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- Evening Ensemble - Top and Skirt
Evening ensemble of olive green sequined chiffon and textured green taffeta consisting of:
Top of olive green chiffon embellished in green sequins and green, light green iridescent and black seed beads throughout. Sleeveless, with asymmetric shoulder widths and round neckline. Center back zipper closure with hook & eye. Lined in olive green chiffon.
Designer' label at center back neckline: "Vera Wang"
Size "4" tag at base of designer label.
B) Skirt of textured olive green silk/viscose blend taffeta. Full length; A-line silhouette. Released pleat with tie of self-fabric at each side. Left side hidden zipper and hook & bar on 1" waistband. Lined in gray/green silk.
Designer's label at center back waist: "Vera Wang"
Fiber content/cleaning instructions tag and size "4" tag at base of designer label. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701380/
- Evening Suit
Evening suit of black velvet. The ensemble consists of a jacket of black velvet with machine embroidered vine and floral motifs in black threads and black beads. The coat has a notched collar, long sleeves with wide cuffs and two non-functional buttons on each sleeve, and two non-functional pockets at front. Center-front opening with two circular black satin-covered buttons. The lapels, cuffs, and pocket flaps are all of black satin. The knee-length skirt of of the same fabric, with satin waistband. Short zipper closure at side with two hook-and-eyes in waistband.
Designer's label inside jacket at collar: "Givenchy", with model number written on cloth tape sewn underneath label: "74075" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30268/
Pantsuit of black wool.
A) Jacket. Bolero-style cropped jacket has wide collar with soft edges and center front opening with no closure. Cut-away at front and with long sleeves, the jacket has inner shoulder pads and is fully lined in black silk satin.
B) Pants. Full-length, high-waisted, and with tapered legs, the pants have a satin waistband and inverted pleats at top of hips at front and back. Slit pockets at sides open along edge of a black satin stripe which runs length of leg at side. The pants have a side zipper and hook-and-eye closure.
Designer's label: "Yves Saint Laurent / Rive Gauche" "Made in / France" "Paris" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc286820/
Pumps of black velvet. Peep-toe shoes have heavy antique-style gold embroidery across vamp and sides. Ankle straps of black velvet with gilt metal buckles encrusted with clear rhinestones. Black leather inner lining. 3 1/2" spike heel covered in black velvet. Black leather soles.
Inlaid cloth label inside each shoe: "Ralph Lauren / Collection"
Stamped on sole of each shoe: "Ralph Lauren / Collection / Made in Italy"; "B / 8" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39035/
Pair of golden beige patent leather pumps with all-over textured golden beige patent leather appliques. The patent leather appliques are bell/tulip shaped and have a pebble texture. Lined in gold metallic leather. 3 1/4" spike heel covered in the applique leather.
Stamped in each shoe: "Rene / Caovilla / Per"
Applied label in each shoe: "Marie Leavell / Made in Italy"
Stamped on sole: "Made / In / Italy" within circle; "7 1/2" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39031/
Pair of light taupe and black leather platform sling-back pumps. Uppers of light taupe leather with black leather toe cap and black-leather platform. Sling-back strap has leather-covered elastic section at center back. 3 1/4" modified continental heel covered in black leather.
Stamped in each shoe: "Yves Saint Laurent".
Stamped on sole: "Leather / Leder / Cuir / Guoid" in hide border; "Made in Italy"; "M"; "7". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39037/
Pair of tan linen platform pumps. Heavy-weight tan linen uppers with rounded throat. 3 3/8" modified continental heel, the heel and platform covered in taupe leather. Sole of black leather. Inner lining of gold metallic leather on all but inner heels, those lined with off-white leather.
Stamped in each shoe: "Yves Saint Laurent".
Stamped on sole: "Leather / Leder / Cuir / Guoid" in hide border; "Made in Italy"; "M"; "7". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39039/
Pair of ivory leather sandals. The heeled sandals are of ivory pebble textured leather simulating alligator. Open-toe design, with wide strap. Heels are in the form of a cut-out wedge, 2 3/4" high.
Stamped in each shoe: "Uffizi".
Stamped inside strap: "7 M / Leather Upper / Man Made Sole / Made in Brazil / 1130".
Stamped on sole: "Uffizi". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39034/
- Shirt Dress
Shirt dress of brown cotton. Knee-length, with v-neckline and shirt-style collar and lapels. Center front opening with square snaps. Two patch pockets at bust with box pleat at center of each; pockets extend to waist seam; elbow-length sleeves with 2” cuff, and inner shoulder pads; skirt with two patch pockets at each side with pleats as upper pockets; pockets extend to hem. Size 42
With matching belt of brown cotton backed with leather; covered rhombus buckle has one elongated angle; 34 ½” length.
Designer's label: "Thierry Mugler / Activ" "Made in Italy" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc286949/
- Shirt Dress
Shirt dress of black rayon, cotton, and acrylic; vest of bodice is of a leather-like open-check fabric with two slanted patch pockets at bust with box pleat at center and lapels; shirt collar with open-square notched lapel and snap placket down center-front with snap covers of black squares; elbow-length sleeves; skirt with two patch pockets at each side with pleats below lapel; knee-length. Size 42
With matching belt of black cotton backed with leather; covered rhombus buckle has one elongated angle; 34 ½” length.
Designer's label: "Thierry Mugler / Activ" "Made in Italy" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc286896/
- Skirt Suit
Skirt suit of brown wool.
A) Jacket, Lower-hip length, collarless, and with 3 button-and-loop closures at center-front. Long sleeves with slit and single button closure at wrists. Welt pockets at hips, and princess seams. Inner shoulder pads, and brown polyester lining.
B) Matching short skirt, with 1” waistband. Button tab and side zip closure. Waistband is lined with grosgrain ribbon, and the skirt is lined in brown polyester.
Designer's label: "Giorgio Armani / A Milano Borgonuovo 21" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc286841/
- Suit - Jacket and Skirt
Suit of black and white wool tweed consisting of:
Fitted jacket. Hip-length with fringed shawl collar. Single breasted and closes with 1 self-covered button with tailored buttonhole and 3 snaps at center front. Two angled faux flap pockets. Princess seams. Long, modified dolman sleeves with underarm gussets. Center back seam and double princess seams in back. Lined in ivory satin with embroidered "CD" on lower right in front.
Designer's label at center back neckline: "Christian Dior / Boutique / Paris"
Size, content, and care label below designer's label.
Skirt. Knee-length with fringed hem, faced waistline and front and back darts. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Lined in ivory silk. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501314/
- Suit - Jacket and Skirt
Skirt ensemble of royal blue polyester, cut on bias, consisting of:
Jacket. Waisted jacket with 3/4 length sleeves, partly cut-away in front, fastened by 3 snaps, each covered with a plastic button, in graduated sizes (smallest at top). Asymmetrical collar; notched on left, shawl on right. Inset pocket on each side with curving top edge. Cuffs have "winged" turn-backs. Sleeves sewn to create edge along top of arm from cuffs to collar. Center back seamed same as sleeves. Lined in royal blue synthetic; shoulder pads.
Designer's label at center back neckline: "Thierry Mugler / Paris / Made in France"
Size "42" tag at base of designer label.
Evidence of removed label.
Straight skirt of matching material with 2" waistband. Just below knee-length, with closure at back consisting of 3 large hooks and loops with studs at front and 8" zipper. Vented kick opening at center back seam. Unlined.
Designer's label at left back hip: "Thierry Mugler / Paris / Made in France" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701499/
- Sunburst Dress
Black "sunburst" evening dress with bustle. The fitted, full-length sheath is of black silk satin with black velvet "sunburst" motif repeated over the dress. The gown is strapless, with diagonally draped over-panels that meet at center front and form a large bow which tilts up to cover the left shoulder. There is a zipper closure along the left sideseam with hook-and-eye closure at neckline which is concealed by the bust panel, which is snapped to the dress and bow. The back waistline seam has a three-tiered ruffled bustle which has a snap at left side to accommodate the zipper. The skirt flares from knee to hemline. There is a boned black silk inner bodice with bust pads and bust and waist stays. The inner bodice has a zipper closure at left side, just inside the outer zipper.
Designer's label inside garment, stitched over right side bone: "Givenchy / Made In / France".
Photograph is from the exhibition Haute Couture - The Great Paris Designers, held at The Grace Museum, Abilene Texas, October 17 - December 30, 2000, and shows the gown as displayed with a hat by Balenciaga (Accession #: 1981.022.026). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30250/
Evening coat of brocade and fur. The full-length coat is of a pale yellow silk brocade, with a pattern of flowers and scrolls in reds, purples, blues, white, silver, and gold. It has long sleeves and opens along the center front, with no closures. The cuffs and collar are wide bands of dyed purple fox fur. The coat is lined in a pale tan/yellow silk.
Sewn in below collar at inside center back is designer's label: "Designed / by Mouratidis / Washington DC"
Attached inside right side near hip is original paper label printed on one side "Balenciaga / Paris", and written on the back "Brocade evening mystery / coat w/fox / R".
Donated to the Texas Fashion Collection by Helen Noumas, in memory of her partner Michael Mouratidis, designer of the piece. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30321/
Coat of intricate patchwork of Prince of Wales wool plaid, wool hounds tooth, wool petit point, all-over embroidered with pewter metallic floral vines. Knee length. Simulated double breasted, off-center opening with hidden placket button closure; notched collar. Long sleeves with 6 functioning button closure at wrists. Two flap pockets with welts at each front hip with lapels; pockets not open. Knee-length. Fan pleating at back. Fully lined in gray silk.
Designer's label at center back neckline: "Givenchy / Haute Couture" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc402522/
Dress of violet, pink, blue and grey silk chiffon printed in a rose motif. Full-length, with rounded neckline and full-length sleeves that flare and are split at wrist. Skirt gathered at natural waist. Skirt with middle layer of dark pink chiffon, and inner lining layer of pink nylon(?). Center back opening, bodice with 7 button and loops and 8 covered snaps, and one hook-and-eye at neck. Skirt with 2 covered snaps on outer layer, zipper for attached inner layers, and hook-and-loop just below waistband.
Designer's label at inside back, just below waist: "[Japanese characters] / Hanae Mori"
Retailer's label at inside back, below waist: "Neiman-Marcus"
Size label attached to designer's label: "12"
With a chiffon scarf, of fabric matching outer layer of dress. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501372/
Dress in shift style of violet, blue and pink flower motif silk with outer layer of black chiffon. Attached cape overlay on back in black chiffon with matching flower motif. Square neck elasticized at shoulders scoops in back; elbow length butterfly sleeves of black chiffon. Center back zipper with hook & eye on dress and covered snaps on cape. Lined in black rayon.
Designer's label at back neckline: "(Japanese characters) / Hanae Mori"
Size "10" tag attached to base of designer label.
Content/care label at back neckline.
Retailer's label on center back seam of dress near hem: "Neiman-Marcus" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701508/
Dress of silk chiffon in blue flower motif on red background. About knee-length, the dress has a scoop neckline and butterfly sleeves. Waistline tucks and straight skirt. Center back opening with closure of two snaps with small bow of self as trim. Lined in red rayon.
Designer's label at back neckline: "Hanae Mori / Tokyo New York"
Retailer's label to right of designer label: "Neiman-Marcus"
Fiber content, cleaning instructions and size "8" label to left of center back opening.
With a matching scarf/sash of same fabric. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701381/
Dress of synthetic taffeta in black polka dots on white background. Scoop neck; knee length. Sleeveless; back of dress is halter cut. False attached vest with solid black knit insets, stitched in silver metallic thread and trimmed in silver metallic ribbon. Front of dress is black knit, V-shaped with curved flat pleats at each side of the V at waist. Center back hidden zipper. Lined ivory crepe synthetic (polyester?).
Designer's label at center back to right of zipper: "Geoffrey Beene / New York"
Size "6" tag, cleaning instructions and union label attached to base of zipper. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701510/
Dress of printed silk chiffon in floral pattern of shades of aqua and turquoise blue with purple and magenta pansies. Rounded neckline; street length. Long straight sleeves have self-covered snap closure. Natural waist has elastic waistband and gathered skirt. Belt loops at sides; belt missing. Center back closure of nine self-covered snaps. Lined in beige synthetic.
Designer's label at left side seam under arm: "(Japanese Characters) / Hanae Mori"
Size "12" tag at base of designer label.
Retailer's label at right side seam under arm: "Neiman-Marcus" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc795265/
Dress of silk chiffon printed with a grey and purple flower motif. Round neckline; long sleeves with 1" cuffs and closure of two self-covered snaps. Below knee length. Skirt gathers at natural waist with elastic waistband. Waistband has narrow belt loops; belt missing. Center back opening of six self-covered snaps with hook & eye at neckline. Bodice lined in gray silk chiffon; skirt lined in gray synthetic.
Designer's label at left side seam of skirt lining: "(Japanese characters) / Hanae Mori"
Size "10" tag attached to base of designer label.
Retailer's label to left of designer label: "Neiman-Marcus" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc795251/
Evening ensemble of brown silk jersey and sequined appliques.
A) Dress. Sleeveless, the full-length sheath dress has 1” wide straps which are embellished with length-wise decorative top stitching. The dress has an empire waist, and a modified sweetheart neckline. The bust is covered with floral/leaf form appliques which are covered in translucent brown sequins and edged in gold metallic thread. Center back zipper closure from top to mid-back, and slit from center back lower hem upwards. Lined in brown polyester.
B) Jacket. The matching jacket is of bolero form, cropped short, with no collar and a slightly undulating neckline which continues along the edges of the center front opening, and the lower edge. Long sleeves have cuffs with same edging. The whole jacket is overlaid with floral/leaf form velvet appliques edged in metallic gold threading and covered with sequins in various shades of brown. Jacket has inner shoulder pads and is lined in brown polyester.
Designer's label: "Liancarlo / Couture"
Retailer's label: "Neiman Marcus" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc286793/
- Ensemble - Blouse and Skirt
Ensemble of silk with printed patterns of diagonal stripes and color blocks of pale gray, orange/brown, brown, etc. in diagonal stripes, with brocade of dark brown "spots".
A) Blouse. Short torso, with single-breasted center front opening with 6 self-covered small domed buttons and single hidden snap. Band or "Ascot" collar with long extended ends to tie at front. Modified batwing sleeves with cuffs having single self-covered button and hidden snap. Wide, shaped band at lower hem of blouse, with pointed sections at front, curving up at sides, and back down at center back. Center back with DEEP inner vent. Unlined.
Designer's label at inside back collar: "Hanae Mori / Boutique"
B) Skirt. Below-knee length A-line skirt with narrow waist band having hook-and-bar and concealed snap at center back, below which is zipper. Fully lined in brown silk(?)
Designer's label at back right inside waistband: "Hanae Mori / Boutique"
Size label beside designer's label: "12"
Content/care label below size label: "100% Silk / D.C.O." and "Care Instructions / Dry Clean / Only"
Union label below content/care label. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701488/
- Evening Dress
Evening dress of green crepe with strapless bodice with wide M-shape neckline; bodice is gathered in a zig-zag wrapping and tucking down center-front to hips; skirt wraps around to the left; ankle-length; center-back zip closure; lined in green synthetic.
No labels in garment. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc286802/
- Evening Dress
Evening gown of red silk jersey with strapless bodice; bodice is fan pleated, with pleating converging at center front and back in a triangle; full-length with dipped hem in back; fully lined in red silk satin; left side zip closure; bust support structure within bodice with side hook and eye closure. Size 4
Designer's label: "Carmen Marc Valvo" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc286781/
- Evening Dress
A) Evening dress of violet silk chiffon with a printed motif of wisteria flowers and butterflies, with beaded butterflies on the right sleeve and left side. Street length, with rounded neckline. Long sleeves have pleats at wrists giving the appearance of a ruffled cuff. Center back opening with seven self-covered buttons and loops.
No labels in garment.
B) Slip/under dress of violet silk crepe. Center back zipper with hook & eye.
No labels in garment. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc795302/
- Evening Gown
Evening gown of black velvet. The strapless, full-length gown is tulip-style, with structured bodice and flaring skirt from just below hip. The interior is lined in acetate with skirt slip trimmed in 2 ruffles of fine net. Inside the bottom of the skirt are 2 under-skirts of ruffled fine net. Gown has a center-back zipper and hook-and-eye closure.
Designer's label at inside back: "Patricia Rhodes / PR"
Size label: "6"
Content/Care label. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc286838/
- Evening Gown
Evening gown of brown silk. The full-length gown is strapless, with stitched horizontal pleats at left bodice; skirt wraps over toward the left and both crescent shaped sides are trimmed in a pleated ruffle flounce with a shorter ruffle flounce revealing the longer one; bound edges and hemline; lined in brown acetate; center-back zip closure.
Designer's label: "Liancarlo / Couture"
Retailer's label: "Neiman Marcus" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc286816/
Jacket of Golden Spotted Seal fur with rounded collar and lapels; double breasted button accents with buttons of pearl grey circle set in gold metallic soft square; 4 fur covered belt loops, 2 on front and 2 on back, front belt loops are accented with self-buttons (right side button missing); two slit pockets at sides are lined in grey silk satin; long sleeves, pockets and jacket opening are trimmed in leather piping; 2 concealed metal hook and leather eye closures, one at bust and one at waist; fully lined in grey silk satin; hits at below hips.
Label inside coat: Expressly made for William Schmidt/ OSLO/ 1853.
With belt of black leather with oval, silver metal buckle; 2” width. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503795/
- Skirt Suit
Skirt suit of purple worsted wool.
A) Jacket has collar with long lapel with geometric cut edge; geometric cuts along hem line; double breasted snap closure with 2 purple faux buttons at front; princess seams; long sleeves with vents at the wrists, and inner shoulder pads; hits at hips.
B) Skirt with two vents at front hemline; center-back zip and hook and eye closure; 19 ½” length.
Designer's label: "Thierry Mugler / Paris" "Made in France" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc286939/
- Cocktail Suit - Jacket and Skirt
Cocktail suit of royal blue douppioni silk, consisting of:.
A) Long jacket with Nehru collar; slightly fitted. Front, opening, hem, cuffs, shoulders, pockets, and back yoke elaborately embellished with white embroidery, white seed beading, and ribbon work in floral patterns. Long sleeves. Center-front opening with zipper. Side welt pockets. Lined in white satin synthetic(?); shoulder pads.
Designer's label at center back neckline: "Victor Costa"
"Made in USA" tag behind designer's label.
Content/care/size label at side seam, 100% silk.
B) Straight skirt of matching royal blue douppioni silk. Below knee length. Center back zipper with hook & bar on 1" waistband. Lined in royal blue silk synthetic.
Designer's label to left of zipper: "Victor Costa"
Tag behind designer label: "Crafted With Pride / in U.S.A"
Content/care tag behind designer label. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc795317/
- Ensemble - Dress and Vest
Ensemble of acetate/silk blend printed with black, grey, and white with purple flowers. Consists of:
A) Dress. Below knee length. Round neckline. Short sleeves with shoulder pads. Center back zipper. Diagonal darts at waist. Vents at either side seam hem. Unlined.
Designer's label at inside center back neckline: "Giorgio Armani / Le Collezioni / Made in Italy"
Size label next to designer's label: "44 / 10"
B) Vest. Past hip length. Four iridescent gray buttons at front with barred buttonholes. Buttons hidden from view when fasted by front placket. Sleeveless. V-shaped neckline. Unlined.
Care and content label at inside left seam with attached extra button.
C) Belt. Front same fabric as garment. Back stiff facing. Rectangular buckle is covered in same fabric. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701542/
- Necklace - Banjara Festival Attire
Necklace. Torc-style necklace of silver, twisted and with wire wrapping at ends. Rigid hook at front to connect ends, and with a single Indian 25 Paise coin mounted near each side of clasp, with pendant silver beads. Suspended from the ends, near the clasp, are two large triangular ornaments of silver openwork, from which are suspended short lengths of silver chain terminating in silver spheres.
Coins date from 1982 and 1988. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461854/
Navy blue and white leather pumps. All leather pumps of navy blue leather printed with a polka dot white button motif. Heel and toe of shoe are of solid navy blue leather. Lined in embossed gold leather. Black leather sole.
Designer's label stamped inside: "Bruno Magli / Made in Italy Bologna"
Satmped inside: "C 4141 11702 5 1/2B" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc87063/
- Evening Dress
Evening dress of black polyester with white polka-dots. Knee length. Strapless bodice in "crumb catcher" style with open split at center front. Midriff has 3 inch wide white grosgrain ribbon with 1/2 inch black ribbon applique; double bow of same at center front of midriff. Inverted pleats extending 8 inches from midriff to full skirt. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Built in petticoat with hook & bar closure and triple ruffles of black net at hem. Bodice is boned. Skirt is lined in black organdy and petticoat is lined in black polyester fabric.
Designer's label to left of zipper: "Victor Costa".
Union label below designer label.
Content/care/size label at right side seam of bodice.
Tag under lining at side seam: "Lot / Size 6" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc795286/
- Necklace - Rabari Festival Attire
Necklace. Long necklace basket-weave links on which are strung tubular silver beads and mounted Indian coins. Center section composed of three larger coins, each with three pendant coins, from which hang small fringes of chain and spheres. No clasp, long flat strip at back. 16 single coins are 25 Paise from India, various dates from 1976 to 1988; 2 pendants are 50 Paise from India, dates obscured by mounts; 1 pendant is a 1979 1 Rupee from India; The 9 smaller pendant coins below main pendants are 25 Paise coins from India, dated from 1975 to 1987. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461845/
- D'Orsay Pumps
Pair of D'Orsay pumps of pink leather. The shoes have cut-away sides and rounded toes. The toebox and heel uppers of pink leather, with pink leather strap from heels to secure around ankle with small oval gilt metal buckle. 3 1/4" high stacked wooden heel tapers to base.
Stamped leather label inside: "Joan & David Too / Made in Italy"
Stamped on sole: "Made in Italy / Vero Cuoio / 8 1/2" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc86963/
- Evening Dress
Evening dress of black chiffon and rayon with light and royal blue glitter embellishment throughout. Full length, with high round neckline and long raglan sleeves with hidden snaps at edge of cuffs. Built-in shoulder padding. Empire waistline, with slight gathering of blouse/skirt, and blousing effect. Center back opening, with 4 hooks and loops from neckline to waistline, and zipper from waistline down. Black rayon lining from bust to hem of dress.
Designer's label: "Victor Costa"
Style/manufacturing label listing style 6843-4, size 8, and codes "CON DOW" and "RN 49563"
Origin label, "Crafted with pride in U.S.A."
Care label: "Dry Clean / in / a net". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503771/
Dress shoe of mint green satin. 2" heel. 'King Louis' style pumps. Pointed toe. Ornament on vamp with embroidery of a pink rose and green foliage on yellow background.
Left- "Pietro / Last / Neiman Marcus"
Right- "Neiman Marcus" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc277081/
Dress shoe of yellow satin. 2" heel. 'King Louis' style pumps. Pointed toe. Ornament on vamp with embroidery of a pink rose and green foliage on yellow background.
Left- "Pietro / Last / Neiman Marcus"
Right- "Neiman Marcus" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc276972/
Ensemble of red/coral/dark rose satin. The strapless dress has an empire bodice which curves up in front at bust and is lower in back. The full-length A-line skirt is pleated into the waistband with inverted box pleats. The gown has a center back zipper closure with two hook-and-eye closures and two snaps on the placket. The inner construction is complex, with red grosgrain ribbon bust and waist stays with hook-and-eye closures and a boned white horsehair inner bodice which is lined with red chiffon. Inner structure has its own center back zipper closure which is behind outer zipper. There is an attached full-length red satin petticoat with horsehair hem and nylon net inner structure to support front skirt pleats. The skirt is piece lined in red chiffon. The accompanying bolero jacket is of matching red satin with all-over quilting in a patterns of waves and arcs in a red thread. The cropped jacket is semi-fitted, and has an open curved neckline and center-front opening with no closure, all trimmed in a band of red satin. Each of the set-in long sleeves has a (non-functioning) large, red satin-covered button near the cuff; the cuffs are trimmed in a band of red satin. The jacket is lined in olive green satin, which shows the quilting, and has built-in shoulder pads.
There are no labels in the garment. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30259/
Coat of rust colored suede trimmed at cuffs, neck, center front opening and hem with cocoa colored fox fur. Thigh-length. No closure. Side slit pockets. Rust-colored quilted lining; heavily padded shoulders.
Designer's label at center back neckline: "Givenchy"
Handwritten style number label under designer label: "75288" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc795260/
- Day Dress
Day dress of printed golden yellow silk patterned overall with purple, orange and red flowers, green leaves, and black dots. The knee-length dress has a jewel neckline and padded shoulders. The long sleeves have 3" zippered cuffs. The dress has a dropped waist with three-tier, knife pleated skirt. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Lined in yellow organza.
Designer's label at left underarm: "Galanos"
Retailer's label at right underarm: "I. Magnin"
Care label to right of retailer's label. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503820/
- Day Dress
Day dress of black crepe with yellow-gold print. Round neck, plain front, bodice gathered at shoulder seams, with sleeves cut full at shoulder and narrowing to zippered wrists. Bodice is blouson style drop-waist over short slim skirt. Skirt is topped by a single ruffle which starts at left side and zig-zags around, often going underneath itself. Center back closure of two zippers, one for over-blouse and one for the fitted dress bodice beneath it. Inside is fully lined with couture seams.
Retailer's label: "Neiman-Marcus"
Care label: "Professional / Dry Clean / Only" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc795266/
Tunic dress of silk chiffon with under dress of silk knit.
Tunic dress knee-length, with high-rounded neckline in front and deep, scooped, plunging neckline in back. Neckline edged with spaced large faux pearls. Long sleeves, and handkerchief hem. The tunic dress has overall-embellishment of white pearls, iridescent sequins, white seed pearls, silvered seed beads, bugle beads and crystal drops designed as New York skyline. Evidence that designer's label has been removed.
The under dress of white silk knit is ankle-length, with high rounded front neckline and cowl back neckline with horizontal ties and crystal pendants. Handkerchief hemline.
Designer's label at side seam: "Zandra Rhodes / London" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283754/
Dress of blue chiffon. The floor-length dress is formed of two layers, an inner sheath, and an outer layer which is fully ruched, covering the inner sheath completely with layers of draping, and affixed to the inner layer at the neckline, zipper, and at cuffs. The dress has a V-neck at both front and back. The ruching forms "swags" which join at the neckline and center seams on front and back. The three-quarter length sleeves are similarly ruched, anchored along seams running from shoulder to wrist. Center back zipper and hook-and-eye closure. Inner grosgrain ribbon band just below bust which secures with hook-and-eye closure.
Designer's label sewn inside at ribbon band: "Halston". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30331/
Front-wrap dress of taupe check wool flannel. V-neck with pointed collar and notched lapel. Long sleeves with 2-1/2" cuffs and closure of two brown, circular button and tailored buttonholes. Side, wide welt pockets. Mid-calf length. Taupe grosgrain ribbon petersham; padded shoulders. Skirt lined in taupe synthetic; bodice unlined.
Designer's label at center back neckline: "Adele Simpson"
Size "12" tag, "100% Wool" and cleaning instructions tag on side seam.
With accompanying belt of same fabric; 2" wide with self-covered buckle. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701465/
Dress of black net with white swirls. Short capped, raglan sleeves; bateau neckline. Swirls in shape of flowers at right shoulder. Knee length under layer; top layer 1" above under layer with slit from hem to chest on right side. Braiding around neckline extends across front and back left shoulder to form trailing ends to hemline. Slit pocket at right side seam of inner layer.
Designer's label at center back neckline: "Geoffrey Beene / New York"
Union label, "Dry Clean Only" and size "6" tags at bottom of interior pocket flap. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701403/
Dress of pink and blue silk chiffon in abstract line pattern. Two asymmetrical tiers from waistline; calf length. High, rounded neckline piped in pink satin. Gathered at the waist with an interior elastic band. Long, fitted sleeves with snap at cuff; hem piped in pink satin. Eight self-covered buttons and loops down center back with hook & eye. Pink silk crepe lining; shoulder pads.
Designer's label at center back neckline: "Hanae Mori / Boutique"
Fiber content tag at base of designer label. Evidence of another tag behind fiber content tag; tag removed.
With accompanying sash for dress in pink satin; 3" wide. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc795283/