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Ensemble of black wool. The outfit consists of:
A) Dress of black wool. Street-length skirt has attached low front leather belt which passes through pleats on left and right. Bodice has narrow collar and deep V-neck with piping that twists at base of V. Bracelet length sleeves with cuffs. Back zipper. No labels.
B) Jacket of black wool. Jacket has long sleeves with rolled, notched cuffs, and a notched collar. Center front opening has 5 circular, plastic buttons and covered buttonholes. The padded hips have double welt pockets at left and right. The jacket is lined in black silk.
Combined Designer/Retailer label: "Neiman-Marcus dallas / Hattie Carnegie"
National Recovery Board / Coat and Suit Industry label "000006" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283689/
- Skirt Suit
Skirt suit of navy wool with white pinstripes consisting of:
A) Jacket of navy and white pinstripe wool. Double breasted with 4 circular navy blue buttons and covered buttonholes. Notched collar. Long sleeves. Padded shoulders. Horizontal, double welt pockets covered with flap at front left and right. Lined in navy silk.
Designer's label at back neckline: "Hattie Carnegie"
Retailer's label at right inside seam: "Neiman-Marcus / Dallas"
Union label at right inside seam.
b) White crepe blouse - not shown in photographs.
c) Skirt of navy wool. Slight A-line. Street length. Unlined.
Label at hem: "Spring 1946 / Hattie Carnegie / Size 10" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283666/
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" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283720/
A) Dress of bright multicolor patterned translucent chiffon. The full-length dress has a straight, sheath shape, with a jewel neckline and long handkerchief-style sleeves which extend past hem and open at forearm. The sheath is two layers of fabric with the pattern skillfully aligned, while the sleeves are one. Centered zipper at center back, slip-stitched in, extending from neckline to just below waist, with a single hook-and-eye closure at neckline. Both layers are folded up into a 4" hem and blind hemmed in. Side seams are french-seamed, the arm scythe is a 1/4" hand-rolled seam, with the joining seam not at underarm, but the side back. Sleeve edges have a 1/8" narrow rolled hem. The CB seam was sewn with the wrong sides together, then the seam was turned right side out, encasing the raw edges, then the new edges were sewn at a 3/4" SA coming to a point right before the vent and the second layer acts as a facing. The printed pattern of the material includes concentric shapes with geometric and floral influences.
Designer label sewn inside back to left of zipper: "Pierre Cardin / Paris New York"
B) Black thin satin ribbon belt with a snap and hook under permanent bow. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283727/
Dress of turquoise colored sateen cotton. Sleeveless with square yoked bodice. Lines of horizontal top stitching over body of dress. Two front patch pockets. Center front decorative short, white, plastic zipper. Back zipper closure with hook & eye. Knee length, but hem has been removed.
Designer's label at inside back zipper: "Courrèges / Paris / made in france"
Style number stamped on designer's label:"0078019"
Care instruction/fabric content tag attached to bottom of designer's label. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283747/
Coat of deep pink and white plaid wool. Double breasted with six circular plastic deep pink buttons and covered buttonholes. Bracelet length sleeves; street length. Two front vertical single welt pockets. Half belt across back of same material with two circular plastic deep pink buttons and covered buttonholes at ends. Lined in deep pink silk.
Designer's label: "Balenciaga / 10, Avenue George V. Paris" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283737/
- Skirt Suit
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283680/
- Calotte Hat
Hat with calotte style crown of orange velvet. Hatband of self around crown forms one knot in front. Beige veil.
Retailer's label on inside headband: "Neiman-Marcus" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283695/
- Evening Dress
Evening dress of black and white wool satin gaberdine with matching jacket.
a) Evening dress. Front and back centered panels of white fabric with sides of black fabric. Sleeveless, squared neckline, full length. Center back zipper closure. Very tailored, completely lined in white silk.
Designer's label at inside back zipper: "Jean Marie Armand / Paris / Made in France"
b) Jacket. Center front opening with four covered snaps. Bracelet length sleeves with turned-back cuffs in white fabric with one pointed end. Peter Pan collar in white fabric. Front and back centered panels of white fabric with sides and sleeves of black fabric. Completely lined in white silk.
Designer's label at inside back neckline: "Jean Marie Armand / Paris / Made in France" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283691/
a) Dress of purple, gold and silver metallic threaded lace over purple polyester gauze lining. Round neckline with keyhole opening. Front closure with snaps and hook & eyes. Knee-length. Short sleeved and gathered waist. Lined in purple silk.
Designer's label at back neckline: "Oscar de La Renta"
Union label at base of front opening with size "10" label attached.
Retailer's label at hem: "Neiman-Marcus"
b) Belt of purple suede with leaf and pinwheel design painted in gold and silver. Double-tongued buckle. Backing of black leather.
Stamp on back of buckle: "10 237" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283702/
Turban style hat of black satin. Lined in black net with two combs at sides for securing hat to wearer's head. Black grosgrain ribbon inner headband.
Retailer's label on inside headband: "Made exclusively for / Bergdorf / Goodman / On the Plaza - New York" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283676/
- From Scoular Hall to Welch Street Complex I
A short video combining still and motion footage documenting the move of the Texas Fashion Collection from Scoular Hall to the Welch Street Complex I. The video includes footage of the new site being cleared after demolition of the Church of Christ, construction of the Texas Fashion Collection section of the new facility, the arrival and placement of the modular sections, and general preparation of the new facility. Activities include inventory work, packing materials and preparing racks of garments for the move, of wrapped racks being loaded on and unloaded from trucks, and items being unloaded in the new facility. Still footage of packed areas of Scoular and new classrooms in Welch Street I are also included.
TFC staff and volunteers visible in the video include:
Sharon Kremer; Elizabeth Ferring; Janelle McCabe; Erin Barbutes; Robynn Amaba; Jasmine Milligan; Dawn Figueroa; Myra Walker; Blake Hampton; Edward Hoyenski; and various construction workers and movers, names not known at time of cataloging. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283662/
- Toque Hat
Toque style hat of leopard fur. Lined in green silk.
Retailer's label on inside crown: "Neiman-Marcus / Custom Made" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283665/
- Calotte Hat
Calotte style hat of black wool felt hat with swag overlay. Black passementerie trim and spotted black veiling. Fully lined in black silk. Black grosgrain ribbon headband.
Label stitched center back headband: "Francioni / Chapeaux / Zurich" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283684/
- Skirt Suit
Two piece day suit.
a) Jacket of burnt orange, moss green, and burgundy wool bouclé. Round neckline. Burnt orange braid at collar, center front and hem. Cuffs trimmed in rope braid and reversed side bouclé inserts. Faux french-cuffs of silk ikat taffeta at end of sleeves. 4 buttons covered with red silk and boarded with reverse of bouclé wool. Center front extension of reversed bouclé and buttons holes in seam, not welt. Patch pockets with V-shaped detail using matching trim, lined in ikat silk. Back hem weighed down by gilt, heavy chain.
Designers Label inside back neckline: "Chanel"
Style Number tag on back of Designer's Label: "09603"
Attached hanging tag: "Made in France"
Retailer's Label in Front Right Hem: "Neiman-Marcus"
b) Skirt of wool bouclé in 3/4 length. Back zipper with hook & eyes. Narrow waistband of red silk. Front panel lined in red silk. Hemmed with 2" wide orange hem lace. No labels. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283703/
- Skirt Suit
Skirt suit of blue/grey wool consisting of:
A) Jacket of navy wool. Jacket has 3/4 sleeves, slash pockets with button trim and welt buttonhole; wide shoulders; nipped-in waist; intricate inset back detail; half belt crisscross in back with button and welt buttonhole. Lined in navy silk.
Designer's label at inside back collar: "Adrian / in / British Samek Material"
(B) Skirt of same fabric. Mid-calf length; small back kick pleat at hem. Zipper closure. Unlined. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283763/
- Skirt Suit
Two-piece daytime skirt suit of Mexican homespun cotton consisting of:
A) Jacket. Body of jacket is purple, long sleeves and collarless yoke of green, with a narrow band of rose inserted below yoke in front. Jacket has padded shoulders and is slightly fitted, and closes with hooks and eyes in front. Small string tie at waist. Fully lined in purple silk.
Designer label inside: "Adrian / Original"
B) Skirt. Skirt is purple, below knee-length, of slim design flaring slightly. Was altered to lengthen, and then restored to original length. Side zipper closure, and waistband has snap and two hook-and-eye closures.
A hat was made to go with the suit by Henry's, Dallas, accession number
Jacket of navy blue wool crepe. Asymmetrically trimmed with pleated band falling from right shoulder, secured with white buckle at waistline. Self belt at waist with matching white buckle. Long sleeved with pleated diagonal at lower right sleeve.
Designer's label: "Adrian / Original" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283688/
- Skirt Suit
Gray worsted wool two-piece suit.
A) Jacket. Hip-length, with long sleeves. Center front opening with 4 large circular buttons (one missing). Front with piece-in bands of same cloth forming cross-overs at upper bust and arcs below the two pockets. Lined in peach fabric.
Designer's label at left side: "Adrian / Original";
At center back inside neckline is retailer's label "Nan Duskin / Philadelphia"
B) Skirt. Street-length, ca. mid-calf. Zipper closure at left hip, with hook-and-eyes at waistband. Unlined.
Retailer's label as in jacket, near hem on side seam. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283729/
Woman's jacket of purple wool with asymmetrical curved inset at right shoulder. Two bound slit pockets below shoulder. Center front closure with 3 buttons and bound buttonholes. Two slit pockets at hips with an asymmetrical inset over left pocket.
Designer's label: "Adrian / Original" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283694/
- Skirt Suit
Skirt suit of rose, blue and gold brocade. The ensemble consists of a jacket, skirt, and belt, all of the same "peacock eye" design brocade, of blue and gold on a rose pink ground.
The hip-length jacket is a tailored shell with round neck and set-in full-length sleeves. It has a full-length center front opening which secures with a series of five snaps covered in rose-colored chiffon. The neckline, opening, cuffs, and hem are trimmed with a two lines of dark rose silk cord embellished with spiraled lines of red, gold, and blue bugle beads. The lines are 6cm. apart. The jacket is fully lined in rose colored silk, and has built-in shoulder pads.
Sewn inside jacket at back collar is designer's label: "Givenchy", with a second label sewn underneath, which has a handwritten notation: "79461".
The matching fitted skirt is above-the-knee length, with a 3.5 cm. wide waistband into which the skirt gathers. Zipper closure at left side, with two large hook-and-eyes in waistband. The brocade is lined in white chiffon, and there is an inner lining/half-slip of dark rose colored silk. There are no labels in the skirt.
The belt is leather-backed, and faced with the same brocade. The rectangular pink and green rhinestone set buckle is non-functional, with a pair of hooks behind to catch in the metal-rimmed belt holes. There are no labels/marks on the belt. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283711/
- Skirt Suit
Skirt suit of black silk faille. The two-piece skirt consists of a jacket and skirt. The jacket is of mid-hip length, with shawl collar, long sleeves, and center-front opening which secures with three circular buttons covered with black faille and embroidered with a stylized "M" or Scorpio symbol. At upper front collarbone area are two applied strips of black faille which form "tabs", and there are similar sewn-in patches of same. Front hip pocket, and another "tab" on other hip. The skirt is street length, with similar patches and tabs.
Designer's label: "Adrian / Original"
Retailer's label: "Neiman-Marcus" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283761/
Coat of black wool. Mid-length coat with cape collar, and double-breasted front closure with two rows of 5 circular black plastic buttons. Exaggerated cuffs and front pockets. Lined in black cloth.
Designer's label sewn in collar at center back: "Norell"
Retailer's label sewn inside at right side: "Sakowitz / Houston"
Part of an ensemble which includes a dress of black wool and a belt. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283685/
- Calotte Hat
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" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283679/
Hat of light beige fur felt. Domed crown with wide, folded brim. Two bows of self under the back rim. Headband of light gray grosgrain ribbon. Unlined.
Designer's label at inside headband: "Miss Dior / Created by / Christian Dior"
Stamp on inside crown: "Helios / Body Made in Italy" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283713/
Hat of black velvet and satin. Black satin oval skullcap with rolled black velvet brim. Fully lined in black satin. Black grosgrain ribbon headband. Narrow elastic chin strap.
Designer's label stitched at center back headband: "Givenchy / Houvelle Boutique" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283724/
Hat of black velvet. Resembles the style of a ladies riding hat. Low, flat crown with narrow rolled brim. Chenille dotted mesh veil. Wide, black satin ribbon hatband. Fully lined in black satin. Black grosgrain ribbon headband.
Designer's label stitched at center back headband: "Givenchy / Paris / Made in France" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283681/
Beret style hat of medium red simulated(?) reptile skin. Pieced crown of eight triangular panels and one half-round panel. Matching covered shank button at center of crown. Stiffened brim with twenty-four rows of horizontal burgundy topstitching. Burgundy grosgrain ribbon headband. Fully lined in gold metallic organza over white organza.
Retailer's label stitched at center of crown lining: "Neiman-Marcus / Made to Order". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283738/
- Pillbox Hat
Pillbox hat of natural colored raffia straw. The crown is domed with rounded edges, having a sloping back on which there is an applied knotted bow of same. The lower edge of the crown turns under and into the crown. Hat is lined in golden satin, and has an inner woven straw hatband. Inner buckram frame/base.
Retailer's label sewn inside: "Saks Fifth Avenue / Millinery Salon" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283696/
Headband of black velvet with back veil. Black feathers at right side with 1 clear rhinestone at base of feather cluster.
Retailer's label: "Neiman-Marcus" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283731/
Beret style hat of black velvet with red grosgrain trim around half of hat. Black velvet "arrow tip" on crown. Unlined with inner headband of red grosgrain ribbon.
Designer's label on inside headband: "Design by / d. charles" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283705/
Hatlet of dome of heavy black net with black velour bow on top. Figure-eight loops of black velour beneath bow and under netting form headband and provide support. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283749/
Hat of newsboy cap style in brown felt. Unlined.
Label on inside crown: "U.B.U / streetwise hats / Made in England" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283756/
Hat of rust wool felt with rolled, tubular shaped brim. Style sometime referred to as "bumper hat". Unlined with orange grosgrain headband.
Crown stamped: "100% Wool / 'Esccello' / Geo. W. Bollman & Co., Inc"
Designer's label on inside headband: "Frank's Girl / Designed by / Frank Olive / New York" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283719/
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" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283718/
- Cape Coat Ensemble
Two-piece wool tweed cape/coat street ensemble.
a) Cape coat of wool tweed in three shades of plum. Long, single-breasted coat with cape attached at shoulders. Four button closure with alternating bound buttonholes and supplemented with two hook & eyes. Two small double welt pockets on yoke and two larger double welt pockets at waistline. Coat dress portion is tailored at waistline with 3/4 length sleeves. Small turndown collar. Lined in rust brown colored silk faille.
Designer's label at inside back neckline: "Adrian / Original"
b) Straight skirt of matching wool tweed. Unlined. Zipper closure. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283698/
- Skirt Suit
Suit of navy blue wool with window pane plaid in white.
a) Jacket of navy blue wool in window pane plaid in white. Double breasted with circular, blue buttons. Notched collar. Long sleeves. Fully lined in navy silk.
Designer's label at back neckline: "Givenchy / Made in France"
(b) Skirt of same fabric. Thigh down is pleated. Upper skirt is lined in navy silk. Left side zipper.
(c) White blouse of heavy silk. Neck has extra fabric to tie a bow or knot. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283742/
- Evening Dress
Ensemble consisting of jacket and skirt.
A) Jacket. The fitted black velvet jacket is encrusted with gold braid/ribbon in a lattice/trellis pattern over the entire surface, with added buttons, cabochons, beads, etc. lavishly sewn over the surface. The jacket has a no collar, and short capped sleeves. From the natural waist flares a peplum. The jacket has a center front closure of hooks-and-eyes. Unlined, it has built-in shoulder pads.
No label in jacket.
B) Straight skirt is full-length, of heavy black crepe. Center back zipper closure with hook-and-eye at waistband.
Designer's label inside skirt at side seam: "Adrian / Custom", along with a second label, typed on white grosgrain ribbon, sewn in: "Neiman Marcus 417 / Size 12". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283753/
- Evening Dress
Evening dress of black heavy crepe with rows of looped accents at neckline, left sleeve, left hip and on draped band below left hip. Two hanging tabs from right waistline. Sheath silhouette. Pointed collar with open slit. Long sleeves with small zippers at cuffs. Full length with vent at center front. Center back zipper closure.
Designer's label: "Adrian / Original" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283672/
Dress of silk knit in purple, blue, turquoise, grey and white geometric pattern with organic shapes. Designer's signature of "Emilio" in pattern of fabric. Above knee fitted skirt. Inverted empire waist in a V shape. Long sleeves and V-neck. Center back zipper closure.
Designer's label on inside back shoulder: "Emilio Pucci / Florence - Italy / 100% Pure Silk / Made in Italy"
Cleaning instructions and size tag attached to bottom of designer's label. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283678/
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283707/
- Texas Fashion Collection move, August 2013
A short video combining still and motion footage documenting the move of the Texas Fashion Collection from Scoular Hall to the Welch Street Complex I. Video includes TFC staff, volunteers, and the professional movers. Activities include inventory work, packing materials and preparing racks of garments for the move, of wrapped racks being loaded on and unloaded from trucks, and items being unloaded in the new facility.
TFC staff and volunteers visible in the video include:
Sharon Kremer; Elizabeth Ferring; Janelle McCabe; Erin Barbutes; Robynn Amaba; Jasmine Milligan; Dawn Figueroa; Myra Walker; Ken Weber; Grady Ferguson; and various movers, names not known at time of cataloging. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283663/
Dress of muted pink silk organza over a layer of beige taffeta with ivory Schiffli lace embroidery in a floral motif; bodice is strapless with horizontal pleating below bust and top portion is trimmed with self-embroidered lace and lattice, and has scalloped, embroidered trim at neckline; boning within; full, wide skirt is gathered into waistline and falls to below knee-length; layers of stiffened tulle support the wide silhouette; bottom of skirt is embellished with self-embroidered lace and lattice with vines of flowers trailing up to the mid-skirt; hem has scalloped, embroidered trim; left side-zip closure. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283722/
- Skirt Suit
Suit of tan heather wool. Suit consists of two pieces:
A) Jacket, pointed collar, notched lapels, single breasted, long sleeves, cut formed of diagonal piecing, lined in tan silk crepe.
B: Skirt, four gored, kick pleat at CF hem. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283725/
Jacket of Golden Spotted Seal fur with rounded collar and lapels; double breasted button accents with buttons of pearl grey circle set in gold metallic soft square; 4 fur covered belt loops, 2 on front and 2 on back, front belt loops are accented with self-buttons (right side button missing); two slit pockets at sides are lined in grey silk satin; long sleeves, pockets and jacket opening are trimmed in leather piping; 2 concealed metal hook and leather eye closures, one at bust and one at waist; fully lined in grey silk satin; hits at below hips.
Label inside coat: Expressly made for William Schmidt/ OSLO/ 1853.
With belt of black leather with oval, silver metal buckle; 2” width. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283730/
- Evening Gown
Evening Gown consisting of:
a) Evening dress of black chiffon with over-layer of black chiffon with periwinkle maritime prints of rope and shells; bodice is embellished with chevron-shaped over-layer of printed chiffon trimmed with ruffles of black tulle accented with beads at scoop neckline and falls over shoulders; skirt has chevron-shape of printed chiffon at upper portion trimmed in ruffles of black tulle with flounces of black tulle layered to hem; all flounces and ruffles are trimmed with periwinkle thread; ruffles are accented with beads at bodice, and beads and black satin ribbon at upper skirt; empire-waist is elasticized; skirt is full and layered to full-length.
Designer's label at back neckline: "Zandra Rhodes / London"
Size tag attached to designer's label: "English Size 10 / American Size 8"
b) Decorative corset of black grosgrain ribbon embellished with royal blue sequins and accented with blue marquise-shaped faceted beads. Lace closure at one end and steel hook and eye closure at the other end. 5 ½” at sides and 9” at ends; 24 ½” length.
Designer's label: "Zandra Rhodes / London"
c) Petticoat of black tulle trimmed in periwinkle thread with 14” ruffle trimmed flounce at hem; under-layer of black satin; satin waistband with hook and eye closures at 8” piped slit; full-length.
Designer's label at back closure: "Zandra Rhodes / London"
Cleaning instructions tag attached to designer's label
Size tag attached to designer's label: "English Size 10 / American Size 8" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283736/
- Wedding Dress
Wedding gown of ivory rayon satin with sweetheart neckline trimmed in a band of crimped rayon surrounded with pearl beads; fabric is gathered into seams below bust; long Juliet sleeves taper to wrist and have pointed end with satin button closure; pointed waistline with full-length skirt gathered into piped waistline; long train.
Accompanied by a beaded crown or circlet of white beaded flowers, and a veil of fine white tulle with half circle headband at crown. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283759/
Dress of olive green knit with long raglan sleeves. V-neckline with right side panel wrapping over to left and ending at left-front side. Skirt has panel wrapping over to right and ending at right-front side and creating a flap. Lower mid-length. Center-back zip closure with single gold plated button closure at back neck band. Padded shoulders. Unlined.
Designer's label at back neckline: "Geoffrey Beene"
Union label, cleaning instructions and size tag together at center back seam towards hem. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283721/
- Skirt Suit
Skirt suit of brownish grey worsted wool in black, white, and warm grey.
Jacket of self-worsted wool with notched collar and rounded lapels that extend beyond collar; open front trimmed in half-circle lapels at opening with brass disc button accents; 4 buttons on each side decreasing in diameter to bottom; wide, elbow-length sleeves with 3” cuffs; small shoulder pads within; fully lined in brown chiffon; waist-length.
Skirt of matching self-worsted wool is gored with long reverse pleat at center-front surrounded by 2 shorter reverse pleats at each side; slight A-line; hits below knees.
Designer's label: "Adrian / Original"
Original customer label(?): "James L. Courtney" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283697/
Dress of black silk chiffon with large, painterly, abstract designs of red, gold, light gray, blue, and purple in a swirly teardrop shape throughout over black silk. Three-quarter length sleeves with flutter ruffle along top seam. Round scoop neckline. Sheath-like silhouette; ankle-length. Center-back, self-chiffon covered button closure.
Designer's label at back neckline: "Hanae Mori / Boutique"
Care / size tag attached to base of designer's label.
Labels suggest made for USA market.
Accompanied by a barrette of black grosgrain ribbon carnation with tiny ribbon accents of red, turquoise, and purple satin that was worn with dress. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283708/