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 Decade: 1950-1959
 Year: 1955
 Collection: Texas Fashion Collection
Picture Hat

Picture Hat

Date: 1955~
Creator: unknown
Description: Picture of "skimmer" hat of off-white or cream lace. Very shallow crown with low dome, encircled by an off-white velvet ribbon 1/2" wide, with trailing ends. Wide, circular brim is set off-center, wider (6") at front than back (4"), and curving downwards slightly. Lined in a similar color net/mesh, the underside has an inner stiffened structure edged with velvet ribbon, with extending wired triangular areas to help secure hat to wearer's head. No labels in hat.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Picture Hat

Picture Hat

Date: 1955~
Creator: unknown
Description: Picture hat of black straw. Domed crown with uneven top, encircled at base of crown with black velvet 1/2" wide ribbon with trailing ends. Circular brim is set off-center so that it is deeper at front (7") than back (4 1/2", and curves downwards. Unlined, with inner black grosgrain ribbon hatband. Only label in hat is size label: "Medium". Accompanied by a simple short hatpin with black head.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Hat

Hat

Date: 1955?
Creator: Roy, Janyth
Description: Hat with high, modified toque style crown of black velvet. Brimless. Black satin trim around hat. Designer's label: Janyth Roy / New York"
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Dress

Dress

Date: 1955
Creator: Balmain, Pierre
Description: Dress of black wool with black leather trim. The street-length dress has a standup collar trimmed in snaps. Front opening is leather trimmed and has 5 self-covered snaps. Detachable front skirt panel is edged along top with black leather trim and secured with 5 self-covered snaps. Bracelet length sleeves trimmed with snaps at cuff. Back zipper. Fully lined in black satin. Handwritten label on inside back seam: "Pierre Balmain Fall 1955"
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Calotte Hat

Calotte Hat

Date: 1955~
Creator: Betmar
Description: Calotte style hat of black velvet. Small, quilted brim folds up in front and back. One, long tie string of same drapes across front brim and down sides. Black grosgrain ribbon inside hatband. Lined in black fabric. Manufacturer's label on inside hatband: "Betmar / Adj." Retailer's label on inside hatband: "Lord & Taylor / young new yorkers' / hat shop / Fifth Avenue"
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Dress

Dress

Date: 1955/1959
Creator: Galanos, James
Description: a) Dress of oatmeal colored silk with black polka dots. Six self covered buttons with covered buttonholes supplemented with snaps and hook & eyes at waist form front closure. Short, modified raglan sleeves. Bodice lined in oatmeal colored silk crepe. Gathered at hip line. Skirt supported with netting and lined in cream colored organza. Designer's label at left inside seam: "Galanos" Retailer's label at right inside seam: "Neiman-Marcus" b) Matching belt in same. Belts at natural waist in large gap between buttons. Belt in two pieces; longer piece has self covered buckles at each end and smaller piece has 3 punch holes at each end. Leather backing in natural color. Back stamped: "Galanos"
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Hat

Hat

Date: 1955~
Creator: unknown
Description: Hat of green net and artificial flowers. Formed somewhat as a Juliet cap, the net base has wire stiffened edges and forms a close, rounded crown with sections that extend down sides and back of head. The base is covered with artificial flowers (daisies or dogwood blossoms?), with green cloth stems and leaves, the blossoms with white petals and yellow centers. Unlined. With 3 black bobby-pins for securing to wearer's head.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Toque Hat

Toque Hat

Date: 1955?
Creator: Mr. John
Description: a) Toque of red/orange and yellow print wool. Two hatpins with spherical heads covered in material matching toque and head scarf. Lined in white with "Mr John" pattern in gold. Designer' label on inside hatband with rhinestone studded, tabbed ends: "Mr. John" b) Scarf of matching material with large square of lattice work crochet netting of red/orange in middle of scarf to provide veiled effect. Designer's label: "Mr. John"
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Hat

Hat

Date: 1955
Creator: unknown
Description: Hatlet made of black silk taffeta with 5 silk leaves off front of crown and bow of self in back as trim. Black net veil interspersed with chenille balls.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Pillbox Hat

Pillbox Hat

Date: 1955?
Creator: unknown
Description: Pillbox hat of navy blue velvet trimmed around edge with blue/purple iridescent beads which form swirls on crown. Grosgrain inner headband with comb for securing hat to wearer's head.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design