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 Collection: Texas Fashion Collection
Purse

Purse

Date: 1775
Creator: unknown
Description: Purse of multicolored Bargello needlepoint. The envelope-style purse is covered in silk embroidery in greens, blues, reds, pinks, black, etc., in the Florentine Bargello, edged in green wool. On one side, under flap, is rectangular section with monogram FH and date 1775 worked in embroidery. Opens to reveal 2 separate compartments, lined in green homespun wool. Silk embroidery is disintegrating to reveal canvas ground.
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Hat

Hat

Date: 1964
Creator: Victor, Sally
Description: Hat of dull yellow-green woven straw. The hat is constructed of concentric bands of woven straw mounted on a shaped, stiffed nylon net. The crown is conical in shape, flattened at top, and flaring at the base to merge into the floppy brim. Mounted at front of hat are two large artificial pink silk flowers. Unlined, the crown has an inner double-layer green grosgrain ribbon hatband, and is designed so that the hat "rests" on the head. Designer's label inside: "Sally Victor / New York" Retailer's label inside: "Titche's / Dallas"
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Bodice

Bodice

Date: 1899/1912
Creator: unknown
Description: Bodice of black serge with dark green braided cord passementerie and jet bead applique. V-shaped neckline with black lace and ivory net dickey which closes on the right with 4 snaps. Ivory lace trim around collar and black lace around neckline and at cuffs. Long sleeves. Snaps on waistband for skirt (possibly not original to bodice and added at a later date). Center front closure of 4 hook & eyes snap at waistline; 4 non-functioning covered buttons trimmed with black bugle beads. Lined in brown fabric.
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Day Dress

Day Dress

Date: 1963/1969
Creator: Traina, Teal
Description: Day dress of yellow and white matelassé. Sleeveless with deep V-shaped neckline. Center front opening with 4 large mother-of-pearl buttons and bound buttonholes. Dropped waistline front panel pleated at sides; knee length. Attached half-belt of same in back with two mother-of-pearl buttons and bound buttonholes. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Teal Traina / New York" Retailer's label at right side seam: "Neiman-Marcus" Union label at right side seam.
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Mini Dress

Mini Dress

Date: 1960/1969
Creator: Galanos, James
Description: Mini dress of chartreuse wool knit. Sleeveless with squared armholes; knee length. Princess seams with slit side pockets. Zipper closure at back left seam with hook & eye. Additional closure of 3 hook & eyes on left shoulder. Lined in matching silk crepe. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Galanos" Retailer's label at left side zipper: "Neiman-Marcus"
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Cocktail Dress

Cocktail Dress

Date: 1950/1959
Creator: Galanos, James
Description: Cocktail dress of yellow and orange silk chiffon. Fitted bodice of horizontal, loosely pleated yellow chiffon has two orange, horizontal stripes at waist and above. Double, spaghetti style shoulder straps. Inner support with boning and petersham. Skirt is composed of under layers coral pink and yellow silk and outer layers of orange and yellow chiffon, creating a full appearance. Mid-length; zip-back and hook & eye closure. Retailer's label at left side seam: "Neiman-Marcus"
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Dress

Dress

Date: unknown
Creator: Traina, Teal
Description: Sheath dress of black cotton poplin(?). Round neckline. Sleeveless with three hooks on left shoulder. Left side zipper with hook and loop. Below knee length. Band of self at front under bust with bow on left gives dress an empire effect. Set in pockets at side seams. Lined in black silk. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Teal Traina / New York"
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Dress

Dress

Date: unknown
Creator: Norell, Norman
Description: Dress of black wool knit. Sleeveless with wide, rounded neckline. A-line with 3-1/2" self belt that crosses the front of the dress, enters into side seam openings and is attached to the lining of the dress at the zippered closure of the lining. Below knee length. Vertical welt pockets at sides. Princess seaming on the back. Center back opening with 5 self-covered buttons and bound buttonholes and two snaps at neckline. Lined in black silk with 3-3/4" band of black lace at hemline. Designer's label at left inside seam of lining: "Norman Norell / New York"
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Suit

Suit

Date: 1968/1972
Creator: Norell, Norman
Description: Suit of black wool gaberdine. A) Jacket in tailored style. 4" notched labels. Patch pockets at sides. Two large covered snaps in front for closure. 3" belt attaches at sides and closes at center front with two flat black 1" buttons and bound buttonholes. Straight long sleeves with 4 smaller non-functioning matching buttons and bound buttonholes. White silk lining. Retailer's label at inside left near lapel: "Palm Beach / Martha / New York Miami Beach" Evidence of large label removed from center back neckline. B) Skirt. Slightly A-lined with slightly gathered at waist at 3" waistband. Midi length. Left side closure with 3 hooks & eyes and 8" plastic zipper. Lined in black silk. Designer's label at left side of lining near hem: "Norman Norell / New York" Union label attached to left side of designer's label.
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Coat

Coat

Date: 1951
Creator: Dior, Christian
Description: Daytime coat of beige linen. Single breasted with three cream colored, circular, plastic buttons and bound buttonholes. Long, raglan sleeves with 4" cuffs. Notched collar. Street length. Side slit pockets. Lined in black silk. Designer's label at inside right seam of lining under arm hole: "Christian Dior / Paris / Made in France"
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Pants Ensemble

Pants Ensemble

Date: 1972/1973
Creator: Norell, Norman
Description: Pants ensemble. A) Jacket in box style of gray and cream plaid mohair. Short jacket with long, set-in sleeves and shawl collar. Two patch pockets at breasts. Center front opening with four large circular gray pearl plastic buttons and bound buttonholes. Fully lined with gray polyester(?). Designer's label inside below back collar: "Normal Norell / New York" Model number tags, handwritten on ribbon, 2 of them, stitched above and below designer's label: "Deborah / 818" Another sample tag sewn to outside of coat under left arm: "#53 / Debrah" B) Blouse of cream jersey knit. Long sleeves and high, mock turtleneck. Zipper closure at back, almost full length, with hook-and-eye closure at top. Neck lined in cream silk. Hemline is unfinished. Sewn inside at collar is hand-written style tag: "Deborah / 818" Sewn to outside of front, at hem, are style tag, handwritten on ribbon: "Deborah", with small sample of gray knit sewn just below. C) Pants in harlow style of heather gray wool knit. Full-length; wide legs. Wide,2-2/2" waistband; two slit pockets at side seams. Center back zipper with hook & eye at top of waistband. Lined in gray silk; only attached by single threads at legs. Sewn inside ...
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Day Dress

Day Dress

Date: unknown
Creator: Traina, Teal
Description: Day dress of orange silk gaberdine with floral pattern of various sized white flowers having fuchsia centers. Short dolman sleeves. High round neckline. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Lined in white silk. Designer's label at center back to right of zipper: "Teal Traina / New York"
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Day Dress

Day Dress

Date: 1960/1965
Creator: Weinberg, Chester
Description: Day dress of gray and cream synthetic knit in abstract hounds tooth pattern. Street length; pointed collar. Princess line with left front opening. Bodice with cross-over front panel in double breasted style with snap on inside left panel to snap into neck. Four gray, circular plastic buttons and bound buttonholes. Side seam pockets. Skirt with box pleat at back. Lined in cream net/muslin. Knit fabric cut horizontally. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Chester Weinberg" Retailer's label at left side seam: "Neiman-Marcus" Labels: "Size (1)4"; ILGWU label
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Evening Gown

Evening Gown

Date: 1960/1969
Creator: Weinberg, Chester
Description: Evening gown of emerald green satin. Full-length with stand-up collar. Princess seams. Long sleeves with five self-covered buttons and loops closure at wrists. Inverted pleats at center front and at sides on back. Center back zipper. Three self-covered buttons and loops closure at neck back. Green satin lining in bodice and skirt with interface lining. Designer label at left back shoulder: "Chester Weinberg" Retailer's label at inside seam: "Neiman-Marcus"
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Coat Dress

Coat Dress

Date: 1966/1978
Creator: Traina, Teal
Description: Coat dress of beige wool crepe. Knee-length. Collar, long sleeves. Center front opening from throat to waist fastened with 5 chased gold-colored metal circular buttons and a single hidden snap at bottom. Skirt gathers at waistline from hips and around back; center front not gathered. Lined in cream, the skirt portion of lining forming inner skirt attached at waistline. Designer's label at inside back collar: "Traina / New York" Care label at inside left lapel: "Dry Clean / Only" Fabric label inside inner skirt: "[logo] / All Pure Wool" and ""The American Way / With Wool / Fabric made in the U.S.A.".
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Jump Suit

Jump Suit

Date: 1965
Creator: Norell, Norman
Description: Jumpsuit of royal blue wool knit. Double-breasted with 14 large, circular white buttons and bound buttonholes. Long sleeves. Peter Pan style collar and rolled 3" cuffs of white pique cotton. Matching tie belt, 1" wide. Unlined. Combined designer/retailer label at right side seam: "Norman Norell for Bonwit Teller"
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Day Dress

Day Dress

Date: 1970
Creator: Weinberg, Chester
Description: Day dress of navy blue Alaskine silk. Jewel neckline; knee length. Bracelet length set-in sleeves with four self-covered buttons at hem. Empire waistline accented with 3-1/2" attached belt of self and large bow of self to left of center. Side slit pockets. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Lined in black organdy. Hem appears to be unfinished. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Chester Weinberg" Size tag with union label: lot 4 size 8 ILGWU label at base of zipper
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Hat

Hat

Date: 1963
Creator: New Era
Description: Hat of light brown felt and net. Styled as a boater or "Pamela hat", the low, domed crown is of stiffened light brown net, overlaid with light brown felt circles of various sizes, and irregular band around the lower edge. At back is a bow, secured under a strap of the felt, made of lighter brown/beige satin tube ribbon. The brim is of the same felt, curling up at outer edge, banded at outer edge in the same satin tube ribbon. The hat is unlined, with inner light brown grosgrain ribbon hatband. Designer's(?) label inside: "Anniversaire / Original / by New Era" Additional tag: "ADJ / M.S.C."
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Coat

Coat

Date: 1966
Creator: Christian Dior New York, Inc.
Description: Coat of blue and white heavy wool tweed in lattice design. Banded collar wraps around neckline, extends to closure and secures to the top snaps of the closure of the coat. Long sleeves. Left side opening with closure of seven large, covered snaps. Calf length. Side slit pockets. Lined in blue silk. Designer's label at lower right of opening: "Christian Dior - New York, Inc." Retailer's label at center back neckline: "Neiman-Marcus"
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Dress

Dress

Date: 1965
Creator: Christian Dior - New York, Inc.
Description: Day dress of gray flannel. Knee length, with empire waist, mandarin collar, and short sleeves. Scalloped hem detail of white organdy, with white organdy flowers on hem area, around collar and sleeves. Center back zipper with 2 hook & loops. Lined in gray silk crepe. Designer's label at center back seam of lining: "Christian Dior - New York Inc." Lot/size and Union Label at seam with designer's label. Retailer's label at left side of center back neckline: "Lou Lattimore / Dallas"
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Skirt Suit

Skirt Suit

Date: 2001
Creator: Faircloth, Michael
Description: Skirt suit of black wool crepe. A) Jacket of black wool crepe; double label with white four-ply silk satin accent. Double breasted with closure of six octagon shaped, faceted black buttons; bound buttonholes. Long, set-in sleeves with 3 matching non-functioning buttons and bound buttonholes at hem. Mock welt pockets at sides. Lined in black silk satin. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Michael Faircloth" B) Skirt of black wool crepe. Knee length; 6" back slit. Narrow, rolled waistband. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Lined in black silk satin.
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Dress

Dress

Date: 2004
Creator: Faircloth, Michael
Description: Dress of black cashmere jersey and light blue silk zibeline. The black cashmere jersey bodice is halter style, backless, with single button at nape of neck and attached sash ties in back at natural waistline to tie at front. The full-length skirt is of blue silk zibeline, A-line, with black floral raffia embroidery at hem and up side seams in triangular panels. The embroidery is accented with black hand-beading and crystal bead clusters. Skirt with center back hidden zipper in light blue. The skirt is lined in light blue, and the halter-top is lined in a black wool(?) jersey.
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Cocktail Dress

Cocktail Dress

Date: 1990
Creator: Faircloth, Michael
Description: Cocktail dress of gold metallic French lace in floral motif over an under dress of fleshed-toned charmeuse silk. Knee length, with a folded yoke panel which forms a V-shaped neckline with lace trim. Short sleeves and empire waist each with a 1" gold lace trim. Center back zipper. Designer's label at right of zipper: "Midon"
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Evening Dress

Evening Dress

Date: 2006
Creator: Faircloth, Michael
Description: Evening dress of blue silk chiffon, in classical style. Asymmetrical, with one shoulder from which fabric gathers and radiates outward to the bodice. Full length, with 6" wide satin sash ties at waist. Designer's label at center back: "Michael / Faircloth" Client label(?) attached to designer's label: "Anne / Fay"
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