Cocktail dress in black slipper satin with belt

Norman Norell1957/1959

Museum of the City of New York

Museum of the City of New York
New York, NY, United States

A: Black slipper satin cocktail dress; below-knee length; divided halter neckline, spaghetti ties behind neck; fitted bodice, curving below natural waistline into short peplum; finely knife-pleated full skirt, joined to separate rounded bust panels pleated from join to apex of bust; center back zipper closure; attached pale pink crepe de chine and black chantilly lace bralette, attached horsehair banded taffeta petticoat. B: Self fabric with covered buckle. Label, A: Traina-Norell / New York ; Nan Duskin / Philadelphia.


  • Title: Cocktail dress in black slipper satin with belt
  • Creator: Norman Norell
  • Creator Birth Date: 1900
  • Creator Death Date: 1972
  • Date Created: 1957/1959
  • Location Created: New York (N.Y.)
  • Type: Cocktail dress
  • Medium: Satin, Silk (textile), Crepe de Chine, Chantilly Lace, Horsehair, Taffeta
  • Fashion house, designer, label: Traina-Norell / Nan Duskin

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