Designed by Norma Kamali / Jumpsuit / 1977Designed by Norma Kamali

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Creator Name: Kamali, Norma
Creator Nationality: North American; American
Creator Role: Designer
Creator Dates/Places: American, born 1945
Creator Name-CRT: Designed by Norma Kamali
Title: Jumpsuit
Title Type: Object name
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1977
Creation End Date: 1977
Creation Date: 1977
Object Type: Costume and Jewelry
Classification Term: Main dress-Womenswear
Materials and Techniques: silk, Nylon, plastic
Dimensions: L. at center back 53 in. (134.5 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 1978.163.1a-d
Credit Line: Gift of Eddie Kamali, 1978

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.

(related dress: 1978.163.2a-c)

AMICA ID: MMA_.1978.163.1a-d
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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