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 Collection: Texas Fashion Collection
Dress

Dress

Date: 1925/1953
Creator: Kobler, Regina
Description: Child’s "Flower Girl" dress made from pieces of Irish lace. Knee-length, the dress has a round neckline and short sleeves which are slit along the lower 7 1/2" of length. The lower part is slightly A-line with scalloped lower edge, and has one horizontal section mid-way between waist and hem made to have a ribbon threaded through. The center back opening has a 7 1/2" slit at neckline, and a single snap closure.
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Skirt Suit

Skirt Suit

Date: 1970~
Creator: Norell, Norman
Description: Skirt suit of navy blue double knit wool. a) Jacket of navy blue double knit wool. Shawl collar, full-length sleeves with functioning button on each sleeve. Center front opening which secures with attached 3" belt of self with two matching buttons. Four front patch pockets, each securing with single matching button. All buttons are smooth, circular mother-of-pearl buttons set in gold tone mounts and all buttonholes are bound. Cream silk(?) lining. Designer's label at inside left: "Norell" Retailer's label at inside back collar: "Nan Duskin / Philadelphia" b) Skirt of same material. 3/4 length. A-line which gathers slightly into 2-1/2" wide waistband. Left side zipper with hook-and-loop at waistband. Lined in dark blue nylon(?). Combined Designer's/Retailer's label sewn to inside of outer layer of skirt, hidden beneath lining layer: "Norman Norell for Nan Duskin" Maker's label, handwritten cream ribbon, sewn inside lining: "3055 - 711 - 14 - 136"
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Cocktail Ensemble

Cocktail Ensemble

Date: 1948
Creator: Norell, Norman
Description: Cocktail ensemble of heavy black silk faille, consisting of: A) Dress. Long dress, sleeveless, narrow straps, rounded neckline, higher in front. Slightly raised waist. Left side zipper. Very full skirt gathered into waist. Designer's label at inside skirt side seam: "Traina-Norell / New York" B) Jacket. Waist length jacket with rounded collar, short, highly puffed "pumpkin" sleeves which gather into shoulders. Center front opening with four black covered buttons. Flares from waist. Designer's label at inside back collar: "Traina-Norell / New York"
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Daytime Dress

Daytime Dress

Date: 1944
Creator: Norell, Norman
Description: Daytime dress in modified shirtwaist/sheath style of black jersey wool. Sleeveless with padded shoulders and wide, notched collar. Street length. Center front opening with 6 large, clear, modified emerald cut rhinestone buttons and bound buttonholes. One-inch wide self fabric tie belt attached at sides. Small patch pockets at sides, below waist. Unlined. Combined retailer/designer's label at inside left seam near hem: "Neiman-Marcus dallas / Traina-Norell"
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Day Dress

Day Dress

Date: 1960
Creator: Norell, Norman
Description: Two-piece linen dress. A) Day dress of linen in shift style with white bodice and blue skirt. Sleeveless with jewel neckline. Below knee length. Center back opening with 4 white, circular, plastic buttons and bound buttonholes; reinforced with 2 snaps at neckline. Large patch pockets at sides, below waist. Lined in white silk. Combined retailer/designer's label at center back seam: "Norman Norell for Neiman-Marcus" B) Under skirt of white silk with 9" panel of blue linen at bottom. White grosgrain waistband. Center back opening with 2 hook & eyes.
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Dress

Dress

Date: 1960~
Creator: Norell, Norman
Description: Dress of black crochet knit; sheath style. Bracelet length or 3/4 length sleeves, crew neck. Princess seaming. Below knee length. Center back zipper. Unlined. Combined designer/retailer label on right inside seam: "Norman Norell for Neiman-Marcus.
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Day Dress

Day Dress

Date: 1959
Creator: Norell, Norman
Description: (A) Day dress of heavy black silk crepe. Mid-calf length. Rounded neckline, the upper bodice formed as a wide circular panel that becomes shoulders. "Waistline" of skirt starts across at armpits, and hangs down with 4 gore full bias skirt. Center back opening with three 1" circular self-covered buttons and bound buttonholes. Unlined Combined Designer's / Retailer's label at inside seam of skirt near hem: "Neiman-Marcus dallas / Traina-Norell" (B) Tie belt of self attached to dress. 1-1/2" wide with pointed ends
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Cape Dress

Cape Dress

Date: 1958
Creator: Norell, Norman
Description: Dress of heavy beige wool tweed in the form of a modified cape. A) Dress inspired by Norell's capes. Mid-length, with rounded, jewel neckline. Slit openings for arms. Two large patch pockets at front. Center back closure with 5 large circular self-covered buttons, bound buttonholes, and two hidden snaps at collar. Opening stops 14" from lower hem. Lined with beige silk crepe. B) Slip of beige silk crepe. Mid-length. Wide shoulder straps with square neckline. Center back zipper closure with hook & eye. Combined designer's/retailer's label sewn inside at back near hem, above split: "Neiman-Marcus Dallas / Traina-Norell".
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Day Coat

Day Coat

Date: 1968
Creator: Norell, Norman
Description: a) Day coat of silk and cotton blend in tan, green, purple, and pink stripes. Double breasted with 5 bound buttonholes. Open-ended collar and long sleeves with cuffs having 2 bound buttonholes. Patch pockets at sides. Lined in ivory silk. Combined designer/retailer label at center back neckline: "Norman Norell for Bonwit Teller" b) Belt of matching fabric with self-covered rectangular buckle.
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Dress

Dress

Date: unknown
Creator: Norell, Norman
Description: Sheath style dress of yellow wool knit. Sleeveless with jewel neckline. Knee length. Dress has partial yoke which forms a curved V in the front and is straight across the back. Center back zipper with hook & loop. Large patch pockets at sides below waist. Lined in yellow silk. Designer's label at left inside seam of lining: "Norman Norell / New York" Retailer's label at right back shoulder: "Esther Wolf / Houston"
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