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Norell : master of American fashion / Jeffrey Banks, Doria de la Chapelle.

Banks, Jeffrey, (author.). De la Chapelle, Doria, (author.).
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Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial 746.92 BANKS (Text) 33946003378135 New Books . 2nd Floor Checked out 11/27/2018

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  • ISBN: 9780847861248
  • ISBN: 0847861244
  • Physical Description: 224 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Rizzoli Electa, 2018.

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Formatted Contents Note:
Foreword: A red wool bound buttonhole on a black wool coat / by Ralph Bucci -- Preface: Opening night -- Introduction: Normal Norell: an American fashion first -- Part I: The clothes -- Part II: The history -- Part III: The leading ladies -- Part IV: The legacy -- Afterword: Collecting Norell / by Kenneth Pool.
Summary, etc.:
"Norman Norell (1900-1972) the first American designer to employ couture techniques, refined workmanship, and luxurious fabrics made dresses, coats, and suits that critics deemed the equal of Paris, earning him the sobriquet the American Balenciaga and forever changing perceptions about New York's Seventh Avenue garment industry. Norell showed the world that American design could climb to great heights by producing collection after collection that was both elegant and practical. He singlehandedly shaped the character of the ready-to-wear industry and served as a role model to younger generations of American designers. Early jobs included creating costumes for film and stage and outfits for the stars themselves, as well as working for fashion entrepreneur Hattie Carnegie. Norell brought to the world a lean sophistication and American glamour in his daytime suits, jersey separates, swing coats, and his shimmering sequined mermaid dresses. Clients included Lauren Bacall, Babe Paley, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Lena Horne, Dinah Shore, Marilyn Monroe, and Lady Bird Johnson. Norell was the first thoroughly modern American designer and his dresses are still prized by stylish women today"--Publisher's description.
As the first American designer to employ couture techniques, refined workmanship, and luxurious fabrics, Norell made dresses, coats, and suits that critics deemed the equal of Paris. He showed the world that American design could climb to great heights by producing collection after collection that was both elegant and practical, and singlehandedly shaped the character of the ready-to-wear industry. Here Banks examines his career and his creations. -- adapted from publisher's info
Subject: Norell, Norman, 1900-1972.
Fashion designers > United States > Biography.
DESIGN / Fashion & Accessories.
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Amerika
USA
Genre: Biographies.

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