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 Collection: Texas Fashion Collection
Dress

Dress

Date: 1956
Creator: Norell, Norman
Description: 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.
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Dress

Dress

Date: 1952
Creator: Norell, Norman
Description: 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".
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Ensemble - Coat and Dress

Ensemble - Coat and Dress

Date: 1957
Creator: Norell, Norman
Description: 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.
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Hat

Hat

Date: 1956
Creator: Balenciaga, Cristóbal
Description: Hat created with a tan silk scarf printed with black "leopard print". The framework is a pillbox style low, cylindrical, slightly domed crown, over which the silk scarf is fastened, pulled to back forming knotted ornament with trailing end. Lined in white silk, with inner black grosgrain ribbon hatband, with translucent brown plastic comb at inside front to secure to wearer's head. Designer's label: "EISA" Scarf signed in print: "Balenciaga"
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Cocktail Hat

Cocktail Hat

Date: 1960/1969
Creator: Balenciaga, Cristóbal
Description: Cocktail hat of draped brown silk. The hat, reminiscent of a turban, is a soft crown construction, gathered into horizontal folds at front with a rhinestone set clip shaped as an "8", one "s" curve set with rectangular stones, the other with three rows of circular stones. Interior lined in brown mesh, with inner black grosgrain ribbon hatband. At front of inner hatband is attached small comb to help secure hat to wearer's head. Accompanied by a small hatpin, the head covered with same fabric.
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Hat

Hat

Date: 1970/1979
Creator: Givenchy, Hubert de
Description: Hat of blue gabardine. Roughly cylindrical soft crown, able to be creased somewhat, with flat top. Encircled at base by band of same blue gabardine, with flat, wide bow at left side. Brim of same, extending out and downwards at gentle angle. Edge with wide top-stitched band as outer border. Crown is lined with dark blue, and with dark blue gray grosgrain inner hatband. Designer's label on inner hatband: "Givenchy / Paris"; "Made in / France"
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Hat

Hat

Date: 1965/1975
Creator: Givenchy, Hubert de
Description: Hat of light navy blue felt. Brimless, the hat has a domed crown, sloping gently at front and more steeply at back, with slight "under-cut" at back and back of sides. The edges of the hat extend under and back towards crown, creating a "under brim", which gives the illusion that the hat is "floating" above the wearer's head. Hat is unlined, with inner black grosgrain ribbon hatband, and a short length of grosgrain ribbon across inside front of crown to help hat keep its shape. No labels.
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Hat

Hat

Date: 1965/1975
Creator: Givenchy, Hubert de
Description: Hat of black velvet. Styled as a modified Breton hat, the tall, cylindrical crown is gently domed, and encircled by the wide brim, which extends out and turns up to vertical. The "underside" of the brim is faced with the same black velvet. The crown is lined in black silk(?) satin, and has a black grosgrain ribbon inner hatband. Designer's label on inner hatband: "Givenchy / Paris"; "Made in / France".
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Hat

Hat

Date: 1965/1975
Creator: Givenchy, Hubert de
Description: Hat of cinnamon brown broadtail fur. The hat is designed as a shallow cone-shaped crown, covered with broadtail fur, the edges of which roll under and up into the inside of the crown. The hat is lined with a bronze/brown slightly iridescent fabric, and has inner black grosgrain ribbon hatband. Designer's label on inner hatband: "Givenchy / Paris"; "Made in / France"
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Hat

Hat

Date: 1960/1969
Creator: Balenciaga, Cristóbal
Description: Hat of draped blue silk. Hat is constructed with an under-structure of a short black jersey covered cylindrical ring over which fits a tailored blue silk scarf, fitting around ring, and draping freely off the back. Inner ring with small comb attached to front inside, to help secure to wearer's head.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design