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Evening ensemble of coat, dress, and underdress

Norman Norell1960/1969

Museum of the City of New York

Museum of the City of New York

Evening ensemble of coat, dress, and underdress in double layer white nylon net embroidered overall with faux pearls of varying size. A: Straight, fitted, full-length overdress with high stand-up collar; straight, long sleeves; bands with rows of small pearl rings with large pearl centers at collar, wrists and hem; horsehair stiffened hem; center back metal hook and eye closure. B: Straight, fitted, full-length silver lame underdress with round neckline; sleeveless, raglan armscye; proper left side seam slit to knee; back zipper. C: Straight, unfitted, full-length coat with round neckline; sleeveless; band with rows of small pearl rings with large pearl centers at neck; center front hook-and-eye closure, falling open from bust. Made for and worn by Hope Hampton.

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  • Title: Evening ensemble of coat, dress, and underdress
  • Creator: Norman Norell
  • Creator Birth Date: 1900
  • Creator Death Date: 1972
  • Date Created: 1960/1969
  • Provenance: Made for and worn by Hope Hampton.
  • Type: Evening ensemble, Underdress, Evening coat, Evening Dress (garment)
  • Medium: Net (textile), lamé (textile), Bead (pierced object), Nylon, Plastic (organic material), Horsehair

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