1946 Dress

Date: ca. 1946 - Material: Silk faille, mink fur - Accession: 2001.191.1.617

UI: a: Traina Norell jacket and b: dress, black wool faille, jacket with brown dyed fox collar and skirt trim. Label: Traina Norrel, New York".

This is a dress and a jacket. A: Belted black wool faille jacket with cinched waist and flare bottom with brown mink fur on the collar and the bottom. Four buttons and a hook and eye at the waist. Lined with twill weave soft wool. B: The black dress is a two-part dress.

The top of the dress is long sleeved cotton knit or jersey with a crew neck. The full skirt is the same material as the coat with a strip of cumberbun-like folds as a belt and a zipper side closure. The label is in the coat.

Donated to the University of Illinois Bevier Historic Costume Collection by Mrs. Clella K Slater. Property transfer to the Illinois State Museum, 2001.