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- Sling-Back Shoes
Pair of sling-back shoes of hand-painted leather. The shoes are designed with a slightly pointed toe, cut away beyond toe-box. The single strap fastens at outer edge with a gold buckle. The heel is a modified Spike heel, covered with matching leather.
The leather used is painted with a pale blue background on which is an over-all pattern of scrolling framework in beige and dark green, with rosettes, flowers, quatrefoils, etc. in greens, pinks, blues, etc.
Maker's label inside: "Herbert Levine / Fine Shoes" and "Hand Lasted"
Retailer's label inside: "Neiman-Marcus"
Handwritten inside: "6AAA 9214-4L2 / 32769" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114932/
Suit of black wool gaberdine.
A) Jacket in tailored style. 4" notched labels. Patch pockets at sides. Two large covered snaps in front for closure. 3" belt attaches at sides and closes at center front with two flat black 1" buttons and bound buttonholes. Straight long sleeves with 4 smaller non-functioning matching buttons and bound buttonholes. White silk lining.
Retailer's label at inside left near lapel: "Palm Beach / Martha / New York Miami Beach"
Evidence of large label removed from center back neckline.
B) Skirt. Slightly A-lined with slightly gathered at waist at 3" waistband. Midi length. Left side closure with 3 hooks & eyes and 8" plastic zipper. Lined in black silk.
Designer's label at left side of lining near hem: "Norman Norell / New York"
Union label attached to left side of designer's label. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc498985/
Coat of royal blue and dark magenta striped silk with matching belt.
A) Coat of royal blue and dark magenta striped silk. Double breasted with 10 1-inch gold with inlaid mother-of-pearl buttons and 5 bound buttonholes. Bermuda collar. 3/4 length sleeves with 3" band cuffs. Two large patch pockets at sides. Lined in navy silk. Four large, covered snaps supplement closure. Coat has been altered by stitching front closed at lower portion of opening to form a "dress".
Designer's label at center back neckline: "Norman Norell / New York"
B) Covered belt in matching royal blue and dark magenta striped silk. Three inches wide with self covered, rectangular cinch buckle. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330388/
Dress of black wool knit. Knee-length, with rounded, jewel neckline. Sleeveless with high shoulder yoke. Princess seaming. Center back closure with 5 large circular black plastic buttons and several hidden snaps; bound buttonholes. Lined in black fabric.
Designer's label sewn inside skirt lining: "Norman Norell / New York".
Retailer's label sewn at inside back left near closure: "Lou Lattimore / Dallas" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461774/
Bright red/orange wool dress and coat ensemble from 1st collection.
a) Coat of bright red/orange wool. Long sleeves and collared neckline. Double breasted with large, covered snaps on inside as closure. Two pockets formed from panels on coat. Lined in red acetate.
Designer's label at inside, back neckline: "Jean Marie Armand / Paris / Made in France"
b) Dress . Bracelet length sleeves and jewel neckline. Knee length. Center front zipper. Hourglass shaped front panel forms pockets at left and right. Lined in red acetate.
Designer's label at inside, back neckline: "Jean Marie Armand / Paris / Made in France" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc286926/
- Ensemble - Dress and Jacket
Ensemble of windowpane plaid woven polyester blend(?) in white and pink, yellow and green neon.
A) Jacket. With turndown collar and short sleeves, the jacket has a center front opening secured with 3 hook-and-eyes and three large white braid frogs. Lined in white polyester.
Designer's label sewn in at inside back collar: "Elinor Simmons / for / Malcolm Starr"
Origin label: "Made in the British / Crown Colony of Hong Kong"
Size label: "12"
B) Dress of matching fabric. Knee- to street-length, the dress is sleeveless with a standing collar. Slightly A-lined with princess seaming and two patch pockets at front. Center back opening with hooks-and-eyes at top and zipper below.
Labels are the same as in jacket. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501334/
- Evening Dress
Evening dress of black silk crepe with jewel neckline, and three-quarter length sleeves; completely hand embroidered in turquoise, white and gold paillettes; knee-length. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30109/
- Evening Gown
Evening gown. Strapless, full-length gown with pattern of horizontal chevrons in orange and white, and with Lurex chevrons in metallic iridescent blues, greens, and orange. Upper edge of dress with band of same fabric at 90 degree angle, and with flat bow of self at center front. Zipper at back, off-center to left side. Bodice with inner corset band with snaps and hooks-and-eyes. Dress lined in cream damask with woven logo “Mori Hanae” repeated over entire surface. With accompanying rectangular orange silk shawl/scarf/wrap. Designer's label: "Hanae Mori" with Japanese characters. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501301/
- Eveningn Dress
Evening dress of multi-layered yellow silk chiffon. The slim, full-length dress has a shallow, rounded neckline, and 3/4 length sleeves. The dress has a left side zipper and a 10" center back opening with 2 covered hook & eyes.
The dress consists of a complex layered structure. The innermost layer is of yellow silk from bust to hem, the middle layer of yellow chiffon, and the outer layer of yellow chiffon with hand painted stylized floral design of purple and teal roses with green sprays. The floral design is concentrated on center front of dress with one teal rose on upper right and single purple rose at bottom left of back.
Designer's label at left by zipper: "Galanos"
Retailer's label at right armhole: "Neiman-Marcus" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501302/
Hat of light brown leather printed with dark brown "squiggles". The domed crown is surmounted by a circular button covered with same leather. Around base of crown is a narrow band of same leather, tied, with trailing ends. The wide, floppy brim bends downwards. Unlined, with the leather is backed with a felt-like material. Inner brown grosgrain ribbon hatband.
No labels in the hat. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc305338/
- Platform Heels
Platform heel in red and white floral print on black ground. Shoes designed as open-toed pumps set on high platform at front, with wide band across vamp, open sides, and sling back which springs from a wide "Y" shaped strap. High, chunky heels taper slightly to base. Shoes covered with all-over print of large stylized flowers of red and white on a black ground.
Designer's label inside: "Andrea Pfister / Paris"
Marked on sole: "a / Made in Italy" and "35 1/2" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114944/
Raincoat of navy and white horizontal striped patent vinyl. The A-line coat is of short length, extending to just above the knee, and has long sleeves. Center-front opening has wide overlap, and is secured with 4 snaps. There are two side-seam pockets, and a red vinyl belt with square buckle. The coat is fully lined in dark maroon/purple/red taffeta.
Coat has single label: "La Flaque / de Paris". Belt has repeated stamped on reverse: "Excel / Backing Guaranteed Wash or clean / as garment" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30139/
- Shell Top
Shell top of yellow silk gaberdine. Sleeveless with mandarin collar. Center back zipper. Lined in yellow silk. Unhemmed bottom. No labels. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461849/
Pair of sling-back shoes of hot pink brocade. The s hoes are designed with gently pointed toe. The toebox is of a single piece of brocade, cut in a slight wave from toe to instep, and sewn to create "petal" effect. Sling-back strap of same fabric, fastening at back of heel. Heel modified Louis style, tapering to base.
Designer's label stamped inside: "Salvatore Ferragamo / Florence / Italy"
Stamped on sole: "Hand made in Italy"
Handwritten inside: "DM 845 / 788 4 1/2B" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114934/
White leather mini-skirt with 4 applied black leather bands running horizontally around skirt. White leather suspenders attached at back, cross at back, and run over shoulders to fasten at circular white leather-covered buttons on waistband in front. Fully lined in white nylon. Shirt does not fit tight at waist.
Pictured with black knit turtle-neck top, long-sleeves.
Designer's label: "Courreges / Exclusively Designed in / Leather and Fabric for / Samuel Robert" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc286823/
- Beach Clogs
Pair of beach clogs of wood and fabric. The wooden platform soles are "foot shaped", and secure to feet with a wide strap of striped cloth which passes through the sole at instep and ties at top of instep. Fabric is striped in black, yellow, red, white, and yellow.
Printed label affixed to sole: "Gymnastic"
Stamped on side: "6" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114849/
- Bolero Jacket
Bolero style evening jacket of off-white silk with clear beads and rhinestones. Long sleeves. Collarless with single hook & eye closure. Three dimensional beaded flowers trimming jacket and cuffs.
Designer's label: "Boutique / Christian Dior / Paris / Made in France"
Style number stamped on designer's label: "652551" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc115014/
Coat of camel-colored wool flannel. A-line; double breasted style with a round collar. There are 8 brown, circular plastic buttons center front with four bound buttonholes. Closure reinforced with large covered snap at neckline. Two vertical welt pockets at each side. Long, set-in sleeves. Lined in matching silk.
Combined designer/retailer label at center back neckline: "Norman Norell for Bonwit Teller" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330462/
Coat of blue and white heavy wool tweed in lattice design. Banded collar wraps around neckline, extends to closure and secures to the top snaps of the closure of the coat. Long sleeves. Left side opening with closure of seven large, covered snaps. Calf length. Side slit pockets. Lined in blue silk.
Designer's label at lower right of opening: "Christian Dior - New York, Inc."
Retailer's label at center back neckline: "Neiman-Marcus" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc499040/
- Coat Dress
Coat dress of beige wool crepe. Knee-length. Collar, long sleeves. Center front opening from throat to waist fastened with 5 chased gold-colored metal circular buttons and a single hidden snap at bottom. Skirt gathers at waistline from hips and around back; center front not gathered. Lined in cream, the skirt portion of lining forming inner skirt attached at waistline.
Designer's label at inside back collar: "Traina / New York"
Care label at inside left lapel: "Dry Clean / Only"
Fabric label inside inner skirt: "[logo] / All Pure Wool" and ""The American Way / With Wool / Fabric made in the U.S.A.". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc498982/
- Dinner Gown
Dinner gown of red velvet. The full-length dress is of deep red velvet, embroidered in black to form an all-over pattern of "fish scales". Neckline is rounded, higher in front than back, and has full-length sleeves with a modified leg-of-mutton effect at the shoulders and zipper closures at wrists. The bodice is seamed, and has a natural waistline. The neckline, waistline, and upper part of sleeves/shoulders are edged in black cording/braid. Skirt is slightly gathered into the waistline braid. Center back zipper closure with hook-and-eye closure at neck. Small panel lining front of bodice at bust, the rest of the gown unlined.
No label sewn in garment, but retains original paper tag: obverse: "Vera Maxwell / Original"; reverse: "Vera Maxwell / Original / Fibre Content / 100% Wool / Style 121 / Size [blank] / Mat. [blank] / Account No. [blank]".
This gown is one of the "Dance Hall Girl" dresses from Ms. Maxwell's Southwest American Collection. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30090/
Dress of navy blue wool crepe. Knee- or slightly below length. Rounded neckline, sleeveless, with wide straps. Two slit pockets at front, with large rectangular edges of same fabric. Center back closure of 5 large navy blue circular plastic buttons and 3 hidden snaps. Lined in navy blue silk.
Designer's label: "Norman Norell / New York" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc402558/
- Ensemble - Jacket and Dress
A) Dress of orange silk with white embroidered polka dots. Sleeveless. Wide, rounded/modified bateau neckline scooped lower in back. Gathered waist, A-line skirt, knee length with two side seam pockets. Center back lapped zipper closure. Bodice lined in orange silk. Skirt lined in cream silk.
Designer's label at center back seam near hem: "Norman Norell / New York"
B) Jacket of orange silk with white embroidered polka dots. Jewel neckline with mandarin collar. Three-quarter length set-in sleeves. Center front opening with three over-sized ivory silken looped "pompom" buttons. Bound buttonholes. Two snap closures at neckline and two hook & bar closures at hemline. Lined in orange silk.
Designer's label at center back neckline: "Norman Norell / New York"
Retailer's label below designer's label: "Howard Wolf / Dallas New York"
C) Belt of ivory satin ribbon. 2-1/2 inches wide with 3/4 inch fraying at ends. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330485/
- Evening Ensemble - Jacket and Dress
Evening ensemble of heavy pink Alaskine silk/wool blend, consisting of a jacket and dress.
The jacket is a cropped, bolero style, with rounded neckline and short sleeves. It has a center front opening with single hook-and-eye at throat. The sleeves, neckline, opening, and hem are edged in band of pink and crystal beads and rhinestones. Scattered over the surface of the jacket are clusters of pearl, crystal, and silvered beads. The matching dress is full-length, with an Empire waist. It is sleeveless, with very slight scoop at front neckline, and a deep rounded scoop to mid-back at back.The straps are heavily beaded with pink and crystal beads and rhinestones. The 4-gore A-line skirt gathers slightly into bodice. The dress has an inner pink nylon(?) sheath lining.
The jacket labels are: Retailer's label: "R.S.V.P. / Neiman-Marcus"
Designer's label, underneath retailer's label: "Gino Charles"
Size label: "8"
The dress labels are: Designer's label: "Gino Charles"
Origin label: "Made in the British / Crown Colony of Hong Kong"
Size label: "8" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc402501/
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Hat of printed polyester/synthetic fabric. Cylindrical crown with slight domed top and short, sloping brim, both covered with same fabric printed with "windows" design, some with central images of drums, harps, guitars, roundels, etc. Two bands of same fabric are sewn under brim to extend down and back to connect at back of wearer's head to secure hat. Inner green grosgrain ribbon hatband. Hat lined in dark olive green fabric. Part of uniform for Braniff International Airways flight attendants.
Label inside at hatband: "Adolfo II / New York Paris".
Designer's signature in print: "Emilio" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30083/
Hat of printed polyester/synthetic fabric. Cylindrical crown with slight domed top, and short, sloping brim, both covered with same fabric printed with "windows" design, some with central images of drums, harps, guitars, roundels, etc. Two bands of same fabric are sewn under brim to extend down and back to connect at back of wearer's head to secure hat. Inner green grosgrain ribbon hatband. Hat lined in dark olive green fabric.
Part of uniform for Braniff International Airways flight attendants.
Label inside at hatband: "Adolfo II / New York Paris".
Designer's signature in print: "Emilio" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc277108/
Hat of plastic-coated paper. The hat is of novelty design, with a square crown of flame pink/orange with faint stripes/brick pattern, which is open along the vertical corners. The mostly-oval brim of the same material is set off-center, widest part from side to side, but with more brim at front than back. At front left, the brim extends and detaches from hat to hang down at side. At end of extension is cluster of petal forms made of the same material and a white version of same material. Around the base of the crown is a "hatband" formed of dense clusters of the same petals. The underside of the brim is of the flame pink/orange, while the inside of the crown is white. Around the inside base of the crown is a band of white grosgrain ribbon.
Designer's label inside at base of crown: "Sue Dooley / Dallas" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114844/
Slouch hat of plastic-coated paper. The high, cylindrical crown is of aqua blue, with "squashed" sides. At base of crown is think neon orange hatband tied with bow at right side near front. Medium-wide brim of pale green curves out and down, and is decorated with concentric bands of stitching. Edge and underside of brim faced with same blue as crown. At back of hat, under brim at edge, is a small bow of the orange neon material. Inside of crown is lined(?) with the pale green of the upper part of the brim. Around inside base of crown is band of white grosgrain ribbon.
Designer's label at inside back of lower edge of crown: "Sue Dooley / Dallas" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114846/
Jumpsuit of pink, yellow, green and blue horizontal striped paper. The full-length rayon fiber remay paper pantsuit has olive green, pink, blue and tan stripes. Bodice is sleeveless, empire style, with with high rounded neckline and narrow spread collar, with stripes going horizontally. There is a center back zipper closure from the neck to hip-level. Pants are full-length, wide legged palazzo pants with vertical stripes. The pant legs are slit from the hem to mid-calf, and are unhemmed. The piece is lined in a white rayon fiber paper cloth.
Retailer's label at inside left beneath the collar: "Change-In-Time / Boutique / Dallas, Texas". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30035/
- Kipper Tie
Wide kipper tie of large stylized paisley designs in yellows and gold on a blue field. Blue is somewhat faded from the original shade. The tie has a tag on reverse marked "Brent" and with the logo for Montgomery Ward.
The creation of the kipper tie, a form of extra-wide necktie known for bright colors and patterns, is credited to British designer Michael Fish. He brought out the earliest ones in the 1960's.
This example was a gift to the donor by his maternal grandmother, Mary Kathleen King Miller (1898-1969). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30325/
- Pant Suit
Pantsuit of cocoa brown and ivory silk crepe.
a) Tunic style top with jewel neckline trimmed with 8 buttons self-covered buttons and loops at each shoulder. Long straight sleeves. Diagonal seam across the front with left side in
ivory and right side in brown. Lined in ivory silk.
Combined designer/retailer label pinned to center back neckline: "Norman Norell for Bonwit Teller"
Handwritten style number tag at inside right seam, barely legible: "20831-570-8"
b) Pants are harlow style. Right leg is cocoa brown and left leg is ivory. Zipper at center front and two hook & eyes on 1" ivory waistband. Lined in ivory silk. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc499028/
- Skirt Suit
Two-piece suit of dark orange knit.
A) Jacket of dark orange wool gaberdine. Double-breasted with princess seaming and a large cape collar. The full-length straight sleeves each have three circular black buttons and bound buttonholes. The opening at front has two vertical rows of 4 black circular buttons and a hidden snap closure at upper right. Attached to the jacket are four black patent leather belt carriers to support the accompanying thin black patent leather belt. Fully lined in black silk satin fabric.
Designer's label at inside at back collar: "Norell"
B) Skirt of dark orange wool gaberdine. Knee length with a 2" wide waistband into which the skirt gathers. Two slit pockets at side seams, one of which conceals zipper closure and line of snaps and hooks-and-eyes. Fully lined in orange/red fabric.
Care label sewn below waistband at inside front: "Do Not Use / Steam Iron"
C) Belt of black patent leather. 1/2" wide with rectangular self covered buckle.
Reverse stamped: "Charming / Belts" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330453/
- Summer Evening Dress
Summer evening dress of pink and white stripped cotton twill. Full length, with low, rounded/scooped neckline and short, slightly puffed sleeves. Empire waistline. Stripes on the bodice go from top right to lower left; stripes on the full skirt go from top left to lower right. Center back zipper with hook & loop at neckline and at waist. Bodice lined in self, skirt lined in white fine fabric.
Designer's label at inside back, near zipper: "Bill Blass / For / Maurice Rentner" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501352/
- Aviator's Cap Hat
Hat in the form of a white leather Aviator's Cap. The domed ovoid crown is made in six triangular sections, and has straps which extend down and buckle under the chin with two oval gilt metal links. The cap is lined with black satin, and has an inner black grosgrain ribbon hatband.
Designer's label: "Adolfo / New York Paris"
Retailer's Label: "Amen Wardy / El Paso Texas" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc286812/
- Beachwear Ensemble - Bikini and Coverup
Beach ensemble consisting of bikini and coverup.
The bikini top and bottom are of jersey printed with a modern art design of greens, pink and red stripes. Top has ties that go up and behind neck, and bands that reach around to back and secure with metal clasp. At front, between the cups along top edge is a non-functional tie made of piping made from the jersey material. Bikini bottom is low-cut. The coverup is of light chiffon, possibly silk, with swirling stripes in the same pattern as bikini. It is sleeveless, has a boat neckline, and rounded hemline.
The pieces of the ensemble have various tags:
In bikini top: "12"
In bikini bottom: "Emilio Schuberth / Roma / Fabricato in Italia"; Made in Italy / Exclusively for / Neiman-Marcus"; "Made in Italy"; "12"; Helanca / Filanca / Marche Int. Dep."
Stamped near hem of coverup: "Enzo Mari Per / Fio / Rio"; Sewn in tags: "Fio / Rio"; "Emilio Schuberth / Roma / Fabricato in Italia".
Pattern designed by Enzo Mari (b. Novara, Italy, 1932).
From the original Carrie Marcus Neiman Foundation collection assembled by Stanley and Edward Marcus. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30036/
- Belt And Buckle
Belt of finished black leather having a large openwork chrome buckle designed as letters spelling out "PEACE", within a rectangular frame. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30326/
- Body Suit With Tunic
Ensemble consisting of two pieces. Base garment is a light green knitted silk jersey bodysuit with over-length sleeves and legs. Zipper closure from throat to lower back at center back, with one hook-and-eye closure at top of zipper. Over the bodysuit is a tunic/tabard formed of two long rectangular panels of black silk with white printed polka dots all over. There are thin "straps" simulated at shoulders where panels meet, and a slightly rounded neckline. The panels are sewn at left side for 17 cm. below arm and open the rest of the length. On right side are three snaps and one hook-and-eye closure. The left shoulder is sewn shut, while the right side opens with hook-and-eye closure. The panels are lined in shocking pink silk.
Label in bodysuit: At inside left back, just beside zipper: "Rudi Gernreich".
Labels in tunic/tabard: At back inside, just below neckline: "Neiman-Marcus / Trophy Room"; At front inside, just below neckline: "Rudi Gernreich" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30029/
Pair of black suede boots. Over-calf-height square-toed boots lace up front, with 3 rows of eyelets at bottom and 15 hooks above. Block heel is covered in black suede. Lined in off-white kid leather and with a rubber and leather sole.
Impressed in rubber sole: "Made in France". Stamped on lining inside: "Charles Jourdan / Paris" and "8 1/2 2A 468069 LE" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30221/
- Breton Hat
Modified Breton style hat of hot pink straw with high crown covered with light blue, pink, gold purple and orange silk. Wide rolled-back brim. Lined.
Retailer's label on inside hatband: "Sanger Harris / Dallas"
Size tag to left of designer's label. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc277029/
- Cloche Hat
Cloche-like hat of brown felt velour. Brown grosgrain ribbon hatband forms double bow in front. Unlined with brown grosgrain ribbon inner headband.
Label on inside headband: "Genuine / Velour"
Union label to right of content label digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc286852/
- Coat Dress
Coat dress of gray linen double weave with design of geometric pattern called "sheep pen". Street length with notched collar. Single breasted opening at front with two synthetic "jeweled" buttons having a large pearl center alternating with two snaps. Two vertical welt pockets at sides. Long sleeves. Box pleat at center back. Belted in back with half-belt of self. Lined in off-white silk.
Designer's label at center back neckline: "Chester Weinberg"
Retailer's label at left side seam of lining: "Neiman-Marcus" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc499025/
- Cocktail Dress
Cocktail dress of glitter-studded black chiffon.
A) Outer dress is sheer, knee-length, with rounded neckline, and sleeveless. The body of the dress is decorated with vertical rows of clusters of tiny circular mirrored dots, glued to fabric. Wide band at hem of same clusters of mirrors, formed as a repeating band of large roses. Center back opening with hook and eye at neckline and 7 hidden snaps.
B) Belt. Black satin belt with large rectangular rhinestone buckle.
C) Inner slip of black organza over fine black silk faille. Center back zipper and flesh-colored spaghetti straps.
Designer's label at center back seam near hem: "Christian Dior - New York Inc."
Retailer's label at same location: "Neiman-Marcus" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501307/
- Cocktail Ensemble - Dress and Jacket
Cocktail Ensemble of beige chiffon.
A) Cocktail dress. Short, knee-length or slightly longer, sleeveless dress with narrow straps. Rounded neckline with self ruffle edging. Chiffon of bodice is gathered at neckline, vertical at front, but rounding to horizontal at back. Skirt has knife-pleating from natural waistline to hips, the pleats opening from hips and falling softly to hem. Center back zipper closure on main dress, with series of 4 snap closures below waist on pleated outer skirt. The skirt portion is formed as a pleated overskirt of chiffon over an inner silk crepe inner sheath, which has a wide ruffle of crepe at hem.
Designer's label: "Christian Dior-New York Inc"
Retailer's label: "Neiman-Marcus".
B) Sheer jacket, short, almost cropped, of doubled chiffon with long sleeves and self-ruffle trim around edges of cuffs, neckline, center front opening and hem.
C) Belt for dress, leather covered on front with chiffon matching dress. Single hidden hook closure.
Stamped on back: "14", "Christian Dior / New York, Inc" and 382" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501369/
- Cocktail Ensemble - Dress and Jacket
Cocktail ensemble of orange wool with embroidered pattern of small squares of orange and silver novelty thread which form a larger abstract pattern. Ensemble consists of:
A) Cocktail dress. Knee-length, sleeveless dress with rounded neckline edged with gold braid trim accented with gold studs and silver rhinestones. Bodice with princess seaming for fit. Attached belt of same fabric at natural waist edged by bands of same braid as neckline. Skirt gathers at waistline, and has side slit pockets at hips. Hem of skirt trimmed with same braid as neckline. Dress has a center back zipper, and is fully lined in orange acetate.
Retailer's label at neckline to right of zipper: "Balliets / Oklahoma City, Okla."
Size "6" tag at base of zipper.
B) Matching fitted jacket trimmed with same braid at rounded jewel neckline, along the center front zippered opening, natural-waist hem, the cuffs of the long, set-in sleeves, and the upper edges of the two patch pockets at bust. Lined in orange acetate.
Designer's label at left side near zipper: "Oscar de Le Renta"
Retailer's label at center back neckline: "Balliets / Oklahoma City, Okla." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501340/
- Day Dress
Day dress of red wool knit. Above-knee length. Dress has a high band collar and long cuffed sleeves. Two large patch pockets at hips. Center-back zipper. Red lace band inside at hem. Partly lined in red acetate(?).
Designer's label: "Norman Norell / New York"
Tie belt of same material, 3/4" wide. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330496/
- Day Dress
Day dress of white fleece. Princess style; knee length. Sleeveless with jewel neckline. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Side slit pockets with two gold tone brooches decorated with two circles of white pearls and a center flower of clear rhinestones. Upper bodice of dress lined in white fabric.
Retailer's label at center back neckline: "Neiman-Marcus" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc402550/
- Day Dress
Floor length day dress. Long sleeves with gathered opening at bottom of sleeve. Bodice of brown wool ribbed knit with kimono style sleeves and gusset at underarm. Brown ribbed knit stops on sleeves above elbow. Bottom of sleeve out of wool jersey knit in brown and purple rectangular checked pattern. Rounded neckline. False layered effect at neckline out of same brown and purple rectangular checked print. Skirt gathered at waistline and constructed of wool jersey knit in large brown and purple checked pattern. Center back lapped zipper closure.
Designer label: "Rudi Gernreich design for / Harmon Knitwear"; "14"
Care label: "Dry Clean / Only / 100% wool"
With belt of brown wool ribbed knit. 1 1/4 inch wide. Silver colored metal cap finishes one end, while silver colored metal adjustable buckle is on other end.
Engraved in metal buckle "SOLID BRASS / made in / USA" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501292/
- Day Dress
Day dress of pale blue/gray wool. Above the knee length; short sleeves. Bodice is yoked to give appearance of a "cropped jacket" with small V at center front and deep, inverted V below. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Half belt of self at back attaches at ends with two gray, plastic, circular buttons with bound buttonholes. Mock flap pockets at sides. Lined in ivory silk.
Designer's label at center front neckline: "Courrèges / Paris"
Stamped at right edge of designer's label "A1418" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503824/
- Derby Hat
Derby style hat of navy blue velour. High, domed 4" deep crown with narrow upward curved brim. Unlined with blue grosgrain ribbon inner headband. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc305372/