Fashion Culture: Norell: Master of American Fashion

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Fashion Culture: Norell: Master of American Fashion
Contributor Names
Saltzman, Ellin
Herman, Stan
Rucci, Ralph
Mears, Patricia
On February 14, Jeffrey Banks, co-author of "Norell: Master of American Fashion," Ellin Saltzman, former fashion director and senior vice president at firms such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy's and Bergdorf Goodman, Stan Herman, designer and former president of the CFDA, and Ralph Rucci, couturier, artist and author, came together for a sparkling introduction to Norman Norell — the first American designer to employ couture techniques, refined workmanship, and luxurious fabrics — whose dresses, coats, and suits were deemed by critics to be "the equal of Paris." This panel discussion was moderated by Patricia Mears, deputy director of MFIT.
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Norell, Norman, 1900-1972
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Fashion design
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Fashion Institute of Technology. (2018, February 14). Fashion Culture: Norell: Master of American Fashion [Video]. Archive on Demand.
Fashion Institute of Technology. "Fashion Culture: Norell: Master of American Fashion." Archive on Demand, 14 Feb. 2018,
Fashion Institute of Technology, "Fashion Culture: Norell: Master of American Fashion," Archive on Demand, February 14, 2018, video,