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 Collection: Texas Fashion Collection
Headband

Headband

Date: 1955?
Creator: unknown
Description: Headband of bright green satin covered in green coque feathers embellished with rhinestones and veil.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Headband

Headband

Date: 1955?
Creator: unknown
Description: Headband of ivory satin trimmed with matching coque feathers curling off of side.
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Headpiece

Headpiece

Date: 1955~
Creator: unknown
Description: Headpiece of off-white satin. Designed as an open oval ring, the headpiece is made of a 1 inch wide stuffed headring overlaid with a veil of black net with embroidered floral forms. The veil extends down at front, and is gathered at sides. Retailer's label: "Neiman-Marcus"
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Headpiece

Headpiece

Date: 1955?
Creator: unknown
Description: Headpiece of bright yellow netting. Headband is circular and covered in yellow velvet ribbon with bow of same. Crown is yellow netting trimmed with yellow flowers.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Headpiece

Headpiece

Date: 1955?
Creator: Varon, Evelyn
Description: Headpiece of golden brown crocheted flat braid ribbon. Black net. Maker's label: "Evelynvaron / Model"
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Headpiece

Headpiece

Date: 1955~
Creator: unknown
Description: Headpiece, possibly for a wedding. The headpiece is formed as a "butterfly" shaped wired under-structure covered with white velvet, curved to fit the wearer across the top of the head from ear to ear. The "wings" of the butterfly are covered with a wide white mesh, and on each side is a large artificial flower of white taffeta and white velvet, with green velvet leaves with rhinestones. Some remains of beige veiling. No labels or tags.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
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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Picture Hat

Picture Hat

Date: 1955~
Creator: unknown
Description: Picture hat of black straw with horsehair brim extension. Top trimmed with white lily of the valley silk flowers with green leaves. Unlined crown with black grosgrain ribbon inner headband.
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Picture Hat

Picture Hat

Date: 1955~
Creator: Mae Kelley
Description: Picture hat of black felt. Low, domed crown of black felt, encircled at base by band of black felt with large white rose of white fabric at front left. The wide brim has a shallow curve downwards, and is edged with a wide band of off-white twill. The crown of the hat is unlined; the underside of the brim has concentric bands of off-white twill. The inner hatband is of black grosgrain ribbon. Designer's label: "Mae Kelley / Exclusive Hand Made Hats / Whittier, Calif."
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Picture Hat

Picture Hat

Date: 1955~
Creator: unknown
Description: Picture of "skimmer" hat of off-white or cream lace. Very shallow crown with low dome, encircled by an off-white velvet ribbon 1/2" wide, with trailing ends. Wide, circular brim is set off-center, wider (6") at front than back (4"), and curving downwards slightly. Lined in a similar color net/mesh, the underside has an inner stiffened structure edged with velvet ribbon, with extending wired triangular areas to help secure hat to wearer's head. No labels in hat.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design