Woman's "New Look" suit

About 1950
Norman Norell (American, 1900–1972), Designed for Traina-Norell (American, founded 1941), Retailed by Filenes Department Store, Boston (American, founded 1911)

Object Place: New York, New York, United States


Overall: 81.3 x 73.7cm (32 x 29in.) Other (Skirt only): 68 x 43cm (26 3/4 x 16 15/16in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk grosgrain with silk grosgrain covered metal buttons, belt carriers, grosgrain waistband tape, metal closure, and jacquard silk label

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Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Black silk rep. Fitted jacket, cinched waist, long flared lined skirt; Peter Pan collar, wide sasheds from shoulders, tie at front, 3/4 straight sleeves, 10 covered button closure at front; 2 belt carriers; grosgrain waistband. Drop-gathered, short and flared skirt; hook-and-eye and zipper closure at side. Labels: “Traina-Norell, New York” and “The French Shops, Filene’s Boston.”


About 1950, purchased from Filene's French Shops by Harriet Wilinsky Goodman; Gift to the MFA December 10, 1980.

Credit Line

Gift of Harriet Wilinsky Goodman