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 Country: United States
 State: New York
 Collection: Texas Fashion Collection
Dress

Dress

Date: 1980/1989
Creator: Parnis, Mollie
Description: Dress of black silk taffeta. Mid-length, with shallow boat neckline and natural waistline. Long, full sleeves are gathered into shoulders and into tops of wide cuffs, which have five cloth-covered buttons. Front bodice with bust darts and a vertical opening secured by cross laces through nine pairs of silver-colored grommets set with tiny rhinestones. Skirt gathered into waist, and has pockets at sides. Center back zipper with top hook and eye. Fully lined. Designer label at back collar by zipper: Mollie Parnis Boutique / New York Retailer label obscured by bottom hem: Saks Fifth Avenue
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Daytime Ensemble - Dress and Jacket

Daytime Ensemble - Dress and Jacket

Date: 1950~
Creator: Dior, Christian
Description: Daytime ensemble of brown silk consisting of: A) Dress. Below-knee length, the dress has princess seaming to create fitted bodice, with wide V-neckline, 3/4" shoulder straps and straight skirt. 1" belt of self fabric from front darts to center back. Center back zipper. Unlined. Designer's label: "Christian Dior Original / Made in U.S.A. / Christian Dior - New York Inc." Retailer's label: "Harzfeld's / Kansas City" B) Jacket. Cropped jacket is pleated in front and back to a 3" waistband on which are three brass buttons 1/2" wide, and bound buttonholes. Long sleeves with 1-1/2" cuffs and one matching button per sleeve. Band collar has 10" tie ends and L-shaped lapel. Unlined.
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Daytime Ensemble

Daytime Ensemble

Date: 1963/1969
Creator: Christian Dior New York Inc.
Description: Daytime ensemble of a navy blue crepe. a) Jacket of navy wool crepe. Double breasted with six circular white plastic buttons, three bound buttonholes and three covered snaps; waist length. Wide, rounded neckline. Yoked shoulders of same. Long, set-in sleeves with matching non-functioning button at hem. Lined in ivory silk. Retailer's label at center back neckline: "Neiman-Marcus" b) Sheath style dress of navy wool crepe with cream colored yoke and 1-1/2" band collar. Sleeveless; below knee length. Side slit pockets. Center back zipper with two hook & eyes. Yoke lined in cream colored silk and body of dress lined in navy organdy. Designer's label at center back seam near hem: "Christian Dior / New York, Inc." Retailer's label to left of designer label: "Neiman-Marcus" Union label opposite designer label.
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Petticoat

Petticoat

Date: 1945/1949
Creator: Norell, Norman
Description: Petticoat of maroon taffeta with two tiers of 1-3/4" black horsehair braid. One inch waistband. Center back opening closed with hook & eyes. Two curved panels at hips are gathered at the hem. Unlined, with 3-1/2" band of black stiffened net at interior hem line. Combined designer/retailer label on inside seam: "Neiman-Marcus Dallas / Traina-Norell"
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Ensemble - Jacket and Slacks

Ensemble - Jacket and Slacks

Date: 1965
Creator: Norell, Norman
Description: Daytime, travel ensemble in heather oatmeal wool jersey knit. a) Blazer. Single breasted with 7 self-covered buttons and bound buttonholes. Long, set-in sleeves; Peter Pan collar. Two small patch pockets on sides at breast and two larger patch pockets on hips. Lined in beige silk. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Norman Norell / New York" Care label below designer's label: "Care Instructions / Professionally / Dry Clean Only" Retailer's label at inside right hem: "Lou Lattimore / Dallas" b) Slacks. Full length; wide cut. Narrow waistband. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Unlined. c) Belt of self. 1-1/2" wide.
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Dress

Dress

Date: 1961/1969
Creator: Christian Dior New York, Inc.
Description: Day dress in orange wool knit. Knee-length. Six circular gold-colored, basket weave buttons on front top stitched seam. Decorative orange cord "tie" below wide, pointed collar with reeded, gold-colored spherical terminal beads. Short, set-in sleeves. Skirt is A-lined with pleats coming from waist. Center back zipper closure with hook & loop and 2 hook & loops on collar. Lined in orange silk crepe. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Christian Dior - New York Inc." Retailer's label below designer's label: "Neiman-Marcus"
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Suit - Jacket and Skirt

Suit - Jacket and Skirt

Date: 1953
Creator: Dior, Christian
Description: Day suit of royal blue linen consisting of: A) Blazer. Single breasted with 4 circular, blue plastic buttons and bound buttonholes. Release tucks at bust line. Notched collar; hip length. Long, set-in sleeves with turned-back cuffs. Flap pockets at sides. Lined in matching blue silk jacquard with "Christian Dior" woven design. Designer's label at right side seam: "Christian Dior-New York / Original / *Trade Mark" Retailer's label at center back neckline: "Neiman-Marcus" B) Skirt in straight style. Left side zipper with 3 hook & eyes. Center back 12" pleat. Unlined.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Cocktail Ensemble

Cocktail Ensemble

Date: 1960
Creator: House of Dior
Description: Cocktail ensemble of silver and gold metallic matelassé. a) Jacket in box style. Rolled, wrap collar is closed with 2 snaps and trimmed with large self-covered button. Bracelet length sleeves. Single breasted and closed with a snap at the collar and 2 large self-covered buttons with bound buttonholes. Lined in light sage colored silk. Designer's label at inside right hem of opening: "Christian Dior - New York, Inc." Retailer's label at center back neckline: "Neiman-Marcus" Union label under right armhole. b) Under dress. Short sleeves with gussets. Jewel neckline. Slightly gathered, dropped waistline. Below knee length. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Lined in matching silk. Designer's label at center back seam of lining near hemline: "Christian Dior - New York, Inc."
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Evening Ensemble

Evening Ensemble

Date: 1960
Creator: House of Dior
Description: Evening ensemble of black organza covered in black-striped gold sequins. a) Overblouse in tunic style. Collarless with long, set-in sleeves. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Lined in black silk. Christian Dior for Lou Lattimore, Inc., Paris and N.Y. b) Skirt. Full length and straight with slit in front. Center back zipper. Lined in black silk.
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Dress

Dress

Date: 1970/1979
Creator: Sussman, Morty
Description: Dress of black silk. Ballerina length skirt is draped and gathered slightly at waist, wrapping to form a V at hemline. Hook and eye closure at left side waist supplemented with a snap. Bodice with surplice neckline, and long, dolman sleeves. Bodice is lined in black fabric. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Morty Sussman / for / Mollie Parnis Boutique" Cleaning instruction label at center back seam: "Professionally / Dry Clean Only" Retailer's label at center back seam: "Neiman-Marcus" Evidence of two other labels cut off at center back seam.
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