Woman's dress

American
Spring, 1950
Designed for Traina-Norell (American, founded 1941), Norman Norell (American, 1900–1972)


Dimensions

Center back: 98 cm (38 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

2011.47

Medium or Technique

Taffeta and gros de Londres taffeta

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Tafetta cocktail dress with strapless black bodice and India pink skirt. Pink sash ties into a large bow at hip. Unlined, with zipper on side of bodice. Spring 1950.

Inside label:
“Traina-Norell
New York”

Provenance

By 2011 with Decades, Inc., Los Angeles; 2011, purchased from Decades by the MFA (Accession date: March 23, 2011)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Bonnie Covington