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Norman Norell


Creator of the type of elegant fits and stylish dresses worn both on Broadway and on the big screen. His 1st experience in style was with Paramount Photos, where he designed dresses for Gloria Swanson and additional silent film period celebrities. He also worked well at creating outfits for Broadway productions from the Ziegfeld Follies as well as the Natural cotton Club. He was created in Noblesville, Indiana. His use the pioneering designer Hattie Carnegie paved just how for potential shop designers like Ralph Lauren.

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Full Name Norman Norell
Date Of Birth April 20, 1900
Died October 25, 1972, New York City, New York, United States, October 25, 1972, New York City, New York, United States
Place Of Birth Indiana
Profession Fashion Designer
Education Pratt Institute, Parsons School of Design
Nationality American
Star Sign Taurus

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1Mr Norell's dresses appear in "The Solid Gold Cadillac" and he receives credit.
2Was a designer for Hattie Carnegie. Under whose name he would design Gertrude Lawrence's "modern clothes" for the original production of "LADY IN THE DARK". He would later start his own design firm with partner Anthony Traina, calling the firm Traina-Norell. The clothes produced under this association would be considered to finest in American taste and quality during the 1940's and 1950's.

Costume Designer

Costume Designer

Sex and the Single Girl1964uncredited
A Sainted Devil1924uncredited

Costume Department

Costume Department

The Wheeler Dealers1963wardrobe: Miss Remick



That Touch of Mink1962our special thanks to: for special fashions

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