Highlighting Norman Norell

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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Party Pics from our 30th Birthday Celebrations

Thank you New Canaan Darien Magazine for covering our party last year. Great images taken by Jeanna Shepard!

We are hosting a Derby Themed Fundraiser for the New Canaan Mounted Troop (NCMT) on Thursday, April 28th between 5 - 8pm.
New York-based milliner - Ellen Christine – will be back to show off her stunning Spring / Summer collection. Also joining in the fun will be makeup artist to the stars - Kevin James Bennett, who is a multiple Emmy Award winner with over three decades of makeup experience. Enjoy light bites by Gates, drinks by Broken Shed Vodka and special prizes. Beval Saddlery of New Canaan is supporting the event, and will raffle off a gift basket to benefit NCMT that night