1960s Norman Hartnell for Neiman Marcus Black Wool Beaded Dress

Norman Hartnell / La Petit Salon Norman Hartnell


Couturier to the English Royal family, the great Norman Hartnell designed this dress exclusively for Neiman Marcus, making it one of the first dresses to be made exclusively for the store by a British Couturier. This perfectly designed black wool dress has deep bust darts. Black bugle beads and small round beads are used to create a simple design line adding interest and classic appeal to this dress. The elbow length sleeves are trimmed with the same beading which match up with the waist line beads of the dress. A bow at the front between the beading adds charm. Zips at center back.

Size 16 tag -- approximately a modern size 10-12.

Hem can be lengthened 2 1/4 inches

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  • Country of Origin
    United Kingdom
  • Item #
  • Condition
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Materials & Techniques
    Wool, Beadwork, Zip
  • Size
    Current U.S. Size
    40 in. (102 cm)
    38 in. (97 cm)
    42.5 in. (108 cm)
    Total Length
    37.75 in. (96 cm)
  • Size Chart

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