wool and silk crepe. Short "Nehru" collar; gored miniskirt with high waist; 12 covered button closure on left shoulder, zipper closure at left side. Black silk lining. Labels: "Norman Norell, New York" and "The French Shops, Filene's...

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Designed by Norman Norell (1900-72), active 1932-72

Credit Line

Gift of Harriet Wilinsky Goodman

American, 1967

Object Place

New York, U.S.A.

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Medium or Technique

Silk and wool; crepe


Textiles and Fashion Arts