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 Country: United States
 State: Texas
 Collection: Texas Fashion Collection
Cocktail Dress

Cocktail Dress

Date: 1960/1969
Creator: Blackwell, Mr.
Description: Cocktail dress in sheath style of black and white wool twill with rhinestones scattered throughout. Scooped neckline; sleeveless. Above knee-length. Center back zipper closure with hook & eye and trimmed with small bow of self. Lined in black faille acetate. Designer's label at center back: "Mr. Blackwell / Design" Retailer's label at center back: "The / Orchid Shop / Fashions for Women / with men in mind / Dallas"
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Suit - Jacket and Skirt

Suit - Jacket and Skirt

Date: 1940/1949
Creator: unknown
Description: Suit of light brown vicuña consisting of: a) Tent coat. Thigh-length; notched collar. Center front opening with no closure. Side front vertical, double welt pockets. Back tucks from shoulder; half sleeves. Fully lined in copper brown silk. Retailer's label at center back neckline: "Neiman-Marcus / Vicuna" Tag at inside left lining: "Consumer / Protection Label / VKG / Manufactured Under / Fair Labor Standards" and "National Recovery Board / Coat and Suit Industry / 181527" b) Skirt. Lower part of light brown vicuña matching coat and upper part of light brown cotton with elastic gathered waist. Knee length. Unlined.
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Evening Dress

Evening Dress

Date: 1990/1999
Creator: Costa, Victor
Description: Evening dress of black synthetic velvet. Full-length; straight silhouette. Standing collar. Dress is of asymmetrical design with a diagonal from right shoulder to left hip of black lace embellished with floral patterns of black sequins. Triangular inset at left side from waist to hem of black lace matching bodice. Long sleeves; left sleeve of lace has snap closure and right sleeve of velvet has zipper closure. Center back concealed zipper with two hooks & eyes at collar. Main body of dress is lined with black polyester; laced areas are lined with beige polyester with left sleeve lined in black synthetic organza. Shoulder pads. Designer's label at right side of zipper: "Victor Costa" Union label with designer label.
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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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Infant's Dress

Infant's Dress

Date: 1913
Creator: Torrance, Mary Sleeper
Description: Infant's dress of white cotton batiste with lace surrounds. Full length with short, puffed sleeves. High waist gathers at yoke. Yoke and sleeves trimmed in lace. Yoke is constructed of cut-out pieces and is embroidered in white vine and floral design. Hem has five rows of pin tucks above a 2-1/2" ruffle trimmed in satin-stitched dots along the bottom. Center back opening with two tiny mother-of-pearl buttons; third, top button is missing. Unlined.
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Cocktail Suit - Jacket and Skirt

Cocktail Suit - Jacket and Skirt

Date: 1988/1989
Creator: Costa, Victor
Description: Cocktail suit of royal blue douppioni silk, consisting of:. A) Long jacket with Nehru collar; slightly fitted. Front, opening, hem, cuffs, shoulders, pockets, and back yoke elaborately embellished with white embroidery, white seed beading, and ribbon work in floral patterns. Long sleeves. Center-front opening with zipper. Side welt pockets. Lined in white satin synthetic(?); shoulder pads. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Victor Costa" "Made in USA" tag behind designer's label. Content/care/size label at side seam, 100% silk. B) Straight skirt of matching royal blue douppioni silk. Below knee length. Center back zipper with hook & bar on 1" waistband. Lined in royal blue silk synthetic. Designer's label to left of zipper: "Victor Costa" Tag behind designer label: "Crafted With Pride / in U.S.A" Content/care tag behind designer label.
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Evening Coat

Evening Coat

Date: 1979~
Creator: Galanos, James
Description: Evening coat of silk shantung in a wide, horizontal stripes in coral red, blues, greens, gold and purple. Long, wide raglan sleeves; street length. Side slit pockets. Collar less with revers that expose the black silk lining. Center front opening with no closures. Lined in black silk with padded shoulders. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Galanos" Retailer's label at right side seam near underarm: "Neiman-Marcus" Care label at left side seam near underarm.
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Evening Dress

Evening Dress

Date: 1990
Creator: Costa, Victor
Description: Evening dress of violet polyester taffeta. Full length. Bolero style bodice of purple velour appliqued front and back with multicolored beads, sequins and gold tinsel cord in floral pattern; deep V-shaped neckline. Over-sized leg-o'-mutton sleeves with 4-1/2" cuffs of matching velour appliques and zipper closures. Full pleats from midriff into full skirt. Center back zipper closure with hook & eye. Built in petticoat of dusty mauve acetate with three tiers of purple net. Designer's label on back left of bodice: "Victor Costa".
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Pumps

Pumps

Date: 1970/1979
Creator: Paul's Shoes
Description: Pumps of black suede. Designed with pointed toe, and slightly squared-off vamps. High, thin, modified spike heels, which flair out at base. Left shoe: “Pauls Shoes” Right shoe: “Grandini / Hand / Made” Handwritten inside: “7aaaa 25 / 74123 / 87 a 9”
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Evening Gown

Evening Gown

Date: 1950/1954
Creator: Fath, Jacques
Description: Evening gown of black satin. Full length; skirt flares slightly. Fitted bodice with low neckline and 1" shoulder straps. Off-center front closure with six satin covered buttons reinforced with two snaps at the neckline and a hook & eye at the center of the opening; bound buttonholes. . Petersham of black, 1" grosgrain ribbon; unlined. Combined designer/manufacturer/retailer label at center back neckline: "Designed in America by / Jacques Fath / for Joseph Halpert / Neiman-Marcus"
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