American designer Norman Norell is known for his high-fashion evening wear, which he began designing in the 1930s and continued until his death in 1972. His legacy lives on: his designs are still worn by film stars and even former first lady Michelle Obama. Many of those creations are on view at this FIT exhibit, where you can see more than 100 outfits and accessories from the museum’s permanent collection along with objects on loan from a private collection.
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"Camel hair and paillette theater suit" (1971), by Norell. Photo: Kenneth Pool Collection © Marc Fowler.
Museum at The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)
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