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- Ensemble - Coat and Skirt
Ensemble of red wool knit coat with matching skirt.
A) Coat of deep red wool knit. Double-breasted with 10 gold round buttons and bound buttonholes. Closure is reinforced with a large covered snap at inside neckline. Stand-up, mandarin style collar. Four patch pockets with flaps each have a smaller gold tone matching button with bound buttonhole. Below knee length. Long sleeves have two gold tone matching buttons at cuffs with bound buttonholes. Lined in red silk taffeta.
Designer's label at inside back neckline: "Norell"
Retailer's label at inside right: "Rich's / Specialty Shop"
B) Skirt of deep red wool knit. Below knee length; A line. Left side zipper with large hook & eye on one-inch waistband. Lined in red silk taffeta. Label at inside front waist band: "Front". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330516/
Coat of black, purple and white shepherd's check wool. Single breasted with 3 large, circular plastic buttons with bound buttonholes. Bias cut collar with 2" stand at center back. Front and back yokes. Long sleeve with matching, single buttoned cuff with bound buttonhole. Two patch pockets. Lined in black silk.
Combined designer/retailer label at center back neckline: "Neiman-Marcus Dallas / Traina-Norell" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330519/
A) Dress of red wool knit. Knee length with set-in waistline. Center front opening with 3 large circular black button with bound buttonholes above waistline and hook & eye and two snaps on interior of waistband. Short dolman sleeves with gussets. Fold down collar with open, pointed ends. Side slit pockets. Lined in red silk crepe.
Combined designer/retailer label on lining at left seam near hemline: "Norman Norell for Neiman-Marcus"
B) Black leather belt. Two-inches wide with rectangular buckle covered in self.
Reverse stamped: "8 / Christian Dior / New York" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330494/
- Mushroom Hat
Hat of black felt. Resembling the cap of a mushroom, the hat consists of a wide, low, soft crown that extends out as a brim would. The underside of the "cap" is of the same material, and the whole is set on a short cylindrical "stalk" which fits on the wearer's head. Inner part of hat is unlined, with an inner black grosgrain ribbon hatband. Retailer's label inside: "Made to order hat / Bergdorf / Goodman / On The Plaza - New York" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330500/
Hat of dark beige and cream felt. Designed as a modified Breton hat, the low, domed crown of dark beige felt is encircled by a cream velvet tube through which are strung four large dark beige braided flower-head forms. The circular brim is turned up, forming a "wall" around the crown. The brim is overlaid with a narrow band of black lace net veiling, with scattered "fuzzies" on some of the intersections. The underside of the brim is lined in cream velvet. The crown is unlined, and there is a black grosgrain ribbon inner hatband. Retailer's label inside: "Made to Order Hat / Bergdorf / Goodman / Fifth Ave at 58th St." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330410/
- Bridge Hat
Bridge hat of navy blue straw. The cylindrical crown has a domed top section, and is encircled at the base by a wide band of off-white grosgrain ribbon, with two self bows at front left and right. On front section of the band are applied three applique "club" shapes of navy blue and off-white. A fourth applique is set on the front of the brim. The brim is a four-lobed quatrafoil, emulating a club shape, the back lobe truncated somewhat. The outer edge of the brim is rolled under. Underside of brim lined with off-white grosgrain fabric, inside of crown lined with black fabric, and with an inner off-white grosgrain ribbon hatband.
Label: "Made to Order Hat / Bergdorf / Goodman / Fifth Ave. at 58th St" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330369/
Hat of navy felt. The low, domed crown is encircled at the base by a "rope" of cream velvet which forms a twisting form at front left. The rope has scattered white bugle beads throughout. The small brim is curved downwards, and is wider at front and sides than at back. The underside of the brim is lined in cream velvet, and the crown is unlined. The hat has an inner black grosgrain ribbon hatband.
Label: "Made to order hat / Bergdorf / Goodman / Fifth Ave. at 58th St." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330421/
- Ensemble - Coat, Skirt, and Blouse
Ensemble consisting of:
A) Dress coat of camel color wool gabardine. Single breasted with four circular, ivory, plastic buttons with bound buttonholes. Street length. Notched collar. Large pleat down center back. Long set-in sleeves with band cuffs having a single matching button with bound buttonhole. Four patch pockets with flaps - two smaller pockets at breast and two larger pockets at hips. Each pocket is trimmed with a functioning, smaller matching button with bound buttonhole. Lined in tan silk.
Designer's label at center back neckline: "Norell"
Retailer's label below designer's label: "Sakowitz / Houston"
Union label at left armhole.
B) Belt of cream colored leather. 3/4" wide with rectangular buckle covered in same.
Reverse stamped: "14 611"
C) Shell blouse of ivory silk knit. Sleeveless with jewel neckline. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Lined in cream silk satin
D) Skirt of camel color wool gabardine. Slightly A-line; knee length. Left side zipper closure with two large hook & eyes on waistband. Lined in tan silk.
Designer's label on inside left seam of lining: " Norman Norell / New York"
Handwritten style number label: "24787-611-14"
Union label below designer's label. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330395/
- Shift Dress
Daytime shift dress of oatmeal wool knit. Short set-in sleeves trimmed in dark brown wool knit. Mandarin style stand up collar of dark brown wool knit. Below knee length with 5-1/2 inch hem extension of matching dark brown wool knit. Center back zipper closure with hook & eye. Two large patch pockets set below hips at sides. Lined in very pale beige/rose silk.
Designer's label on side seam of lining near hem: "Norman Norell / New York"
Retailer's label a back neckline: "Sakowitz / Houston M" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330381/
- Cocktail Dress
Cocktail dress of black silk faille and white lawn with black embroidered scallops. Wide boat neckline, short sleeves, natural waistline, princess seaming. Heavy black faille overskirt pleated into waist, cut higher at front to show underskirt of white lawn. Underskirt has horizontal bands of triple lines of scallops, scalloped lower edge of underskirt. Built in hoop understructure with petersham belt and four steel (?) internal hoops. Overlay with petticoat of white cotton with wide horsehair band at hem. Center back zipper. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330425/
- Ensemble - Coat Dress and Skirt
Ensemble consisting of a charcoal gray wool tweed coat dress and skirt.
A) Street dress of charcoal gray wool tweed. Center front opening with eight large, circular, black plastic buttons and bound buttonholes. Three quarter raglan sleeves. Turndown collar. Yoked shoulders slightly gathered in back. Below knee length. Lined in black silk faille.
Retailer's label at inside back neckline: "Neiman-Marcus"
B) Skirt with waist panel of black silk and lower panel of charcoal gray wool tweed. Skirt is slightly gathered where waist panel meets lower panel. Overall effect is of a straight skirt. Center back opening with two hook & eyes on waistband as closure. Lower portion of skirt is lined in same black silk as waist panel.
Retailer's label on inside center back seam of lining: "Neiman-Marcus" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330476/
- Ensemble - Dress, Bodice, and Stole
Ensemble of wine red linen, consisting of:
A) Dress of wine red linen. Jumper-style, the seamed bodice has a wide, rounded neckline and is sleeveless. The skirt gathers slightly into the waist, which dips slightly to hips. Two slit pockets at side skirt seams just below waist. Center back opening, with 5 large circular wine red plastic buttons, a hook-and-eye at waist, two hidden snaps at neckline, and two hidden snaps below waist. Fully lined in red silk.
Designer's label: "Norman Norell / New York"
B) Under-bodice of wine red silk and wine red linen. Cropped bodice of silk with low, rounded neckline, and center front opening with 5 hook-and-eyes. Short sleeves of wine red linen to match dress.
No labels in under-bodice.
C) Stole of matching fabric. 50" x 12" rectangle, formed as a tube.
No labels in shawl.
Size 10 or 12.
Note: Outer dress can be worn with or without under-bodice, giving the dress the appearance of being either sleeved or sleeveless. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330419/
A) Daytime sheath-style dress of natural silk with bateau neckline. Sleeveless. Fly opening at center back neckline with two large abalone buttons with bound buttonholes reinforced with snaps. Two large patch pockets placed low on hips which wrap around side seams from front to back. Knee length. Fitting darts at bust. Lined in natural colored silk.
Combined retailer and designer label: "Neiman-Marcus Dallas / Traina-Norell"
B) Matching 4 inch wide belt of self fabric. False closure on front right trimmed with two large abalone buttons. Closure at front left with two matching buttons. Bound buttonholes. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330411/
- Day Dress Ensemble
Ensemble of turquoise blue linen.
a) Day dress of turquoise blue linen. Set-in waistline. Sleeveless with wide armholes designed to show side panels of camisole under dress. Below knee length. Shallow, wide rounded bateau neckline slightly lower in back. Center back closure of three self-covered buttons with snap and bound buttonholes cut on a slant. Zippers at left and right with hook & eyes. Lined in matching turquoise blue silk.
Combined designer/retailer label on inside lining at right seam near hem: "Norman Norell for Neiman-Marcus"
b) Camisole of white silk satin with turquoise blue linen side panels. Narrow shoulder straps of white organdy. Center back zipper closure.
c) Stole of turquoise blue linen; 12-3/8" x 50".
d) Narrow tie belt of turquoise blue linen; 7/8" x 62-1/2". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330489/
- Cocktail Suit
Cocktail suit of tomato red velvet with mink trimmed collar and cuffs.
A) Jacket of red velvet. Elbow length sleeves trimmed with mink at cuffs. Standing collar with mink trim. Center front opening. Two large patch pockets at side seams. Lined in red silk crepe.
Combined designer/retailer label at center back neckline: "Bonwit Teller New York / Traina-Norell"
B) Skirt of red velvet. Street length, straight with two patch pockets at sides. 1" waistband with center back closure of four self covered buttons and bound buttonholes. Unlined.
C) Blouse of brown satin. Notched collar with exaggerated point. Center front opening with one self covered button imitating a cufflink at bust line and snap near hem. Long sleeves with French cuffs and slit. Bound buttonholes with buttons or cufflinks missing. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330391/
- Day Dress
Day dress of rose floral print silk shantung with dropped waist and gathered skirt. Cherry printed trim at neckline, sleeves, and dropped waistline. Cherry trim at dropped waist ties in bow. Bateau neckline. Short kimono style sleeves in yolk. Center back buttoned closure with five self fabric covered round buttons. Dropped skirt lined in cream silk. Size 12.
Combined retailer and designer label: "Neiman-Marcus Dallas / Traina Norell". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330346/
- Dinner Dress
Formal dinner dress of black wool crepe and lavender satin. Bodice of lavender satin with short, puffed sleeves and low rounded neckline in front, higher in back. Sleeves with elastic gathering at openings. Front of bodice with vertical gathers. Back with open slit and lavender satin drawstring closure at neckline. Empire waist. Skirt of black wool crepe, full-length. Center back zipper in skirt begins at join to bodice where bodice is slit. Unlined.
Combined designer's/retailer's label sewn in skirt, behind Neiman-Marcus id label: "Neiman-Marcus Dallas / Traina-Norell". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330492/
- Day Dress
Day dress of white linen in sheath-style. Sleeveless with wide, rounded neckline. Closure at back neckline with two "caviar buttons," large domed buttons covered in small round white beads and bound buttonholes. Belt of self fabric is attached to dress and also trimmed with two "caviar buttons" and bound buttonholes. Lined in cream colored silk.
Combined retailer and designer label at side seam hem:"Neiman-Marcus Dallas / Traina-Norell". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330429/
- Day Dress
Day dress of gray/white print silk taffeta. Street- or tea-length, of paper silk taffeta printed with a dense design of varying sizes of small white polka dots on a gray ground. V-neckline, with bow of self just below point. 3/4 length dolman sleeves. Full skirt, cut for crinoline. Center back zipper.
Designer's label: "Traina-Norell / New York" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330446/
Daytime coat of camel brown/tan wool. Street-length or longer, with rounded shawl collar. Double breasted with 6 large circular black silk faille-covered buttons in two vertical rows of 3 each; bound buttonholes. Closure reinforced with two small circular black plastic buttons inside. Two slit. Double welt pockets at sides. Long sleeves with turned-back cuffs showing black silk faille lining. The coat is lined in black silk, with wide bands of black silk faille at cuffs, collar, and sides of opening.
Combined retailer's and designer's label at inside back neck: "Neiman-Marcus Dallas / Traina-Norell" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330435/
- Cape Coat
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" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330422/
- Ensemble - Dress and Coat
Ensemble of blue heathered wool herringbone knit.
A) Dress of blue heathered wool herringbone knit with bodice of black jersey knit. Short sleeves. 1 1/2" wide mandarin collar. Center back zipper closure with self-covered button and buttonhole on collar at back. Skirt is street length with slight A-line. Unlined skirt.
No labels in dress.
B) Fitted jacket of of blue heathered wool herringbone knit. Long sleeves with cuffs of black Persian lamb. V-neckline trimmed in black Persian lamb. Left side closure with two circular black metal buttons at shoulder and four matching button on left side seam. Lined in black silk crepe.
Combined designer/retailer label at center back neckline of jacket: "Neiman-Marcus Dallas / Traina-Norell" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330349/
Tubular dress of red textured, homespun wool with princess style seams. Tea length. Rounded, jewel neckline. Three-quarter length raglan sleeves with gussets at under arm. Two large patch pockets placed low on hips wrap around side seams. Center front closure with seven red plastic round buttons and bound buttonholes; reinforced at neckline with a snap. Upper portion of dress lined in ivory silk crepe.
Retailer label at left inside seam near hem: "Neiman-Marcus" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330389/
Red silk taffeta dress with print of white line/dashes.
A) Cocktail dress of red silk taffeta print. The print is of short white lines/dashes, scattered over the entire garment. Short sleeves, collar with rounded "points". Dropped waist, with a wide panel of same fabric with vertical stitching between bodice and skirt. "Tiered" skirt, with a flounce of same material gathered at bottom of dropped waist and continuing to about knee-level. Skirt gathered at dropped waist, under the flounce. Center front opening with 5 small circular self-covered buttons. Zipper at left side from under arm to dropped waist. Unlined. Inner ivory grosgrain belt/petersham with single hook and eye at left side. Seam where flounce joins skirt reinforced on interior with horsehair band.
Combined designer's/retailer's label sewn in skirt: "Neiman-Marcus Dallas / Traina-Norell"
B) Thin belt of cream leather covered in matching fabric. Rectangular buckle covered in same fabric.
No marks on belt. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330371/
Brown print silk dress with belt and umbrella.
A) Full-length silk dress printed with brown/white/black over-all pattern of large leaves or pinecones on stems. Wide, shallow neckline. Side zipper. Sleeveless, with sleeves edged with cut-out leaf shapes from the print. Hem with same treatment. A-line skirt. Unlined.
Combined Designer/Retailer's label: "Neiman-Marcus Dallas / Traina-Norell"
B) Belt of same fabric, backed in cream leather, with rectangular, fabric-covered buckle.
C) Umbrella. Not pictured. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330483/
A) Sheath style dress of navy silk with seam line at natural waist. Slightly gathered at sides of waist and tapering to a narrow skirt. Short kimono sleeve with gusset at underarm. Hem of sleeves are coming undone. Jewel neckline. Button closure at center back with six navy plastic buttons. Unlined. Size 12.
B) Three inch wide belt of self fabric with self fabric buckle. Belt sits above waistline.
Designer label: "Neiman-Marcus Dallas / Traina Norell". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330356/
Dress of toast brown colored linen.
A) Jacket. Waist-length box jacket, with modified mandarin collar, asymmetrical front opening/closure beginning with a button just below center throat, then curving to left, and then down on left front, with a total of five large circular ivory-colored plastic buttons, and a single hidden snap at upper right. Sleeveless. Single patch pocket at right side. Neckline, opening, and top edge of pocket edged with off-white band. Lined in cream cotton(?).
No label in jacket.
B) Skirt. Street-length, A-line, with darts to the wide waistband. Left fastening, with three hooks and loops at waistband and zipper below. Unlined.
Designer's label: "Traina-Norell / New York" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330374/
Hat of pea green straw. Formed of a coil of tightly braided straw, the hat has a high domed crown and brim that slopes slightly downwards. The base of the brim is encircled by a wide band of artificial white flowers, which almost covers the brim. The edge of the brim is embellished with bands of the same straw braid, sewn across the edge. The hat is unlined, with inner green grosgrain ribbon hatband and elastic cord to help secure to wearer's head.
Label inside: "Regalle" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330488/
Hat of pale pink velvet with pink roses and carnations. The flat-topped, cylindrical crown is encircled with artificial pink roses and carnations, totally covering the sides of the crown. The wide brim slopes down steeply. The hat is lined in a pale pink satin, the brim is lined with the same pale pink velvet. The hat has an inner pink grosgrain ribbon hatband.
Label inside: "Regalle" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330499/
Hat of olive green fur felt and peach and gold ostrich feathers. The domed crown is encircled by a "cloud" of peach and yellow gold ostrich feathers, which almost totally cover the narrow brim, which is edged in a pale ocher band. The brim is faced in concentric circles: outer pale ocher band, olive green fur felt band, inner band of pale ocher felt. Crown is unlined, with inner green grosgrain ribbon hatband, and with elastic cord to help secure hat to wearer's head.
Label inside: "Regalle" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330402/
Hat of woven orange balibuntl straw. Designed as a "mod" interpretation of a cloche, to be worn high on the head. The high, slightly domed crown flares out slightly at bottom to form the brim. The brim is split, with front section sloping downwards, and the back section upturned. Around the base of the crown is a wide navy blue plastic ribbon. Crown is lined in orange silk(?), and has an orange grosgrain inner hatband.
Designer's label inside: "Galanos". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330527/
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330481/
- Breton Hat
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" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330376/
Hat of dark taupe velvet and artificial flowers. Built on a framework of velvet covered wire and stiffened lace, the hat is styled somewhat as a calotte (also spelled "calot"), with domed crown and shaped front edge. The front, right side, and part of the back are covered with a mass of small artificial flowers (violets?) and leaves of various colors of plush. The rest of the sides and top of the crown are covered in the dark taupe velvet, in folds and drapes suggesting a turban. Hat is unlined, allowing stiffened lace/mesh under-structure to be seen.
No labels. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330407/
Hat of tightly coiled, finely braided metallic gold straw. The low domed crown is inset at top, and surrounded by a wreath of artificial flowers with green leaves and metallic gold 4-petal blossoms with pearl centers. From below the wreath extends light brown net veil. Narrow circular brim, rolled under and back to form its own lining/facing. Crown of hat is unlined, and has inner golden brown grosgrain ribbon hatband and elastic cord to help secure to wearer's head.
Label inside: "Regalle" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330386/
Hat of emerald green velvet and artificial flowers. The hat is styled somewhat as a calotte (also spelled "calot"), with velvet covered domed crown and slightly shaped front edge. The front and sides of the hat are covered in 6 large white silk and velvet roses; the back is covered with overlapping green artificial leaves. Overlaid with green net veil. Hat is lined in white mesh, with inner brown grosgrain ribbon hatband.
No labels. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330469/
- Evening Gown
Evening gown of tobacco brown floral embroidered tulle embellished with sequins. Tulip or "mermaid" style full-length gown has spaghetti straps trimmed in single row of sequins and structured bodice. Empire waist. Center back zipper. Silk lining/attached slip. Cream grosgrain ribbon petersham at empire waist with two hook & eye closures. Stiffened at hem with matching tulle netting and horizontal bands of horsehair.
Single label in gown with retailer and designer: "Neiman-Marcus Dallas / Traina-Norell", with "Dallas" in lower case. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330394/
- Skirt Suit
Skirt suit of chocolate wool with velvet cuffs.
A) Fitted jacket of chocolate wool in woven, checked pattern. Single breasted with 5 self covered buttons and bound buttonholes. Notched collar of brown velvet with self fabric lapels. Long sleeved with turn-up cuff of brown velvet and two small self covered buttons and bound buttonholes on each sleeve. Lined in brown taffeta.
Combined designer/retailer label at center back neckline: "Neiman-Marcus Dallas / Traina-Norell
B) Skirt of chocolate wool in woven, checked pattern. Wide, flared A-line with 10 panel construction. 1 1/2" waistband with center back lapped zipper and hook & eye closure at waistband. Lined in brown taffeta. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330426/
Dress of light weight black wool crepe in shift style. High round neck; sleeveless. Street length. Center front opening to hem with 8 large round buttons of heavy silk threads. Slight fullness achieved by gathering from shoulder yoke. Unlined except at yoke.
Combined designer/retailer label at center back seam near hem: "Neiman-Marcus Dallas / Traina-Norell" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330531/
Dress in shirtwaist style of black and white vertical striped velvet with black patent leather belt (missing). Long, set-in sleeves with zippered ends. Large, Puritan collar and cuffs of white, stiffened organdy. Calf length. Center front opening with eight 3/4" circular, black plastic buttons with bound buttonholes and snap at neckline. Bow of self at collar. Unlined.
Combined designer/retailer label on left inside seam near hem: "Neiman-Marcus Dallas / Traina-Norell" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330528/
- Cocktail Dress
Cocktail dress of black wool jersey knit. The late-day dress is of mid-length, with bateau (boat) neckline and short sleeves. Center back zipper with hook & eye at neckline. The fitted torso has a natural waistline with a fitted yoke from natural waist to full hip. Pleated/gathered skirt of black tissue faille begins below yoke and flares to hem. Around the waist is an attached wide faille sash which ties in front forming a bow with trailing ribbons. The bodice of the dress is lined in black and the skirt has a heavy fabric underskirt and two attached layers of net crinoline.
Joint designer's and retailer's label sewn inside skirt: "Neiman-Marcus Dallas / Traina-Norell". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330360/
A) Daytime dress of oyster white linen designed as a "Sailor Dress". Straight silhouette and short sleeves. Blue "sailor collar" trimmed with two bands of white linen. Sleeves are likewise edged in a wide blue band with two white linen stripes. Red silk faille tie fastened with hook & eye closure in back. Street-length skirt has two patch pockets at front. Three darts at front sides and two at back sides. Zipper closure at left side. Unlined with petersham of oyster grosgrain ribbon with hook-and-eye closure.
Designer's label at bottom left side seam at hem: "Traina-Norell / New York"
B) Narrow navy blue belt backed in leather. Simulated patent leather (?) facing. Illegible marks on back. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330415/
Dress of cream silk faille with printed red and green design of running roses.
A) Daytime shirtwaist dress of cream silk faille. Peter Pan collar with ties, short slightly puffed "baby doll" sleeve. Pleated bodice. Center front opening with 6 small circular domed buttons covered in cream fabric. Full A-line skirt, below-knee length, gathered/pleated at waistband. Entire dress with thin vertical printed bands of pink and green running roses. Inner skirt of heavy tulle/net with horizontal bands of horsehair stiffening. Size 12
Combined Retailer's / Designer's label inside inner skirt: "Neiman-Marcus Dallas / Traina Norell"
B) Belt of cream textured leather covered with matching fabric. Square belt buckle covered in cream fabric.
Belt stamped on reverse "28 1/2". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330458/
- Ensemble - Coat and Dress
Street ensemble consisting of a navy blue wool coat and a dress.
A) Coat of navy whipcord wool. Single breasted with 6 circular black plastic buttons and bound buttonholes. Long, set-in sleeves. Street length. Peter Pan collar of black sheepskin. High rise waistline. Lined in black silk.
Combined designer/retailer label at center back neckline: "Neiman-Marcus Dallas / Traina-Norell"
B) Dress with black crepe back satin bodice and navy whipcord wool straight cut skirt. Long, narrow cut, set-in sleeves with zippered cuffs. Wide jewel neckline. Street length. Empire waist with slight gathering and 1/2" band at base of bodice. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Petersham at waistline of 3/4" black grosgrain ribbon with hook & eye closure. Unlined. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330479/
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" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330461/
- Picture Hat
Picture hat of finely woven navy blue Milan straw. The domed crown is encircled at base by a navy blue velvet band, tied with bow at right side, with two trailing ribbons that extend to back of hat, and two ribbons that extend to right and are attached along top of brim, and continue along underside of brim to inner hatband. The wide brim is turned up and over at very edge forming slight rim. The hat is unlined, with inner blue grosgrain ribbon hatband, to which is secured a small plastic comb to secure to wearer's head.
Accompanied by one long steel hatpin with small dark blue faux pearl head.
Designer's label sewn to inner hatband: "Hazel Eller - Custom Made" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330533/
- Picture Hat
Picture hat of natural straw lace. The low, domed crown is covered with black velvet, and encircled at the base with wide ribbon of the same velvet, with bow and trailing ends at back. The wide brim is of straw lace with a medium-fine mesh and wider bands creating concentric chevrons around the brim. The brim is lined in black fabric, with inner black grosgrain hatband, to the front of which is attached a single small clear plastic comb to secure hat to wearer's head. The brim has a single thin band of black velvet underneath, near the rim.
Designer's label on inner hatband: "Hazel Eller - Custom Made". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330404/
- Picture Hat
Picture hat of finely braided and tightly coiled natural straw. The domed crown is encircled at base by a band of gold braid, knotted at back with trailing fringed ends. The wide brim, wider at front than back, slopes downwards. The hat is unlined, with inner beige/gray grosgrain ribbon hatband.
Retailer's label on inner hatband: "Neiman-Marcus / Dallas"
Size label: "22" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330387/
- Picture Hat
Picture hat of woven natural straw. The low, slightly domed crown is encircled at base by a band of dark brown velvet ribbon, with bow and trailing ribbons at back right. The wide circular brim is almost horizontal, curving very slightly downwards. The crown is unlined, with inner dark brown grosgrain ribbon hatband. The underside of the brim is faced in dark brown velvet matching the velvet band around crown. From the underside of the brim extend two different bands of net mesh veiling, a smaller, open mesh veil from base of crown to nose, and a fine mesh extending from mouth to lower throat.
Accompanied by a single hatpin with brown faux pearl head.
Retailer's label sewn to inner hatband: "Neiman-Marcus" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330364/
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330495/