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 Collection: Texas Fashion Collection
Cocktail Dress

Cocktail Dress

Date: 1960/1969
Creator: Blackwell, Mr.
Description: Cocktail dress in sheath style of black and white wool twill with rhinestones scattered throughout. Scooped neckline; sleeveless. Above knee-length. Center back zipper closure with hook & eye and trimmed with small bow of self. Lined in black faille acetate. Designer's label at center back: "Mr. Blackwell / Design" Retailer's label at center back: "The / Orchid Shop / Fashions for Women / with men in mind / Dallas"
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Vest

Vest

Date: 1965/1979
Creator: unknown
Description: Vest of brown lamb fur. Sleeveless. Waist length. Center front opening with closure of three frog clasps. Horizontal slit pockets at sides. Vest appears to be reversible with leather interior having a closure of three separate frogs on the inside. No labels in garment.
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Coat

Coat

Date: 1935/1949
Creator: Carnegie, Hattie
Description: Coat of red wool with metallic gold motifs forming an almost-plaid design. Between knee- and street-length. Center front opening with no closures. Bracelet-length sleeves with pleated sections at front of each shoulder. Fully lined in red silk. Combined designer/retailer label at inside back collar: "Hattie Carnegie / Inc / Original / Made for / Neusteter's / Denver"
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Suit - Jacket and Skirt

Suit - Jacket and Skirt

Date: 1940/1949
Creator: unknown
Description: Suit of light brown vicuña consisting of: a) Tent coat. Thigh-length; notched collar. Center front opening with no closure. Side front vertical, double welt pockets. Back tucks from shoulder; half sleeves. Fully lined in copper brown silk. Retailer's label at center back neckline: "Neiman-Marcus / Vicuna" Tag at inside left lining: "Consumer / Protection Label / VKG / Manufactured Under / Fair Labor Standards" and "National Recovery Board / Coat and Suit Industry / 181527" b) Skirt. Lower part of light brown vicuña matching coat and upper part of light brown cotton with elastic gathered waist. Knee length. Unlined.
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Little Girl's Pinafore Dress Ensemble

Little Girl's Pinafore Dress Ensemble

Date: 1955/1959
Creator: unknown
Description: Little Girl's pinafore dress ensemble of pink organdy, consisting of: A) Dress. Jewel neck and short puffed sleeves are trimmed in white lace. Skirt gathers at yoke. Center back opening of two mother-of-pearl buttons. B) Pinafore. Square neck and double layer of ruffles trimmed in white lace for sleeves. Skirt has a ruche of lace above scalloped hem. Center back opening of three mother-of-pearl buttons.
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Ensemble - Blouse and Skirt

Ensemble - Blouse and Skirt

Date: 1970/1979
Creator: Mori, Hanae
Description: Ensemble of black wool jersey knit with red, grey, and white floral print, consisting of: A) Blouse with high rounded neckline; short front & back yoke. Straight bodice gathers into yoke. Long straight sleeves. Center front opening of 6 black plastic buttons with tailored buttonholes. Unlined. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Hanae Mori / Tokyo New York" Content/care/size tag to right of designer label. B) Full length, straight skirt. Gathers into 1" waistband. Zipper closure with hook & bar on waistband. Unlined. Content/care/size tag on waistband. C) Sash of self fabric; 3" wide.
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Ensemble - Coat and Dress

Ensemble - Coat and Dress

Date: 1965~
Creator: Robert, Samuel
Description: Ensemble consisting of: A: Dress of green leather in sheath style. Sleeveless; dropped waist. Center back opening with zipper closure with hook and eye closure at top. Fully lined in dark olive green polyester. Designer label to right of zipper: "Samuel / Robert" Retailer's label to left of zipper: "Town & Travelwear / Waldorf-Astoria / New York / Statler-Hilton / Dallas" B) Belt for dress. Gold metal chain with interwoven narrow green leather belt. C) Coat of a "tapestry" fabric with cream ground and sculpted woven foliate forms in sculpted green plush. Facings and collar of green leather. Street length with 3/4 length sleeves. Center front opening with three circular leather covered buttons and bound buttonholes of matching leather and covered snaps at top and bottom. Two leather-edged welt pockets at front into which are integrated the belt-loops. Fully lined in pale lime green polyester. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Samuel / Robert" D) Belt for coat. Green leather. Narrow with small leather-covered rectangular buckle.
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Evening Dress

Evening Dress

Date: 1990/1999
Creator: Costa, Victor
Description: Evening dress of black synthetic velvet. Full-length; straight silhouette. Standing collar. Dress is of asymmetrical design with a diagonal from right shoulder to left hip of black lace embellished with floral patterns of black sequins. Triangular inset at left side from waist to hem of black lace matching bodice. Long sleeves; left sleeve of lace has snap closure and right sleeve of velvet has zipper closure. Center back concealed zipper with two hooks & eyes at collar. Main body of dress is lined with black polyester; laced areas are lined with beige polyester with left sleeve lined in black synthetic organza. Shoulder pads. Designer's label at right side of zipper: "Victor Costa" Union label with designer label.
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Little Girl's Dress

Little Girl's Dress

Date: 1955~
Creator: unknown
Description: Little girl's dress of alternating pink linen and sheer organdy fabric in scallop design. Round neckline; sleeveless. Bodice has four round plastic buttons down center back. Skirt is gathered at natural waist; piping detail in pink linen at front waist seam. Pink linen sash attaches at side seams and ties in back. Fully lined in sheer organdy fabric.
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Little Girl's Dress

Little Girl's Dress

Date: 1960~
Creator: unknown
Description: Little girl's dress in red, white, and blue cotton print. Large animal print on yoke. Empire waist with smocking. Front panel of dress is red and white gingham with patch pockets of matching animal print. Back panel of dress is red and white polka dot fabric. Gathered ruffle sleeves of animal fabric. Row of lion animal fabric trims hemline of front panel of skirt. Center back closure of three snaps. Unlined.
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Dress

Dress

Date: 1985~
Creator: Mori, Hanae
Description: Dress of pink and blue silk chiffon in abstract line pattern. Two asymmetrical tiers from waistline; calf length. High, rounded neckline piped in pink satin. Gathered at the waist with an interior elastic band. Long, fitted sleeves with snap at cuff; hem piped in pink satin. Eight self-covered buttons and loops down center back with hook & eye. Pink silk crepe lining; shoulder pads. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Hanae Mori / Boutique" Fiber content tag at base of designer label. Evidence of another tag behind fiber content tag; tag removed. With accompanying sash for dress in pink satin; 3" wide.
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Jacket

Jacket

Date: 1965~
Creator: unknown
Description: Jacket of tan leather in a sueded finish. Decorated with pink and blue machine embroidered lines and flowers. Two embroidered patch pockets on front. Trimmed with long, crimped sheep fur around cuffs, hem, neckline, and center front opening. Closure of three large hook & eyes. Lined in a short pale fur, the "hair side" of the leather the from which the coat is made. Label at center back neckline: "Made / In / Turkey"
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Little Girl's Confirmation Dress

Little Girl's Confirmation Dress

Date: 1940/1949
Creator: unknown
Description: Little girl's Confirmation dress of off-white rayon faille. Mid-length; short puffed sleeves with ruched cuffs bordered in lace. Vertical flat pleats at waist of skirt. Collar has lace trim and double bands of ruching in front with two flowers and green ribbon leaves sewn on lower corners of collar; a silk ribbon bow is sewn on center-front. Ruched insert down center front of bodice. Center back closure of three self-covered buttons with loops. Unlined. With tie belt of matching fabric. Center back is stitched closed and front ends are cut on the bias and open to pointed ends.
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Evening Dress

Evening Dress

Date: 1980/1989
Creator: Costa, Victor
Description: Evening dress of black acetate/rayon velvet and polyester satin. Knee length; wide, square neckline. Velvet bodice with waist darts and asymmetrical bottom edge; boning along princess seams. Long sleeves with gathered puffs at shoulders taper to wrists. A-line skirt of black polyester satin has attached bow positioned vertically on left side. Center back zipper. Fully lined in black fabrics; skirt lining has attached underskirt of black tulle. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Victor Costa: Union label with designer label. Content/care/size tag at left armscye.
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Little Girl's Dress

Little Girl's Dress

Date: 1920/1929
Creator: unknown
Description: Little girl's dress of check woven, pink transparent fabric with pink silk ribbon trim and pink silk flowers. Rounded square neckline, short sleeves, and falls at the knees. Dress has a simple yet unique construction. Fabric of sleeve is gathered into a flower of silk ribbon at each outer sleeve with pleated shoulders. Eight pink silk flowers circle the lower portion of the dress, and there are two bands of ribbon trims at double, scalloped hem. With accompanying slip of pink sateen cotton bordered in pink silk ribbon. Sleeveless with scalloped double hemline.
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Secret Garden

Secret Garden

Date: 2006
Creator: Zerner, Amy
Description: "Secret Garden" Jacket of purple linen with green and gold floral machine embroidery, with long, straight sleeves combined with bands of ribbon trim. The full center back panel includes an appliquéd fairy goddess, peacock, and tree of life with zodiac medallions designed by Zerner in the flora and fauna motif. Designer's embroidered/beaded label just below collar, exterior back.
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Blouse

Blouse

Date: 1940
Creator: Collard, Renee
Description: Blouse of navy blue wool. Wide, boat neckline with inner wide white pique lining which folds over dark plum(?) facing of wool collar, to become shawl collar. Double breasted, with three pair of circular black buttons and single hook-and-eye at waist. Sleeveless, with slight "cap" effect caused by wide shoulders darting, and deep diagonal line of sides. Raised waist and flaring peplum. Unlined. Inner structure augmented with satin ribbons sewn to help hold structure of bodice. Designer's label at inside lower left seam: "Renée Collard / Paris" Retailer's label overlapping lower edge of designer's label: "Janga / 98 Faubg St Honoré Paris"
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Evening Gown

Evening Gown

Date: 1937
Creator: Balenciaga, Cristóbal
Description: Evening gown of black crepe with maroon sequin trim. Full-length. Bodice of thin net covered with swirling pattern of magenta purple sequins. Rounded neckline. Short sleeves with shoulder pads. Empire waist has set-in waistband with added butterfly-shaped panel below set-in panel on front. Flared skirt, bias-cut. Left side opening (closure missing); bodice has center front opening with 5 snaps and hook & eye at neckline. Unlined. Designer's label at inside waist: "Balenciaga / 10 Avenue George V Paris" "Made in Paris" label sewn below designer's label.
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Cocktail Dress

Cocktail Dress

Date: 1960
Creator: Galanos, James
Description: Cocktail dress of ivory wool crepe. Long torso intricately cut; cap sleeves. Wide shoulders; gathers across back beneath narrow joke. Double breasted with four large cream colored circular buttons, reinforced with covered snaps and hook & eyes; deep V-shaped curve at neckline. Knee length. Lined in ivory silk crepe. Designer's label at left side seam: "Galanos"
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Christening Gown

Christening Gown

Date: 1850~
Creator: unknown
Description: Christening gown of white cotton muslin. Hand made and embroidered. Gathered waist trimmed in laisse anglais. Rounded neckline with V insert of eyelet lace. Eyelet trim at wrists, neck and hem. Scalloped insert panel down front trimmed in tatted eyelet with floral embroidery and six tiers of tatted eyelet. Center back opening is pleated with three covered buttons and drawstring at waist.
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Dress

Dress

Date: 1970/1979
Creator: Victoria Royal
Description: Dress of black silk synthetic chiffon. Full length dress with inner black tricot(?) layer and outer layer of black chiffon. Rounded neckline. Bodice and sleeves covered with geometric pattern of silver/grey bugle beads. Long sleeves are single-layer, with short zipper closure with hook & eyes at cuffs. Center back zipper closure with hook & loop and two snaps on outer layer of skirt at waistline. Designer's label at inside back neckline: "Victoria Royal Ltd. / Made in / British Crown Colony / of / Hong Kong" Size label: "10" Care label: "Dry Clean / Only"
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Driving Coat

Driving Coat

Date: 1900/1914
Creator: unknown
Description: Driving Coat or "Duster" of light tan linen (blend?). Full-length, wide skirted, with high neckline and black collar having wide points at front. Single breasted opening set to left of center, with two hidden small white buttons (1 at throat, one at left collar bone), and five large circular buttons with black outer rims and center of the tan linen. Full-length sleeves with wide turned-back cuffs faced with black and with two non-functioning buttons matching but smaller than opening buttons. Two large patch pockets at hips. Unlined. No labels in garment.
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Infant's Dress

Infant's Dress

Date: 1913
Creator: Torrance, Mary Sleeper
Description: Infant's dress of white cotton batiste with lace surrounds. Full length with short, puffed sleeves. High waist gathers at yoke. Yoke and sleeves trimmed in lace. Yoke is constructed of cut-out pieces and is embroidered in white vine and floral design. Hem has five rows of pin tucks above a 2-1/2" ruffle trimmed in satin-stitched dots along the bottom. Center back opening with two tiny mother-of-pearl buttons; third, top button is missing. Unlined.
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Coat

Coat

Date: 1963/1983
Creator: Galanos, James
Description: Coat of red wool. Midi length with 2" band standing collar. Long kimono style sleeves with 2 tucks at shoulder. Applied V-shaped piece from center front to hem. Single breasted with 4 black and gold, 1" buttons and tailored buttonholes. Side slit pockets. Seam down center back to hem. Lined in black wool; shoulder pads. Designer's label at center back: "Galanos" Care label at right armscye.
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