ball gown

 
Designer
Manufacturer
Creation date
Materials
silk taffeta, painted warp (chiné), silk organza lining
Mark Descriptions
label: Traina-Norell | label: Saks Fifth Ave
Dimensions
L: 59 in.
Credit line
Mr. and Mrs. William B. Ansted Jr. Art Fund
Accession number
2004.77
Collection
Not Currently On View

Norell brought French couture standards of design, quality and craftsmanship to his American clientele.

The bodice of this elegant strapless dress is embellished with a vertical bow at the left shoulder. Two attached petticoats add extra volume to the full skirt. The silk taffeta's warp threads were printed in the flame tulip pattern before the fabric was woven. This technique creates a fuzzy outline of the motifs.

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