Friday, July 19, 2013

Norman Norell - 1967

Had you asked, I never would have guessed this maxi coat, pants and top set was by Norman Norell, but some of the best designers surprise me over and over.  If you look closely, you can tell this set was made by a master.  Look how the design is matched precisely.  The white stripes match both horizontally and vertically from the coat to the pants.  Even the sleeves are perfectly matched and the opening edges of the coat split the design perfectly in half.  That is not easy to do and takes skill from the designer, the pattern maker, the fabric cutter and the seamstress.  And doesn't Benedetta Barzini do this set justice?

Photo by Richard Avedon for Vogue, 1967