Norman Norell
/ Historical Periods
This selection of garments reference distant civilizations, such as ancient Egypt, and historical periods, such as the Middle Ages.

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The meticulously-crafted Mermaid dress is one of the styles for which Norman Norell is best known. Featuring a bejeweled circular collar, the embellishment references the collars of precious stones worn by both men and women of ancient Egypt.

Norman Norell
"Mermaid" dress
Sequined jersey, stones
1971, USA
The Museum at FIT, 82.32.1
Gift of Ms. Raye Bennet