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- Cocktail Dress
Cocktail dress of glitter-studded black chiffon.
A) Outer dress is sheer, knee-length, with rounded neckline, and sleeveless. The body of the dress is decorated with vertical rows of clusters of tiny circular mirrored dots, glued to fabric. Wide band at hem of same clusters of mirrors, formed as a repeating band of large roses. Center back opening with hook and eye at neckline and 7 hidden snaps.
B) Belt. Black satin belt with large rectangular rhinestone buckle.
C) Inner slip of black organza over fine black silk faille. Center back zipper and flesh-colored spaghetti straps.
Designer's label at center back seam near hem: "Christian Dior - New York Inc."
Retailer's label at same location: "Neiman-Marcus" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501307/
- Ensemble - Jumper and Blouse
Ensemble consisting of:
A) Jumper of brown suede. Knee length. Square neckline. Each shoulder with single snap closure at top. Left side closure of 11 snaps from arm to hem. Lined in brown cotton.
Designer's label at center back: "Adolfo / New York"
B) Blouse of cotton twill in multicolored paisley on taupe background. Turndown collar with pointed ends. Center front opening with 7 white plastic buttons and vertical, barred buttonholes. Long, set-in sleeves with 2-1/2" cuffs having 2 matching buttons and barred buttonholes. Unlined.
Designer's label at center back neckline: " Adolfo / New York" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501377/
Summer dress / Sundress of linen weave cotton in abstract floral design of black, yellow, red, white and green on purple background. Halter-style bodice and dirndl style skirt; midi length with slit up center front to thighs. Center back zipper with 2 hook & eyes. Side slit pockets. Lined in yellow crepe.
Designer's label at center back: "Donald Brooks" with handwritten style number(?) "825"
With kerchief of matching fabric. Triangular shape. Reverse side print is purple flowers on yellow background. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501342/
- Coat Dress
Coat dress of brown silk faille in "Ottoman" style. Knee or street length, with turndown collar and slight V neckline. Darts at bust for fit. Four button closures at center front with bound buttonholes, two above and two below waist/belt. Hook and eyes at waistline. Long sleeves with rolled cuffs and underarm gussets. In-seam pockets at sides. Flared skirt, pleated in back. Simulated "shirtwaist" decoration at front of skirt. Unlined.
Designer's label at inside back collar: "Made in / France"; "Autumne-Hiver 1952 / Christian Dior / Paris"; stamped: "2????" [mostly illegible], on label
With matching belt of brown suede. Self-covered buckle of narrow, vertical rectangles secures with hook and bar closure; 1-1/4" wide. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501300/
Capelet of black silk satin. The short cape is trimmed along hem with 3-1/2" band of pleated organza and band of jet beads. Standing neckline trimmed in pleated organza. Center front opening with closure of five hook & eyes, with bow of black silk satin moire with trailing ends attached to right side of opening at throat. Shoulder yoke bordered in tightly gathered narrow band of black organza. Bright purple moire silk lining. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501286/
Dress of red polyester silk knit printed in dark red with large abstract pattern of blossoms, leaves, etc. Street length or slightly longer. V-neckline at front with 3/4-length sleeves. Bodice insert with seaming at about natural waist forming a "cummerbund" shape. Skirt is gathered into waist at base of seamed area. Center back zipper with two hook-and-eye closures at back neckline. Torso and skirt lined in red polyester. Arms unlined.
Designer's label at inside back beside zipper: "Adele Simpson"
Care tag at inside right seam: "Dry / Clean / Only"
Union label at inside right seam: "BCTX / 697925" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501299/
- Ensemble - Cape, Blouse, and Skirt
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" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501339/
- Coat and Pillbox Hat
A) Evening coat of forest green wool. Double breasted, with six large buttons having black faceted edges and green pearled centers, and bound buttonholes. Collarless, with black soutache braid outlining neckline and front opening. Loose fitting with very full, bell-shaped, elbow length sleeves pleated into dropped shoulders, faced with green wool part-way back into sleeve. Double welt, angled, slit pockets at sides. Lined in green silk.
Designer's label: "E Garnett / Italian Made / Imported Original"
B) Pillbox hat. Of matching forest green wool, the low, cylindrical crown is edged in double row of matching black soutache braid which crosses on right and is trimmed with small sphere covered in matching wool. Inner black grosgrain ribbon hatband, and black elasticized band for securing hat to wearer's head. Lined in black silk(?).
Designer's label: "E Garnett / Italian Made / Imported Original" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501367/
Coat of natural beige mohair wool. Below-knee length, with modified cape collar with rounded ends. Loose, unfitted lines. Single breasted, with three button closure at neckline and bound buttonholes. Sleeves are 3/4 length, large and intricately cut in an adaptation of the leg-o-mutton style with pleating at shoulder, and have pleat-form at wrist to create calla lily effect . Double welt angled side pockets. Lined in black jersey wool.
Designer's label at center back neckline: "E Garnett / Italian Made / Imported Original" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501318/
Ripple style waist-length cape of black wool felt with yoke of five rows of black satin ribbon and 6" middle tier of black lace. Ruffled stand-up collar of black silk gauze. Secures at center front neckline with two hook & eyes and ties of black satin ribbon. Unlined. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501333/
- Ensemble - Coat and Dress
A) Coat of light brown leather printed with dark brown "squiggles". Full-length, double-breasted, with two vertical rows of three each circular brown plastic buttons and hidden snaps at top. Long raglan sleeves. Two patch pockets on front with decorative flaps. Lined in light brown silk(?).
Designer's label at inside back collar: "Adele Simpson", with written annotation "1008".
B) Dress with matching scarf, of light tan jersey with printed dark brown "squiggles" matching the rest of ensemble. Mid-length, sheath style. Roll collar with slit through which scarf threads. Long sleeves with cuffs having two hidden snaps each. Center back zipper with hook-and-eye at top. Lined in peach silk crepe(?). With wide belt of leather matching the coat, the square buckle covered in same leather.
Designer's label at inside back on left: "Adele Simpson".
Stamped on reverse of belt: "Z 1095" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501297/
- Suit - Jacket and Skirt
Suit of taupe wool consisting of:
A) Jacket. Single breasted with closure of two large, plastic, textured taupe colored buttons and bound buttonholes. Notched collar and long, set-in sleeves. Two pleated plackets at sides of waistline with bound openings create loops for belt. Lined in matching silk jacquard of "Christian Dior" pattern.
Designer's label at inside left opening: "Christian Dior-New York, Inc."
Evidence of removed label at center back neckline.
B) Skirt. Slightly A-lined with left side zipper and hook & eye. 1" waistband. Lined in rust colored silk crepe.
C) Self-covered belt with rectangular buckle. 1-1/2" wide.
Stamped on reverse: "16 Christian Dior / New York, Inc" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501360/
Capelet of dark brown to black plush, possibly silk and cotton, resembling seal fur. Rounded roll collar trimmed in brown soutache braid stitched with a line of purple thread and black glass or jet beads. Center front opening with hook & eye at neck. Trimmed in light brown with purple soutache braid and hexagonal prism, black glass beads. Collar and center front opening bound by black braid (appears to have been added after the original garment was made). Fully lined in a printed polished cotton (not original) of black with looping rope design and repeated fan shapes of pale blue, red, and cream. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501335/
- Cocktail Ensemble - Dress and Jacket
Cocktail ensemble of silver (pale lavender?) heavy faille moire consisting of:
A) Cocktail dress. 3/4 length. Sleeveless with thin straps. Shallow V-neck. Natural waist with a bias cut, 1-1/4" set-in waistband between skirt and bodice trimmed with a center, non-functioning gray plastic button. Fitted bust with gores at bust and under-arm. Inverted pleats at front and back center. Center back zipper closure with hook & eye closure at base of bodice. Cream satin lining in bust which descends to become sheath inside skirt. Skirt lined with net.
Designer's label at inside center bust: "Made in France / Autumne-Hiver 1952 / Christian Dior / Paris"
Stamped "20445" on label.
Handwritten label behind designer's label: "250516"
B) Matching bolero jacket. Cropped to waist, long sleeves. No collar. Slight V at top of neckline, with deeper "inset" V at bottom. Center front opening with 3 circular gray buttons at base of jacket. Lined in cream silk matching lining of dress.
Designer's label at center back neckline: "Made in France / Autumne-Hiver 1952 / Christian Dior / Paris"
Stamped "20446" on label.
Handwritten label behind designer's label: "250517" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501348/
- Child's Dress
Child's "apron" dress of woven red and blue striped flannel with collar and one box pleat in front. Center front opening with snap at neckline. No belt - possibly missing. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501365/
- Sailor Jumpsuit
Jumpsuit of navy blue wool jersey. Designed as a "Sailor Suit", the one-piece garment is sleeveless, with sailor collar of white linen and large red bow of silk twill. Two patch pockets at lower front, and center front zipper. The attached web belt is of same fabric, and has a rectangular self covered buckle. The bodice is lined in navy silk. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501298/
- Hostess Ensemble
Hostess ensemble of cotton sateen in lime green floral and paisley print over navy background consisting of:
A) Top with bodice in modified halter style and long, flared bottom. Top extends below hips giving the appearance of a gathered skirt with empire waist. Left side zipper closure with hook & eye and 3 hook & eyes on left shoulder. Trimmed in navy braided tape around all outer edges and at seam of bodice. Lined in white organdy with white grosgrain ribbon petersham at gathered waist.
Designer's label at center back: "Geoffrey Beene".
B) Pants. Full length with flared bottoms. Center front zipper with hook & eye. Hem trimmed in matching navy braid.
Designer's label at center back: "Geoffrey Beene" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501374/
- Fringed Jacket
Jacket of dark brown sueded leather, with fringe. Hip-length jacket in "hippie style" has center front opening with 4 circular dark brown translucent buttons (one missing), patch pockets, long sleeves, and bands of long self fringe along arms, on bands across upper breast, at edges of patch pockets, along lower hem, and along back yoke. Lined in lavender acetate.
Maker's (Brand?) label at inside back collar: "México / Típico / Hecho en Mexico", stamped with blue "36" in upper right corner. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501343/
Cape made from an antique Japanese obi brocade of red, gold, orange, browns, etc. on a cream ground. Embroidery is of cranes, mums, and other flowers. The cape is mid-length, with one button and loop at neck and with "tie" of same material as an extension of standing collar. Center front opening. Box pleats at sides. Sleeveless, with flap-covered slits at center front sides for arms. Lined in ecru silk with inside slit pocket at left.
Label: "Kobayashi / Made in Tokyo Japan" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501373/
- Cocktail Dress
Cocktail dress of coral-red lace over cream silk. Coral net over cream silk, the net with coral lace overlay and appliqued with coral tape lace. Mid-length dress with high, slightly rounded neckline in front and deep V-neck in back. Cap sleeves. Skirt pleated at sides and back from waistline. Center back zipper closure with hooks and loops along length. Within and attached to dress by thin cords above waistline is inner slip/petticoat of two layers. Outside layer is cream colored organdy covering tulle netting. Inner layer is silk/satin with inner stiffening. Petticoat has cream colored grosgrain ribbon waist with 4 hook & eyes.
Designer's label on center back of petticoat: "Sarmi / New York"
Retailer's label at back of skirt below zipper: "Neiman-Marcus" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501330/
- Cocktail Dress
Cocktail dress of gray silk jacquard with floral pattern of white daisies. Below knee length. Full skirt with two gores at front and two box pleats at center back. Cap sleeves. V-shaped neckline. Center back is V-shaped with zipper and hook & eye. Princess seaming. Pleat at shoulder joins bust darts and forms L-shape at natural waist and becomes tie at center front waist. Lined in light gray synthetic net with petersham of white grosgrain ribbon and hook & eye.
Designer's label on center back seam near hem: "Adele Simpson"
Retailer's label above designer's label: "Neiman-Marcus" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501361/
Dress in sheath style of navy blue linen. Neckline is high and straight in front with wide, scooped back with 3/4" shoulder straps. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Lined in navy organdy.
Designer's label at center back seam near hem: "Christian Dior - New York, Inc."
Retailer's label at center back seam near hem: "Neiman-Marcus"
With accompanying stole, double sided with one side of matching navy linen and reverse of green linen. Open ends; 16" wide. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501344/
Dress in modified caftan style of navy blue silk and silk chiffon with butterfly print. Full length. Sleeveless silk under dress has matching butterfly pattern. Over dress of chiffon has long set-in sleeve on right and draped opening on left creating a toga-like effect. Hemline and draped sleeve bordered in 4" band of light aqua blue organza with under band of hot pink organza. Scooped back has center opening of 10 faux self-covered buttons and loops with closure of 5 covered snaps. Lined in navy jacquard rayon with "Hanae Mori" print.
Designer's label at inside back to left of zipper: "(Japanese characters) / Hanae Mori" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501290/
- Lounging Pajamas
Lounging pajamas outfit of mint green velvet consisting of:
A) Blouse with rounded neckline with center front "keyhole" slit which fastens at neckline with gold braid cord. Long sleeves with gathered, elastic cuffs. Neckline and lower hem edged with green and gold braid, with side slits at sides at hem forming rounded corners.
Designer's label: "Oscar de la Renta / At Home"
Size label: "6"
B) Pants of matching fabric, full-length, with wide legs and slightly flaring cuffs.
C) Tie belt of braided green and gold cord. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501380/
- Ensemble - Jacket and Pants
Ensemble in lavender ultra suede consisting of:
A) Jacket. Single breasted with center front opening of 8 small circular tan buttons. Below hip length; box style. Turndown collar with pointed ends. Long, set-in sleeves with 2-1/2" cuffs and matching button closure. Patch pockets at sides. Jacket is trimmed with three vertical rows of pin tucks at each side from shoulder to pockets. Unlined.
Designer's label at center back neckline: "Mollie Parnis / a Skinner Ultra / Suede Fabric"
B) Pants. Wide cut, full length. Center front zipper with fly and 2 hook & eyes and snap on 1" waistband and waist tab which closes with matching button. Unlined.
Laundry instructions and union label to right of zipper.
C) Tie belt of self; 1-1/4" wide. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501328/
- Evening Dress
Evening Dress in a layered green floral print silk with white chrysanthemums and pink peonies. Dress consists of:
A) Over dress of silk chiffon. Full length. Elbow length, set-in sleeves with tied hems. Center front opening with collarless, piped neckline which closes with two covered snaps. Wide box pleat down center back.
Size "8" tag at center back neckline.
B) Under dress in slip style of matching silk. V-shaped neckline with 3/8" strapped shoulders that form a crisscross in back and secures in front with snaps. Center back zipper closure with hook & eye. Slits at side seams are 20" long. Lined in green rayon.
Designer's label at center back zipper: "(Japanese symbols) / Hanae Mori"
Size "8" tag at base of designer's label.
Retailer's tag above designer's label: "Neiman-Marcus"
Care/content label at center back neckline. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501326/
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/
- Evening Dress
Evening dress of yellow jacquard rayon with paisley design. Floor length; cap sleeves; collar. Center back zipper. Deep inverted pleat in front starts just below the bust. Princess seams and side slit pockets. Lined in yellow silk.
Designer's label at inside back by zipper: "Geoffrey Beene"
Accompanied by a detachable bow in matching fabric. Clips onto V-neck just below the collar or possibly at center front pleat below bust or in hair. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501358/
- Cocktail Ensemble - Dress and Jacket
Cocktail ensemble of orange wool with embroidered pattern of small squares of orange and silver novelty thread which form a larger abstract pattern. Ensemble consists of:
A) Cocktail dress. Knee-length, sleeveless dress with rounded neckline edged with gold braid trim accented with gold studs and silver rhinestones. Bodice with princess seaming for fit. Attached belt of same fabric at natural waist edged by bands of same braid as neckline. Skirt gathers at waistline, and has side slit pockets at hips. Hem of skirt trimmed with same braid as neckline. Dress has a center back zipper, and is fully lined in orange acetate.
Retailer's label at neckline to right of zipper: "Balliets / Oklahoma City, Okla."
Size "6" tag at base of zipper.
B) Matching fitted jacket trimmed with same braid at rounded jewel neckline, along the center front zippered opening, natural-waist hem, the cuffs of the long, set-in sleeves, and the upper edges of the two patch pockets at bust. Lined in orange acetate.
Designer's label at left side near zipper: "Oscar de Le Renta"
Retailer's label at center back neckline: "Balliets / Oklahoma City, Okla." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501340/
- Evening Ensemble - Coat, Dress, and Belt
Three piece evening ensemble in metallic blue/purple, black and gold brocade consisting of:
A) Dressmaker style coat, calf-length. Closes on left with two covered snaps. Long, straight sleeves. Notched lapel. Lined in royal blue silk.
Designer's label at left inside seam: "Adele Simpson"
B) Dress. Calf-length, sleeveless, and with a standing collar, the dress is slightly A-line with empire seam. Center back zipper with two hook & loops at collar. Lined in royal blue silk.
C) Belt for dress, of same fabric and with rectangular buckle covered in same fabric.
Stamped "B Adele Simpson 10C3" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501288/
- Evening Dress
Evening dress of black chiffon with silver and gold glittered decoration. Silver glitter in rectangular pattern overlapping roses in gold glitter. Applied in dots that appear to be glued to the chiffon. Full length with long sleeves having 3/4" black satin cuffs secured with 2 covered snaps. Keyhole neckline which extends to center front opening to hem; edges of neckline and opening trimmed in 3/4" black satin. Opening is secured with eleven self covered buttons with chain-stitched loops and reinforced with hook & eye at top and at natural waist; only first five buttons are functional. At natural waist is a 2-1/4" black satin ribbon belt that forms a bow at the center front opening and secured with hook & eye and snap behind the bow. Sleeves are lined with extra layer of black chiffon, and body of dress is lined in silk polyester(?).
Designer's label at top center back: "Ferdinando Sarmi"
Care label beneath designer's label: "Dry Clean Only" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501336/
- Evening Dress
Evening dress of layered green chiffon. The full-length dress has an empire waistline, a high rounded jewel neckline, and long sleeves with zippered cuffs. The dress is composed of a top layer of chiffon with gold metallic thread embroidered dots/circles, the bodice and sleeves with further embellishment of scattered rosettes of gold beads and sequins, and single sequins. The waist is ornamented with bands of gold beads (spherical and wheat), and sequins spreading from waist upwards. The dress has an under-layer of heavy green silk crepe. from bust to hem. Center back zipper with hook & eye on bodice and 2 snaps on chiffon below bodice.
Designer's label at center back seam of lining below zipper: "Mollie Parnis / New York" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501351/
Shift dress of olive green silk satin with multicolored art nouveau print of red thistles and leaves. Sleeveless with bateau neckline. Knee length. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Lined in green silk.
Designer's label at left side seam near hem: "Mollie Parnis / New York"
With belt of matching material, approximately 1 inch x 3 yards in length. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501341/
- Ensemble - Blouse and Skirt
Ensemble of printed silk of blues, turquoise, pinks, maroon, green on white ground. Stylized plant/scroll/seaweed forms.
A) Blouse - Waist length, with round neckline and short sleeves. Center-front opening with 5 self-covered buttons domed with bound buttonholes and hidden, covered snap just above waist. Lined in cream.
Designer's label at center back: "BH Wragge / 69"
Retailer's label at side seam: "Lou Lattimore / Dallas"
Manufacturing label: "Lot 3 / Size 10"
B) Skirt - Above-knee-length, two gore skirt. Slight seaming from the 1/2" waistband. Side zipper with hook and eye at waistband. Lined in white cotton(?).
No labels in skirt. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501325/
- Cocktail Dress
Cocktail dress in a pink, blue and green chiffon print with gold thread embroidery in paisley pattern. Cocktail length with gathered skirt. V-shaped neckline trimmed in ruffle of self. Long, set-in sleeves with ruffled cuffs of self. Set-in 2" waistline has snap indicating dress possibly had a belt or attached bow at one time. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Outer dress is backed in green organdy and body of dress is lined in green silk.
Designer's label at center back seam of lining: "Mollie Parnis / New York"
Union label "340192" under seam beside designer's label. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501350/
Dress of diagonally ribbed silk of off-white with deep red/orange, large paisley print. Long sleeves with 2" cuffs secured with two self-covered buttons and loops. Above the knee length. 2.5 inch standing collar. Collar closes in back with self-covered button, loop and 4 snaps. Horizontal seam across bust and deep, inverted box pleats falling from sides under bust line; pleats mirrored in back. Four self-covered buttons below collar secured with loops down center back. Zipper in back center from beneath buttons. Lined in ivory silk crepe.
Designer's label at center back: "Donald Brooks" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501382/
- Suit - Jacket, Skirt, and Blouse
Three-piece suit of pink/lavender wool yarn with cream, yellow and green highlights in exaggerated weave pattern.
A) Jacket. Hip length, with center front opening having three circular gold-tone buttons with reliefs of lion heads with oval buttonholes. Sleeves are 3/4 length and adorned at lower edge with a false cuff turned back to reveal pink facing, forming a square, with two matching buttons (1 missing). Standing 2-1/2" collar. Two front flap pockets lined with pink fabric and finished with welted edge at opening. Lined in quilted pink silk satin. Jacket is weighted with "Chanel" chain at hemline.
B) Blouse of pink silk. Banded rounded neckline. Sleeveless; hip length. Princess seams. Center front opening with hook and eye at neckline and 4 self-covered buttons and oval buttonholes. String loops at sides for belt at natural waist (missing belt). Lined in self.
Care Label at left hem: "Is Recommended That This Garment / Should Be Dry Cleaned"
Size Label: "12"
C) Skirt, matching jacket. Slightly A-line, mid-calf length (23-1/2"). Narrow waistband of pink silk. Left side closure of 7" zipper with two hook & eyes on waistband. Lined in quilted pink silk satin; 1-3/4" lace hem facing. Skirt has been taken in 1-1/2" at front center seam.
Size tag at center back waistline: "12" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501309/
- Evening Gown
Evening gown of black and white printed silk chiffon with belt and scarf.
A) Evening gown in black on white, op-art printed silk chiffon with a predominant concentric circle motif. Empire bodice with moderate front scooped neckline and plunging back scooped neckline. Full-length, set-in, flared chiffon sleeves. The bodice is heavily beaded with black and white bugle beads repeating the circle motif. Center back zipper closure from mid-back to hip line. Semi-fitted, full-length, black on white op-art printed, heavy silk underskirt with gathered, printed concentric circle chiffon overskirt. The bodice is lined in white rayon faille. The skirt is lined in white jacquard rayon with the logo "Mori Hanea" woven into the fabric. Turned and bound hem.
Designer's label sewn inside at back: "[Japanese characters] / Hanae Mori"
Retailer's label at inside back: "Neiman-Marcus"
Manufacturer label at inside back: "RN 35995 / Out Cloth Silk 100% / Lining Rayon 100% / Made in Japan / Dry Cleaning only"
B) Belt covered in matching black on white printed silk chiffon. Black leather backing. Square, covered, functional buckle. Tension closure.
C) Scarf: Matching black on white printed silk chiffon scarf. Long rectangular scarf with rolled hem. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501347/
- Evening Dress
Evening dress of pink silk crepe. Full length tubular skirt with gathered natural waist seam and matching, attached, 3"wide, flat belt. The belt front is accented with a large five loop bow centered with a looped rosette cluster and is secured at center back opening with four hook & bars. Draped, sleeveless, side-less, tunic-style over bodice of same with open rounded neckline. The over bodice shapes over the bust with soft folds. Fitted, boned inner bodice of pink silk crepe with flesh colored spaghetti straps. Inner bodice and over bodice have separate center back zipper closures from mid-back to the waist with a single hook & loop/hook & eye at the neckline. The skirt is slit at center front from the hem to knee-level. Piece lined in pink silk. Wide, boned, white nylon tulle waist stay with center back closure.
Designer's label located inside center back of skirt at mid-thigh: "Mollie Parnis / New York"
Retailer's label attached at inside center front of skirt above the slit: "Neiman-Marcus"
Union label on center back seam below designer's label. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501317/
- Day Dress
Day dress of white cotton drill consisting of:
A) Jacket. Two vertical welt mock pockets at upper sides. Long, full set-in sleeves, gathered at shoulders with 2-1/2" cuffs and small white plastic button with tailored buttonhole. Wrap shawl collar with 2" ruffle two hook & eyes as closure. Short peplum. Unlined. With belt of self. 1" x 38" with D-ring closure.
Designer's label at center back neckline: "Kenzo / Paris"
Size tag "M" and fiber content/cleaning instructions tag attached to bottom of designer's label.
B) Skirt in wrap around style. Knee length. Continental pockets at sides. Closure of 2 buttons (one missing) and hook & eye. Unlined.
Designer's label at center back: "Kenzo / Paris"
Size "42" tag and fiber content/cleaning instructions tag attached to bottom of designer's label. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501362/
Ballgown of pink chiffon. Fitted, boned empire bodice with V-shaped neckline and double spaghetti straps. The bodice is constructed of diagonally pleated pink silk chiffon that crisscrosses over the bust. Center back zipper closure from neck to hip line with a single hook & eye at the neckline supplemented with a hook & loop mid-back and one at the waist seam. Empire waist with full, gathered, circular, ankle-length over skirt of pink crepe chiffon. Semi-fitted underskirt of pink chiffon over pink silk crepe. Wide, boned, white silk/nylon petersham secured down center back with four hook & eyes.
Retailer's label at knee-level of underskirt's center back seam: "Neiman-Marcus" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501327/
Shift style dress of tan ultra suede. Below knee length. Three-quarter length sleeves with 3" rolled cuffs. Banded collar becomes V-shaped placket neckline. Center back zipper with 3 hook & eyes at neckline. Slit pockets at side seams. Remains of loop on right side seam indicated may have once had a belt. Unlined.
Designer's label on inside left neckline: "Mollie Parnis / a Skinner ultra / suede fabric"
Retailer's label on inside right neckline: "Lou Lattimore / Dallas"
Union label and cleaning instruction tags at zipper.
Style/size tag to right of cleaning instruction tag: "Order 3266 / Style Catello / Size 920 8 / Remarks" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501306/
- Day Dress
Day dress of green corduroy with blue, red and black trim. Drop waist style with 3 tier gathered skirt; below knee length. Center front placket opening with 3 small green buttons and loops. Long gathered sleeves with 2-1/4" cuffs with matching button and barred buttonhole. Gathered ruff collar. Unlined.
Designer's label at center back neckline: "Kenzo / Paris"
Size and fiber/cleaning instruction tags below designer's label. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501338/
Varsity style jacket with front of mustard colored wool felt. Knit male kabuki style face on back. Center front zippered opening with snap at neckline. Wide rolled collar of black corduroy has 5 snaps. Left black corduroy and right red corduroy sleeves are zippered and detachable; cuffs have snap closure. Black corduroy waistband closes with 2 snaps. Two angled pockets at hips and patch pocket at left front with embroidered patch of male kabuki style face. Lined in yellow quilted polyester.
Designer's label at center back neckline: "Yamamoto / Kansai" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501331/
- Evening Gown
Evening gown. Strapless, full-length gown with pattern of horizontal chevrons in orange and white, and with Lurex chevrons in metallic iridescent blues, greens, and orange. Upper edge of dress with band of same fabric at 90 degree angle, and with flat bow of self at center front. Zipper at back, off-center to left side. Bodice with inner corset band with snaps and hooks-and-eyes. Dress lined in cream damask with woven logo “Mori Hanae” repeated over entire surface. With accompanying rectangular orange silk shawl/scarf/wrap. Designer's label: "Hanae Mori" with Japanese characters. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501301/
- Ensemble - Jacket and Dress
Ensemble of a dark grey wool mohair consisting of:
A) Jacket in boxed style. Single breasted with three large, circular, horn buttons and bound buttonholes; notched collar. Bracelet length, set-in sleeves. Lined in dark gray silk.
Designer's label at inside center back neckline: "Made in France / Boutique / Christian Dior / Paris " and stamped on label: "10118"
B) Dress. Sleeveless, with shallow, wide rounded neckline. Natural waist with an A-line over skirt and with under skirt of dark gray silk and 7" hemline of matching wool creating a tiered or multi-layer look. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Skirt lined in dark gray silk and bodice lined in black organza with black grosgrain ribbon petersham and black silk noil support structure. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501378/
Dress of violet, pink, blue and grey silk chiffon printed in a rose motif. Full-length, with rounded neckline and full-length sleeves that flare and are split at wrist. Skirt gathered at natural waist. Skirt with middle layer of dark pink chiffon, and inner lining layer of pink nylon(?). Center back opening, bodice with 7 button and loops and 8 covered snaps, and one hook-and-eye at neck. Skirt with 2 covered snaps on outer layer, zipper for attached inner layers, and hook-and-loop just below waistband.
Designer's label at inside back, just below waist: "[Japanese characters] / Hanae Mori"
Retailer's label at inside back, below waist: "Neiman-Marcus"
Size label attached to designer's label: "12"
With a chiffon scarf, of fabric matching outer layer of dress. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501372/
- Suit - Jacket and Skirt
Suit of black wool consisting of:
Jacket of almost hip-length, with no collar; double breasted, with V neckline and 4 buttons center front, in rows of two. Two flap pockets front; two bust darts; Long sleeves with single button cuffs. Built-in shoulder pads, and fully lined.
Designer's label at inside back neck: "Christian Dior / The Suit / Paris New York"
Care label below Designer's label: "Dry Clean / Made in U.S.A."
Content label at side seam: "100% / Pure Wool"; "Professionally / Dry Clean / Low Moisture / Steam Press"
Skirt. Calf length, with narrow waistband. Knife pleated, with side zipper and button. Unlined. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501315/
Dress of blue/gray silk satin or peau de soie, in shirtwaist style. Notched collar. Self covered button at center front with bound buttonhole. Waist seam; 3/4 length skirt with pleats on front and back of skirt. Half-length sleeves with self covered button, turn-back cuffs and bound buttonhole. Armhole princess seams front and back. Tucks on front and back bodice. Center back zipper. Lined in blue organdy with 1/2" blue grosgrain ribbon petersham. With belt of self-fabric forming a bow at center front with hook & eye and snap closure.
Designer's label at center back seam below zipper: "Christian Dior - New York, Inc." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501295/
- Suit - Jacket and Skirt
Suit of black and white wool tweed consisting of:
Fitted jacket. Hip-length with fringed shawl collar. Single breasted and closes with 1 self-covered button with tailored buttonhole and 3 snaps at center front. Two angled faux flap pockets. Princess seams. Long, modified dolman sleeves with underarm gussets. Center back seam and double princess seams in back. Lined in ivory satin with embroidered "CD" on lower right in front.
Designer's label at center back neckline: "Christian Dior / Boutique / Paris"
Size, content, and care label below designer's label.
Skirt. Knee-length with fringed hem, faced waistline and front and back darts. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Lined in ivory silk. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501314/