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 Country: United States
 State: Texas
 Decade: 1980-1989
 Year: 1980
 Collection: Texas Fashion Collection
Ballgown

Ballgown

Date: 1980/1989
Creator: Christian Dior New York, Inc.
Description: Ballgown of dark, navy blue ribbed satin. Strapless. Center front opening with 14 self-covered buttons, top two nonfunctional, with bound buttonholes. At upper bust, to left and right of center front opening, are attached paired flaps of self fabric giving appearance of patch pockets with flaps. Skirt gathers at natural waist with full skirt. Gored panels to left and right of center back seam of skirt. Inner bodice of black net with boning and black grosgrain ribbon petersham; closes at center front with 9 hook & eyes. Unlined. Designer's label at center back seam near hem: "Christian Dior - New York / Original / Trade Mark" Hanging straps on bodice are embroidered "Neiman-Marcus"
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Coat

Coat

Date: 1980~
Creator: Fendi
Description: Coat of deep purple dyed fox fur pieced and sewn in a chevron pattern. Two buttons of black plastic with brown leather loop closure. Coat folds over at back neckline creating a slight lapel at front. Long sleeves were custom tailored by folding under to create a shorter length. Below hip-length. Lined in black silk with four words, "FENDI, ALTA, MODA, PRONTA", in brown print forming a diamond shape. Lining embroidered at right side: "Linda T. Anderson". Retailer's label at center back neckline: "Neiman-Marcus" Fiber content tag at left side seam.
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Cocktail Dress

Cocktail Dress

Date: 1980~
Creator: Brooks, Donald
Description: Cocktail dress of black heavy wool crepe. Deep V-neckline trimmed with wide bands of various sized pearls, the bands extending to waistline. Long sleeves with zipper closure at ends. Mid-length skirt is gathered into natural waistline. Hook & eye closures at along deep center back opening (top, center, lower back); which is accented with pearls as front. Zipper closure at center back below waistband. Sewn-in shoulder pads. Fully lined in black silk(?) Designer's label at inside left beside opening: "Donald Brooks" Retailer's label at inside left, by shoulder pad: "Joske's / Houston"
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Dress

Dress

Date: 1980
Creator: McFadden, Mary
Description: Dress of off-white silk. Ankle-length dress with V neckline at front and back with piped edge and with long, lightly puffed sleeves supported by small pads. Hem and sleeves with fine rolled hems. At front is a wide, dropped, cross-over band at waist which repeats at back, the back forming a yoke into which the skirt gathers. Lapped zipper closure on left side. The entire garment has pleating inspired by the designs of Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo,(May 11, 1871–May 3, 1949) Acquired by the donor at the Fort Worth, Texas, branch of Neiman Marcus.
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Dress

Dress

Date: 1980/1989
Creator: Parnis, Mollie
Description: Dress of red silk crepe. Collarless, V-shaped neckline. Empire waistline with knotted tie at center front having trailing, pointed ends. Long bishop sleeves with decorative tie cuffs and two snaps for closure. Below knee length; flared skirt. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Lined in red silk. Designer's label at left of zipper at neckline: "Mollie Parnis Boutique / New York" Retailer's label at right of zipper at neckline: "Del Ann's / Dallas" Cleaning instructions and union label on center back seam of lining below zipper.
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Dress

Dress

Date: 1980/1989
Creator: Mori, Hanae
Description: Dress of turquoise blues and shades of pink silk chiffon with beaded bodice. The full-length dress has 3 pink petal flowers, one wraps around left side bodice, one at center-front hemline, and other at center-back hemline of skirt; the pattern of the petals continues beyond the flowers in shades of turquoise blue; round neckline and hemlines are cut along the petal shapes; bodice is accented with bugle beads in self-colors throughout; long sleeves; unstructured silhouette; fully lined in rayon; center-back zip and hook and eye closure. No Designer label. Fabric/care label inside back at upper neckline: "OUT CLOTH 100% SILK / LINING 100% RAYON / Size / MADE IN JAPAN / DRY CLEANING ONLY" Retailer's label below fabric/care label: "Neiman-Marcus"
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Evening Dress

Evening Dress

Date: [1980..1989]
Creator: Costa, Victor
Description: Short evening dress of silver lamé and sequined lace with ostrich feather skirt. Straight strapless bodice with drop waist. Lower skirt covered with vertical rows of beige feather boa. Lined in taupe silk. With matching boa of ostrich feather with silver and gold Lurex thread. Designer's label on inside back shoulder: "Victor Costa" Style number tag under designer's label: "Style 7780 / Size 8"
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Evening Dress

Evening Dress

Date: 1980/1989
Creator: Halston
Description: Evening dress of burgundy and purple chiffon. Asymmetrical, with right shoulder being strapless; left side shoulder strap closes with hook & eye. Floor length. Six layers of chiffon alternate between wine and burgundy. Hook and eye at shoulder; top two layers wrap around front and slopes high on left. Designer's label: "Halston" Retailer's label: "Neiman-Marcus" Evidence of removed Union label Care label Evidence of removed label.
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Evening Dress

Evening Dress

Date: 1980~
Creator: Costa, Victor
Description: Evening dress of fuchsia pink satin synthetic. Dress has long sleeves trimmed with row of tightly pleated ruffles. Scoop neckline is trimmed with double-row of matching ruffles. Full length, full skirt is trimmed with a matching ruffle at hem. Side slit pockets. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Unlined. Designer's label at back neckline to right of zipper: "Victor Costa / Ltd." Cleaning instructions and size labels on right shoulder: "Professional / Dry Cleaning / Only" and "Lot / Size 8"
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Evening Dress

Evening Dress

Date: 1980/1992
Creator: Costa, Victor
Description: Evening dress of ivory synthetic satin. Full length. Strapless, heart shaped bodice is boned with princess seaming. White fur trim around hips. Sarong, wrap-around style skirt. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Lined in ivory polyester. Designer's label at back to left of zipper: "Victor Costa / Duplicate / Style 3214 / Date Fall II/Holiday / Operator" Tag at right side seam of bodice: "Lot / Size 4"
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Evening Dress

Evening Dress

Date: 1980/1989
Creator: Costa, Victor
Description: Evening dress of black acetate/rayon velvet and polyester satin. Knee length; wide, square neckline. Velvet bodice with waist darts and asymmetrical bottom edge; boning along princess seams. Long sleeves with gathered puffs at shoulders taper to wrists. A-line skirt of black polyester satin has attached bow positioned vertically on left side. Center back zipper. Fully lined in black fabrics; skirt lining has attached underskirt of black tulle. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Victor Costa: Union label with designer label. Content/care/size tag at left armscye.
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Evening Dress

Evening Dress

Date: 1980
Creator: Mori, Hanae
Description: Evening dress/ballgown of black with white polka dots taffeta. Full length, slightly flared skirt with spaghetti strap shoulders. Bodice of six layers of black and matching polka dot pleated ruffles. Under structure of black taffeta is straight with 16" added gathered ruffle at hemline to give fullness to dress. Designer's label at left side seam: "(Japanese characters) / Hanae Mori" Size "8" tag attached to base of designer label. Retailer's label at left side seam: "Neiman-Marcus"
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Evening Dress

Evening Dress

Date: 1980/1989
Creator: Mori, Hanae
Description: Evening dress in shades of cobalt blue silk chiffon with leopards in profile and leopard spot print throughout. Entire dress is accented with bugle beads of blue iridescent and metallic gold. Straight, unstructured silhouette with round neckline and long unlined sleeves. Center back zipper closure with hook & eye at neckline. Lined in rayon from shoulders to hem; 15" slit at left side. Designer's label inside skirt: "[6 Japanese characters] / Hanae Mori" Retailer's label inside skirt: "Neiman-Marcus" Size label attached to Designer's label: "12" Fabric/care label inside back at upper neckline: "Out Cloth 100% Silk / Lining 100% Rayon / Size / Made In Japan / Dry Cleaning Only"
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Evening Gown

Evening Gown

Date: [1980..1989]
Creator: Costa, Victor
Description: Evening gown of black velvet with scoop neckline and long, tapered sleeves. The full-length gown has 3 diagonal-set flounces from left hip to right knee that fall to the hem on right side; flounces are each 7 ½” of pleated synthetic and are slightly ruffled; bodice has crescent princess seams with gathering at bust; straight skirt has a left-side slit; sleeves have single snap closure at wrists; dress is fully lined in satin; center-back zip closure. Combined designer's and retailer's label: "Victor Costa / for / Lord & Taylor"
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Evening Suit

Evening Suit

Date: 1980/1989
Creator: Costa, Victor
Description: Evening suit of amethyst acetate with gold braid, embroidery and beads. a) Jacket in a short fitted style with long sleeves. Collarless with gold lace trim around neckline, center front and hem. Hidden center front closure of 4 large, black fabric-covered snaps supplemented with 2 hook & eyes. Fabric is woven with gold threads in a scalloped design embellished on front panels with gold beads and large gold teardrops. Gold lace trim also around armholes. Lined in amethyst satin acetate; padded shoulders. Victor Costa Sample label pinned to center back neckline with large Saks Fifth Avenue paper tag. b) Skirt of amethyst velvet in straight style. Knee length with 1" waistband. Center back opening with zipper and hook & bar on waistband. Lined in amethyst satin acetate.
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Jacket

Jacket

Date: 1980
Creator: House of Dior
Description: Jacket of off-white linen. Fitted, waist length jacket with wide, notched collar and long sleeves with 3" cuffs and two white, circular buttons and barred buttonholes. Two patch pockets at bust line. Unlined. Combined designer's/retailer's label: "Christian Dior / for / Lou Lattimore, Inc. / Paris New York" Care label to right of designer's label. Lot/size tag at right underarm (faded): "Lot / Size 10" With tie belt for jacket of same fabric; 1" wide.
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Skirt Suit

Skirt Suit

Date: 1980~
Creator: Blass, Bill
Description: Skirt suit of gray fine plaid. A) Jacket of gray fine plaid with an over-layer of black floral lace exposing the plaid; lace has scallop trim 2” above the wrists and hem of the jacket. Jacket has round neckline; 4 gray button closure down center-front; long sleeves with inner shoulder pads; lower hip length; fully lined in black synthetic. B) Skirt of matching plaid with 1 ½” waistband with center-back zip and hook and eye closure; darts at front and back; lined in black synthetic; 17” length. Designer's Label: "Bill Blass" Retailer's label: "Neiman Marcus"
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