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 Decade: 1950-1959
 Year: 1955
 Collection: Texas Fashion Collection
Cocktail Dress
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503805/
Cocktail Dress
Cocktail dress of large plaid orange, green, purple, and red raw and china silk. The dress is sleeveless, ankle-length, with red/orange raw silk halter-top bodice, "shawl" of same which is attached at mid-back and drapes over shoulders and across front. Lined in pale green. Skirt of dress is of silk, with large, plaid squares of reds, oranges, greens, and purples. Attached cummerbund style belt which buttons in back with 5 self-covered buttons and loops. Center back zipper Lined in light gold organza. Combined designer's/retailer's label at left side seam of lining near hem: "Gump's / San Francisco / Gibson Bayh / Original" Accompanying petticoat formed of three full-length layers of red, purple, and green silk. Each layer with hem band of grosgrain ribbon in a different color, and each with deep net ruffle at hem, also edged with grosgrain ribbon. Center back zipper with two hook & eyes on 1" waistband. Combined designer's/retailer's label at center back waistband: "Gump's / San Francisco / Gibson Bayh / Original" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503797/
Cocktail Dress
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503793/
Evening Dress
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". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503741/
Dress
Dress (evening?) of gray and gold brocade in floral pattern with small roses. Below knee length, with short sleeves, and with collarless rounded neckline, split at center front. Center front opening, which has: 3 self-covered circular buttons and bound button holes on bodice; one hook-and-loop tab in pleating; three hook and loop fasteners at dropped waist narrow waistband/belt; 6 functioning self-covered buttons and bound buttonholes on skirt; and with two faux bound button holes at bottom near hem. Full skirt is pleated into waistband. Large bow-form of self at center back of waistband. Lined in sheer cream silk. Designer's label at waist, right back: "Christian Dior - New York Inc." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501294/
Cocktail Dress
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Pillbox Hat
Pillbox hat of off-white linen(?) formed as a short cylinder with flattened top, somewhat sunken around edges and slightly domed at center. The whole is overlaid with an off-white net veil to which are affixed scattered small "puffs", and four large satin cording devices shaped as looped bows or modified trefoils. Hat is unlined, allowing woven straw base to show, and has inner off-white grosgrain ribbon hat band. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461863/
Toque
Toque hat of black fur felt. Trimmed with wide black (faux?) snakeskin belt with large round buckle covered in same. Unlined, with black grosgrain ribbon headband. Label sewn to headband: "Walker-Marr / Dallas" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461825/
Pillbox Hat
Pillbox hat of black cotton(?). The cylindrical crown is mostly flattened at top, with diamond-shaped patches of same fabric attached at sides, overlapping top and bottom. Patches are outlined in black faceted beads. The hat is lined in black fabric, and has inner black grosgrain ribbon hatband. Designer's label inside: "Design By / d. charles" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461786/
Hat
Hat of off-white fur felt. The crown of the hat is shaped as low, domed tear-drop, the point curving down along the back of the wearer's head. The tightly rolled brim follows the shape of the crown, and creates a "tail" at back of head. The hat has an inner off-white grosgrain ribbon hatband, and a black elastic back-strap to help secure it to wearer's head. Accompanied by two hatpins, the heads covered with matching felt. Designer's label: "E Garnett / Italian Made / Imported Original" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461864/
Hat
Hat of brown/burnt ocher fur felt. The hat is designed with a low, domed, saucer-shaped crown set into the wide, downwards-curving bowl-shaped brim of same material. The hat rests on the head with an inner ring which extends down from crown, and has an inner black grosgrain ribbon hatband. At sides are black grosgrain covered clips to help secure hat to wearer's head, and a black elastic strap to secure hat around back of wearer's head. With two hatpins, the heads covered with matching fur felt. Designer's label inside: "Eleanora Garnett / Italian Made / Imported Original" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461876/
Hat
Hat of black straw. The hat is formed as a wide, shallow domed crown, overlaid with "fringe" sewn in a dense spiral from the top center rosette, creating tiers/layers. Brimless, the crown rests on the head, with black straw covered arched bands to help secure hat to wearer's head. Maker's label inside: "Lee Bury / Hats / of Dallas" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461769/
Toque
Toque of black velour, velvet, and silk. Cylindrical black velour crown, the top sunken and with slightly domed center. Around crown is wide pleated band of black silk, with seven diagonally placed black velvet long, narrow leaf shaped pieces of black velvet across the band. Unlined, with inner black grosgrain ribbon hatband. Designer's label at inside hatband: "Sharon / Originals" Stamped inside crown: "Genuine / Imported Velour" Accompanied by "Goldsmith's" hat box and receipt. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461841/
Cap
Cap of black velvet and feathers. Styled somewhat as a "newsboy cap", or a pillbox with a brim, the cylindrical black velvet crown bulges slightly at sides. At front, extending slightly to sides, is black visor of same velvet, angled downwards, edged with black grosgrain ribbon. The visor is covered with fan sprays of multicolored small feathers in browns, tans, and creams, with black edging. Centered with a black grosgrain ribbon bow. Crown is lined in multicolored brocade fabric with scrolling foliate and floral forms. Inner black grosgrain ribbon hatband. Designer's label at inside hatband: "Christine / Original" Received in a period hatbox labeled "Levy's". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461777/
Pumps
Pair of pumps of purple satin. The shoes are designed with sharply pointed toes, and a gently squared vamp, across which is a large bow of the same satin. The sides are cut slightly lower, and the stiletto heels are covered in same fabric, flaring slightly to base. Maker's label stamped inside: "Herbert Levine" Retailer's label stamped inside: "Neiman Marcus" Handwritten inside: "6 AAA 18828 9913-8LZ" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc402533/
Coat Dress
Coat dress of black silk taffeta jacquard-woven with supplemental pile design in the weft. Black buttons down front. Flaring skirt. A) Coat dress of black silk taffeta with off-white fuzzy woven-in polka dots. Calf-length(? - depends on petticoats), with a small modified "Peter Pan" turn-down collar, which has attached front bias bands to tie into bow at front of collar. 3/4-length set-in sleeves. Center front opening with 16 black circular plastic buttons, hidden snaps at waist and throat, and hook-and-eye at waist. Full, flaring skirt with 13 gores. Unlined. Combined Designer's/Retailer's label: "Neiman-Marcus Dallas / Traina-Norell" B) Belt of matching fabric, backed with black leather. Narrow, with rectangular buckle covered in same fabric. Stamped on reverse: "30+" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc402564/
Breton Hat
Breton hat of blue fur felt. The domed crown is encircled by a wide band of blue grosgrain ribbon with large bow at back. The wide brim curves up and out around the crown, and is lined in the same fur. The crown is unlined, with a blue grosgrain ribbon inner hatband. Body manufacturer's stamp inside crown: "Imported Body / Milady / Made in the United Kingdom" Retailer's label inside: "Neiman-Marcus" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc402572/
Breton Hat
Breton hat of deep red fur felt. The cylindrical crown is flattened at top, and is encircled at the base by a wide band of horizontally pleated peau de soie silk satin. The wide brim is curved out and up around the crown, and is lined/faced with same fur, while the part of the brim facing the crown is faced with deep red fabric. The crown is unlined, with an inner deep red grosgrain ribbon hatband. Designer's label inside: "Styled by / Coralie" Stamp inside crown of the maker of the felt body: "Selene / HB / Body made in Italy" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc402495/
Breton Hat
Breton hat of beige fur felt. The domed crown of beige fur felt is divided in two along a line from front left to back right, the split edged in a dark beige/light brown vinyl band, with a mushroom-shaped vinyl-covered shape at the top. The wide brim curves up and around the crown, and is lined/faced with the same fur felt, while the part of the brim facing the crown is lined in beige fabric. The crown is unlined, with a beige grosgrain ribbon inner hatband. Designer's label inside: "Styled by / Coralie" Stamped inside crown, mark of maker of felt body: "Empress / Body made in Western Germany" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc402574/
Toque
Toque of black fur. Base of crown decorated with black felt that creates loops half the height of the crown. Unlined with black grosgrain ribbon headband. Label on inside of band: "VOLK" Stamped on inside top: "Empress / Body made in Western Germany" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc402539/
Hatlet
Hatlet of purple silk and beads. The brimless crown is covered in purple silk with overall top-stitching with black thread making a pattern of small squares or "cobblestones". Over the surface of the hat are small loops of black beads. The crown is basically circular, with two angled triangular projecting sections on either side of wearer's head. Designer's label inside: "Edna Mye / Dallas" Accompanied by two hatpins with heads covered in same purple silk. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc402471/
Hat
Hat of braided navy straw. Similar to a pillbox hat, the cylindrical crown is slightly domed, and surmounted by a sphere at top center made of navy satin braid. The whole is overlaid with blue veiling/netting. Unlined, with inner dark blue grosgrain ribbon hatband. Designer's label at inner hatband: "Cedar Crest / Original" Accompanied by a single hatpin, the head covered with blue fabric matching the hat. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc402514/
Hat
Hat of pink chiffon and artificial flowers. The crown is made of horizontally tucked pink chiffon giving a "turban" effect, with two large pink velvet and organza artificial flowers to front left. Lined in brocade of cream ground with golden/brown branches and leaves, and pale blue blossoms. Cream grosgrain ribbon inner hatband. Designer's label: "Henry's Hats" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330537/
Hat
Hat of natural straw. The low, domed crown is encircled by a green velvet ribbon, and enhanced with artificial flowers in yellow, coral, and peach. The oval brim is set off-center, and "waved at one side to creat an undulating effect. Unlined, with a pale green inner grosgrain ribbon hatband. Designer's label: "Henrys / Dallas" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330409/
Turban
Turban of light brown velvet and burnt sienna / orange brown satin. Affixed to front is a large artificial flower in shades of pinks and pale greens, enhanced with maroon feathers. Lined in pale brown netting. Around inside of brim is band of light brown grosgrain ribbon. Label sewn onto ribbon: "An Original By / Henry's Hats". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330358/
Hat
Hat of navy blue fur felt. Designed as a modified pillbox hat, the low, domed crown is set into a cylinder of the same felt, giving a "waist" just below the upper edge of the crown. At front of the hat is a large flat bow of off-white ribbed cotton(?). Hat has a lower, inset rim piped in same fabric as bow. Hat is unlined, with inner black grosgrain ribbon hatband. Accompanied by a single hatpin, the head covered with matching navy blue fur felt. Retailer's label inside: "Made To Order Hat / Bergdorf / Goodman / Fifth Ave at 58th St."; Stamp inside crown of maker of felt form: "[Coat of arms] Fur Felt / Body by / Mallory" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330434/
Hat
Hat of flowers. The low, domed crown of stiffened white net is covered with green fabric and completely covered in large artificial flowers in shades of pinks and reds, with scattered green vinyl leaves. The hat is lined in white lace, and has a double inner hatband of black and of a silvery gold metallic rickrack. Label inside: "Henrys / Dallas". Henrys has alternately been identified as a hat maker and as a retailer. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330378/
Toque
Hat of black straw with a grosgrain bow on folded brim. Flares slightly at top. Rounded crown surrounded with grosgrain ribbon. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330506/
Mushroom Hat
Hat of black felt. Resembling the cap of a mushroom, the hat consists of a wide, low, soft crown that extends out as a brim would. The underside of the "cap" is of the same material, and the whole is set on a short cylindrical "stalk" which fits on the wearer's head. Inner part of hat is unlined, with an inner black grosgrain ribbon hatband. Retailer's label inside: "Made to order hat / Bergdorf / Goodman / On The Plaza - New York" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330500/
Cocktail Dress
Cocktail dress of black silk faille and white lawn with black embroidered scallops. Wide boat neckline, short sleeves, natural waistline, princess seaming. Heavy black faille overskirt pleated into waist, cut higher at front to show underskirt of white lawn. Underskirt has horizontal bands of triple lines of scallops, scalloped lower edge of underskirt. Built in hoop understructure with petersham belt and four steel (?) internal hoops. Overlay with petticoat of white cotton with wide horsehair band at hem. Center back zipper. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330425/
Cape Coat
Cape coat of heavy rust mohair. Rounded collar. Center front opening with 5 large, round, marbled brown plastic buttons reinforced with hook & bar. Machine stitched button holes. Street length. Slit pockets at side seams. Lined in rust colored silk satin fabric. Combined designer/retailer label at center back neckline: "Neiman-Marcus Dallas / Traina-Norell" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330422/
Pillbox Hat
Pillbox style hat of mustard yellow dyed Persian lamb (aka astrakhan). The short, cylindrical crown has a flat, inset top of brown velvet, and slightly bowed sides of yellow curly Persian lamb. The hat is lined in a bronze silk(?), and has inner brown grosgrain ribbon hatband and a brown elastic cord to help secure it to wearer's head. No labels. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330400/
Hat
Hat of red/orange straw. Constructed of bands of braided straw sewn in a spiral, the crown is a shallow cylinder with inset flattened top, and flares out at base to form the steeply sloped brim. At left side of crown is large applied flat bow of same straw. Unlined, the hat has an inner band of self, partly overlaid with cream velvet as a hatband. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330350/
Hat
Hat of light beige fabric embellished with top-stitching. The high, cylindrical crown has a rounded edge, and has top-stitching in parallel rows arranged in panels, forming a "patchwork" pattern. The crown is encircled at the base by a wide folded band of beige fabric with bow at back. Wide brim slopes downwards, and has concentric rings of top-stitching. The crown is lined with cream fabric printed in dark golden yellow with "Mr. John" logo in script over entire field. The hat has an inner black grosgrain ribbon hatband, and a second under layer band of off-white lace. Designers Label: "Mr. John" Accompanied by a small hat pin, the head covered with fabric matching the hatband/bow. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330481/
Breton Hat
Breton hat of navy blue woven straw. The high, domed crown is surrounded by the circular brim which extends out and curves up sharply, creating a wall around the crown. Hat is unlined, with inner dark blue grosgrain ribbon hatband. Maker's label on inner hatband: "Parkridge / Exclusives" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330376/
Picture Hat
Picture hat of light beige finely woven straw. The domed crown is encircled at base by a rolled tube of the same straw, into which at front is twined the stem of a beige silk satin rose. The wide, slightly floppy brim is strengthened at brim by rolling up and over. The hat is unlined, with inner beige grosgrain ribbon hatband, and two small elastic cords at sides to help secure combs/pins to help hold hat to wearer's head. No labels. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330342/
Evening Hat
Evening hat of black silk satin and black ostrich feathers. hat is formed as a black satin domed crown totally covered with black ostrich feathers, forming a cloud around the wearer's head. At front, and running below feathers around head, is wide band of black silk satin, with a bow at front center. Hat is lined in black silk. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330396/
Hat
Hat of gray felt with gray beads and silver sequins. The cylindrical crown flares from lower edge to upper, and has a low domed, set in top. The surface of the hat is covered in curving, meandering lines of gray beads, enhanced by double-bands of silver sequins which form "zig-zag" motifs on sides, and around dome of crown. Front and sides of hat overlaid with short length of light gray net veil. Hat is unlined, with gray grosgrain ribbon inner hatband. No labels in hat. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330495/
Hat
Hat created with a green and white silk scarf printed with a plaid pattern. The framework is a domed crown, higher at front than back, over which the silk scarf is fastened, pulled to back forming knotted ornament with trailing end. Lined in white mesh tulle, through which the under-structure can be seen. Inner pale green and white grosgrain ribbon hatband, with translucent brown plastic comb at inside front to secure to wearer's head. No designer's label. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330456/
Hat
Hat of black velvet in a modified Breton style, with domed crown slightly higher in front than back, with brim that is wider in front than back and sides, which turns up to vertical, and is edged with a wide band of black grosgrain ribbon. At back of hat is flat bow of black grosgrain ribbon. With a single black-headed hatpin. Designer's label inside: "Evelyn Varon / Exclusive" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330461/
Picture Hat
Picture hat of natural straw lace. The low, domed crown is covered with black velvet, and encircled at the base with wide ribbon of the same velvet, with bow and trailing ends at back. The wide brim is of straw lace with a medium-fine mesh and wider bands creating concentric chevrons around the brim. The brim is lined in black fabric, with inner black grosgrain hatband, to the front of which is attached a single small clear plastic comb to secure hat to wearer's head. The brim has a single thin band of black velvet underneath, near the rim. Designer's label on inner hatband: "Hazel Eller - Custom Made". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330404/
Picture Hat
Picture hat of finely braided and tightly coiled natural straw. The domed crown is encircled at base by a band of gold braid, knotted at back with trailing fringed ends. The wide brim, wider at front than back, slopes downwards. The hat is unlined, with inner beige/gray grosgrain ribbon hatband. Retailer's label on inner hatband: "Neiman-Marcus / Dallas" Size label: "22" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330387/
Picture Hat
Picture hat of woven natural straw. The low, slightly domed crown is encircled at base by a band of dark brown velvet ribbon, with bow and trailing ribbons at back right. The wide circular brim is almost horizontal, curving very slightly downwards. The crown is unlined, with inner dark brown grosgrain ribbon hatband. The underside of the brim is faced in dark brown velvet matching the velvet band around crown. From the underside of the brim extend two different bands of net mesh veiling, a smaller, open mesh veil from base of crown to nose, and a fine mesh extending from mouth to lower throat. Accompanied by a single hatpin with brown faux pearl head. Retailer's label sewn to inner hatband: "Neiman-Marcus" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330364/
Hat
Hat of creamy, off-white fur felt. Brimless with wide, low crown resembling a pillbox style. Center of crown has floral, circular geometric stitched pattern which trails to outside edge forming diamond shapes. Outer edge of crown has four diamond shapes with boucle texture. Unlined with tan grosgrain ribbon inner headband. Designer's label on inner headband: "Sally V / Designed By Sally Victor" Retailer's label to right of designer's label: "Titche-Goettinger Co. / Dallas" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc305414/
Calotte Hat
Calotte style hat of light brown satin. Brim is trimmed in brown and yellow velvet strawberry clusters with green and brown velvet leaves. Lined in rose colored brocade of floral design. Inner headband of pink grosgrain ribbon trimmed with cinnamon colored lace embellished with pink embroidered flower with rhinestone center at front. Maker's label on inside headband: "Paris / Chapeaux / Chicago" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc305428/
Hatlet
Hatlet of black velvet. The low, domed crown is edged with a stiffened coil of the same fabric, with a straight piece of same across the front. Lined in a black satin, with an inner black grosgrain ribbon hatband, and a small plastic comb to help secure hat to wearer's head. Designer's label: "Kay & Guy / Anderson / New York" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc305417/
Hat
Hat of black felt. Styled as a modified boater or "Pamela hat", the domed crown is encircled at base with a wide band of black grosgrain ribbon. The brim curves up sharply, forming a "wall" around the crown. The hat is unlined. Felt maker's label: "Glenover / Fawntra-Felt / Henry Pollak Inc / New York / 100% Wool" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc305403/
Hat
Hat of navy blue velvet. Styled as an oversized calotte (also spelled "calot"), the low, domed crown is encircled by overlapping bands of the same material. At front and sides of hat is an embellishment of leaf-form set with blue beads and pearls. The front and sides are overlaid with a fine mesh veil, which has small scattered worked circles. No labels in hat. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc305412/
Hatlet
Hatlet of black fur felt (beaver?). The shallow domed crown is overlaid with strips of the same fur felt, edged with black satin. One strip crosses front from side to side, and one small strip goes along each side, and where they cross they form a bow-shaped motif on each side. Unlined, with a red grosgrain ribbon inner hatband. With a single black bead headed hatpin. Stamped inside crown: "Flaminsol / Imported" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc305402/
Headband
Headband covered in light blue velvet trimmed in light blue velvet flowers with rhinestone centers. Veil is accented with yellow chenille dots. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc305427/
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