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 Collection: Texas Fashion Collection
Ensemble - Vest and Pants

Ensemble - Vest and Pants

Date: 1979
Creator: Valentina Ltd.
Description: Ensemble consisting of a vest and pants. The vest is of wool,with a scoop-neck and with 5 hook-and-eye closures down center front. It is covered in sewn-on black sequins, and has a 1" border of orange, white and gold beads with gold trim at neckline, front opening, hem, and armholes. On the front and back of the vest are 3" diamond shapes formed of the same beads. The white and orange beads are plastic. The vest is fully lined in black fabric. Labels in vest: "Valentina LTD / RN 34435 / Made in Hong Kong"; "100% Wool / Made in Hong Kong"; and "Medium". The pants are formed as a divided skirt of black wool in a satin weave simulating crepe-back satin. They are floor length, with full-length accordion pleats. There is a wide 3" waistband that is completely beaded to match the vest. The pants have a center back zipper closure with hook-and-eye at waistband, and are unlined. Inside the pants is a single tag at waistband: "Lot Number 11/12".
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Sandals

Sandals

Date: 2009
Creator: Valentino, Mario
Description: Pair of sandals made of deep pink leather. Two thick straps extend from sides and meet to form vamp/throat with surmounting bow. A thinner, single strap extends up and across near base of toes. Spike heel is 3" high, and covered with same pink leather. Inset black label on sole with maker's mark embroidered in silver: "Mario Valentino / Made in Italy" Molded into sole: "Mario / Valentino" Stamped into sole: Outline of a hide containing words: "Vero Cuoio / Cuir / Veritable / Leather / Leder Echt"; "Made in Italy"; "39"
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Sandals

Sandals

Date: 2009
Creator: Valentino, Mario
Description: Pair of sandals made of metallic cobalt blue leather. Two thick straps extend from sides and meet to form vamp/throat with surmounting bow. A single strap extends up from sole at heel and is topped by strap to encircle ankle. Strap secures with single silver tear-shaped buckle. Spike heel is 4" high, and covered with same blue leather. Inset black label on sole with maker's mark embroidered in silver: "Mario Valentino / Made in Italy" Molded into sole: "Mario / Valentino" Stamped into sole: Outline of a hide containing words: "Vero Cuoio / Cuir / Veritable / Leather / Leder Echt"; "Made in Italy"; "39"
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Fedora Hat

Fedora Hat

Date: 1948
Creator: Valerie
Description: Fedora style hat of gray felt. The crown is of gray felt, canted backwards, with flattened top which is sunken-in. Brim slants down in front and turns up in back, and is quilted with concentric stitching. Remains of threads and holes indicate hat originally had some form of band around the base of the crown. Unlined, with inner hatband of steel blue gray grosgrain ribbon inside base of crown. Affixed to inner hatband is black elasticized cord to secure hat to wearer's head. Maker's label sewn to inner hatband: "Valerie / Hat / Paris - New York" Size label sewn to edge of maker's label: "22 1/2"
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Fedora

Fedora

Date: 1948
Creator: Valerie Hat
Description: Hat of gray felt. The hat is styled as a man's fedora. The crown is of gray felt, canted backwards, with flattened top which is sunken-in. Brim slants down in front and turns up in back, and is quilted with concentric stitching. Remains of threads and holes indicate hat originally had some form of band around the base of the crown. Hat is unlined, with inner hatband of steel blue gray grosgrain ribbon inside base of crown. Affixed to inner hatband is black elasticized cord to secure hat to wearer's head. Maker's label sewn to inner hatband: "Valerie / Hat / Paris - New York", with size label sewn to edge of maker's label: "22 1/2"
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Breton Hat

Breton Hat

Date: 1970
Creator: Valerie Modes
Description: Hat in breton style of gray straw with gray grosgrain ribbon bow edged with gray straw at back of high, upturned brim. Style can also be referred to as pamela, halo or madeline. Unlined with gray grosgrain headband. Designer's label on inside hatband: "Valerie / Modes"
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Calotte

Calotte

Date: 1955~
Creator: Valerie Modes
Description: Hat of black velvet. The hat is styled as a calotte (also spelled "calot"), with low, domed crown. Crown is rolled and upturned, and is embelished at front right with a white metal brooch set with simulated rhinestones forming a star-burst. Hat is unlined, with black grosgrain ribbon inner hatband. Designer's label at inside headband: "Valerie / Modes" Size label at inside hatband: "22 / MSC"
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Hat

Hat

Date: [1960..1969]
Creator: Valerie Modes
Description: Hat of white straw with high crown and headband of white organza which end in bow at side and forms ruffle around brim. Style sometimes referred to as a flower-pot hat. Unlined. Manufacturer's label: "Valerie / Modes"
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Hat

Hat

Date: 1948
Creator: Valerie Modes
Description: Hat of black felt with pillbox crown. Wide brim ends at back of crown and folds up into pointed ends. Veil of net on top of brim. Black grosgrain ribbon bow on back of crown. Designer's label on inner hatband: "Valerie / Modes / New York" Union label partly behind designer's label: "782234"
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Toque

Toque

Date: 1955~
Creator: Valerie Modes
Description: None
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design