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 Collection: Texas Fashion Collection
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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Evening Gown

Evening Gown

Date: 2000~
Creator: de la Renta, Oscar
Description: Evening gown of tulle, chiffon, and silk in antique gold and pale champagne. Dress is composed of appliqued bands of pintucked organdy edged with antique gold silk blend ribbon on pale champagne tulle, the appliques forming scalloped sections all over dress. Empire waist, strapless with sweetheart neckline. Full skirt, scalloped lower hem. Center back closure with five hidden snaps, zipper, eleven hook and eyes. From cups at bodice extend long rectangular panels of champagne tulle which cross at decollatage and drape over shoulders. Inner bodice is "free floating" and attached only at neckline, heavily boned with petersham belt. Underskirt consists of eight layers of gold silk tulle gathered at waist, inner attached petticoat with fifteen inch deep ruffle of four layers of same gold silk tulle, wide stiffened hemline at bottom of innermost layer of stiffened silk organza. Designer label: "Oscar de la Renta" Retailer label: "Bergdorf Goodman" Care/content label: "R06 / 8E610 / 10 / Made in U S A" Reverse of care/content label: "Shell: 50% Silk / 50% metal / Lining: 80% silk / 20% cotton / Exclusive / Embroidery / Spot Clean Only"
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Ensemble - Jacket, Blouse, and Skirt

Ensemble - Jacket, Blouse, and Skirt

Date: 1985~
Creator: Faircloth, Michael
Description: Ensemble of red silk with bead embellishment. a) Jacket of red silk. Notched collar with band of garnet colored seed bead rope edged in matching bugle beads around collar. Closure of five self-covered buttons with bound buttonholes and supplemented with a snap at the collar. Two side patch pockets are trimmed in a looping, scalloped band of beads matching the collar with vertical lines of bugle beads "raining" over the pockets. Pockets are outlined in matching bugle beads. Long, set-in sleeves. Fully lined in red silk satin; padded shoulders. Joint Designer's/Retailer's label at inner back neck: "Michael Faircloth / at / Lilly Dodson" Style/Model(?) label sewn to bottom of above label: "0382" b) Skirt of red silk. Straight with 1-1/2" waistband elasticized at back. Two darts at front; knee-length. Lined in red silk satin. Joint Designer's/Retailer's label at center back waist: "Michael Faircloth / at / Lilly Dodson" Joint Designer's/Retailer's label at inner back waistband: "Michael Faircloth / at / Lilly Dodson" c) Blouse of red silk satin with wide, V-neckline and short sleeves. Pull-over style with 2 darts at bust. Unlined.
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Dress

Dress

Date: 1990/1999
Creator: Rucci, Ralph
Description: Dress of hammered pale pink silk/wool blend crepe. High neck with scoop front, empire waist, sleeveless. Bodice is topstitched/quilted all over in 1/4" parallel rows with stitches on front following the contour lines of the armholes and neckline on front piece. Back made of three panels, with side panels with stitches following contour lines of armholes and middle panel echoing the contours from the front of dress. Bodice inner layer of same, but not stitched through. Full-length double skirt with hammer finish has 4 center front tucks and back princess seams, flares gently; inner skirt of self has 4" of feathers at hem with 2" showing below outer skirt. Invisible zipper with hook and loop on left back princess seam. Designer label: "CHADO / Ralph Rucci" Size label: "10" Content label: "60 % silk / 40% wool" Care label: "Dry Clean / Only / Made / in U.S.A" With scarf of brown and white silk chiffon; brown ombre along edges fades to white center; 108" x 55". Designer label (double label, identical): "CHADO / Ralph Rucci"
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Ensemble - Blouse and Skirt

Ensemble - Blouse and Skirt

Date: 1965/1970
Creator: Christian Dior New York, Inc.
Description: Ensemble of off-white heavy weight linen with hand embroidery. A) Blouse with bateau neckline and embroidered in large, stemmed pink flowers. Sleeveless. Fitted with darts at bust. Attached belt of self fabric wraps around back waist from front right seam and snaps under a self-knotted section at left front seam. Hem is just below waist. Size label in lower zipper seam. B) Skirt of linen with 1'' waistband and box pleat panel at center front forming an A-line. Two darts at back and front; mid-length. Center back zipper closure with hook & eyes on waistband. Fully lined in off-white organza. Designer's label at center back seam: "Christian Dior - New York Inc." Retailer's label at center back seam: "Neiman-Marcus"
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Cocktail Ensemble - Vest, Blouse, and Pants

Cocktail Ensemble - Vest, Blouse, and Pants

Date: 1990/1999
Creator: Faircloth, Michael
Description: Cocktail ensemble consisting of a long vest, pants, and top of silk brocade. A) Vest of off-white silk and gold metallic thread in pebble textured weave. Non-uniform, various sized squares are separated by veins of gold threads giving a reptilian pattern. Sleeveless with shoulder pads. Mid-thigh length. Collarless, V-neckline with 2 button closure at waist. Unlined. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Michael Faircloth" B) Pants of warm gold four-ply silk. Straight leg; full length. Center back zipper closure; 3" sections of elastic at right-back and left-back waistline. Lined with gold silk satin. C) Blouse of warm gold chiffon with 2" to 3" pleated ring collar. Long sleeves are gathered into piped cuffs with button and loop closure. Center back zipper closure; shoulder pads.
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Ensemble - Jacket, Blouse, and Skirt

Ensemble - Jacket, Blouse, and Skirt

Date: 1985~
Creator: Faircloth, Michael
Description: Ensemble of gold and black lamé. a) Cropped jacket of gold and black lamé. Notched collar; long, fitted, set-in sleeves. Fully lined in black satin; shoulder pads. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Midon" Cleaning instructions label beneath designer's label: "Professionally / Dry Clean Only" b) Matching skirt. Waist gathers into a 2-1/2" waistband. Below knee length. Center back zippered closure with 4 hook & bars on waistband. Side slit pockets. Lined in black fabric. c) Blouse of black organza with bands gold and silver lamé. Long, fitted, set-in sleeves gathered at shoulders. Collar forms rectangular tie. Closure of four gold eye-shaped buttons with circular black onyx centers and barred buttonholes. Lined in black fabric.
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Ensemble - Jacket and Skirt

Ensemble - Jacket and Skirt

Date: 1983/2011
Creator: Faircloth, Michael
Description: Ensemble of silver thread silk brocade in a pattern of vertical wavy lines. A) Jacket is full-length with stand-up collar that is open with elongated V at front. Center front opening to waist with 6 crystal buttons with loops of self-fabric; open to hemline. Long set-in sleeves with 4-3/4" bell cuffs. Shoulder pads; lined in grey silk crepe. Designer's label inside: "Michael Faircloth" B) Straight skirt is full-length with 18" slit at center back. 1-1/4" waistband with center-back zip and hook & eye closure. Lined in grey silk crepe.
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Coat Dress

Coat Dress

Date: 1970~
Creator: Weinberg, Chester
Description: Coat dress of brocade printed with yellow, orange, and purple flowers having pink centers on a navy blue/black/dark purple ground with metallic thread throughout. Mandarin collar, short set-in sleeves. Buttons all the way down center front with self covered buttons and loops. Full length pleated skirt with shaped hemline. Lined in black poly, and the fabric is lined in black interfacing. Designer's label at center back: "Chester Weinberg". Retailer's label inside near back bottom hemline: "Neiman-Marcus"
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Skirt Suit

Skirt Suit

Date: 1963
Creator: Christian Dior New York, Inc.
Description: Skirt suit of gold silk with slub yarns. A) Short jacket. Collarless, with rounded neckline. Single breasted with closure of three large buttons and bound buttonholes. Two vertical, single-welt chest pockets. Three-quarter length, two-piece sleeves. Lined in matching gold silk. Designer's label at inside right seam near opening: "Christian Dior-New York Inc." Retailer's label at center back neckline: "Neiman-Marcus" B) Skirt, knee-length and slightly A-lined. 1" waistband and two front vertical welt side pockets. Four back darts, and center back zipper with hook & eye on waistband. Lined in beige organdy.
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Ensemble - Jacket, Blouse, and Skirt

Ensemble - Jacket, Blouse, and Skirt

Date: 1985
Creator: Faircloth, Michael
Description: Suit of yellow charmeuse silk embellished with chenille in a spider mum floral motif. a) Bolero style jacket. Fish mouth collar closed with self covered button. Long, set-in sleeves with three self covered, non-functioning buttons and bound buttonholes at hem. Fully lined. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Michael Faircloth / at / Lilly Dodson" b) Skirt of matching silk. Full, below knee length; gathers into a 3" waist band with four tucks. Four self covered buttons and fabric loops at left side. Fully lined in yellow silk with stiffened net underskirt. Designer's label at center back: "Michael Faircloth / at / Lilly Dodson" Label under waist of under structure: "Makola" with size tag beneath: "M" c) Shell blouse of yellow silk. Rounded neckline; sleeveless. Princess seams. Side seam invisible zipper and invisible center back zipper. Fully lined.
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