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- Tunic Top
Tunic top of novelty wool knit. Overall-pattern of abstract/impressionistic small blossoms of pink, yellow, orange, and blue on green ground, with "furry" outer surface. Oval jewel neckline. Empire bodice with set-in short sleeves. Casings at waistline, armholes and sleeve seams. Side-seam slits in skirt portion stopping about 5" below the bodice line. Golden brown suede trim around the neckline, sleeves, hem and slits. Unlined. The floral pattern is very distinct on the interior.
No label. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701530/
Hat of red straw. High, rounded crown somewhat like a cloche, surmounted by a ball of same red straw. Roughly oval brim, turning up towards edge, higher in front than back. Brim and base of crown edged with thin band of red grosgrain(?) ribbon. Unlined. Inner hatband of red grosgrain ribbon.
Designer's label inside at inner hatband: "Oleg Cassini"
Union Label inside. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc277097/
- Suit - Jacket and Skirt
Woman's two piece suit of suede with prints and plain, including dark brown suede partly printed with diagonal stripes of silver, and partlyl with pink and silver paisley inspired floral print; and with golden brown plain suede. The suit consists of:
Jacket. Styled with band collar and center front opening of one covered button and loop closure near neckline and 7 hook & eyes. Padded shoulders. Long semi-fitted modified raglan sleeves. Straight cut bodice. Hemline with center front and back points. Floral printed suede at collar and center front yoke, and at outside sleeves, banded by orange and gold suede. Panel of gold suede with silver stripes at center back. Remainder of jacket with dark brown suede printed with silver stripes. Unlined. Total length: 22" (55.9cm).
Designer's label at center back neckline: “Roberto Cavalli / Firenze / Made in Italy"
Content/care and size "S" tags attached to base of designer label.
Skirt. Medium length. Gold suede full cut skirt gathered all-around to dark brown printed suede yoke of modified paisley print, pointed at center front and back. Fitted waistband of same suede. Band of print suede with orange down each side of skirt. Inseam pocket each side. Left side closure by plastic zipper with one covered button at waistband. Unlined. Total length: 26" (67.3cm).
Designer's label at center back waistline: “Roberto Cavalli / Firenze / Made in Italy"
Content/care and size "S" tags attached to base of designer label. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701517/
- Suit - Jacket and Skirt
Woman's magenta suede two-piece suit with multicolor print, consisting of:
Jacket with multicolor geometric American Indian inspired print in colors of gold, pinks, purple, and silver on yoke, back and at outer sleeves. Striped piping at all edges. Styled with round neckline and center front opening with neckline corners turned down. One round covered button closure at lower end. Long fitted sleeves with mock slit closure at wrist with two buttons. Straight cut bodice with diagonal welt pocket each hip. Straight hemline. Padded shoulders. Unlined. Faced at front opening with striped suede.
Length: 23" (58.4cm).
Designer label at center back neckline: “Roberto Cavalli / Firenze / Made in Italy"
Content/care tags and size "XS" attached to base of designer label.
Skirt pf matching magenta suede. Medium length. Flared skirt with six panels, two pieces giving yoke effect. Fitted waistband. Faced circular hemline. Center back plastic zipper closure with one covered button at waistband. Unlined.
Total length: 26" (66.0cm).
Designer label at center back: “Roberto Cavalli / Firenze / Made in Italy"
Content/care tags and size "S" attached to base of designer label. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701472/
Hat of natural straw. The high, cylindrical crown is slightly domed, and is encircled by two wide bands of pale yellow grosgrain ribbon. The brim is off-center, wider at front, and turns up sharply at edge. The brim is edged with same ribbon as encircles the crown. The hat is unlined, with a band of pale yellow grosgrain ribbon inside base of crown as inner hatband.
Maker's label sewn to inner hatband: "Cedar Crest / Original" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc38108/
Hat of black fur felt. Wide crown covered with net printed with gold flowers and leaves. Wide black velvet ribbon as hatband with bow as trim. Narrow brim.
Stamp on inside crown: "Turin / Genuine Fur Felt / Finest Quality Veld(?) / Made in Italy"
Retailer's label on inside hatband: "Sanger's / Dallas"
Manufacturer's label to right of retailer's label: "Cedar Crest / Original" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114916/
- Pillbox Hat
Pillbox style hat of red straw cloth with small narrow brim. Wide, red grosgrain ribbon around crown topped with red vinyl ribbon and bow with top stitching. Inside crown lined in net.
Manufacturer's label on inside hatband: "Ceder Crest / Original" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc277167/
Hat of braided navy straw. Similar to a pillbox hat, the cylindrical crown is slightly domed, and surmounted by a sphere at top center made of navy satin braid. The whole is overlaid with blue veiling/netting. Unlined, with inner dark blue grosgrain ribbon hatband.
Designer's label at inner hatband: "Cedar Crest / Original"
Accompanied by a single hatpin, the head covered with blue fabric matching the hat. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc402514/
No Description digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc286794/
Hat of white fabric with small navy blue polka dots. Styled somewhat as a calotte (also spelled "calot"), the low, domed crown is encircled by the deeply rolled brim. At center back is a red silk carnation with navy blue ribbon bow with trailing ribbons. The rolled brim is overlaid with a navy blue mesh veil. The crown is unlined, allowing stiffened straw(?) under-structure to be seen, and has an inner dark blue grosgrain ribbon hatband.
Designer's label: "Chanda"
Retailer's label: "Neiman-Marcus" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc286804/
Hat of burgundy red velvet. Sailor-style hat has 2 1/2" high crown of burgundy velvet, with narrow, 1 1/2" flat brim of same. The side of the crown is wrapped in magenta colored ostrich feathers, which cover the sides of the crown and the brim. At front of hat is half-veil of maroon mesh accented with chenille dots. Inside of crown lined with green floral-pattern lace, with dark maroon velvet around sides of crown, and under brim. Around inside base of crown is an inner headband of dark red maroon grosgrain ribbon.
Designer's label sewn to inner hatband: "Chanda".
Accompanied by a short hatpin mounted with large simulated pearl at head. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39204/
- Pillbox Hat
Pillbox hat of black stiffened net and black cloth overlay. The cylindrical crown tapers to the flattened top, and is made of black cloth with applied patches of black grosgrain ribbon. The whole is overlaid with a stiff black cage netting veil, with a black grosgrain ribbon bow at back of crown. The crown is lined on inside with red lace, and edged with an inner hatband of black grosgrain ribbon. Attached to inner band are two small plastic combs to secure hat to wearer's head.
Designer's label inside crown: "Designed by Michael Roy New York"; Retailer's label inside crown above designer's: "Neiman-Marcus / Salon" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39248/
- Calotte Hat
Calotte style of off white felt with two bands that over-cross twice. Narrow upturned brim. Crown is covered in brown net which goes under hat bands to become veil in front. Hatpins with triangular heads of matching felt attach veil to hat. Spray of brown coque feathers as trim on right. Red grosgrain ribbon inner hatband. Hatpin with white pearl head attached to designer's label on inside hatband. Unlined.
Stamp on inside crown illegible.
Designer's label on inside hatband: "Chandra" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114957/
- Ensemble - Dress and Jacket
Ensemble of pink and yellow silk bouclé, navy wool, and navy voile. The silk bouclé has a yellow plain weave ground with an overlay of supplemental warp and weft of pink silk. Ensemble consists of:
A) Jacket in Chanel style, collarless, with long straight sleeves and 2" trim of crocheted navy and pink yarn at cuffs and around neckline, center front opening and hemline. Chanel stitch construction with chain inside hem. Lined in navy voile.
Designer's label at inside back collar: "Chanel"
Origin label below designer's label: "Made in France"
B) Dress, sleeveless, with round neckline; decorative horizontal stitching on navy voile bodice with inset waistband and attached skirt of pink and yellow silk bouclé. Button closure at center back of bodice with 3 snaps at waistband and navy tied belt. Waistband closure of 3 hook & eyes; skirt has center back zipper. Skirt lined in matching navy voile fabric. Black grosgrain ribbon petersham with 2 hook & eyes.
Origin label at center back neckline: "Made in France" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501371/
Beret of green, cerise and cream colored worsted yarn with pink pique ribbon trim and bow. Three knit loops encircle ribbon and bow on left front. Elastic band for securing hat to wearer's head.
Designer's label: "Chanel"
Model number tag above designer's label: "10791(?)"
Label: "Made in France" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114862/
- Cocktail Suit
Cocktail suit of black silk satin consisting of:
A) Waist-length jacket formed of vertically arranged heat-set pleats with five horizontal bands applied across the pleats. There is a panel of ivory/off-white silk extending from the neck of the jacket, forming the collar of the jacket and simulating the effect of a blouse being worn under the jacket. The long sleeves are also pleated, with single band near the base of the sleeves, from which extend ivory/off-white silk mock cuffs. Center front opening with three applied black bows on the lower three horizontal bands. The opening is secured with three hook-and-loop closures hidden by the bows. Lined in black silk.
Designer's label at inside back neckline: "Chanel"
Style number tag beneath designer's label: "10967"
B) Matching mid-length skirt of similarly pleated black silk, with a plain waistband and a single horizontal black silk band 2" below the waistband. Three hook-and-loops in the waistband, and four snaps along closure at left hip. Skirt has a single panel of organza lining in back, the rest of the skirt being unlined to allow more movement of the fabric. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283774/
- Skirt Suit
Suit of cream/blue/pink wool boucle.
A) Waist-length jacket with round neckline and no collar, two-piece set-in long sleeves, four patch pockets on front, and center-front opening with 5 circular sculptural lion-head gold-tone metal buttons. Matching non-functional buttons sewn on each pocket and on cuffs. Neckline, opening, cuffs, and top edges of pockets with rolled(?) edging. Fully lined in pink silk. Inside bottom hemline weighted with gold chain. No labels.
B) Skirt of same material. Below-knee-length. Slim, almost straight, flaring slightly to hem. Narrow waistband with two hook-and-eye closures, just above zipper closure. Lined in pink silk. No labels. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283772/
- Skirt Suit
Two piece day suit.
a) Jacket of burnt orange, moss green, and burgundy wool bouclé. Round neckline. Burnt orange braid at collar, center front and hem. Cuffs trimmed in rope braid and reversed side bouclé inserts. Faux french-cuffs of silk ikat taffeta at end of sleeves. 4 buttons covered with red silk and boarded with reverse of bouclé wool. Center front extension of reversed bouclé and buttons holes in seam, not welt. Patch pockets with V-shaped detail using matching trim, lined in ikat silk. Back hem weighed down by gilt, heavy chain.
Designers Label inside back neckline: "Chanel"
Style Number tag on back of Designer's Label: "09603"
Attached hanging tag: "Made in France"
Retailer's Label in Front Right Hem: "Neiman-Marcus"
b) Skirt of wool bouclé in 3/4 length. Back zipper with hook & eyes. Narrow waistband of red silk. Front panel lined in red silk. Hemmed with 2" wide orange hem lace. No labels. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283703/
- Ensemble - Cape, Blouse, and Skirt
Three-piece ensemble of navy blue wool tweed with white silk threads.
A) Cape. Falls below hips. Constructed with applied bands or plackets of self giving the appearance of pleats. No collar; rounded neckline with modified suspender self bands at neck that extend down to waist and secure to the pair of buttons on the waistband of the skirt. Padded shoulders. Lined in white satin.
Remains of label, mostly illegible, in pieces, covered with crepeline. "65-67 Champ ........ Paris"
B) Blouse of white satin. Collarless with piped, rounded, high neckline and string tie at front (decorative). Long, set-in sleeves gathered into cuffs with single button and tailored buttonhole at each cuff. Front with wide center and two narrow vertical pin-tucks. Center back closure with 7 circular shell/mother-of-pearl buttons and tailored buttonholes.
No labels in shirt.
C) Skirt. Street-length, A-line with 1-1/2 inch waistband. Two pairs of circular dark blue buttons on waistband for securing "suspenders". Left side zipper with four sets of hook-and-eyes (one missing). Simulated pleats, sewn down, with vertical strips of same fabric sewn to skirt giving illusion of further pleating. Unlined.
Label on waistband to left of zipper: "Made In France" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501339/
- Calotte Hat
Calotte style hat of light brown satin. Brim is trimmed in brown and yellow velvet strawberry clusters with green and brown velvet leaves. Lined in rose colored brocade of floral design. Inner headband of pink grosgrain ribbon trimmed with cinnamon colored lace embellished with pink embroidered flower with rhinestone center at front.
Maker's label on inside headband: "Paris / Chapeaux / Chicago" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc305428/
Hat of beige velour. Styled as a modified calotte (also spelled "calot"), the hat has a low domed crown and narrow rolled brim with extends slightly more in front to form a "visor" shape. Set at front of hat is an ornament of crossed large white and beige feathers, and smaller gray and white ones. Underside of visor lined with an off-white jersey-like material, and the hat has an inner hatband of dark gray beige grosgrain ribbon overlaid with silver rickrack and pink lace.
Maker's label: "Chapeaux / Paris...Chicago"
Stamped inside crown: "Midi / Imported velour body / Made in France" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc305378/
Pair of speckled taupe leather pumps. Uppers of light taupe leather embellished with tiny grayish flat pebbled textural design. Toe cap of black patent leather. 3 3/4" spike heel covered in black patent leather. Lined in olive leather except inner heel, which is lined in natural light brown leather. Soles of black leather.
Stamped in each shoe: "Charles Jourdan / Paris / Made in France".
Stamped inside each heel: "37 X 7 2A 586855 NF".
Stamped on sole: "Leather / Leder / Cuir / Made in / France" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39038/
Hat of black straw with small crown worn forward on head with under-chin strap. Brim is visor shaped in front and long on back; very narrow sides. Trimmed with triple bow trim on one side and pink feathers on the other.
Designer's label: "Bernice / Charles / 711 Fifth Ave. / New York" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114827/
Beret style hat of black velvet with red grosgrain trim around half of hat. Black velvet "arrow tip" on crown. Unlined with inner headband of red grosgrain ribbon.
Designer's label on inside headband: "Design by / d. charles" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283705/
- Pillbox Hat
Pillbox hat of black cotton(?). The cylindrical crown is mostly flattened at top, with diamond-shaped patches of same fabric attached at sides, overlapping top and bottom. Patches are outlined in black faceted beads. The hat is lined in black fabric, and has inner black grosgrain ribbon hatband.
Designer's label inside: "Design By / d. charles" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461786/
Hat of striped felt. The hat is formed as a "pancake beret" on a rigid, slightly curved frame. The crown is of felt with wide width-wise stripes of olive green and black. The edge is embellished with a swagged band of bronze and black beads which runs from just behind the midway point of the side of the hat, around the front, and to just behind the midway point on the other side of the hat. The interior of the hat is lined in black fabric, and there is an inner hatband of black grosgrain ribbon.
Maker's label sewn to inner hatband: "Chez Henriette". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39245/
- Pillbox Hat
Pillbox hat of multicolored satin printed with a design of feathers simulating a feather work mosaic. The low, cylindrical crown is flat at top, and has slightly sloping sides. Attached along sides and front is short black net veil. Hat is lined with black mesh, and has inner black ribbon hatband with two small combs to help secure hat to wearer's head. Combined Designer's/Retailer's label inside crown: "Volk / Chez Henriette / Dallas" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461796/
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" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc498975/
- Cocktail Dress
Cocktail dress of glitter-studded black chiffon.
A) Outer dress is sheer, knee-length, with rounded neckline, and sleeveless. The body of the dress is decorated with vertical rows of clusters of tiny circular mirrored dots, glued to fabric. Wide band at hem of same clusters of mirrors, formed as a repeating band of large roses. Center back opening with hook and eye at neckline and 7 hidden snaps.
B) Belt. Black satin belt with large rectangular rhinestone buckle.
C) Inner slip of black organza over fine black silk faille. Center back zipper and flesh-colored spaghetti straps.
Designer's label at center back seam near hem: "Christian Dior - New York Inc."
Retailer's label at same location: "Neiman-Marcus" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501307/
- Cocktail Ensemble - Dress and Jacket
Cocktail Ensemble of beige chiffon.
A) Cocktail dress. Short, knee-length or slightly longer, sleeveless dress with narrow straps. Rounded neckline with self ruffle edging. Chiffon of bodice is gathered at neckline, vertical at front, but rounding to horizontal at back. Skirt has knife-pleating from natural waistline to hips, the pleats opening from hips and falling softly to hem. Center back zipper closure on main dress, with series of 4 snap closures below waist on pleated outer skirt. The skirt portion is formed as a pleated overskirt of chiffon over an inner silk crepe inner sheath, which has a wide ruffle of crepe at hem.
Designer's label: "Christian Dior-New York Inc"
Retailer's label: "Neiman-Marcus".
B) Sheer jacket, short, almost cropped, of doubled chiffon with long sleeves and self-ruffle trim around edges of cuffs, neckline, center front opening and hem.
C) Belt for dress, leather covered on front with chiffon matching dress. Single hidden hook closure.
Stamped on back: "14", "Christian Dior / New York, Inc" and 382" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501369/
- Daytime Ensemble
Daytime ensemble of a navy blue crepe.
a) Jacket of navy wool crepe. Double breasted with six circular white plastic buttons, three bound buttonholes and three covered snaps; waist length. Wide, rounded neckline. Yoked shoulders of same. Long, set-in sleeves with matching non-functioning button at hem. Lined in ivory silk.
Retailer's label at center back neckline: "Neiman-Marcus"
b) Sheath style dress of navy wool crepe with cream colored yoke and 1-1/2" band collar. Sleeveless; below knee length. Side slit pockets. Center back zipper with two hook & eyes. Yoke lined in cream colored silk and body of dress lined in navy organdy.
Designer's label at center back seam near hem: "Christian Dior / New York, Inc."
Retailer's label to left of designer label: "Neiman-Marcus"
Union label opposite designer label. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc499002/
Dress in sheath style of navy blue linen. Neckline is high and straight in front with wide, scooped back with 3/4" shoulder straps. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Lined in navy organdy.
Designer's label at center back seam near hem: "Christian Dior - New York, Inc."
Retailer's label at center back seam near hem: "Neiman-Marcus"
With accompanying stole, double sided with one side of matching navy linen and reverse of green linen. Open ends; 16" wide. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501344/
Dress (evening?) of gray and gold brocade in floral pattern with small roses. Below knee length, with short sleeves, and with collarless rounded neckline, split at center front. Center front opening, which has: 3 self-covered circular buttons and bound button holes on bodice; one hook-and-loop tab in pleating; three hook and loop fasteners at dropped waist narrow waistband/belt; 6 functioning self-covered buttons and bound buttonholes on skirt; and with two faux bound button holes at bottom near hem. Full skirt is pleated into waistband. Large bow-form of self at center back of waistband. Lined in sheer cream silk.
Designer's label at waist, right back: "Christian Dior - New York Inc." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501294/
Ballgown of dark, navy blue ribbed satin. Strapless. Center front opening with 14 self-covered buttons, top two nonfunctional, with bound buttonholes. At upper bust, to left and right of center front opening, are attached paired flaps of self fabric giving appearance of patch pockets with flaps. Skirt gathers at natural waist with full skirt. Gored panels to left and right of center back seam of skirt. Inner bodice of black net with boning and black grosgrain ribbon petersham; closes at center front with 9 hook & eyes. Unlined.
Designer's label at center back seam near hem: "Christian Dior - New York / Original / Trade Mark"
Hanging straps on bodice are embroidered "Neiman-Marcus" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503778/
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" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc499040/
Day dress in orange wool knit. Knee-length. Six circular gold-colored, basket weave buttons on front top stitched seam. Decorative orange cord "tie" below wide, pointed collar with reeded, gold-colored spherical terminal beads. Short, set-in sleeves. Skirt is A-lined with pleats coming from waist. Center back zipper closure with hook & loop and 2 hook & loops on collar. Lined in orange silk crepe.
Designer's label at center back neckline: "Christian Dior - New York Inc."
Retailer's label below designer's label: "Neiman-Marcus" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc499012/
- Ensemble - Blouse and Skirt
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" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc499043/
- Ensemble - Over Blouse and Dress
Ensemble of green silk faille.
Over-bodice. Short, cropped top with wide, rounded neckline. The short, set-in sleeves are open along the entire top, each sleeve with 3 sets of 4 paired eyelets which are laced with three ties per sleeve. Center back zipper opens from bottom, not opening all the way to back neckline.
Designer's label at right side seam: "Christian Dior - New York Inc."
Dress. Below-knee length, with wide rounded neckline. Sleeveless, with fitted bodice. Slightly raised waist(?), into which the full skirt is gathered and pleated. Center back zipper with hook & eye at neckline, and hook and loop at waist. Unlined.
Designer's label at inside back below zipper: "Christian Dior New York, Inc."
Retailer's label at inside back below zipper: "Neiman-Marcus"
Center back zipper with hook & eye at neckline and hook & loop at waist.
Belt for dress, narrow, of green leather faced with green silk faille matching dress and overbodice. Single loop, and 3-snap catch.
Stamped on reverse: "8 Christian Dior / New York" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503826/
- Skirt Suit
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc499016/
Cap of black velvet and feathers. Styled somewhat as a "newsboy cap", or a pillbox with a brim, the cylindrical black velvet crown bulges slightly at sides. At front, extending slightly to sides, is black visor of same velvet, angled downwards, edged with black grosgrain ribbon. The visor is covered with fan sprays of multicolored small feathers in browns, tans, and creams, with black edging. Centered with a black grosgrain ribbon bow. Crown is lined in multicolored brocade fabric with scrolling foliate and floral forms. Inner black grosgrain ribbon hatband.
Designer's label at inside hatband: "Christine / Original"
Received in a period hatbox labeled "Levy's". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461777/
- Dress and Jacket Ensemble
Ensemble of burgundy crepe
a) Jacket is hip-length, and has round collar; bodice opens at center front, and has wide waistband that fastens with 2 self-buttons and loops. Gathered into waistband is peplum with circular ruffle; long sleeves are gathered at armhole have circular ruffles going down and around sleeves;
b) Dress is below-knee-lenght, and has low V-neck formed by wide shoulder straps which button to lower back of dress; set-in empire waistline; sleeveless; bias cut skirt; zipper at left side back.
Designer's label: "Ossie Clark / Paris" "Made in France"
Handwritten style label: "59115 - 38 - 97727/19.92" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc286918/
Hat of black felt wool felt. Possibly for riding, the hat has a cylindrical crown 2" high, slightly domed at top. Encircling the base of the crown is a narrow band of black suede, tied at side. The narrow brim is of the same black felt. material. From sides and back of hat hang a panel of black jersey to protect the wearer's neck from sun. The panel is cut to create extending ties at sides, which secure under wearer's chin. Unlined, with a black grosgrain ribbon inner headband.
Designer's label sewn to back headband: "Clover Lane"
Stamped inside front of crown: "[coat of arms] / Glenover / Faurn(?) To(?) / Felt / (illegible) / New York / 100% Wool" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283701/
Toque style hat of faux black and gray snake skin. Brim of self folds up covering lower part of hat which is made of black velvet. Lined in red fabric.
Designer's label: "Wally Colia / Original" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc286925/
Blouse of navy blue wool. Wide, boat neckline with inner wide white pique lining which folds over dark plum(?) facing of wool collar, to become shawl collar. Double breasted, with three pair of circular black buttons and single hook-and-eye at waist. Sleeveless, with slight "cap" effect caused by wide shoulders darting, and deep diagonal line of sides. Raised waist and flaring peplum. Unlined. Inner structure augmented with satin ribbons sewn to help hold structure of bodice.
Designer's label at inside lower left seam: "Renée Collard / Paris"
Retailer's label overlapping lower edge of designer's label: "Janga / 98 Faubg St Honoré Paris" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc795237/
Hat of light brown felt and black voile. The domed crown is of light brown felt, curving slightly and extending outwards at front. Mounted at front is a large leaf-shape of fine black voile with black thread veining and wired edge. The leaf from is sculptural, with the wired edge curved and bent. At side of leaf is a spray of yellow feathers and black ribbon. Hat is unlined, with inner light brown grosgrain ribbon hatband.
Designer's label (stating reproduction: "Reproduction Autorisee de / Janette Colombier / 4 Avenue Matignon / Paris"
Maker's label: "Fifth Avenue / G Howard Hodge / New York"
Maker's label for felt body: "Gaby / Made / In / Czechoslovakia" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc87091/
Beret of dark brown felt. Raised crown with black and orange coque feather trim on left front. Front brim of hat is rolled up to form rounded edge folds on left and right. Elastic band for securing hat to wearer's head.
Designer's label on inside hatband: "Odette Colson / 25, Faub. Saint-Honore / Paris - 8me"
Tag attached at bottom of designer's label: "Made in France"
Handwritten number under label: "80-739" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114733/
- Cocktail Dress
Cocktail dress of red rose and green leaf print cotton. Princess style with flaring full skirt. Sleeveless; bodice with scoop neckline and low cut V in back. Knee length. Bodice draped with flower appliques of same fabric. Center back zipper. Lined in white organdy.
Designer's label at seam: "Patullo-Jo Copeland"
Retailer's label to right of designer's label: "Neiman-Marcus"
With accompanying petticoat of nylon, nylon net and outer flounce of white organdy with red rose appliques. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503805/
Dress of silk knit with abstract floral design of large pink flowers with green centers. Sleeveless, with wide straps and scooped neckline. Empire waist with darts for fit. Street length. Attached belt of 2" pink velvet ribbon forms a bow at left which closes with two hook & eyes. Center back zipper. Lined in cream organdy(?) with cream acetate inner lining.
Designer's label at center back neckline: "Pattullo - Jo Copeland"
Retailer's label at left side seam: "Bonwit Teller"
Size tag and union label at right hemline. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503748/
- Evening Dress
Evening dress of wine-colored hammered rayon satin. Wide, bateau neckline trimmed with wine colored ostrich feathers, sequins and bows of matching fabric. Short sleeves. Street length. Ruching at center front of bodice and at center back seam below waist. Left side zipper. Unlined; shoulder pads.
Retailer's label at left side seam: "Neiman-Marcus / Dallas"
With matching tie belt, 1 1/4" wide. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc795327/
- Breton Hat
Breton hat of deep red fur felt. The cylindrical crown is flattened at top, and is encircled at the base by a wide band of horizontally pleated peau de soie silk satin. The wide brim is curved out and up around the crown, and is lined/faced with same fur, while the part of the brim facing the crown is faced with deep red fabric. The crown is unlined, with an inner deep red grosgrain ribbon hatband.
Designer's label inside: "Styled by / Coralie"
Stamp inside crown of the maker of the felt body: "Selene / HB / Body made in Italy" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc402495/