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 Collection: Texas Fashion Collection
Dress
Dress of silk knit in pink, coral, beige, and white abstract "Pucci style" swirl pattern. Knee-length, with stand up collar and short sleeves. Matching 1-3/4" band at collar, cuffs and inset waistband. Darts in front, and center back zipper closure with hook & eye. Fully lined in pink silk jacquard with the designer's name. Designer's label at right of zipper: "Bessi / Firenze Italia" Fabric has "Bessi" signature in fabric design. Retailer's label at left of zipper: "Expressly / for / Lou Lattimore / Made in / Italy" Fabric/Care label below designer's label: "To be dry cleaned / 100% pure silk / Made in Italy" Size tag below fabric/care label: "12". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701532/
Day Dress
Day dress of bright yellow linen. Sleeveless with jewel neckline; contrasting, darker yellow top-stitching. Empire waist. Two paddle shaped patch pockets at sides with 1-1/4" non-functional buttons covered in white vinyl set in "handle" of each "paddle". Center back invisible zipper with hook & eye. Lined in bright yellow satin synthetic, with narrow band of pale yellow lace along selvage edge of fabric. Designer's label at center back to left of zipper: "Pierre Cardin / Paris New York" Care label at inside back below zipper: "Dry Clean / Only" Union label by care label. Manufacturing label at inside center back below zipper: Order 2; 6764 / Style 10(?) / Size 10 / Remarks [blank], partly over-stamped "235 10" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701490/
Evening Gown
Evening gown of white heavy silk crepe. Full-length sleeveless dress with scoop neck, narrow straps and empire waist. Bodice is heavily beaded with circular mirrors and silver rhinestones. Skirt has vertical columns of mirrored beads and has band of heavy beading on hem matching bodice. Zipper closure at center back. Fully lined in cream fabric with petersham of same fabric. Retailer's label at center back to left of zipper: "Sara Fredericks / Boston Palm Beach" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701434/
Jumper
Jumper of chocolate brown jersey wool. Below knee length, with rounded neckline. Sleeveless, with squared armholes which have plackets over shoulders which extend down front to waistline and form opening for pockets. Six belt loops of same fabric. Center back hidden zipper with hook & eye. Lined in dark gray synthetic fabric. Designer's label at back right shoulder: "Pierre Cardin / Paris New York" Retailer's label at back left shoulder: "Maisonnette / Neiman-Marcus" Union label and size tag attached to back seam. With belt of tan patent leather with brass buckle; 1-1/2" wide. Stamped: "Pierre Cardin / 10 / Genuine / Patent Leather / 715" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701482/
Evening Dress
Evening dress of silk printed with Pucci-style abstract design in pink, purple, blue, yellow, grey, and off-white abstract design. Full length, with slightly flared, 3/4 length sleeves. Dropped waist. Diagonal seams from mid-waist to V-neck front. Center back zipper closure with hook & eye. Fully lined in yellow silk with jacquard maker's logo throughout. Designer's label inside back near neckline: "Bessi / Firenze Italia" Fabric has "Bessi" signature in fabric design. Care tag 1 inch below maker's tag: "To be dry cleaned only / Lavare a Secco" "Made in Italy Pure Silk" sewn in just below care tag. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701522/
Dress
Dress of cream woven silk. Below knee length with 13" side slits. Long sleeves. Standing neckline with left side curving to asymmetrical decorative trim embellished with 5 large circular black plastic buttons ending at natural waist at center front. Center back invisible zipper with 2 hook & eyes. Lined in cream synthetic fabric. Designer's label at back neckline to left of zipper: "Pierre Cardin / Paris New York" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701527/
Child's Dress
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701459/
Day Dress
Day dress of royal blue wool jersey knit in sheath style. Below knee length, with round neckline with decorative draped pleat at center front. Bracelet length dolman sleeves with underarm gussets. Center back zipper closure. Unlined. Designer's label to left of center back zipper: "Hanro / By Handschin & Ronus Ltd. / Made In / Switzerland / 100% Wool" Size tag attached to right of designer label: "14*" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701458/
Man's Coat
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" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701395/
Coat Dress
Coat dress of black wool knit. Mid-calf length. Open, short collar with points trimmed with bullet-shaped silver metal accents; V-neckline. Long sleeves have seams sewn flat to form ridge along top of sleeve, with turned back cuffs forming "wings" trimmed with two shield-shaped metal studs. Slit up 6 inches from hem at center front seam. Center front zipper closure running from V of neckline almost to the top of the hem slit; two hooks & eyes at top of zipper. Applied panels of same material at sides with extending "flames". Back of bodice is gathered at waist with half-belt and black plastic buckle in stylized arrowhead shape. Unlined; shoulder pads. Label: "Thierry Mugler / Paris / Made in France" Size "42" tag at base of designer label. Evidence of removed label. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701431/
Suit - Jacket and Skirt
Skirt ensemble of royal blue polyester, cut on bias, consisting of: Jacket. Waisted jacket with 3/4 length sleeves, partly cut-away in front, fastened by 3 snaps, each covered with a plastic button, in graduated sizes (smallest at top). Asymmetrical collar; notched on left, shawl on right. Inset pocket on each side with curving top edge. Cuffs have "winged" turn-backs. Sleeves sewn to create edge along top of arm from cuffs to collar. Center back seamed same as sleeves. Lined in royal blue synthetic; shoulder pads. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Thierry Mugler / Paris / Made in France" Size "42" tag at base of designer label. Evidence of removed label. Straight skirt of matching material with 2" waistband. Just below knee-length, with closure at back consisting of 3 large hooks and loops with studs at front and 8" zipper. Vented kick opening at center back seam. Unlined. Designer's label at left back hip: "Thierry Mugler / Paris / Made in France" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701499/
Shoes
Shoes of black suede. Heeled shoes designed as a variation between pumps and sandals, with rounded toe and low vamp/sides/heel with crossing straps at vamp. From heel a band extends upwards, splits, and becomes strap to wrap around ankle, which fastens with small buckle. 3 1/8" high modified continental heel covered with same suede. Retailer's stamp in left shoe: "Neiman-Marcus Co / Dallas" Designer's stamp in right shoe: "L. Miller / Beautiful Shoes" Handwritten notation inside shoes: "7AA-4S2 14- 778 983419" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701427/
Evening Ensemble - Top and Skirt
Evening ensemble of olive green sequined chiffon and textured green taffeta consisting of: Top of olive green chiffon embellished in green sequins and green, light green iridescent and black seed beads throughout. Sleeveless, with asymmetric shoulder widths and round neckline. Center back zipper closure with hook & eye. Lined in olive green chiffon. Designer' label at center back neckline: "Vera Wang" Size "4" tag at base of designer label. B) Skirt of textured olive green silk/viscose blend taffeta. Full length; A-line silhouette. Released pleat with tie of self-fabric at each side. Left side hidden zipper and hook & bar on 1" waistband. Lined in gray/green silk. Designer's label at center back waist: "Vera Wang" Fiber content/cleaning instructions tag and size "4" tag at base of designer label. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701380/
Pajama Set (Body Suit and Wrap Skirt)
Pajama set of navy blue and orange abstract printed nylon jersey. Fabric has "Lilly" signature in print. Set consists of: A) One-piece body suit. Short, with large pointed collar. Long sleeves with 2" cuffs and self-covered button with tailored buttonhole. Center front opening of 5 self-covered buttons and loops. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Lilly Pulitzer / 100% Nylon / 32 RN20690" Retailer's label below designer label: "Neiman-Marcus" B) Circular wrap skirt of same fabric. Full length. Narrow 1" waistband with snap closure. Designer's label at side seam: "Lilly Pulitzer" and fiber content and size on back. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701470/
D'Orsay Pumps
D'Orsay pumps of silver leather. Designed with rounded toe and cut-away sides, the pumps have vamp formed of two wide curving bands joined at top of vamp and open at sides and toe. The silver leather of the vamp and the closed heel and ankle strap are embellished with top-stitching; the straps secured with a square rhinestone-set buckle. The modified French heel is covered with silvered leather, without top-stitching. No markings in right shoe. Left shoe with sewn-in label: "Neiman Marcus Co. Dallas / Fenwyn / Trade Mark Reg'd." Both shoes with handwritten notation: "8a / S 12293 / 8315Bb" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701496/
Shoes
Shoes of purple satin with silver kid leather trim. The shoes combine the closed heel and cut-away sides of a d'Orsay pump with the open strap-work vamp of a sandal. They have an ankle strap which secures with a small rectangular buckle, and which connected to the vamp via a strap which runs along the top of the foot. The high, modified French heel is covered with purple satin. Retailer's label stamped in both shoes: "Neiman-Marcus Co. / Dallas" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701534/
Ensemble - Dress and Jacket
Ensemble consisting of: A) Dress of cotton/polyester blend knit in black, brown and white horizontal stripes. Collarless, rounded neckline; long sleeves. Below-knee length. Last 10" of hemline is silver and black lace with tan chiffon lining. Metallic silver trim at sleeve ends, neck and between fabric changes. Invisible center back zipper with hook & eye. Unlined. Designer's label at center back to right of zipper: "Geoffrey Beene / New York" B) Jacket of silver and gold lace with black and silver ribbon trim in abstract floral patterns. Scalloped V-neck at center front opening with two globe/marble-like buttons and tailored buttonholes. Neck line, opening and sleeve hems trimmed in black and silver ribbon. Long sleeves with scalloped edges. Faux pocket flaps of black striped knit matching dress with silver trim. Unlined. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Geoffrey Beene / New York" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701398/
Suit - Jacket and Skirt
Suit of cream silk gaberdine(?) consisting of: A) Jacket. Hip-length; box style. Bermuda collar and yoke which covers jacket front top, makes into epaulet-like treatment at shoulder, and sailor-like collar in back; geometrically shaped with white snaps at corners. Center front of jacket fastens all the way down with white snaps. Full-length dolman sleeves. Back has center seam and two darts which start 2 1/2 inches under yoke and extend to waist. Fully lined in white synthetic fabric. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Pierre Cardin / Paris / Made in France" B. Skirt of matching fabric. Slightly gathered into 1"waistband. Street length; slightly A-lined. Center back fastens with hook, snap and zipper. Fully lined in white synthetic fabric. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701493/
Trench Coat
Trench coat of brown vinyl. Pointed collar. Knee-length or slightly longer. Long sleeves with translucent, brown plastic button on cuff. Single breasted with closure of nine matching buttons. Two patch pockets at front hips. Diamond motif of stitching and small vinyl diamonds at yoke and pockets. Back yoke of coat lined in dark yellow fabric; balance of coat unlined, showing orange cotton knit backing of vinyl. Designer label on inside right of opening: "Ginessa / Made in / British Crown Colony of Hong Kong" Care label to right of designer label. Size label at left inside seam: "12" Content label center back neckline: "75% Vinyl / 25% Cotton / Made in British Crown / Colony of Hong Kong" With matching sash belt of same material. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701425/
Tunic Top
Tunic top of novelty wool knit. Overall-pattern of abstract/impressionistic small blossoms of pink, yellow, orange, and blue on green ground, with "furry" outer surface. Oval jewel neckline. Empire bodice with set-in short sleeves. Casings at waistline, armholes and sleeve seams. Side-seam slits in skirt portion stopping about 5" below the bodice line. Golden brown suede trim around the neckline, sleeves, hem and slits. Unlined. The floral pattern is very distinct on the interior. No label. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701530/
Girl's Fancy Dress
Girl's fancy dress of beige silk satin with light green vertical stripes; satin ribbon flounces at hem, neckline, and sleeves. Large ruffle of net tulle with satin ribbon accents at the rounded neckline. Attached satin ribbon belt which forms three-looped bow in back. Short, puffed sleeves. Center back closure of hook & eyes. Slit pocket. Lined in cream colored organdy. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701382/
Suit - Jacket and Skirt
Suit (jacket and skirt) ensemble of wool in taupe with rectangular and square color blocks of cobalt blue and red. Color blocks are lightly outlined in black giving a "drawn on" effect. Lined with white wool. Consists of: A) Jacket in box style. Rounded neckline. Center front opening with no closure. Mid-thigh length. Long sleeves; padded shoulders. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Bill Blass" Fiber content, cleaning instructions and size "8" tags attached to base of designer label. B) Suit skirt. Below knee length. Shaped waist with no waistband. Navy blue grosgrain ribbon facing. Left side zipper with hook & eye. Designer's label at center back waistline: "Bill Blass" Fiber content tag has been removed. Cleaning instructions and and "Front" tag at base of designer label. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701432/
Ensemble - Dress and Vest
Ensemble of acetate/silk blend printed with black, grey, and white with purple flowers. Consists of: A) Dress. Below knee length. Round neckline. Short sleeves with shoulder pads. Center back zipper. Diagonal darts at waist. Vents at either side seam hem. Unlined. Designer's label at inside center back neckline: "Giorgio Armani / Le Collezioni / Made in Italy" Size label next to designer's label: "44 / 10" B) Vest. Past hip length. Four iridescent gray buttons at front with barred buttonholes. Buttons hidden from view when fasted by front placket. Sleeveless. V-shaped neckline. Unlined. Care and content label at inside left seam with attached extra button. C) Belt. Front same fabric as garment. Back stiff facing. Rectangular buckle is covered in same fabric. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701542/
Dress
Front-wrap dress of taupe check wool flannel. V-neck with pointed collar and notched lapel. Long sleeves with 2-1/2" cuffs and closure of two brown, circular button and tailored buttonholes. Side, wide welt pockets. Mid-calf length. Taupe grosgrain ribbon petersham; padded shoulders. Skirt lined in taupe synthetic; bodice unlined. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Adele Simpson" Size "12" tag, "100% Wool" and cleaning instructions tag on side seam. With accompanying belt of same fabric; 2" wide with self-covered buckle. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701465/
Dress
Dress of black net with white swirls. Short capped, raglan sleeves; bateau neckline. Swirls in shape of flowers at right shoulder. Knee length under layer; top layer 1" above under layer with slit from hem to chest on right side. Braiding around neckline extends across front and back left shoulder to form trailing ends to hemline. Slit pocket at right side seam of inner layer. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Geoffrey Beene / New York" Union label, "Dry Clean Only" and size "6" tags at bottom of interior pocket flap. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701403/
Evening Dress
Evening dress of black lace with silver glitter star-like decoration. Bodice and long dolman sleeves of silver metallic fabric. Sleeves are zippered and trimmed in black lace at hem. Below-knee length. Pleated pouch pockets at sides. Skirt is slightly peg shaped and tapers into knees. Center back zipper closure with hook & eye. Black synthetic lining; shoulder pads. Designer's label to right of zipper at neckline: "Geoffrey Beene / New York" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701388/
Coat
Coat of satin printed in multicolored shredded newspaper pattern. Bracelet length sleeves; turned down collar. Center front invisible placket closure with 4 mother of pearl buttons and self-covered button at neckline. Wide welt pockets at sides. Back vent; knee length. Lined in pale blue satin. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Todd Oldham" "Dry Clean / Only" and "Made / In U.S.A" tags at left side seam. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701502/
Pumps
Pumps of dark brown suede and brown alligator. Designed with a rounded toe, the uppers are of dark brown suede with toe-cap and heels of brown alligator. The modified Cuban heel is covered with brown alligator. Designer's stamp in left shoe: "Delman / Made entirely by hand" Retailer's stamp in right shoe: "Neiman-Marcus Co. / Dallas" Handwritten note in each shoe: "2P67046 54 / 8a" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701384/
Evening Slippers
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" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701501/
Sling-Back Evening Pumps
Pair of heeled sling-back evening pumps of silvered and painted leather. Designed with somewhat sharply rounded open toes, the shoes have an all-over design of yellow hand-painted "scales" on the silvered leather that look as if large silver scrolls are applied over a ground of yellow/golden scales. The vamp has a central hole surrounded by a ring of 8 applied silvered leather discs with a cluster of hand-painted yellow dots at center of each. The edge of vamp is cut in a gentle "pointed arch" shape. Ankle strap of plain silvered leather, secured with oval gilt metal buckle set with tiny rhinestones. The 2 1/4" boulevard heel is covered with the same hand-painted silvered leather as the rest of the shoe. Designer's stamp in right shoe: "Delman / New York Chicago London Paris" Retailer's stamp in left shoe: "Bergdorf / Goodman" Handwritten in each shoe: "B80784 / S9474Sx / 5 vN / 821" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701417/
Evening Slippers
Evening slippers or pumps of gold kid leather with inset panels of metallic gold brocade. Designed with gently pointed toe, the pumps have a low-cut plain gold kid leather vamp with curved upper edge and thin band of inset brocade which sweeps to side and widens out into large panels. Side panels, ankle strap, and back upper heel all of plain gold kid leather. Ankle straps fasten at side with single amber-colored rhinestone stud buttons. The 2" high modified French heel is covered in plain gold kid leather. Retailer's stamp inside both shoes: "Lord & Taylor / New York" Embossed on sole of each shoe: "5158 / 28 / Made / In / Austria / 6 / AA" Stamped inside shoes: "6AA" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701541/
Day Dress
Day dress with pink linen bodice and netted lace pink and green skirt in floral motif. Peter pan collar. Center front opening of six self-covered buttons, 2 snaps at neckline and 1 hook & eye where skirt and bodice meet; bound buttonholes. Three snap closure on center front of skirt. Four pleats on either side of opening of bodice. Long sleeves with 2 1/4" french cuffs with two self-covered buttons and bound buttonholes. Skirt lined in pink organdy; bodice lined in pink synthetic; under arm pads. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Chuck Howard" Retailer's label below designer label: "Silver Key / Neiman Marcus" With accompanying belt of olive green linen backed in leather. 2" wide and 34 1/2" long. Square buckle of self fabric. Three holes for sizing. Stamped: "14 925" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701374/
Coat
Coat of black wool felt lined in cream wool. Street-length, with center front opening and no closures. Rounded high neckline, with no collar, but "corners" of opening flap open to form lapels showing the cream lining. 3/4 length dolmen sleeves with tapered extensions forming 7" "cuffs". Two slit pockets at hips in side seams. The coat appears reversible, but the placement of tags and lack of access to pockets from interior indicates otherwise. Designer's label at inside back collar: "Geoffrey Beene" Care label at inside right side seam: "Dry Clean / Only" Size label attached to Care label: "4" With accompanying black leather belt, with 1" wide sections at ends, and wide 3 1/2" wide "waved" shaped section at center back. Rectangular silver-colored buckle. Stamped on reverse: "4" "Geoffre / Beene" "1021" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701390/
Dress
Dress of white leather. Sleeveless with round neckline. Knee length. Princess seams with dropped waist. Center back zipper with hook & loop. Lined in black and white hounds-tooth synthetic. Designer's label: "Adele Martin / Original" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701399/
Boy's Coat
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" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701400/
Evening Gown
Evening gown of light green silk organza heavily beaded with white bugle and crystal beads in abstract zigzag design. Crystal beads on are beaded on taupe thread, and white bugle beads on green thread. Full-length; rounded neckline; sleeveless. Fitted bodice. Band of horizontal beading at waist. Center back zipper closure with hook & eye. Fully lined in matching green silk. Retailer's label at center back to left of zipper: "Sara Fredericks / Palm Beach Boston Swampscott" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701483/
Dress
Dress of synthetic taffeta in black polka dots on white background. Scoop neck; knee length. Sleeveless; back of dress is halter cut. False attached vest with solid black knit insets, stitched in silver metallic thread and trimmed in silver metallic ribbon. Front of dress is black knit, V-shaped with curved flat pleats at each side of the V at waist. Center back hidden zipper. Lined ivory crepe synthetic (polyester?). Designer's label at center back to right of zipper: "Geoffrey Beene / New York" Size "6" tag, cleaning instructions and union label attached to base of zipper. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701510/
Evening Dress
Evening dress of chocolate brown wool crepe. Full length. Halter style empire bodice crosses in back. Princess seams. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Lined in brown synthetic. Designer's label at back: "Bill Blass" Union label and size "10" tags at center back seam below zipper. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701386/
Little Girl's Dress
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701402/
Cocktail Dress
Cocktail dress of black heavy wool crepe. Deep V-neckline trimmed with wide bands of various sized pearls, the bands extending to waistline. Long sleeves with zipper closure at ends. Mid-length skirt is gathered into natural waistline. Hook & eye closures at along deep center back opening (top, center, lower back); which is accented with pearls as front. Zipper closure at center back below waistband. Sewn-in shoulder pads. Fully lined in black silk(?) Designer's label at inside left beside opening: "Donald Brooks" Retailer's label at inside left, by shoulder pad: "Joske's / Houston" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701471/
Evening Dress
Evening dress of fuchsia pink satin synthetic. Dress has long sleeves trimmed with row of tightly pleated ruffles. Scoop neckline is trimmed with double-row of matching ruffles. Full length, full skirt is trimmed with a matching ruffle at hem. Side slit pockets. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Unlined. Designer's label at back neckline to right of zipper: "Victor Costa / Ltd." Cleaning instructions and size labels on right shoulder: "Professional / Dry Cleaning / Only" and "Lot / Size 8" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701526/
Jumper
Jumper of brown velvet with empire waist. Full skirt has 9 rows of floral braid trim applied to skirt and additional row at gathered waist. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Lined in rust colored acetate on bodice and brown acetate on skirt. No labels in garment. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701418/
Evening Dress
Evening dress of gray, aqua and pink Pucci-style printed silk surah in abstract swirl and circle design. Fabric has "Bessi" signature in fabric design. Flared, full-length princess-line seaming with high rounded neckline. Bracelet length, set-in sleeves with a box pleated shaping tuck between the elbow and wrist. Center back zipper closure with hook & eye at the neckline. Fully lined in ivory silk jacquard with the designer's name. Designer's label at right of zipper: "Bessi / Firenze Italia". Retailer's label at left of zipper: "Expressly / for / Lou Lattimore / Made in / Italy". Fabric/Care label below retailer's label: "To be dry cleaned / 100% pure silk / Made in Italy". Size tag below fabric/care label: "16". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701520/
Evening Gown
Evening gown of green velvet. Draped, off-the-shoulder bertha style collar of emerald green, ribbed taffeta with thin, black lines of stitching giving a piped effect; 1/2" shoulder straps. Dropped waist with eight gores of taffeta matching collar, forming a petal shaped, full skirt. Center back zipper. Upper dress lined in green satin synthetic with 2" black grosgrain petersham. Skirt lined in black synthetic with underskirt of black fiber facing fabric and 10" tier of black tulle as support. Designer's label at center back to right of zipper: "Victor Costa" Tag under designer label: "Crafted With Pride in U.S.A." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701540/
Evening Dress
Evening dress of ivory synthetic satin. Full length. Strapless, heart shaped bodice is boned with princess seaming. White fur trim around hips. Sarong, wrap-around style skirt. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Lined in ivory polyester. Designer's label at back to left of zipper: "Victor Costa / Duplicate / Style 3214 / Date Fall II/Holiday / Operator" Tag at right side seam of bodice: "Lot / Size 4" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701485/
Dress
Dress of midnight blue velvet with cream silk(?) bodice overlaid with pleated sheer black fabric. Rounded neckline edged with black lace, with wired standing collar at back of neck. Long pointed sleeves of matching velvet with wide collars of black net/corded lace overlaying cream silk sleeves trimmed with cream lace. Long, full skirt gathers onto waist under a 3" wide, attached velvet belt trimmed with net covered in black sequins and jet beads with round buckle. Hem with wide black net/corded lace band over sheer black silk(?), with narrow triple-layer black silk gauze ruffle at bottom. With accompanying bolero style vest of black net with applique cording/corded lace. Fastens across front with narrow ribbon of midnight blue velvet with central "pendant" butterfly of black sequins and jet bead as head of butterfly. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701383/
Pumps
Pumps of leather in a print of metallic brass, copper and brown snake skin. The shoes are designed with rounded, open toes, and with a narrow band of self across top of toe-box. The sling-back pumps have one long strap that runs from sides of toebox to behind heel, and secure at sides at ankles. Each with small rectangular gilt-metal buckle at outer ankle. 2 7/8" high continental heel is covered with same leather in a larger version of the print. Inside of shoe lined in tan leather. Stamped on both shoes: Salvatore / Ferragamo / Florence / Made in Italy" Stamped inside on strap: "D G 6383 71 10 AAAA" Stamped on sole of both shoes: "Leather Sole / Made in Italy / Leather Upper" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701442/
Suit - Jacket and Skirt
Two-piece suit of emerald green suede consisting of: Jacket/blazer of emerald green suede. Single breasted, with closure of three circular, gold tone, suede filled, initial 'G' buttons and bound buttonholes. Long sleeves with two matching buttons and bound buttonholes; patch pockets at sides. Padded shoulders. Lined in light taupe colored synthetic silk in Gucci bridle pattern. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Gucci / Made in Italy" Cleaning instructions, content and size "42" tags attached to base of designer label. Skirt of emerald green suede. Below knee length, in A-line style with center front panel over open vent. Left side zipper with snap on 1-3/4" waistband. Built in belt on waistband over center front panel with gold-tone buckle and 'G' initial. Lined in dark mallard green synthetic jacquard with 'Gucci' signature. Designer's label at center back waistband: "Gucci / Made in Italy" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701538/
Infant's Gown
Infant's gown of white cotton batiste. Round neckline trimmed with ruffle of broderie anglaise. Eleven horizontal bands of broderie anglaise separated with shirring down center front. Hemline trimmed with a 4" band of pin tucks, two band of broderie anglaise separated with shirring and scalloped hem of broderie anglaise. Sleeve hems trimmed with three rows of pin tucks and ruffle of broderie anglaise. Center back closure of 4 pearl buttons on rectangular panel of three vertical bands of broderie anglaise separated by two shirred sections; gathers at base of panel. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701503/
Ensemble - Blouse and Skirt
Two piece skirt ensemble of navy blue linen consisting of: Blouse with round high neckline having asymmetric bodice closure. Curved diagonal top edge extension with four purple plastic buttons and tailored buttonholes at left side and one button with snap at right neckline. Short sleeves with modified box caps (seams rather than tucks). Bodice cut short and full, with slight lower flare. Padded shoulders. Lined in dark blue silk satin. Length: 20 1/2" (52.1 cm). Length: Designer's label at center back neckline: "Bill Blass" Union label, cleaning instructions and size "6" tag at left side seam. Skirt of medium length, straight, two panel style, gathered to narrow fitted waistband. Inseam slit pockets at both sides, with invisible zipper closure behind left pocket and large hook at waistband. Fully lined in same silk fabric as top. No designer label. 23 1/2" (59.7 cm). Size "6" tag at left side seam. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701477/