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 Collection: Texas Fashion Collection
Calotte Hat

Calotte Hat

Date: [1945..1949]
Creator: Rose, Marie Jacqueline
Description: Calotte style hat of maroon straw trimmed with grosgrain ribbon.
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Breton Hat

Breton Hat

Date: 1946/1949
Creator: Ross, Ruby
Description: Hat in modified breton style of green felt. Wide, flat crown with upturned brim that flattens at side with wide, dark green grosgrain ribbon bow. Black veil and second large, dark green grosgrain ribbon bow which hangs off bottom of brim at back. Elastic band for securing hat to wearer's head. Unlined with dark green grosgrain ribbon inner headband. Designer's label: "Ruby Ross / 6 East 53rd St. / New York"
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Tricorne

Tricorne

Date: 1938/1950
Creator: Ross, Ruby
Description: Tricorne of light green straw, black and orange velvet. The hat is designed as a traditional tricorne, or "three-cornered-hat", with a low cylindrical crown of green straw, slightly domed. The wide brim of green straw curls up on three sides, and has cut-back arches at corners. The underside/facing of the brim is lined with black velvet, and edged with a thin band of orange velvet, which is tied in a bow at center top edge of one side. Crown is unlined, but has inner hatband of a striped/plaid fabric. Designer's label inside: "Original / Ruby Ross / California"
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Dress

Dress

Date: 1980?
Creator: Rossi, Pilar
Description: Full-length evening dress of copper and olive polyester. Bodice has two sections of material which form a v-neckline in front and which are joined in back of neck by 3 cloth covered buttons, separating and falling almost all of the way down the back of the dress. Empire waistband,3 ½” wide, is gathered and pleated and wraps around to the back. Full-length wrap-style skirt. Center back zipper closure. The bodice is lined in orange polyester.
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Cloche

Cloche

Date: 1946/1949
Creator: Rousseau, Marcelle
Description: Hat of cotton batik. Styled as a cloche-form turban, the domed crown is constructed of gathered/pleated and wrapped cotton fabric with batik design in beige/brown and blue on white ground. There is no brim. The hat is lined in cream satin, and has an inner hatband of brown grosgrain ribbon along the inside lower edge of the crown. Maker's label sewn to inner hatband: "Marcelle Rousseau / Dallas".
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Hat

Hat

Date: 1946/1949
Creator: Rousseau, Marcelle
Description: Hat of tan/light brown felt. The hat is somewhat in the style of a cloche, with an irregular "partly delfated" crown. At front is a small section of brim which turns up and extends vertically. At back of hat is a small vertical band of same material, with pointed ends. Designer's label inside: "Marcelle Rousseau / Dallas"
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Headband

Headband

Date: 1924/1948
Creator: Rousseau, Marcelle
Description: Headband of black felt. The hat is designed to fit across the top of the head, coming to a rounded point on left side, and with an enlarged circular end on the left which sits higher on the head. The headband is "peaked" along the length, adding height to wearer. Designer's label sewn inside: "Marcelle Rousseau / Dallas"
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Hat

Hat

Date: 1955?
Creator: Roy, Janyth
Description: Hat with high, modified toque style crown of black velvet. Brimless. Black satin trim around hat. Designer's label: Janyth Roy / New York"
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Pillbox Hat

Pillbox Hat

Date: 1950/1959
Creator: Roy, Janyth
Description: Pillbox hat of bright pink straw with flower-like decoration of white iridescent petal shaped paillettes, 3 rhinestones and pearl center with white chenille stem held in place by small bow of self. Two grosgrain covered wire loops at sides to secure hat to head. Pink veil. Designer's label on inside hatband: "JR / Janyth Roy / New York"
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Petti-Hoop

Petti-Hoop

Date: 1955/1965
Creator: Ru-Nell Manufacturing Co. (Yorkville, Georgia)
Description: Petti-hoop of steel hoops within a white cotton petticoat. A modified form of cage crinoline consisting of three graduated steel hoops that open with snaps that fit within horizontal pockets of the full-length petticoat. Petticoat has gathered waist and eyelet lace at hem. Maker's label sewn in: "Petti-hoop / Created by / Ru-Nell / Pat Pend #494517" Size label, "10". The Ru-Nell Manufacturing Co. was founded by Fred Poole in 1935 in Yorkville, Georgia, USA. The company was named after his wife Ruby, and his oldest daughter Nell. Originally producing chenille bedspreads, they began to manufacturing "Petti-hoops" after their daughter Dorothy was unable to find a petticoat/hoop set to wear for a Southern Bell Ball in the 1950's. Ruby Poole designed the first one, and it became so popular that they went into production. Later they were produced as wedding gown underpinnings.
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