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 Decade: 1930-1939
 Collection: Texas Fashion Collection
[Costume Design]

[Costume Design]

Date: 1930/1945
Creator: Wolff, Lilli
Description: Reproduction of a costume design for an unidentified female costume by Lilli Wolff, believed to date from before 1945.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
[Costume Design]

[Costume Design]

Date: 1930/1945
Creator: Wolff, Lilli
Description: Reproduction of a costume design for an unidentified female costume by Lilli Wolff, believed to date from before 1945.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
[Costume Design]

[Costume Design]

Date: 1930/1945
Creator: Wolff, Lilli
Description: Reproduction of a costume design for an unidentified female costume by Lilli Wolff, believed to date from before 1945.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
[Costume Design]

[Costume Design]

Date: 1930/1945
Creator: Wolff, Lilli
Description: Reproduction of a costume design for an unidentified female costume by Lilli Wolff, believed to date from before 1945.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
[Sketch]

[Sketch]

Date: 1930/1945
Creator: Wolff, Lilli
Description: Original sketch for a fashion design by Lilli Wolff. Possibly for a costume, of a female figure with black dress accented with pink bow and ruffles, and green gloves and shoes. Believed to have been done in Germany before 1945.
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Ensemble - Dress, Jacket, and Muff

Ensemble - Dress, Jacket, and Muff

Date: 1938~
Creator: Milgrim, Sally
Description: Evening ensemble of golden olive green lightweight wool twill: A) Short jacket. No collar, center front opening with 4 hook-and-loop closures. Back has section of bloused fabric giving the effect of a faux hood hanging back. Wide bands of decoration on front, yoke, and on faux "hood" of back, in the form of golden vines of gold braid and leaves and flowers of gold and pearl beads. Fully lined in olive silk crepe. Label at center back inside neckline: "Milgrim". B) Full length evening dress of matching fabric. Sleeveless, wide straps. Moderate neckline with "bow" effect at front. Just below knot of bow is accent of brown mink. Slight train to back of skirt. Side zipper closure. Fully lined in green silk crepe matching jacket. Label inside skirt: "Milgrim" C) Muff of matching fabric. Large trapezoidal shaped muff, the front with two large tiers of mink tails and a large bow with floral pattern in tiny white seed beads accented in gold beads and with scrolling gold embroidery. Zipper compartment on back. Label inside pocket: "This Article / 10 Year Guarantee" "Berlou / Moth / Proofed"
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Child's Dress

Child's Dress

Date: 1935~
Creator: unknown
Description: Child's dress of beige linen with print design of Mother Goose, moons, people and animals. Solid beige collar with ruffled trim edged in peach; with matching band of same fabric/ruffles down center front. Center front opening of three snaps is hidden under center piece and ruffle. Gathered bodice with three vertical tucks at center back. Puffed short sleeve with narrow armbands. Cotton bias tape underneath at hem. Unlined. No labels in garments.
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Man's Coat

Man's Coat

Date: 1930/1939
Creator: unknown
Description: Man's coat of raccoon fur. Full length, with shawl collar. Two outer pockets trimmed with raccoon tails. Double-breasted center front opening with 8 round 1 1/2" leather covered buttons with loop closures. Long sleeves, with inner ribbed knit(?) cuffs. 51" from center back neckline to hem line. Upper lining of brown silk (?), and lower section lined with plaid wool. Inner pocket on left side. No labels in garment. Name inked inside inner pocket: "Ellison"
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Evening Slippers

Evening Slippers

Date: 1930
Creator: Paul's Shoes
Description: Heeled evening slippers or pumps of peach satin. Designed with pointed toe, the plain uppers have a simple seam/stitch along squared edge of vamp which runs horizontally to meet the sole near heel. This seam gives a "two-tone" effect to the satin as the light hits it. The 2 1/4" high modified French heel is covered with the same satin. Designer's label inside right shoe: "Paul's / Aristocrats / Hand Made / Turn-Sole" Stamped inside right shoe: "Narrow Heel Model / Hand / Made / Turns / Sta-up-arch / No / T" Written inside: "055 18304 / 0102"
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Boy's Coat

Boy's Coat

Date: 1939
Creator: Esskay Manufacturing Co.
Description: Boy's coat of black and white herringbone tweed. Double breasted with notched lapel and 6 buttons; opening is reversible to be opened on left or right. Patch pockets at sides. Half belt across back. Lined from the waist up with dark gray flannel, and from the waist down with plaid flannel. Manufacturer's label: "Ess Kay"
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Little Girl's Dress

Little Girl's Dress

Date: 1936
Creator: Alesta, Bertie
Description: Little girl's dress of peach silk crepe. Embroidered smocking of purple flowers, greenery, and grey decorative stitches on rounded neckline; purple flower embroidery on body of dress. Center back closure of two snaps. Short, puffed sleeves. Unlined.
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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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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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Beach Clogs

Beach Clogs

Date: 1938
Creator: unknown
Description: Beach clogs of painted wood, and red and yellow leather. The thick wooden soles are painted in a marbled pattern of greens and yellows on red ground. The toe-box is formed of two wide crossed leather straps, one red, the other yellow, each affixed to the sole by large-headed nails/tacks. The heels have red silk cord which is threaded through hole passing through the sole and tied around wearer's ankles. The modified French heels are painted to match the rest of the soles.
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Ensemble - Cape, Blouse, and Skirt

Ensemble - Cape, Blouse, and Skirt

Date: 1930/1939
Creator: Chantal
Description: Three-piece ensemble of navy blue wool tweed with white silk threads. A) Cape. Falls below hips. Constructed with applied bands or plackets of self giving the appearance of pleats. No collar; rounded neckline with modified suspender self bands at neck that extend down to waist and secure to the pair of buttons on the waistband of the skirt. Padded shoulders. Lined in white satin. Remains of label, mostly illegible, in pieces, covered with crepeline. "65-67 Champ ........ Paris" B) Blouse of white satin. Collarless with piped, rounded, high neckline and string tie at front (decorative). Long, set-in sleeves gathered into cuffs with single button and tailored buttonhole at each cuff. Front with wide center and two narrow vertical pin-tucks. Center back closure with 7 circular shell/mother-of-pearl buttons and tailored buttonholes. No labels in shirt. C) Skirt. Street-length, A-line with 1-1/2 inch waistband. Two pairs of circular dark blue buttons on waistband for securing "suspenders". Left side zipper with four sets of hook-and-eyes (one missing). Simulated pleats, sewn down, with vertical strips of same fabric sewn to skirt giving illusion of further pleating. Unlined. Label on waistband to left of zipper: "Made In France"
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Chauffer's Uniform Greatcoat

Chauffer's Uniform Greatcoat

Date: 1934
Creator: Lexington National Tailoring Co.
Description: Man's chauffeur's uniform greatcoat of black wool with black astrakhan (3 day old lamb) fur collar. The full-length overcoat is double-breasted, with long sleeves and a flap pocket at each hip. Torso lined in heavy brown muton. Maker's label inside pocket, part printed, part filled in by hand: "Lexington / National Tailoring Co., Inc / Better quality uniforms / 851 Lexington Ave., N.Y. / Name: John Forsythe / Date: 10/31/34 No.: 9622" NRA "Blue Eagle" label inside pocket Stamped on inner side of lining: "Taskinlamb"
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Cape

Cape

Date: 1939
Creator: Pietro
Description: Cape of purple silk velvet; Full length; Silk lining. Copy of Charles James tulip cape.
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Ensemble - Dress and Bolero Jacket

Ensemble - Dress and Bolero Jacket

Date: 1939
Creator: unknown
Description: Evening ensemble in orange and taupe crepe. The sleeveless, full-length dress is of taupe crepe, and has a "V" neckline in front and a deep "V" in back. Around high waist is a wide band of orange crepe outlined in gold braid and oval simulated pearls. The band is heavily beaded in faux coral and turquoise beads in various patterns and floral motifs. The bodice of the dress gathers into the front of the band, and has a zipper and hook-and-eyes closure at left side. The Bolero jacket is of the orange crepe. The cropped jacket has a rounded neckline and long sleeves. The neckline, center front opening, and lower hem is heavily beaded to match the band on the dress, with added faux turquoise beading in floral forms on the front panels of the jacket. No labels in either garment.
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Hat

Hat

Date: 1934/1969
Creator: Mr. D
Description: Hat of chocolate colored mink fur. Somewhat in a pillbox shape, but much larger, the slightly domed crown fully covers the head. Brown corduroy lining trimmed with grosgrain ribbon. Labels: Designer's label: "Mr. D" United Hatters, Cap and Millinery Workers International Union label.
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Hat

Hat

Date: 1935~
Creator: Betmar
Description: Hat of black linen. Open crown created by a black ribbon of self encircling what would be the base of the crown, with bow at back. Wide brim, irregular-edged, slightly "waved". Inner black grosgrain ribbon hatband. Manufacture's label on inside hatband: "Betmar" Union label on inside hatband: "823937" Retailer's stamp on inside hatband: "Weldon's Fort Worth"
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Cape

Cape

Date: 1930~
Creator: Carnegie, Hattie
Description: Straight cape/cloak of black long-hair monkey fur. Full length, no arm holes, arm slits nor sleeves and no collar. 5 heavy hook and eye closures down center front. Fully lined in black wool crepe-felted. Very heavy. Likely to be Colobus monkey. Designer's label at right side at seam "Hattie Carnegie" Retailer's label at back center top "Neiman-Marcus Dallas";
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Skirt Suit

Skirt Suit

Date: 1935
Creator: Adrian, Gilbert
Description: Summer suit of textured silk crepe in coral and black Holstein cow print with black flies. A) Jacket has two front ties; one at neck and one at natural waist. Two hook-and-eye closures along center front behind waist tie; flip peplum and 3/4 sleeves. Unlined. Built-in shoulder pads. Label: "Adrian / Original". B) Skirt is below knee-length; gored and flared. Waistband with hook-and-eye closure. Unlined. No Labels.
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Purse

Purse

Date: [1930..1939]
Creator: unknown
Description: Purse of black tapestry with multicolor floral design. Rectangular, gold metal frame in rose motif and plunger type closure. Double chain handle; rose colored silk lining. Small coin purse of light blue silk inside handbag with semicircular frame and twist ball closure.
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Tricorne

Tricorne

Date: 1938/1950
Creator: Ross, Ruby
Description: Tricorne of light green straw, black and orange velvet. The hat is designed as a traditional tricorne, or "three-cornered-hat", with a low cylindrical crown of green straw, slightly domed. The wide brim of green straw curls up on three sides, and has cut-back arches at corners. The underside/facing of the brim is lined with black velvet, and edged with a thin band of orange velvet, which is tied in a bow at center top edge of one side. Crown is unlined, but has inner hatband of a striped/plaid fabric. Designer's label inside: "Original / Ruby Ross / California"
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