New York’s almost-forgotten fashion designer
0n the big screen, Norell’s designed clothing for the 1962 film “That Touch of Mink” and 1963’s “The Wheeler Dealers.”
“A lot of what he did is as relevant now as then,” said Diane Roth, owner of L’Armoire in New Canaan, Connecticut. She’s received about a dozen inquiries about pieces by Norell last year. Roth sells high-end clothing and accessories, and carries vintage garments.
“The modern designers, if you look at their designs with the big buttons and the four pockets, that’s very Norman Norell,” Roth said.
Designer Donna Karan’s 1985 collection “Seven Easy Pieces” reflected a Norell influence.
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