1960 Norman Norell Sequin Star Novelty Black Sheer Illusion Tulle Gown
This iconic Norman Norell couture gown exemplifies his signature blend of couture level quality with quintessentially American style; elegant in its simplicity. Dating back to his 1959-60 collection, this is everything you want in a Norman Norell dress. The fabrics used are of the highest-quality; black silk lined net-tulle which feels so soft against the skin. The silver star sequins are individually hand-sewn, which must have taken weeks to complete. The bodice is a seductive low-cut strapless illusion with lean, long sheer sleeves. I love the nipped waist full-skirting which totally channels "Old Hollywood" glamour. As pointed out in the book "Couture: The Great Designers", Norell had a profound influence on the ready-to-wear industry and on younger American designers by insisting that off-the-rack clothing be as fine as made-to-order. The masterful design and superb quality of this garment more than meets his exacting standards. Museum quality showstopper.
This rare Norman Norell garment is in excellent condition with no rips, stains or holes. Perfectly working hand-set back hook/eye closures. Immaculate condition. A wearable investment piece that will only go up in value.