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 Decade: 1950-1959
 Year: 1955
 Collection: Texas Fashion Collection
Cape Coat

Cape Coat

Date: 1955
Creator: Norell, Norman
Description: Cape coat of heavy rust mohair. Rounded collar. Center front opening with 5 large, round, marbled brown plastic buttons reinforced with hook & bar. Machine stitched button holes. Street length. Slit pockets at side seams. Lined in rust colored silk satin fabric. Combined designer/retailer label at center back neckline: "Neiman-Marcus Dallas / Traina-Norell"
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Pillbox Hat

Pillbox Hat

Date: 1955/1965
Creator: Balenciaga, Cristóbal
Description: Pillbox style hat of mustard yellow dyed Persian lamb (aka astrakhan). The short, cylindrical crown has a flat, inset top of brown velvet, and slightly bowed sides of yellow curly Persian lamb. The hat is lined in a bronze silk(?), and has inner brown grosgrain ribbon hatband and a brown elastic cord to help secure it to wearer's head. No labels.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Hat

Hat

Date: 1955/1965
Creator: Balenciaga, Cristóbal
Description: Hat of red/orange straw. Constructed of bands of braided straw sewn in a spiral, the crown is a shallow cylinder with inset flattened top, and flares out at base to form the steeply sloped brim. At left side of crown is large applied flat bow of same straw. Unlined, the hat has an inner band of self, partly overlaid with cream velvet as a hatband.
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Hat

Hat

Date: 1955/1959
Creator: Mr. John
Description: Hat of light beige fabric embellished with top-stitching. The high, cylindrical crown has a rounded edge, and has top-stitching in parallel rows arranged in panels, forming a "patchwork" pattern. The crown is encircled at the base by a wide folded band of beige fabric with bow at back. Wide brim slopes downwards, and has concentric rings of top-stitching. The crown is lined with cream fabric printed in dark golden yellow with "Mr. John" logo in script over entire field. The hat has an inner black grosgrain ribbon hatband, and a second under layer band of off-white lace. Designers Label: "Mr. John" Accompanied by a small hat pin, the head covered with fabric matching the hatband/bow.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Breton Hat

Breton Hat

Date: 1955~
Creator: Parkridge Exclusives
Description: Breton hat of navy blue woven straw. The high, domed crown is surrounded by the circular brim which extends out and curves up sharply, creating a wall around the crown. Hat is unlined, with inner dark blue grosgrain ribbon hatband. Maker's label on inner hatband: "Parkridge / Exclusives"
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Picture Hat

Picture Hat

Date: 1955/1965
Creator: Balenciaga, Cristóbal
Description: Picture hat of light beige finely woven straw. The domed crown is encircled at base by a rolled tube of the same straw, into which at front is twined the stem of a beige silk satin rose. The wide, slightly floppy brim is strengthened at brim by rolling up and over. The hat is unlined, with inner beige grosgrain ribbon hatband, and two small elastic cords at sides to help secure combs/pins to help hold hat to wearer's head. No labels.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Evening Hat

Evening Hat

Date: 1955/1965
Creator: Balenciaga, Cristóbal
Description: Evening hat of black silk satin and black ostrich feathers. hat is formed as a black satin domed crown totally covered with black ostrich feathers, forming a cloud around the wearer's head. At front, and running below feathers around head, is wide band of black silk satin, with a bow at front center. Hat is lined in black silk.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Hat

Hat

Date: 1955~
Creator: unknown
Description: Hat of gray felt with gray beads and silver sequins. The cylindrical crown flares from lower edge to upper, and has a low domed, set in top. The surface of the hat is covered in curving, meandering lines of gray beads, enhanced by double-bands of silver sequins which form "zig-zag" motifs on sides, and around dome of crown. Front and sides of hat overlaid with short length of light gray net veil. Hat is unlined, with gray grosgrain ribbon inner hatband. No labels in hat.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Hat

Hat

Date: 1955/1965
Creator: Balenciaga, Cristóbal
Description: Hat created with a green and white silk scarf printed with a plaid pattern. The framework is a domed crown, higher at front than back, over which the silk scarf is fastened, pulled to back forming knotted ornament with trailing end. Lined in white mesh tulle, through which the under-structure can be seen. Inner pale green and white grosgrain ribbon hatband, with translucent brown plastic comb at inside front to secure to wearer's head. No designer's label.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Hat

Hat

Date: 1955~
Creator: Varon, Evelyn
Description: Hat of black velvet in a modified Breton style, with domed crown slightly higher in front than back, with brim that is wider in front than back and sides, which turns up to vertical, and is edged with a wide band of black grosgrain ribbon. At back of hat is flat bow of black grosgrain ribbon. With a single black-headed hatpin. Designer's label inside: "Evelyn Varon / Exclusive"
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design