Dinner dress in American Beauty rose silk faille. A: Mid-calf length dress with fitted bodice and jewel neckline; sleeveless; natural waistline; self piping at neck and armscye; bodice back open to waist, four self ties; full knife-pleated skirt; pinked and scalloped hem; self-faced bodice, skirt unlined. B: Matching belt, 1 1/2 inches wide; horizontally topstitched; rectangular buckle; sits at natural waistline. C: Boned, strapless American Beauty nylon net corselet petticoat; white net band at hip; full multi-tiered American Beauty rose net skirt. Label, A: Traina-Norell.


  • Title: Dinner dress in American Beauty rose silk faille
  • Creator: Norman Norell
  • Date Created: 1954/1955
  • Type: Dinner dress, Petticoat (underskirt), Belt (costume accessory)
  • Medium: Net (textile), Silk (textile), Faille, Nylon
  • Fashion house, designer, label: Traina-Norell

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