Norell Exhibition at FIT Museum

Oatmeal Jersey Shirtdress with Taffeta Bow

The newest exhibit to open at the Museum at FIT is Norell: Dean of American Fashion.

Norman Norell, one of the greatest fashion designers of the mid-twentieth century, is best remembered for redefining sleek, sophisticated, American glamour. This retrospective exhibition presents approximately 100 garments, accessories, and related material chosen by designer Jeffery Banks. They are a testament to Norell’s creativity and his lasting impact on fashion.

His array of menswear-inspired outerwear is my personal favorite. This Norell wool jersey shirtwaist with a leather belt and silk taffeta bow (1971) gives me major “prim and proper” vibes. The different textures of the belt and bow add a fun, unconventional touch to a classic look.

Come check out this exhibit from February 9, 2018 – April 14, 2018.

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