I normally associate Norman Norell with the "ladies who lunch" crowd and his design esthetic in the 60s and 70s certainly fit that mold. But Norell was a master of stunning cocktail and evening dresses and his work in the 40s and 50s included some incredible, incredible designs. Here are a few more examples of his earlier work.
|circa 1955 from the Met Museum Costume Collection|
|circa 1950s from the Indianapolis Museum of Art costume collection|