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Texas Fashion Collection
Shoes of brown glazed leather printed to simulate cobra. Styled as "high-heeled moccasins", the squared-toe shoes have straps across the instep which loop and tie between two oval silver-toned metal loops. The toebox extends back, cut at sides to form a "tongue". 2 1/2" high chunky heel, thick, flaring slightly to base.
Brand stamped inside: "Avanti / Originals / Madrid Paris Rome / Made in Italy" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc86961/
Pair of shoes in hot pink suede. The shoes are designed as "flats", with rounded toes. The edges of the sole, part of the heel upper, and the 1/2" high heel are of red leather.
Stamped inside: "Salvatore / Ferragamo / Florence"
Written inside: "9444-407" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc86964/
Pair of shoes of brown leather. Shoes have rounded toe and are embellished with parallel rows of stitching. Strap across instep is fastened with small gold metal buckle on outside. Chunky, 3" high heels are rounded at back and sides, and taper slightly to base.
Stamped inside: "Salvatore / Ferragamo / Florence / Italy"
Written inside: "TV64772C3021 2 7 1/2A 375W" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc86966/
Pair of shoes of ivory kid leather. Designed as "flats" with pointed toes, the shoes have a wide strap across instep, to which is applied large silk bow embellished with small white beads. Top of upper with edged with thin band of ivory silk ribbon.
Maker's mark stamped inside: "Brandt's / St. Louis" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114806/
Pair of shoes of black satin. Designed with a rounded toe in the "sling-back" style, the sides of the uppers extend up and back to form a strap to go around heel. A large satin bow is attached to instep. The low, 2" heels are of a modified French or Louis style, and taper to base.
Stamped inside: "Custom Craft" and "Wool / Composition / Insole". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114762/
Pair of shoes of cream leather and white patent leather. Made in the "spectator" style, the rounded toe-box, the 2 1/4" high blocky heel, and the lower part of the heel upper are of white patent leather, while the rest of the upper is of cream leather. The cream leather panels are decorated with stitching and rows of small holes along the edges. Shoes lace up at center of vamp, the white laces passing through paired oval gold-colored metal loops.
Stamped inside: "Galano"
Stamped inside: "8 A 2274022" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114761/
Pair of navy blue leather shoes. Somewhat pointed, with decorative stitching on outsides of upper radiating from vamp. Across instep is applied oval leather plaque with parallel textured ridges, giving the illusion of a buckle. Modified Louis heel.
Stamped inside is partly illegible mark within a diamond-shaped border. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114772/
Pumps of taupe suede. 2" heel. Sling back strap wraps around ankle. Vamp extends toward ankle creating a pointed tongue. Tie of self fabric fastens over tongue. Pointed toe.
Designer label: "Manolo Blahnik / London"
Markings on bottom of shoe: "Vero Cuoio / Made in Italy / 36 1/2" and "Manolo Blahnik" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc115019/
Shoes of pale yellow fabric with silver "scale" pattern simulating snakeskin. Pointed toes, and silver leather lining in insoles. 3" high stiletto heels covered in same fabric.
Maker's label stamped inside: "Herbert Levine"
Retailer's label stamped inside: "Neiman Marcus"
Handwritten notation in shoe: "5B 7L12.2LH / 33040" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114754/
Shoes of polished brown leather. Designed with slightly rounded toe, the plain uppers have rounded throat and single wide sabot-style strap across instep with self buckle. Low, chunky heel tapers to base.
Stamped inside: "Herbert Levine"
Handwritten inside: "8 1/2 C / E1406" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114997/
Pair of shoes of mottled brown and black polished leather. Designed with squared toes, the shoes are brown along the sides, with black and lighter tan lines running from toe to instep. Across instep is applied plaque of same leather with scrolling ends. Squarish heel, which tapers slightly to base.
Designer's label: "Herbert Levine"
Retailer's label: "Neiman-Marcus"
Handwritten inside: "6a / 14176 / 2.4243.8L" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114949/
Pair of shoes of black patent leather and off-white translucent plastic(?). The shoes are designed with a gently pointed toe, in the spectator style. Toecap, heel, and edging of upper of black patent leather, the rest of the upper of an off-white translucent plastic with a woven texture. The edging along the upper is slightly scalloped, and the shoes are slingback style, with black patent leather straps around heels. The low heels taper to base.
Shoe of black patent leather and white translucent plastic; spectator style; slingback. Low heels
Brand label stamped inside: "Fiesa"
Retailer's label inside: "Sakowitz / Houston"
Handwritten inside, partly illegible: "7 1/2B A66[illeg] / A158[illeg]" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc87019/
Pair of shoes of red and brown leather. The shoes are formed as a modified "high-heeled oxford", with rounded toes. Lower part of toebox, upper part of sides and heel of chocolate brown leather, the vamp and part of sides of a red/rust leather with scalloped edges and line of tiny holes along edge. Shoes lace up at front, with 6 holes per side, and brown laces. 3 1/4" high, thick, stacked chunky heels, rounded at back.
Retailer's label stamped inside: "Made in Italy / Expressly for / Neiman Marcus"
Stamped inside: "3503-212 5845 8M" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc86957/
Shoes of turquoise suede; 2 1/2" stacked heel; heel has stripes of green, yellow, and red; strap around front of ankle; bulbous toe; red, green and yellow curved suede pieces appliqued on vamp.
Brand label: "Nonesuch"
Retailer label: "Neiman-Marcus" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc87069/
Shoes of blue satin. High-heeled, sling-back shoes, with rounded, open toes. Panels of blue satin at sides connect across vamp with small rectangular buckle set with tiny rhinestones. Heel strap connects at outside with small gold buckle. 3" heel covered in blue satin, tapering to base. Lined in gold kidskin.
Brand label stamped inside: "Erica"
Retailer's label stamped inside: "Neiman Marcus"
Handwritten inside: "0136799 / 469A 9 1/2AA" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc86962/
Pair of shoes of white leather. Shoes have a pointed toe, and cut-back area on either side of vamp to create a shallow "tongue". At top of vamp is large decorative rectangular pewter buckle with openwork along sides. One buckle lacking. White leather covered 2 3/8" high modified Louis or cuban heel.
Partly illegible numbers written inside shoe. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc38994/
- Skirt Suit
Skirt suit of rose, blue and gold brocade. The ensemble consists of a jacket, skirt, and belt, all of the same "peacock eye" design brocade, of blue and gold on a rose pink ground.
The hip-length jacket is a tailored shell with round neck and set-in full-length sleeves. It has a full-length center front opening which secures with a series of five snaps covered in rose-colored chiffon. The neckline, opening, cuffs, and hem are trimmed with a two lines of dark rose silk cord embellished with spiraled lines of red, gold, and blue bugle beads. The lines are 6cm. apart. The jacket is fully lined in rose colored silk, and has built-in shoulder pads.
Sewn inside jacket at back collar is designer's label: "Givenchy", with a second label sewn underneath, which has a handwritten notation: "79461".
The matching fitted skirt is above-the-knee length, with a 3.5 cm. wide waistband into which the skirt gathers. Zipper closure at left side, with two large hook-and-eyes in waistband. The brocade is lined in white chiffon, and there is an inner lining/half-slip of dark rose colored silk. There are no labels in the skirt.
The belt is leather-backed, and faced with the same brocade. The rectangular pink and green rhinestone set buckle is non-functional, with a pair of hooks behind to catch in the metal-rimmed belt holes. There are no labels/marks on the belt. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283711/
- Skirt Suit
Chanel-style woman's two piece suit with blouse.
a)Jacket of novelty knit slub in pink and blue ombre tone. Silk blend fabric. Styled with high, rounded extended neckline and center front opening with no method of closure. Padded shoulders. Long, fitted sleeves with one button mock slit closure at wrist. Button is goldtone, round, with half button incised lines. Short, straight bodice with two small patch pockets at hip with one button trim. Trimmed at all edges with blue and pink band. Partially lined with peach crepe at center front edge, and plain weave lining fabric at back.
Label: "Eres / Beverly Hills"
b) Skirt of matching color tones of slub yarn in plain weave. Silk blend fabric. Straight cut with fitted waistband. Deep slit at lower front seam. Trimmed at waistband with blue and pink band. Center back zipper closure with two hooks at waistband. Fully lined in peach crepe.
Label at waistband: "Eres / Beverly Hills"
Size tag: "8"
c) Blouse of blue silk with vertical stripes. Standing band collar with double ruffle and tie. Center front opening with seven square, glass buttons and hook & eye at collar. Long fitted sleeves with one button, ruffled band cuff. Straight hemline.
Label at neckline: "Eres / Beverly Hills" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283766/
- Skirt Suit
Suit of navy blue wool with window pane plaid in white.
a) Jacket of navy blue wool in window pane plaid in white. Double breasted with circular, blue buttons. Notched collar. Long sleeves. Fully lined in navy silk.
Designer's label at back neckline: "Givenchy / Made in France"
(b) Skirt of same fabric. Thigh down is pleated. Upper skirt is lined in navy silk. Left side zipper.
(c) White blouse of heavy silk. Neck has extra fabric to tie a bow or knot. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283742/
- Skirt Suit
Skirt suit of red wool printed with black and gray floral designs in vertical stripes.
A) Jacket. Quilted jacket with slight shawl collar, long sleeves, center front opening with two large circular red plastic buttons. Collar, opening, hem, and sleeves with black edging. Lined in dark red rayon.
Designer's label: "Hanae Mori / Tokyo, New York"
Retailer's label: "Neiman-Marcus"
Content/Care label: "Out Cloth: 100% Wool / Lining: 100% Rayon / Size 10 / Made in Japan / Dry Cleaning Only"
B) Skirt of matching print fabric. Not quilted, the street-length skirt has a narrow waistband with hook-and-eye at center back and zipper below. Lined in same dark red rayon.
Care/Content label, partly in Japanese, partly in international pictorial symbols. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330412/
- Skirt Suit
Skirt suit ensemble.
A) Jacket in dark gold wool crepe. Single breasted with two large, circular plastic buttons and bound buttonholes. Notched collar. Long, set in sleeves with single, smaller matching, functioning button with bound buttonhole. Lined in matching, dark gold silk satin. Weighted hem.
Designer's label at center back neckline: "Norman Norell / New York"
Retailer's label on left side seam: "Woolf Brothers"
B) Skirt in dark gold wool crepe. A line with two large patch pockets at sides. Left side zipper closure with two large hook & eyes on waistband. Lined in dark gold silk.
Handwritten style number tag on inside right seam: "5486-607-12"
Union label on inside left seam digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330365/
- Skirt Suit
Skirt suit of navy blue double knit wool.
a) Jacket of navy blue double knit wool. Shawl collar, full-length sleeves with functioning button on each sleeve. Center front opening which secures with attached 3" belt of self with two matching buttons. Four front patch pockets, each securing with single matching button. All buttons are smooth, circular mother-of-pearl buttons set in gold tone mounts and all buttonholes are bound. Cream silk(?) lining.
Designer's label at inside left: "Norell"
Retailer's label at inside back collar: "Nan Duskin / Philadelphia"
b) Skirt of same material. 3/4 length. A-line which gathers slightly into 2-1/2" wide waistband. Left side zipper with hook-and-loop at waistband. Lined in dark blue nylon(?).
Combined Designer's/Retailer's label sewn to inside of outer layer of skirt, hidden beneath lining layer: "Norman Norell for Nan Duskin"
Maker's label, handwritten cream ribbon, sewn inside lining: "3055 - 711 - 14 - 136" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461805/
- Sling-Back Platform Pumps
Pair of sling-back platform pumps covered with a dark blue fabric printed with yellow circles and small dark blue or white polka dots. Shoes have thick platform sole and rounded toe. Open-toe style, with slight pleating across the vamp. Sling-back, with strap from sides across back of heel, fastening with small fabric covered buckle. 3 3/4" high chunky heel tapering slightly to base.
Maker's label stamped inside: "Enosis / Made in Greece" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc86956/
- Sling-Back Shoes
Pair of shoes of beige leather. The heeled shoes are designed with slightly pointed closed toe-box, with a large, non-functional curved rectangular textured metal buckle across instep. Sling-back in style, the shoes have a strap of same leather extending from either side of toe-box back, around heel, through short straps at sides, and buckling with small metal buckles at outside ankle. Low, 1 3/4" modified kitten heel.
Designer's label inside: "Herbert Levine"
Retailer's label inside: "Neiman Marcus"
Handwritten inside strap: "7a 2. 4223.9L / 58189" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114936/
Pair of slippers of red silk and gold metallic brocade. The shoes are designed with pointed toes, and a panel of gold leather that extends from below the throat, up and over the instep, and almost to the instep, sewn down, and echoing the point of the toes. Crossed with a gold cord bow with large rhinestones set at each end. Almost flats, the shoes have low, carved heels with a profile similar to a compacted Louis heel.
Brand stamp: "Gustinettes / Trade Mark"
Stamped inside: "6 1/2M 52770" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc87032/
Pair of slippers of light green silk. Designed with slightly pointed toes, and with a small, almost square mother-of-pearl decorative buckle across vamp. Uppers are edged with green satin ribbon. Modified Louis heel, flaring at base.
Stamped inside: "The Balta / [line illegible] / B. Altman & Co. / Paris New York"
Stamped on sole: "The Balta"
Handwritten inside: "a 5307 / 30160" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114835/
- Suit - Jacket and Skirt
Two-piece suit of emerald green suede consisting of:
Jacket/blazer of emerald green suede. Single breasted, with closure of three circular, gold tone, suede filled, initial 'G' buttons and bound buttonholes. Long sleeves with two matching buttons and bound buttonholes; patch pockets at sides. Padded shoulders. Lined in light taupe colored synthetic silk in Gucci bridle pattern.
Designer's label at center back neckline: "Gucci / Made in Italy"
Cleaning instructions, content and size "42" tags attached to base of designer label.
Skirt of emerald green suede. Below knee length, in A-line style with center front panel over open vent. Left side zipper with snap on 1-3/4" waistband. Built in belt on waistband over center front panel with gold-tone buckle and 'G' initial. Lined in dark mallard green synthetic jacquard with 'Gucci' signature.
Designer's label at center back waistband: "Gucci / Made in Italy" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701538/
- Suit - Jacket and Skirt
Woman's suit of dark red leather and suede, consisting of:
Jacket of dark red leather with intertwined bands of red suede at collar and sleeve edge. Styled with band collar and center front opening with six round self-covered buttons and bound buttonholes. Long fitted sleeves. Waist length, straight cut bodice with princess seams front and back. Welt pockets at each side front. Lower back has half belt with gold tone signature buckle. Lower edge straight in back, with curve toward center front point. Lightly padded shoulders. Fully lined with dark red silk "Gucci" signature jacquard fabric.
Designer's label at center back neckline: "G Gucci s.r.l. / Made In Italy / Genuine Leather / leather clean only"
Size "40" tag attached to base of designer label.
Total length: 20 3/4" (52.7cm)
Skirt of dark red leather. Below knee length; flared with four panels. Straight yoke front and back. Fitted waistband. Welt pocket at each side front hip. Straight hemline. Left side plastic zipper closure with one hook at waistband. Two gold chains with "Gucci" plaque for hanging skirt at inside left and right of waistband. Fully lined in matching "Gucci" jacquard fabric.
Designer's label at center back waist: "G Gucci s.r.l. / Genuine Leather / leather clean only / Made In Italy"
Size "40" tag attached to base of designer label. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701481/
Summer dress / Sundress of linen weave cotton in abstract floral design of black, yellow, red, white and green on purple background. Halter-style bodice and dirndl style skirt; midi length with slit up center front to thighs. Center back zipper with 2 hook & eyes. Side slit pockets. Lined in yellow crepe.
Designer's label at center back: "Donald Brooks" with handwritten style number(?) "825"
With kerchief of matching fabric. Triangular shape. Reverse side print is purple flowers on yellow background. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501342/
Sweater of horizontal stripes of aqua blues cotton knit. V-neck of dark aqua 1" wide ribbed knit. Long sleeves with four bands attached to each other with open weave of dark blue, top band is dark blue, middle band is slightly lighter blue, and final two bands are lightest shade of blue. Torso constructed similar to sleeves, with dark blue panel across top of shoulders, slightly lighter blue across upper chest and back, lightest blue across bust and then from bust line to bottom hem. Bottom hem and cuffs 2.5" ribbed knit. Unlined.
Designer label at center back neck: "Couregges / Paris / Made in France" (with "AC" logo to right)
Extensive care label underneath designer label. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503801/
- Toque Hat
Toque style hat of aqua narrow straw. Ruffle flower of same in front. Unlined with black grosgrain ribbon headband.
Label on inside headband: "De Lora / New York" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc276976/
- Toque Hat
Toque style hat covered with pheasant feathers. The high, cylindrical, domed crown of brown felt is completely covered with a mosaic of various colored feathers including yellow with black edge, iridescent green, blue, orange, burnt sienna, browns, and iridescent grays. Inner hatband of hot pink grosgrain ribbon. Hatpin with white spherical head.
Sewn to inner ribbon band is designer's label: "Frank Olive / New York" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc305359/
Tunic of gold brocade. Knee-length A-line tunic with open rounded neckline and 3/4-length sleeves. The neckline, cuffs and hem are embellished with applied bands of gold, silver, topaz and rose-colored bugle beads, sequins and rhinestones. Center back zipper closure with four hook-and-eye closures at the neckline. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30254/
Turban of silk shantung in blues and green. The tight, somewhat conical crown is flattened at top, and is composed of horizontally wound and folded silk shantung in a pattern of pale blue stripes and stripes of white with either dark blue or olive green line in a simplified meander pattern. The hat is lined in a fine white net, and has an inner off-white grosgrain ribbon hatband.
Retailer's label inside: "Neiman-Marcus" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461838/
- Visor Cap
Visor cap of medium brown plastic. The open crown consists of a vertical band which runs around front and sides, with brown and white elastic band across back. Printed at front center of crown is the Neiman-Marcus logo. The wide front visor is printed with three rows of scattered white squares. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc305392/
- Wedding Dress
Wedding dress. Off-white wedding dress of polyester(?). Mini length, with rounded scooped neckline, short sleeves, and slightly raised waist. Center front of bodice with wide vertical band of white lace from neckline to waist. Sleeves are short, gathered into shoulder, and appear to have two flounces of lace, but are actually two sleeves each, a shorter and a slightly longer inside, creating the flounced look. Skirt gathered into waist. Center back zipper. The inside neckline hem edge, and inside edge of lower hem with narrow off-white lace "tape" binding.
No labels in garment.
With ribbon sash belt of off-white/ivory satin, 1 1/2" wide x 89" long, with swallow-tail ends.
With accompanying headpiece/veil. Off-white satin covered headband with white embroidered/appliqued scrolling foliage forms set with tiny pearls and crystals. Attached to headband are two layers of fine off-white net/tulle veiling, shoulder and mid-back length. Small metal comb attached to headband to secure to wearer's head. Satin ribbon lining to headband.
No labels in headband. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701504/
Coat of curly sheep or goat fur in shades of brown, white, and gray mixed. Standing collar, single breasted closure and pockets all of brown leather. Closure has 5 circular, brown buttons and bound buttonholes. Long set-in sleeves; midi length. Lined in brown satin(?).
Designer's label at right side seam: "Albert Alfus / New York"
Retailer's label at center back neckline: "Neiman-Marcus"
At right side seam is union label: "Int Ladies Garment Workers Union, Union Made ILGWU 66460"
and size tag: "8" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503758/
- Coat Dress
Coat dress of white on pink brocade. Knee length, with short sleeves and notched collar. Double breasted, with 10 pink plastic buttons studded with rhinestones and 5 bound buttonholes. Side slit pockets. Lined in pink synthetic.
Combined designer/retailer label at center back neckline: "Neiman-Marcus / Pietro"
Union label at right side seam under arm. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701452/
- Cocktail Hat
Cocktail or evening hat covered with blue-green-blackish iridescent coque feathers. Hat is based on a pillbox style crown, conical, with flattened top. The entire surface is covered with overlapping feathers. Rising from the center of the crown is a spray of brown horsehair and high standing feathers. Brown felt interior crown with brown grosgrain ribbon inner headband. Two combs at sides for securing hat to wearer's head.
Retailer's label: "Titche's / Dallas" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc305371/
- Day Dress
Day dress of white wool knit. Sleeveless with wide jewel neckline. Calf length; skirt slightly gathered at natural waistline. Left side zipper with hook & eye and four hook & eyes on left shoulder. Two vertical welt pockets at sides. Lined in white silk with weighted pocket linings.
Designer's label at inside left seam of lining: "Norman Norell / New York"
Retailer's label at center back neckline: "Esther Wolf / Houston" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc402493/
- Day Dress
Day dress of white sateen cotton. Sleeveless with square yoked bodice and triangular gussets at underarm. Knee-length. Below bust, down to hem, are horizontal lines of top-stitching every 2". Two square front patch pockets at hips. Skirt flares out from below bust to hem. At center front is a 4" long decorative, white plastic zipper, below is a small white "AC" logo in vinyl. Back zipper closure with hook & eye. Unlined.
Designer's label inside back by zipper: "Courrèges / Paris / made in france,
Style number stamped on designer's label: "0032354".
Fabric/care label attached below designer's label: "Fabrique in France / Made in France / Dry Clean Only / No Bleach Do Not Iron / Nettoyer Par Un Teinturier / Tout Detergent Industriel Interdit / Repassage Deconseille / [symbols for cleaning] / Modele/Style 14 / Coloris/Color Blanc White / Taille/Size B / 100% Cotton Cotton 100% / Garniture/Ornament / 100% Polyvinyl Saran 100%" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503756/
Dress made of multiple fabrics including velvet, cotton, and silk in red, green, brown, blue, and orange multicolored floral and Indian prints, in a patchwork of vertical strips with metallic thread trim. Applied throughout are decorative metallic ovals. The dress is full length, with a flared skirt, long bell sleeves, and a low square neckline. Unlined. Zipper at center back extending from neckline to just below waist, with a single hook-and-loop at neckline.
Label sewn to inside back to left of zipper: "Sant'Angelo". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283760/
Maxi paper bridesmaid dress of Reemay spun polyester "paper". The long dress is printed with a pattern of impressionistic flowers in greens, pink, blues and purples on a yellow ground. It has a high, rounded neckline with no collar, and opens with a zipper at center back from collar to just above waist. The long, fitted sleeves have a thin band at cuff which extends to be tied into a bow. Empire waistline, from which extend box pleats. The dress appears to have a full, floor-length skirt, but the skirt is actually divided, forming pant legs.
No designer labels in garment, but original tag is preserved with it:
Obverse: "'Wear-a-while'* / Fashions / with / Reemay [trademark symbol] / Du Pont's Fabulous / New 100% Spun Bonded Polyester / DuPont Reemay brings an entirely new quality to 'conven- / ience fashions'. It has an unusual surface appearance, it / is strong and it is colorfast. Garments of Reemay may be / washed a few times and need no ironing if you use / normal wash-and-wear procedures / DHJ Industries Inc. / [trademark symbol] Registered Du Pont Trademark / * Trademark of / DHJ Industries, Inc."
Reverse: "Du Pont / Reemay [trademark symbol] / 100% Spunbonded polyester / flame-retandant finish / comfortable -- because it 'breathes' / retains its body and shape -- long wearing / dries quickly -- stays smooth - needs no ironing / it's strong - won't fray, unravel, split, tear / swirl pattern construction gives it a unique / appearance / to shorten: just cut with scissors ... garment won't unravel! / Reemay [trademark symbol] / is processed, furnished and dis- / tributed by DHJ Industries Inc. / 16 E. 34th St., N.Y., N.Y."
The Texas Fashion Collection holds two identical examples of this dress, from the same donor. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30330/
Dress of brown/beige coffee-colored wool. The short, A-line dress with shallow boat-neckline, short, cap-sleeves. Front and back of dress with diamond-shaped motif created by slot seams with cream background/under layer. Similar seaming across top of sleeves and joining diamond motifs around sides. Center back zipper with hook-and-eye at neckline. Lined in off-white silk(?).
Designer's label: "Jean Marie Armand / Paris / Made in France"
Retailer's label: "Made in France especially for / Neiman-Marcus" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc286912/
- Ensemble - Blouse and Skirt
Ensemble of printed silk of blues, turquoise, pinks, maroon, green on white ground. Stylized plant/scroll/seaweed forms.
A) Blouse - Waist length, with round neckline and short sleeves. Center-front opening with 5 self-covered buttons domed with bound buttonholes and hidden, covered snap just above waist. Lined in cream.
Designer's label at center back: "BH Wragge / 69"
Retailer's label at side seam: "Lou Lattimore / Dallas"
Manufacturing label: "Lot 3 / Size 10"
B) Skirt - Above-knee-length, two gore skirt. Slight seaming from the 1/2" waistband. Side zipper with hook and eye at waistband. Lined in white cotton(?).
No labels in skirt. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501325/
- Ensemble - Bodystocking, Mini-Skirt and Belt
Ensemble consisting of three pieces. Full-length bodystocking is of heavy ivory wool knit, in a ribbed pattern running vertically throughout body and legs, and horizontally around arms. The garment has a turtle-neck and wide flaring cuffs at legs. Center back zipper opening from top of turtle-neck to mid-back. The black double knit wool micro-mini-skirt has four over-sized belt loops with pointed ends, and center back zipper closure. The ensemble includes a wide black patent-leather belt which secures with concealed snaps.
Bodystocking has two labels. Designer's label inside at back near zipper: "Pierre Cardin / Paris New York"; Material/size label on opposite side: "100% / Wool / L"
The skirt has no labels. The belt is stamped on reverse: "12 1851"
From the Fall 1969/1970 season. Records indicate that the ensemble was originally offered in the Maisonette Room of Neiman-Marcus. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30084/
- Ensemble - Coat and Dress
A) Coat of light brown leather printed with dark brown "squiggles". Full-length, double-breasted, with two vertical rows of three each circular brown plastic buttons and hidden snaps at top. Long raglan sleeves. Two patch pockets on front with decorative flaps. Lined in light brown silk(?).
Designer's label at inside back collar: "Adele Simpson", with written annotation "1008".
B) Dress with matching scarf, of light tan jersey with printed dark brown "squiggles" matching the rest of ensemble. Mid-length, sheath style. Roll collar with slit through which scarf threads. Long sleeves with cuffs having two hidden snaps each. Center back zipper with hook-and-eye at top. Lined in peach silk crepe(?). With wide belt of leather matching the coat, the square buckle covered in same leather.
Designer's label at inside back on left: "Adele Simpson".
Stamped on reverse of belt: "Z 1095" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501297/
- Ensemble - Coat, Skirt, and Blouse
Ensemble consisting of:
A) Dress coat of camel color wool gabardine. Single breasted with four circular, ivory, plastic buttons with bound buttonholes. Street length. Notched collar. Large pleat down center back. Long set-in sleeves with band cuffs having a single matching button with bound buttonhole. Four patch pockets with flaps - two smaller pockets at breast and two larger pockets at hips. Each pocket is trimmed with a functioning, smaller matching button with bound buttonhole. Lined in tan silk.
Designer's label at center back neckline: "Norell"
Retailer's label below designer's label: "Sakowitz / Houston"
Union label at left armhole.
B) Belt of cream colored leather. 3/4" wide with rectangular buckle covered in same.
Reverse stamped: "14 611"
C) Shell blouse of ivory silk knit. Sleeveless with jewel neckline. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Lined in cream silk satin
D) Skirt of camel color wool gabardine. Slightly A-line; knee length. Left side zipper closure with two large hook & eyes on waistband. Lined in tan silk.
Designer's label on inside left seam of lining: " Norman Norell / New York"
Handwritten style number label: "24787-611-14"
Union label below designer's label. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330395/
- Ensemble - Jumper and Blouse
Ensemble consisting of:
A) Jumper of brown suede. Knee length. Square neckline. Each shoulder with single snap closure at top. Left side closure of 11 snaps from arm to hem. Lined in brown cotton.
Designer's label at center back: "Adolfo / New York"
B) Blouse of cotton twill in multicolored paisley on taupe background. Turndown collar with pointed ends. Center front opening with 7 white plastic buttons and vertical, barred buttonholes. Long, set-in sleeves with 2-1/2" cuffs having 2 matching buttons and barred buttonholes. Unlined.
Designer's label at center back neckline: " Adolfo / New York" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501377/
- Evening Dress
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701386/