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 State: Texas
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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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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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Jumper

Jumper

Date: 1970~
Creator: Costa, Victor
Description: Jumper of brown velvet with empire waist. Full skirt has 9 rows of floral braid trim applied to skirt and additional row at gathered waist. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Lined in rust colored acetate on bodice and brown acetate on skirt. No labels in garment.
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Evening Dress

Evening Dress

Date: 1970
Creator: Bessi, Averardo
Description: Evening dress of gray, aqua and pink Pucci-style printed silk surah in abstract swirl and circle design. Fabric has "Bessi" signature in fabric design. Flared, full-length princess-line seaming with high rounded neckline. Bracelet length, set-in sleeves with a box pleated shaping tuck between the elbow and wrist. Center back zipper closure with hook & eye at the neckline. Fully lined in ivory silk jacquard with the designer's name. Designer's label at right of zipper: "Bessi / Firenze Italia". Retailer's label at left of zipper: "Expressly / for / Lou Lattimore / Made in / Italy". Fabric/Care label below retailer's label: "To be dry cleaned / 100% pure silk / Made in Italy". Size tag below fabric/care label: "16".
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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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Infant's Gown

Infant's Gown

Date: 1882~
Creator: Sleeper, Elizabeth Shaw
Description: Infant's gown of white cotton batiste. Round neckline trimmed with ruffle of broderie anglaise. Eleven horizontal bands of broderie anglaise separated with shirring down center front. Hemline trimmed with a 4" band of pin tucks, two band of broderie anglaise separated with shirring and scalloped hem of broderie anglaise. Sleeve hems trimmed with three rows of pin tucks and ruffle of broderie anglaise. Center back closure of 4 pearl buttons on rectangular panel of three vertical bands of broderie anglaise separated by two shirred sections; gathers at base of panel.
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Ensemble - Vest and Skirt

Ensemble - Vest and Skirt

Date: 1975/1980
Creator: Bisoulis, Becky
Description: Ensemble of mauve suede and feather-work, consisting of: Vest of mauve suede with elaborate feather-work at each side of center-front opening. Feathers include taupe, brown and silver ostrich plumes, pheasant and small dark brown and white feathers; the designs accented at bottom with leaf appliques in violet fabric and in gold metallic reptile. The vest has a round neckline; the slightly angled center front opening having four hook & eye closures. Slightly curved hemline. Unlined. Total length: 19 3/8" (49.2cm). Designer's label at center back neckline: "Becky Bisoulis" Retailer label at base of designer label: "Marie Leavell" and size "M" tag at base of retailer label. Skirt of mauve suede. Medium length. Straight, four panel skirt gathered to elasticized waistband. Deep, 11 7/8" (29.5cm) slit at lower left seam. Closure by invisible zipper at center back with large hook & bar on waistband. Lined with lilac silk crepe de chine. Total length: 27" (68.6cm). Designer's label at right side seam: "Becky Bisoulis" with size "8" tag attached to base of label. Retailer's label to right of designer label: "Marie Leavell"
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Ensemble - Blouse and Skirt

Ensemble - Blouse and Skirt

Date: 1990
Creator: Costa, Victor
Description: Greek inspired evening ensemble of black velvet, yellow satin, and embroidered appliques with purple satin skirt. A) Blouse styled to appear as a vest of black rayon velvet trimmed with bands of floral and leaf motif embroidery with gold braid, beads, and multicolored embroidered flowers. Center front opening with closure of 5 large covered snaps. Large floral appliques on center back and at center front opening. Over-sized puffed sleeves of yellow rayon/silk blend satin to elbows; 2-1/2" cuffs have closure of two covered snaps. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Victor Costa" Union label attached under designer label. Fiber content label at right side seam. B) Skirt in purple rayon/silk blend satin. Full, gathered, floor length. Center back zipper closure with two hook & bars on the 2" waistband. Slit pockets at side seams. Fully lined in dark rose synthetic reinforced at waist with 10" gathers of stiff purple tulle at sides of hips. Hem of skirt reinforced with 2" band of horsehair. Designer's label at center waist neckline: "Victor Costa" Union and fiber content labels attached under designer label.
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Coat

Coat

Date: 1960~
Creator: Galanos, James
Description: Coat of navy blue wool and black lamb. Street length, of heavy navy blue wool, rounded neckline with wide "rolled" collar. Center front opening off-center to left, with hidden snap near throat and 6 buttons in concealed placket. Princess seaming for fit and flare, and with two slit pockets at hips behind side seam, which continues to form a pleat below pocket. Full-length sleeves with wide black cuffs of curly lamb/Astrakhan. Seaming at sides forms a pleated effect from waist to hem. Fully lined in dark blue silk(?) crepe. Designer's label at inside back neckline: "Gallanos" Retailer's label at inside left seam: "Neiman-Marcus"
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Evening Dress

Evening Dress

Date: 1940
Creator: Rentner, Maurice
Description: Evening dress of rose/pale pink/pale mauve crepe-back satin charmeuse. Inspired by Chinese Cheongsam-style garments, the dress is full-length, slim fitted, with slight standing collar fastened with hidden hook & loop. Sleeveless, the dress has front opening from throat to slightly below right shoulder, secured with three large rhinestone set circular brass(?) buttons. Very slightly raised waist with triangular "flap", open and hanging down from center front to right hip. From just below hip to center front at hem is secondary opening, with 7 buttons matching bodice. Hem slightly scalloped at front overlap corners, and at right side. Left side underarm zipper. Combined designer's/retailer's label inside bodice: "Neiman-Marcus dallas / Maurice Rentner" With tie belt of same fabric, 3/4" wide.
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Ensemble - Dress and Top

Ensemble - Dress and Top

Date: 1960/1965
Creator: Traina, Teal
Description: Two piece ensemble of orange floral printed douppioni silk. A) Over top of orange printed douppioni silk in hydrangea floral pattern. Sleeveless; waist length. Wide collar and revers extend to form tie at center front. Right side zipper. Lined in orange organdy. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Teal Traina / New York" B) Slip/underdress with skirt of orange printed douppioni silk in hydrangea floral pattern skirt from natural waist and upper slip of orange silk. Knee length. Sleeveless; wide rounded neckline with deep V-shaped back. Center back zipper. Skirt lined in orange silk matching upper slip. Retailer's label at center back seam: "Neiman-Marcus"
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Evening Sandals

Evening Sandals

Date: 1935/1936
Creator: unknown
Description: Pair of green satin open-toed sandals with gold ribbon trim on the vamp. Designed in a modified slingback style, with an ankle strap that secures with a rounded jeweled buckle. The medium modified continental heel is covered in the same satin. Retailer's label stamped in each: "Neiman Marcus Co; Dallas" Written inside each: "5 1/2 M / 12539 / 8715-R9"
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Coat

Coat

Date: 1944
Creator: Adrian
Description: Coat of purple wool. Below-knee-length, collarless, and with long sleeves. Center front opening with three large, self covered buttons. Two patch pockets trimmed with one matching button each and framed in 3/4 inch inserts. Lined in purple silk crepe. Designer's label at inside center back neckline: "Adrian / Original" With matching covered belt with functioning belt buckle. Leather reverse with three punched holes. Stamped "1756 - 14"
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Day Dress

Day Dress

Date: Autumn 1949
Creator: Dior, Christian
Description: Day dress of brown silk damask in fine diamond pattern. The dress is in wrap-around style, with asymmetric neckline with wide, shawl collar on the left. Street length. Opening buttons on bodice at left with 4 circular, brown buttons and bound buttonholes, hook & eye at natural waist and two snaps where skirt attaches to peplum. Peplum is asymmetric and longer on left. Long dolman sleeves with underarm gussets and folded back cuffs. With matching belt.
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Culottes Dress

Culottes Dress

Date: 1960/1969
Creator: Dominic
Description: "Culottes dress" of orange, white, and yellow silk petals over white crepe. The garment is constructed as a pair of white crepe mini-culottes with attached sleeveless overdress in the style of a pinafore of net covered in orange, white and yellow silk petals. Wide, rounded neckline scoops in back. Attached cream satin ribbon sash wraps around waist to back to form a bow, and closes with 2 hook & eyes. Over-skirt opens in back from waist to hem. Bodice with center back zipper with hook & eye. Lined in ivory silk or acetate. Designer's label at inside near hem: "DOMINIC / for / MATTY TALMACK / New York" Retailer's label at inside near hem: "Neiman-Marcus" Size label near hem: "8"
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Culottes Dress

Culottes Dress

Date: 1963
Creator: Frankfurt, Elsie
Description: Culotte dress of red/white acrylic hounds tooth jersey. Low, round neckline; sleeveless. Knee-length. Two large patch pockets; right pocket has interior zippered pocket with an additional pocket in lining. Skirt gathers into natural waist. Zipper at center back with white tassel pull. Unlined. With tie belt of matching fabric, 1" wide.
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Pumps

Pumps

Date: 1937
Creator: Johansen Shoes
Description: Pumps of white suede and black leather segments. The shoes of white suede are designed with a slightly pointed toe, open at front with a small inverted "V" shape, the front of the toe-box overlaid with a black leather trim. The instep with black narrow leather lace-up details and bow. Wedge heel of white suede with black leather horizontal bands. Designer's stamp inside left shoe: "by Johansen / Smartest Since 1876" Retailer's stamp inside right shoe: "Ernest Grissom's / Abilene"
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Evening Dress

Evening Dress

Date: 1950/1956
Creator: Galanos, James
Description: Evening dress of pale champagne silk chiffon crepe; fitted bodice of silk chiffon with silk satin ribbon trim, and vertical stripes which go down to hem of skirt. Silk satin ribbon forms a V from center-front bodice and wraps over shoulders to back of dress. Ribbon bow at center back falls to middle of skirt and hides a zipper and hook&eye closure. Bodice has interior support with boning and petersham. Mid-length skirt has many layers of chiffon creating a full appearance; skirt is lined in matching silk. Designer's label at left side seam: "Galanos" Retailer's label on lining at bottom of back skirt seam: "Neiman-Marcus"
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Cocktail Dress

Cocktail Dress

Date: 1955/1959
Creator: Copeland, Jo
Description: Cocktail dress of red rose and green leaf print cotton. Princess style with flaring full skirt. Sleeveless; bodice with scoop neckline and low cut V in back. Knee length. Bodice draped with flower appliques of same fabric. Center back zipper. Lined in white organdy. Designer's label at seam: "Patullo-Jo Copeland" Retailer's label to right of designer's label: "Neiman-Marcus" With accompanying petticoat of nylon, nylon net and outer flounce of white organdy with red rose appliques.
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Ensemble - Jacket and Dress

Ensemble - Jacket and Dress

Date: 1958/1959
Creator: Parnis, Mollie
Description: Short cocktail or informal dinner ensemble of green silk brocade with woven design in tiny gray/blue floral pattern. The fitted short jacket has a natural waistline slightly gathered at front, princess seams front and back, and cap sleeves. V-back, with open throat neck-line. Round collar trimmed with brown mink fur. 3/4 length dolman sleeves, 5 self-covered buttons at center front. Green faille lining. No labels in jacket. The dress of the same fabric is mid-calf length, and has a square neckline with small V cut in front and tucks at corners of square, back neckline V that matches front V. Short cap sleeves with underarm rectangular gusset. Three small pleats at left and right of natural waistline. Center back zipper with hook and eye closure. Lined as jacket. Retailer's label at left inside seam inside skirt: "Neiman-Marcus" Retailer's label that acts as "modesty weight" at center front inside of neckline, 4 inches long: "Neiman Marcus" The dress has a belt covered in same fabric, lined with leather.
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Cocktail Dress

Cocktail Dress

Date: 1955/1959
Creator: Galanos, James
Description: Cocktail dress of orange silk chiffon with scoop neckline and short, raglan sleeves with gathers and underarm gussets. Neckline and center top sleeves embellished with matching silk satin ribbon. Ribbon bow at center front hides zipper closure. Skirt of multilayer chiffon creates a full A-line. Knee-length; natural waist. Designer's label at right waistline: "Galanos" Retailer's label to right of designer's label: "Neiman-Marcus" With accompanying contour belt of leather and silk. Thin belt is covered in orange satin to match dress.
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Dress

Dress

Date: 1952
Creator: Dior, Christian
Description: Halter-style dress of black wool. Below-knee-length, with wide strap running from front up and behind neck. Straight neckline at front, with very low rounded edge at back - almost to mid-back. Center front with draped effect at waist, appearing "pulled" from hips, and with central front drape. 2 large pleats from waist at back. Center back opening with 5 self-covered buttons and bound buttonholes, supplemented with hook & eye at top and two hook & eyes at waist, and with zipper under edge of pleat at right of center back. Inner bodice of black net has boning and closes at center back with hook & eyes. Skirt lined in black silk. Country of Origin Label: "Made in France" located on front neckline at right center. Designer's Label at inside left on construction detail: "Made in France / Automne - Hiver 1952 / Christian Dior / Paris" and stamped "20951". Has handwritten style number tag beneath designer's label (mostly illegible): "50938" Retailer's label at back seam of skirt: "Neiman-Marcus"
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Ensemble - Over Blouse and Dress

Ensemble - Over Blouse and Dress

Date: 1965~
Creator: Christian Dior New York, Inc.
Description: Ensemble of green silk faille. Over-bodice. Short, cropped top with wide, rounded neckline. The short, set-in sleeves are open along the entire top, each sleeve with 3 sets of 4 paired eyelets which are laced with three ties per sleeve. Center back zipper opens from bottom, not opening all the way to back neckline. Designer's label at right side seam: "Christian Dior - New York Inc." Dress. Below-knee length, with wide rounded neckline. Sleeveless, with fitted bodice. Slightly raised waist(?), into which the full skirt is gathered and pleated. Center back zipper with hook & eye at neckline, and hook and loop at waist. Unlined. Designer's label at inside back below zipper: "Christian Dior New York, Inc." Retailer's label at inside back below zipper: "Neiman-Marcus" Center back zipper with hook & eye at neckline and hook & loop at waist. Belt for dress, narrow, of green leather faced with green silk faille matching dress and overbodice. Single loop, and 3-snap catch. Stamped on reverse: "8 Christian Dior / New York"
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Evening Dress

Evening Dress

Date: 1955
Creator: Dior, Christian
Description: Evening dress of black silk taffeta. Street length; short sleeves. Scooped neckline with attached, pleated capelet/stole which secures to dress with snaps and white, 4-1/2" wide grosgrain ribbon bow at left. Bow buttons onto capelet/stole with small button covered in matching black taffeta. Straight skirt from natural waistline. Center back zipper with hook & loop. Lined in black organdy(?) with black grosgrain petersham. Designer's label on center back seam: "Christian Dior - New York Inc." Retailer's label on center back seam: "Neiman-Marcus" With accompanying belt, covered in matching black taffeta. Square buckle; 32" x 1-1/4".
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