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 Country: United States
 Decade: 1960-1969
 Collection: Texas Fashion Collection
Evening Dress

Evening Dress

Date: 1965
Creator: Sarmi, Ferdinando
Description: Evening dress of black chiffon with silver and gold glittered decoration. Silver glitter in rectangular pattern overlapping roses in gold glitter. Applied in dots that appear to be glued to the chiffon. Full length with long sleeves having 3/4" black satin cuffs secured with 2 covered snaps. Keyhole neckline which extends to center front opening to hem; edges of neckline and opening trimmed in 3/4" black satin. Opening is secured with eleven self covered buttons with chain-stitched loops and reinforced with hook & eye at top and at natural waist; only first five buttons are functional. At natural waist is a 2-1/4" black satin ribbon belt that forms a bow at the center front opening and secured with hook & eye and snap behind the bow. Sleeves are lined with extra layer of black chiffon, and body of dress is lined in silk polyester(?). Designer's label at top center back: "Ferdinando Sarmi" Care label beneath designer's label: "Dry Clean Only"
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Evening Dress

Evening Dress

Date: 1963
Creator: Parnis, Mollie
Description: Evening dress of layered green chiffon. The full-length dress has an empire waistline, a high rounded jewel neckline, and long sleeves with zippered cuffs. The dress is composed of a top layer of chiffon with gold metallic thread embroidered dots/circles, the bodice and sleeves with further embellishment of scattered rosettes of gold beads and sequins, and single sequins. The waist is ornamented with bands of gold beads (spherical and wheat), and sequins spreading from waist upwards. The dress has an under-layer of heavy green silk crepe. from bust to hem. Center back zipper with hook & eye on bodice and 2 snaps on chiffon below bodice. Designer's label at center back seam of lining below zipper: "Mollie Parnis / New York"
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Dress

Dress

Date: 1965~
Creator: Parnis, Mollie
Description: Shift dress of olive green silk satin with multicolored art nouveau print of red thistles and leaves. Sleeveless with bateau neckline. Knee length. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Lined in green silk. Designer's label at left side seam near hem: "Mollie Parnis / New York" With belt of matching material, approximately 1 inch x 3 yards in length.
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Ensemble - Blouse and Skirt

Ensemble - Blouse and Skirt

Date: 1969
Creator: Wragge, B. H.
Description: Ensemble of printed silk of blues, turquoise, pinks, maroon, green on white ground. Stylized plant/scroll/seaweed forms. A) Blouse - Waist length, with round neckline and short sleeves. Center-front opening with 5 self-covered buttons domed with bound buttonholes and hidden, covered snap just above waist. Lined in cream. Designer's label at center back: "BH Wragge / 69" Retailer's label at side seam: "Lou Lattimore / Dallas" Union label Manufacturing label: "Lot 3 / Size 10" B) Skirt - Above-knee-length, two gore skirt. Slight seaming from the 1/2" waistband. Side zipper with hook and eye at waistband. Lined in white cotton(?). No labels in skirt.
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Cocktail Dress

Cocktail Dress

Date: 1963/1974
Creator: Parnis, Mollie
Description: Cocktail dress in a pink, blue and green chiffon print with gold thread embroidery in paisley pattern. Cocktail length with gathered skirt. V-shaped neckline trimmed in ruffle of self. Long, set-in sleeves with ruffled cuffs of self. Set-in 2" waistline has snap indicating dress possibly had a belt or attached bow at one time. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Outer dress is backed in green organdy and body of dress is lined in green silk. Designer's label at center back seam of lining: "Mollie Parnis / New York" Union label "340192" under seam beside designer's label.
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Dress

Dress

Date: 1960/1969
Creator: Brooks, Donald
Description: Dress of diagonally ribbed silk of off-white with deep red/orange, large paisley print. Long sleeves with 2" cuffs secured with two self-covered buttons and loops. Above the knee length. 2.5 inch standing collar. Collar closes in back with self-covered button, loop and 4 snaps. Horizontal seam across bust and deep, inverted box pleats falling from sides under bust line; pleats mirrored in back. Four self-covered buttons below collar secured with loops down center back. Zipper in back center from beneath buttons. Lined in ivory silk crepe. Designer's label at center back: "Donald Brooks"
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Day Dress

Day Dress

Date: 1960/1969
Creator: Blass, Bill & Rentner, Maurice
Description: Day dress of bright pink silk brocade in floral design. Bateau neckline. Sleeveless with French darts in bodice. Semi-pleated, below knee skirt. Side slit pockets. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Lined in pink silk with petersham of pink grosgrain with hook & eye. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Bill Blass / for / Maurice Rentner" Union label at center back near bottom of zipper. Retailer's label at center back seam: "Neiman-Marcus"
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Ensemble - Dress and Jacket

Ensemble - Dress and Jacket

Date: 1967/1968
Creator: Simmons, Elinor
Description: Ensemble of windowpane plaid woven polyester blend(?) in white and pink, yellow and green neon. A) Jacket. With turndown collar and short sleeves, the jacket has a center front opening secured with 3 hook-and-eyes and three large white braid frogs. Lined in white polyester. Designer's label sewn in at inside back collar: "Elinor Simmons / for / Malcolm Starr" Origin label: "Made in the British / Crown Colony of Hong Kong" Size label: "12" B) Dress of matching fabric. Knee- to street-length, the dress is sleeveless with a standing collar. Slightly A-lined with princess seaming and two patch pockets at front. Center back opening with hooks-and-eyes at top and zipper below. Labels are the same as in jacket.
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Hat

Hat

Date: 1960/1969
Creator: unknown
Description: Hat of black fur felt. The high, cylindrical crown is sunken, and slightly domed at center. Around base of crown is a wide band of black grosgrain ribbon, with large know and trailing ribbons at center front. Hat is unlined, with inner pink grosgrain ribbon hatband. Retailer's label at inside hatband: "Lou Lattimore / Dallas" Style/Origin label stamped inside crown: "Martelle / body made in West Germany"
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Hat

Hat

Date: 1965~
Creator: Olive, Frank
Description: Hat of maroon/rust red wool felt. High, domed crown with some creasing from front to back, encircled at base by wide band of matching maroon/rust red grosgrain ribbon with flat bow at right side. Unlined, with inner pink grosgrain ribbon hatband. Designers label at inner hatband: Frank's Girl / Designed / By / Frank Olive / New York Retailer's label at inside hatband: "Neiman-Marcus" Maker's stamp inside felt body: "100% Wool / 'Excello' / Made in U.S.A. / Geo. W. Bollman & Co. Inc."
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