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 Decade: 1960-1969
 Collection: Texas Fashion Collection
Hat

Hat

Date: 1963
Creator: Bernard, Herbert
Description: Sailor hat of natural straw cloth with wide red velvet band and bow under brim formed as part of hatband. Small brim also has narrow band of red velvet around outside edge on top. Size label: "22 1/2"
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Dress

Dress

Date: 1960/1969
Creator: Bessi, Averardo
Description: Dress of silk knit in pink, coral, beige, and white abstract "Pucci style" swirl pattern. Knee-length, with stand up collar and short sleeves. Matching 1-3/4" band at collar, cuffs and inset waistband. Darts in front, and center back zipper closure with hook & eye. Fully lined in pink silk jacquard with the designer's name. Designer's label at right of zipper: "Bessi / Firenze Italia" Fabric has "Bessi" signature in fabric design. Retailer's label at left of zipper: "Expressly / for / Lou Lattimore / Made in / Italy" Fabric/Care label below designer's label: "To be dry cleaned / 100% pure silk / Made in Italy" Size tag below fabric/care label: "12".
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Evening Dress

Evening Dress

Date: 1965/1969
Creator: Bessi, Averardo
Description: Evening dress of silk printed with Pucci-style abstract design in pink, purple, blue, yellow, grey, and off-white abstract design. Full length, with slightly flared, 3/4 length sleeves. Dropped waist. Diagonal seams from mid-waist to V-neck front. Center back zipper closure with hook & eye. Fully lined in yellow silk with jacquard maker's logo throughout. Designer's label inside back near neckline: "Bessi / Firenze Italia" Fabric has "Bessi" signature in fabric design. Care tag 1 inch below maker's tag: "To be dry cleaned only / Lavare a Secco" "Made in Italy Pure Silk" sewn in just below care tag.
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Hat

Hat

Date: 1960/1969
Creator: Betmar
Description: Hat of ivory fur felt. High, cylindrical crown is slightly peaked at front and rounded at back, with flat top having sunken central area. Base of crown encircled by wide ivory grosgrain ribbon hatband with applied "D" shaped gilt metal rhinestone set buckle form, from which extends ends of ribbon. Narrow brim slants downwards, and is slightly wider in front than back. Hat is unlined, with inner ivory grosgrain ribbon hatband. Designer's label on inner hatband: "Betmar" Maker's stamp inside crown: "Merrimac / Merri Soie"(?)
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Cocktail Dress

Cocktail Dress

Date: 1960/1969
Creator: Blackwell, Mr.
Description: Cocktail dress in sheath style of black and white wool twill with rhinestones scattered throughout. Scooped neckline; sleeveless. Above knee-length. Center back zipper closure with hook & eye and trimmed with small bow of self. Lined in black faille acetate. Designer's label at center back: "Mr. Blackwell / Design" Retailer's label at center back: "The / Orchid Shop / Fashions for Women / with men in mind / Dallas"
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Dress

Dress

Date: 1967/1980
Creator: Blass, Bill
Description: Dress of lime green polyester/linen blend in sheath style. Bateau neckline with short raglan sleeves on yoke. Knee length. Center back zipper closure with hook & eye and three faux wooden oblong buttons on yoke. Slit pockets at side seams. Lined in green polyester. Designer's label at center back to left of zipper: "Bill Blass" Retailer's label at left side seam near hem: "Neiman-Marcus" With matching belt, with large brown circular plastic latch buckle and amber colored latch.
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Evening Dress

Evening Dress

Date: 1969/1975
Creator: Blass, Bill
Description: Evening dress of chocolate brown wool crepe. Full length. Halter style empire bodice crosses in back. Princess seams. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Lined in brown synthetic. Designer's label at back: "Bill Blass" Union label and size "10" tags at center back seam below zipper.
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Day Dress

Day Dress

Date: 1960/1969
Creator: Blass, Bill & Rentner, Maurice
Description: Day dress of bright pink silk brocade in floral design. Bateau neckline. Sleeveless with French darts in bodice. Semi-pleated, below knee skirt. Side slit pockets. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Lined in pink silk with petersham of pink grosgrain with hook & eye. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Bill Blass / for / Maurice Rentner" Union label at center back near bottom of zipper. Retailer's label at center back seam: "Neiman-Marcus"
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Summer Evening Dress

Summer Evening Dress

Date: 1966
Creator: Blass, Bill & Rentner, Maurice
Description: Summer evening dress of pink and white stripped cotton twill. Full length, with low, rounded/scooped neckline and short, slightly puffed sleeves. Empire waistline. Stripes on the bodice go from top right to lower left; stripes on the full skirt go from top left to lower right. Center back zipper with hook & loop at neckline and at waist. Bodice lined in self, skirt lined in white fine fabric. Designer's label at inside back, near zipper: "Bill Blass / For / Maurice Rentner"
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Evening Dress

Evening Dress

Date: 1962
Creator: Bohan, Marc
Description: Evening dress of champagne hand appliqued lace over fine net. A) Fitted bodice with jewel neckline. Long, set-in sleeves with 6 self-covered buttons and loops at hem. Center back opening with 13 snaps. Lined in extra layer of net. B) Dress with strapless bodice of net covered in champagne organza. Street length, with skirt of three tiers of matching lace. Center back closure of hook & eyes. Waist band of 3" pink grosgrain ribbon which forms a bow at the center back and closes with hook & eyes and snaps. Bodice is reinforced with net "boning" and skirt is lined in champagne organza.
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