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Norman Norell (1900–1972)

Norman David Levinson, born in Noblesville, Indiana, changed his name to Norman Norell after moving to New York to study fashion illustration at the Parsons School of Design. He worked briefly as a costume designer for the Astoria Studio of Paramount Pictures when he was 22. In 1924 he joined Charles Armour where he designed an upscale line of ... See full bio »

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Zaza Costume Designer
The Wheeler Dealers
The Wheeler Dealers Costume and Wardrobe Department


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 1964 Sex and the Single Girl (uncredited)
 1924 A Sainted Devil (uncredited)
 1923 Zaza
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 1963 The Wheeler Dealers (wardrobe: Miss Remick)
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 1962 That Touch of Mink (our special thanks to: for special fashions)

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Was a designer for Hattie Carnegie. Under whose name he would design Gertrude Lawrence's "modern clothes" for the original production of "LADY IN THE DARK". He would later start his own design firm with partner Anthony Traina, calling the firm Traina-Norell. The clothes produced under this association would be considered to finest in American taste and quality during the 1940's and 1950's. See more »

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