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"Mermaid" Evening dress of black sequins and metallic peacock-blue paillettes

Norman Norell1956/1966

Museum of the City of New York

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

Evening dress of black silk jersey embroidered overall with black sequins and metallic peacock-blue paillettes; straight, fitted, slightly flared at hem; full-length; high stand-up collar edged with black velvet, hook-and-eye closure; long bell sleeves; back zipper. Entitled "Mermaid" by Norell. Made for and worn by Hope Hampton.

Details

  • Title: "Mermaid" Evening dress of black sequins and metallic peacock-blue paillettes
  • Creator: Norman Norell
  • Creator Birth Date: 1900
  • Creator Death Date: 1972
  • Date Created: 1956/1966
  • Provenance: Made for and worn by Hope Hampton.
  • Type: Evening dress (garment)
  • Medium: Silk (fiber), Paillette, Sequin (spangle), Jersey (textile)
  • Fashion house, designer, label: Norell

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