Dec 15, 2022 - Sale 2625

Sale 2625 - Lot 122

Price Realized: $ 438
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600

NORMAN NORELL (1900-1972)

"Manteux de Soir . . . Dessins `Indian.'"

Fashion study of woman in an Art Deco-style dress with American Indian design motifs, circa 1920s. Gouache, graphite, watercolor, and ink on paper, some details with metallic paint. 559x381 mm; 22x15 inches. Signed "Norell" in pencil, lower right; design details captioned beneath title: "Cuir Blanc/Singe Blanc et Noir/'Dessins Indian'/Eventeil de Coque."

Known professionally as Norman Norell, Norman David Levinson was an American fashion designer renowned for his timeless and elegant couture which he sold throughout his Traina-Norell and Norell fashion houses. A pioneer in the industry, he became the first American fashion designer to launch his own brand of perfume (in 1968), was the first recipient of the American Fashion Critics' Award (later known as the Coty Award), and the first designer inducted into the fashion industry critics' Hall of Fame.