Traina-Norell Fashion Presentation Featuring Models and Costumed Actors
Object Title

Traina-Norell Fashion Presentation Featuring Models and Costumed Actors

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Collection: Norman Norell collection ➔ Series: Scrapbooks (KA003501.03)

Material Category
Photographic Material
Type of Work
photographic prints
Traina-Norell fashion presentation featuring five models wearing day ensembles on a stage. The models are posed alongside stairs, fake pigeons, and a large painting of an animated statue. A man (presumably an actor) wearing a police uniform salutes from the top of the stairs, while a second man dressed as a Civil War soldier in metallic paint holds a bouquet of daffodils. The second actor poses on one knee in front of a model at the top of the stairs while the other four models look on with dramatic gestures from below. Each model wears a day ensemble with a long skirt, gloves, and a hat. Details are only known of the ensemble shown on the model on the right, who wears a stiff shantung summer coat worn over a black chiffon dress with a straw hat. Although it is unknown where this presentation took place, numerous materials found alongside this photograph suggest that it's from a presentation shown in Palm Beach on February 17, 1949, which was described as "dramatic and interesting" by the local newspaper. This photograph was originally part of a larger scrapbook that can now be found in Box OSx-3, Folder 6.
Related people
Norman Norell (designer)
Traina-Norell (Firm) (designer)
8 in (width) x 10 in (height)
Related Repository
Kellen Design Archives
Use Restrictions 

box 5, folder 2

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