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 Collection: Texas Fashion Collection
Handbag

Handbag

Date: 1970/1974
Creator: Bienen-Davis
Description: Handbag of canvas and brown leather. Adjustable shoulder strap with brass buckle attached with snaps and brass trim and hardware. Flap opening has snap closure and is trimmed with brass design resembling two overlapping circles. Interior lined in brown leatherette. Three interior compartments with one open pocket and one zippered pocket. Front-most compartment is of brown leather and forms a pouch. Designer's stamp: "Bienen -Davis"
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Handbag

Handbag

Date: 1969~
Creator: Jana
Description: Handbag of woven red, green, yellow, blue, brown, and peach dyed straw twine creating a striped pattern, with tan leather trim and at bottom corners. Leather round double handle; Semicircular zipper closure. Interior lined in yellow canvas. Manufacturer's stamp on inside at zipper: "Jana / Made in Italy"
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Ensemble - Cape, Blouse, and Dress

Ensemble - Cape, Blouse, and Dress

Date: 1960/1969
Creator: Norell, Norman
Description: Ensemble. A) Cape of black and white windowpane check wool. Double-breasted with 8 plastic round domed buttons and 4 bound buttonholes. Armhole slits are double welted with pockets. Notched collar. Lined in ivory silk. B) Blouse of black silk noil. Short, triple-seamed raglan sleeves. Paneled front. Two off-angle welted breast pockets. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Center front placket, rounded at bottom, with hidden zipper and hook & loop. Slit sides. Lined in black silk. C) Dress. Upper portion is black top silk lining for blouse. Sleeveless with wide, rounded neckline. Center back zipper with hook & eye extends to skirt portion of dress. Lower skirt portion is A-lined, attached at high waist and is of matching black and white windowpane check. Black grosgrain ribbon petersham with hook & eye. Lined in ivory silk. No labels in garment.
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Wedding Kimono

Wedding Kimono

Date: 1960/1969
Creator: unknown
Description: Woman's uchikake kimono of off-white damask silk with background pattern of stylized cranes in diamond frames. The full-length kimono has long sleeves, and is embellished with gold and silver couched embroidery throughout of large leaf forms on upper part of garment, and of geometric shapes on lower part. The kimono has a rolled and padded hem, which reveals the red silk lining.
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Day Dress

Day Dress

Date: 1957
Creator: Norell, Norman
Description: Day dress of blue gray and navy herringbone silk. A) Day dress of blue gray and navy herringbone silk. Shift style. Mid-length with rounded, Peter Pan collar. Bracelet length, dolman sleeves. Center front opening extending from neckline to hips, with 3 self-covered buttons above waist and a zipper with hook & eye. Two large patch pockets at hips. Unlined. Combined retailer/designer label at left side seam of skirt: "Neiman-Marcus Dallas / Traina-Norell B) Tie/scarf of same fabric. One end wider than other, finishing in triangles. Narrow at center.
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Coat

Coat

Date: 1968
Creator: Norell, Norman
Description: Coat of pale yellow whipcord wool. Jewel neckline with 1-3/4" mandarin collar. Long, set-in sleeves. Single breasted with two large 1-1/2" smooth, circular black buttons above and 2 buttons below waistline. 3-1/2" wide matching, attached belt with matching black button. Bound buttonholes on coat and belt. Seven inch wide black dyed fox fur trimmed hemline. Vertical, single-welt pockets at each side. Lined in white silk satin. Designer's label at inside back collar: "Norman Norell / New York"
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Cocktail Dress

Cocktail Dress

Date: 1953
Creator: Norell, Norman
Description: Cocktail dress of black faille and white linen with jacket and belt. A) Bolero style jacket in black silk faille. Center front opening with four small black circular buttons and bound buttonholes. Short, set-in sleeves trimmed with three matching buttons on tops of sleeves with bound buttonholes. Small welt pockets at sides. Jacket and sleeves lined in white silk satin. Combined designer/retailer label at center back neckline: "Neiman-Marcus Dallas / Traina-Norell" B) Dress of black silk faille. Set-in waistline with upper bodice of white linen. Linen bodice is sleeveless and has center front opening with five white circular plastic buttons and bound buttonholes. Banded collar extends to form bow tie ends. Mid-calf length skirt is full and formed by 10 panels. Left side zipper under arm hole. Black grosgrain ribbon petersham at natural waist with single hook & eye closure. Set-in waist section supported by metal boning. Lined in black silk in lower portion of skirt. Entire skirt section lined in heather brown woolen fabric to stiffen skirt. C) Narrow belt covered in black silk faille. Rectangular self covered buckle.
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Skirt Suit

Skirt Suit

Date: unknown
Creator: Norell, Norman
Description: Skirt suit ensemble. A) Jacket in dark gold wool crepe. Single breasted with two large, circular plastic buttons and bound buttonholes. Notched collar. Long, set in sleeves with single, smaller matching, functioning button with bound buttonhole. Lined in matching, dark gold silk satin. Weighted hem. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Norman Norell / New York" Retailer's label on left side seam: "Woolf Brothers" B) Skirt in dark gold wool crepe. A line with two large patch pockets at sides. Left side zipper closure with two large hook & eyes on waistband. Lined in dark gold silk. Handwritten style number tag on inside right seam: "5486-607-12" Union label on inside left seam
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Coat Dress

Coat Dress

Date: 1968
Creator: Norell, Norman
Description: Daytime coat dress. a) Coat dress of red/orange gaberdine wool. Single breasted with 7 mother-of-pearl buttons in circular gold-tone mounts with bound buttonholes. Above knee length. Jewel neckline. Neckline and right side of opening are of navy gaberdine wool. Long, set in sleeves having cuffs of navy gaberdine wool with two smaller matching buttons and bound buttonholes. Two large patch pockets at left and right are also trimmed with matching navy bands across tops of pockets. Lined in red silk crepe. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Norell" Retailer's label at inside left seam: "Rich's / Specialty Shop" b) Webbed belt of matching navy gaberdine wool. Three inches wide with rectangular self covered buckle. Reverse of buckle frame stamped "Astor".
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Day Dress

Day Dress

Date: 1950/1959
Creator: Norell, Norman
Description: Day dress in beige pesanté silk. Bias band collar extending into tubular tie with open hemmed ends. Tie graduates for 1/2 inch at center back collar to 4-1/4 inch at ends. Three 1 inch self-covered round buttons at bodice front. Piped button holes and 13 inch hidden zipper below. Bracelet length dolman sleeves. Back yoke. Street length. Two 8-1/2 inch x 8 inch hip patch pockets. Unlined. Combined designer/retailer label at center back neckline: "Neiman-Marcus Dallas / Traina-Norell"
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