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Ensemble of blue silk crepe with black and white print, consisting of:
A) Tunic top of silk crepe. Short, bat wing sleeves with insert of black, rectangular material at shoulder line. Mock V-neck opening backed with same material and ties of self. Center back zipper. Unlined.
Designer's label at back zipper: "Adrian / Original"
B) Skirt of same fabric. Straight; below knee-length. Black crepe waistband. Zipper closure with slit at hem line. Unlined. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283764/
- Skirt Suit
Navy daytime tailored two-piece suit in British Samek wool.
a) Suit jacket of navy British Samek wool. Center front opening with three circular, blue plastic buttons; welted buttonholes button suit jacket. Padded shoulders. Two patch pockets. Notched collar with squared shoulder yoke with matching button attached to square insert. Lined in eggplant crepe.
Designer's label at inside back neckline: "Adrian / in / British Samek Material"
Tag above designer's label: "A. Herod, Sr."
b) Slim straight skirt of navy British Samek wool. Folded waistband of same. Center back zipper with snap and 4 hook and eyes on waistband. Lined in navy blue silk.
Tag on inside waistband: "A. Herod, Sr." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283769/
- Skirt Suit
Chanel-style woman's two piece suit with blouse.
a)Jacket of novelty knit slub in pink and blue ombre tone. Silk blend fabric. Styled with high, rounded extended neckline and center front opening with no method of closure. Padded shoulders. Long, fitted sleeves with one button mock slit closure at wrist. Button is goldtone, round, with half button incised lines. Short, straight bodice with two small patch pockets at hip with one button trim. Trimmed at all edges with blue and pink band. Partially lined with peach crepe at center front edge, and plain weave lining fabric at back.
Label: "Eres / Beverly Hills"
b) Skirt of matching color tones of slub yarn in plain weave. Silk blend fabric. Straight cut with fitted waistband. Deep slit at lower front seam. Trimmed at waistband with blue and pink band. Center back zipper closure with two hooks at waistband. Fully lined in peach crepe.
Label at waistband: "Eres / Beverly Hills"
Size tag: "8"
c) Blouse of blue silk with vertical stripes. Standing band collar with double ruffle and tie. Center front opening with seven square, glass buttons and hook & eye at collar. Long fitted sleeves with one button, ruffled band cuff. Straight hemline.
Label at neckline: "Eres / Beverly Hills" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283766/
- Skirt Suit
Woman's suit of brown wool gabardine.
a) Single breasted, jacket with rectangle motif carried throughout. Convertible collar with 3" points, and one under collar stop 2" from CF as shoulder yoke extends in a 2" wide rectangle parallel to collar edge. Shoulder yoke also extends to self-face the jacket, creating a 1"x 3" rectangle on the underside of the first bound button hold and button.
There are 4 brown buttons with three narrow bound button holes, the second button falling at bottom of rectangle yoke as a inseam button.
Pair of double welt slit pockets below shoulder within a rectangle of opposite grain within the larger rectangle in same grain as welt lips, with rectangle design lines extending over sleeve and top of it slip-stitched to mid-arm scythe.
Two parallel princess seams starting from lower rectangle yoke and front under arm seam run under 8" over-sized pocket flap, narrow to define width of 4" slit pocket. Over-sized bias pocket flap is 8" x 4" with 1 1/2" x 7" vertically center rectangle insert of opposite bias grain both starting from side seam.
Full length set in sleeves with one elbow dart at each under seam. At right sleeve's forearm starts a rectangle welt insert attached til 1 3/4" above cuff, where it floats above sleeve and continues as its own shape to cuff's edge and folds back 1" basted to itself. Lined in copper crepe silk.
Designer's label at inside back neckline: "Adrian / in /British Samek Material"
(b) A-line skirt of matching fabric. One inch folded waistband with triangular tab at lapped left side zipper with snap at tip and 4 sets of hook & eyes on waistband. Two 4" darts on front and two 7" darts on back. Unlined with pinked seam edges. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283765/
- Skirt Suit
Navy blue two-piece skirt suit of wool consisting of:
A. Fitted jacket with Peter Pan collar. Tab at top of jacket under neck extends two inches past center and buttons on left side with two round buttons. Jacket center opening has one hook at center and one button at waist. Full-length sleeves made in one piece with jacket front and back. Gusset under arm for ease of movement. Right sleeve is decorated with blue and grey stripe pattern which extends up sleeve and across onto tab. Vertical stripe starts from back waist and runs down front, forming plaid at shoulder and is gathered into a narrow band at waist. Stripe continues to hem of jacket and has fold of striped fabric coming from under band to form scarf-like effect. Back is made in 6 sections with plaid design at shoulder and stripes running horizontally and vertically and ending before the absolute center. Band at waist is continued on back right, but does not reach jacket center. Inside lined with blue silk.
Designer's label at center back inside neck: "Adrian / Original"
Retailer's label along left inside flap of opening: "The Fashion / Ben Wolfman Inc. / Houston"
Label for original owner(?): "TJ McBryde"
B: Blue straight skirt with hook and snap closure at left side of waistband and zipper fly. Grey stripe pattern starts at hip area and continues around skirt, not meeting at back center. Vertical stripes fall from right side, forming plaid at intersection of other stripe, and continues to hem. Front center has kick pleat. Skirt does not have label. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283768/
- Skirt Suit
Skirt suit of navy blue wool twill consisting of:
A) Hip-length jacket with full length tailored sleeves. Collarless neckline which raises 3/4". Single breasted with 3 tortoise buttons and slim bound button holes. Bib-shaped yoke insert with two almost vertical faux pocket flaps. Mid-arm design seams comes to inner top of lower hacking pocket flaps. Hacking pockets have vertical and slim bound buttons holes with one tortoise button for right flap and one turquoise button for left flap. Back inverted triangular yoke starts from shoulders with point ended at center back waist. Tailored sleeve split into upper and under sleeve, with two darts at elbow on under sleeve. Fully lined in (now) indigo crepe silk.
B) Skirt, pencil with seams at center front and back and both sides. 1 1/2" waist band with triangular tip comes to a lapped zipper on left side and 4 sets of hooks and one snap for closure. Two 2" darts on front and two 4" darts on back. 2" simple vent at CF hem, hem has been let down from original length by ~2", using 2" cotton bias tape. Skirt is unlined with pinked cut edges to finish seam inside.
Designer's label: "Adrian / in / British Samek Material"
Retailer's label: "The Fashion / Houston" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283767/
- Skirt Suit
Two-piece skirt suit of tan, lightly striped, possibly synthetic material.
The jacket is a tailored shell with high rounded neckline and square spread collar. Full-length set-in sleeves. constructed in one piece with darts at the elbows. Center front closure from the neck to hip line with four bound buttonholes with corresponding brown tortoise shell buttons. Bound hip pockets with flaps. The jacket front is intricately pieced. Fully lined in light brown crepe.
Designer's label stitched along inside of right front opening: "Adrian / Original"
The skirt is narrow, knee-length, with knee-level kick pleat. The skirt is darted into a narrow waistband, and has a left side seam zipper closure from waist to hip line. Lapped closure with single hook&eye and hook&bar. Unlined with turned back hem. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283771/
Hat with high, modified toque style crown of black velvet. Brimless. Black satin trim around hat.
Designer's label: Janyth Roy / New York" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283706/
- Evening Dress
Cocktail or short evening dress of ivory crocheted lace over pink satin back shantung with pink self belt. Machine made lace of Venetian type with re-embroidered medallions. Dress with natural waistline, bateau neckline, sleeveless and slightly full skirt. Back zipper with hook & eye. Weighted hem.
Has been altered at waist (cut) to shorten. Atypical of Norell.
Designer's label at center back hem: "Norman Norell / New York"
Union label on opposite side of seam from designer's label (most cut off). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283745/
- Skirt Suit
Street suit of gray wool. A daytime or street suit consisting of two pieces. Excellent example of chiaroscuro work.
A) Jacket with squared padded shoulders, no collar, and long sleeves. Opening along the central front, the jacket has a series of 5 hook-and-eye closures. A band that extends from upper left, across opening, and secures through a wide loop just below the right shoulder. The jacket is lined in a peach/mauve silk.
At center back of inside neckline is designer's label: "Adrian / Original"
Retailer's label at right inside seam: "Frost Bros. / San Antonio".
B) Straight skirt was originally just below knee length, but has been lengthened by the addition of material almost matching the lining of the jacket. The skirt has a center back zipper closure. It is currently unlined, but has evidence of the alterations.
No labels, possibly removed. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283717/
- Coat Dress
Coat dress of navy silk faille with padded hips. Notched collar; single button closure. Long sleeves with vertical pleat across back shoulder to each sleeve hem. Lower mid-length skirt. Two crescent shaped pieces of fabric at hips with faux pocket detail gives the appearance of a separate jacket.
Designer's label on inner right waist side seam: "Christian Dior/ New York/ Original"
Tag above designer's label: "Fall 1949"
Retailer's label on back of neck: "Neiman-Marcus/ Dallas"
Belt of matching navy leather.
Stamped on back of belt: "10 Christian Dior / New York" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283699/
Evening dress of silk crepe for summer. The full-length dress has an A-line skirt of cocoa brown silk crepe and attached belt with pendant strap at front left. The bodice is of cream silk crepe printed with a "trompe l'oeil" ribbon motif below the rounded neckline. Darts at sides. Long, bat-wing style tapered sleeves. Center-back snap closure. Unlined.
Designer's label: "Adrian / Original" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283732/
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/
- 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/
Hat of fine pale pink straw, pink satin, and artificial flowers. The body of the hat is of woven fine pale pink straw. The cylindrical, flat-topped crown is encircled by a wide, horizontally pleated band of pink satin. The hat has a very narrow, almost non-existent brim of the same straw. At right side of hat is a large spray of pale pink artificial flowers with green stems. The hat is unlined, with an inner hatband of white ribbon machine embroidered/brocaded with red and green floral motifs.
Designer's label: "An Original / Phil Strann / California" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283664/
Hat of green artificial leaves. Designed somewhat as a cloche, the body of the hat is a stiffened mesh forming a domed crown which is completely overlaid with overlapping green artificial leaves. The hat is unlined, with an inner green grosgrain ribbon hatband.
Designer's label: "Original Design by / Madcaps / Paris New York":
Retailer's label: "I. Magnin & Co." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283751/
Hat of fine dark blue straw. Styled somewhat as a "sailor hat", the low, slightly domed crown is encircled by a band of matching dark blue grosgrain ribbon, with a shell-shaped decoration of the same ribbon at front left. The narrow brim is basically flat, with a slight rolled edge. The hat is unlined, with a black grosgrain ribbon inner hatband.
Retailer's label: "Seidenbach's / Tulsa, Oklahoma" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283755/
Hat of black felt wool felt. Possibly for riding, the hat has a cylindrical crown 2" high, slightly domed at top. Encircling the base of the crown is a narrow band of black suede, tied at side. The narrow brim is of the same black felt. material. From sides and back of hat hang a panel of black jersey to protect the wearer's neck from sun. The panel is cut to create extending ties at sides, which secure under wearer's chin. Unlined, with a black grosgrain ribbon inner headband.
Designer's label sewn to back headband: "Clover Lane"
Stamped inside front of crown: "[coat of arms] / Glenover / Faurn(?) To(?) / Felt / (illegible) / New York / 100% Wool" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283701/
Hat of stiffened net and artificial flowers. The hat is formed of a body of stiffened white net. The crown is domed, and has scattered white artificial flowers (4-petaled, possibly stylized dogwood, apple blossoms, or narcissus). The wide brim is upturned at outside to form a deep "well" around the crown, and is more thickly covered with the artificial flowers, primarily on the underside of the brim, from the crown outwards to the upturned edge. The hat is unlined, with a white banding around lower inside edge of crown.
Maker's(?) label inside: "Jack McOnnell" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283670/
- Pillbox Hat
Pillbox hat of beige and bronze velvet. The low, circular crown of bronze velvet has inter-twined bands of bronze and beige velvet around it in a draped or swagged style. At front is applied a small bow made of the two velvets. Inner hatband of beige grosgrain ribbon. Affixed to the ribbon, one at each side, is a small plastic comb to secure the hat to the wearer's hair. The hat is lined in green fabric.
Glued into the crown lining is a homemade(?) hand embroidered label: "Jo Bailey Hats" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283693/
- Pillbox Hat
Pillbox hat of black velvet. The low, cylindrical crown is flattened on top, and has a black sequined and black cording ornament consisting of stylized scrolls and rosebuds(?) covered in black sequins. At back of hat is a stiff inverted black velvet cording tri-lobed ornament shaped as a "club" card suit. Lined in a dark gray satin, and with a dark gray inner grosgrain ribbon hatband. With gray elastic cord to help secure hat to wearer's head.
No labels in hat. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283704/
- Pillbox Hat
Pillbox hat of red felt. The cylindrical crown is flat at top, and encircled by matching material gathered and scrunched to create horizontal wrinkles around the crown. Set off to front right side is rosette/spiral of red feather. Lined in a silvery/gold and black fabric, and with a red grosgrain inner hatband.
Maker's label inside: "Dolly Madison" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283740/
- Pillbox Hat
Pillbox hat of brown velvet. The cylindrical crown is flat at top, and has slight horizontal protruding "ribs" at sides. Lined in a cream satin-finish fabric, the hat has an inner black grosgrain ribbon hatband.
Retailer's label: "Neiman-Marcus" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283750/
- Picture Hat
Picture hat of dark navy blue fine straw. The low, slightly domed crown is of the type referred to as a "pancake", somewhat flattened and very low. The wide, circular brim is of same fine woven dark navy blue straw, curving slightly downwards. Inner stiffened ring structure of the same straw, forming hatband of hat, extending below brim.
Retailer's label inside: "Neiman-Marcus" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283735/
Hat of black and bronze velvet. Based on a pillbox, the low, domed crown is of black velvet, with top finial of a crossed bronze velvet ribbon with trailing ribbons and a black curling feather with two long thin black feathers. The sides of the hat are composed of two horizontal bands of velvet, the upper of bronze color, the lower of black. The whole hat is overlaid by black net veiling with wide mesh. The unlined felt body has an inner black grosgrain ribbon hatband.
Designer's label: "Originals / by / Michael Terre / Southern California"
Stamped inside: "Jacomet / Body made in France" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283667/
Hat of purple felt. The hat is visually similar to a toque, but is designed with a domed crown and a brim that turns upwards vertically, forming a high band around the crown. Around the crown is a band of purple ribbon. The hat is unlined, with a black grosgrain ribbon inner hatband.
Designer's label: "Adolfo II / New York Paris"
Stamped inside: "100% Wool / 'Excello' / Made in U.S.A. / Geo. W. Bollman & Co., Inc." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283723/
Hat of hot pink felt and artificial flowers. The low, cylindrical crown has a very shallow conical top, and a very narrow band of same felt around base, which ties at bow at back. The shallow brim, of the same felt, is slightly "wavy" at outer edge, and turns down slightly. Around the base of the crown, extending almost to, and in some cases past, the edge of the brim is a wreath of artificial flowers, pink roses, green and pink buds, etc., with green net veiling. Wreath covers front and sides of hat, leaving back uncovered. Hat is unlined, with a coral pink inner hatband of grosgrain ribbon.
Designer's label: "Lecie / Original"
Size label: "22" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283757/
Hat of dark gray felt covered with black velvet. The cylindrical crown has a flattened top, and is encircled near top of crown by a turquoise grosgrain ribbon which crosses at back, with trailing ribbons. At front right of ribbon is applied rhinestone set triangular brooch with band of same ribbon. The narrow brim curls up at outer edge. The whole is overlaid with black plastic net. Hat is unlined, with inner black grosgrain ribbon hatband.
Designer's label inside: "Mr. Rickie / Original"
Stamped inside crown: "'Jewel' / Body made in Italy" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283686/
Hatlet of brown felt. Low domed crown of the hat is encircled by a wreath of artificial velvet roses and brown ostrich feathers, overlaid with brown net veiling. The hat is unlined, with inner brown grosgrain ribbon hatband, and black cord to help secure hat to wearer's head.
Designer's label: "Suzy Lee / Made in / California" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283743/
Hat of off-white (artificial?) straw. Designed as a boater or "Pamela hat", the high domed crown is encircled at the base by a narrow band of off-white grosgrain ribbon with a bow at back. The circular brim is curved up at outer edges. Unlined, the hat has an inner off-white grosgrain ribbon hatband.
Retailer's label: "Neiman-Marcus" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283748/
Hat of finely woven off-white straw. Styled as a boater or "Pamela hat", the low domed crown is encircled at base by a wide band of off-white grosgrain ribbon with trailing ends at back right. The circular brim curves up at the outer edge. Unlined, the hat has an inner off-white grosgrain ribbon headband.
Label inside: "Marian Marcia / Exclusives" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283741/
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/
- 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 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/
- 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/
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/
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/
- 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/
- 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/