Evening ensemble

Designer Norma Kamali American

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In an inventive combination of informality and grand effect, Kamali exploits the silver and dove silk of parachute cloth for evening wear. She creates an inflated silhouette akin to eighteenth-century fashioning in the fullness and curtainlike drape of the abundant fabric. Kamali contrasts the utilitarian material with the lavishness of a profligate billowing skirt. Jumpsuit (1978.163.1a-d) in background of same materials also by Kamali, created especially for Diana Vreeland to be displayed in the exhibition "Vanity Fair."

Evening ensemble, Norma Kamali (American, born 1945), silk, nylon, cotton, American

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