Rare 1950s Traina-Norell Black Halter Day Dress

Teal Traina and Norman Norell


Extremely beautiful dress created by Traina-Norell in 1955. The halter day or evening dress is made of black taffeta and boasts a sheer overlay halter attached to a circle skirt. Fine leno weave fabric, pronounced horizontal gathering across bust, thin shoulder straps, attached sturdy taffeta & horse hair petticoats. A separate horse hair crinoline adds even fuller shape. Fastens with a back zippered and hook-n-eye closure. Label reads "Traina-Norell New York." Excellently cared for and absolutely wearable. University of MD Costume Collection.

Modern size 2

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  • Condition
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
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  • Size
    Current U.S. Size
    32 in. (81 cm)
    25 in. (64 cm)
    75 in. (191 cm)
    Total Length
    47 in. (119 cm)
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