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- Cocktail Suit
Cocktail suit of black silk satin consisting of:
A) Waist-length jacket formed of vertically arranged heat-set pleats with five horizontal bands applied across the pleats. There is a panel of ivory/off-white silk extending from the neck of the jacket, forming the collar of the jacket and simulating the effect of a blouse being worn under the jacket. The long sleeves are also pleated, with single band near the base of the sleeves, from which extend ivory/off-white silk mock cuffs. Center front opening with three applied black bows on the lower three horizontal bands. The opening is secured with three hook-and-loop closures hidden by the bows. Lined in black silk.
Designer's label at inside back neckline: "Chanel"
Style number tag beneath designer's label: "10967"
B) Matching mid-length skirt of similarly pleated black silk, with a plain waistband and a single horizontal black silk band 2" below the waistband. Three hook-and-loops in the waistband, and four snaps along closure at left hip. Skirt has a single panel of organza lining in back, the rest of the skirt being unlined to allow more movement of the fabric. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283774/
- Culottes Dress
"Culottes dress" of orange, white, and yellow silk petals over white crepe. The garment is constructed as a pair of white crepe mini-culottes with attached sleeveless overdress in the style of a pinafore of net covered in orange, white and yellow silk petals. Wide, rounded neckline scoops in back. Attached cream satin ribbon sash wraps around waist to back to form a bow, and closes with 2 hook & eyes. Over-skirt opens in back from waist to hem. Bodice with center back zipper with hook & eye. Lined in ivory silk or acetate.
Designer's label at inside near hem: "DOMINIC / for / MATTY TALMACK / New York"
Retailer's label at inside near hem: "Neiman-Marcus"
Size label near hem: "8" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503777/
- Day Dress
Day dress of ecru wool jersey with black patent leather belt and black satin bow.
a) Shift day dress of ecru wool jersey. Long, set-in sleeves. Street length. Rolled collar with pointed ends. Center front opening with 9 circular, flat, 3/4" black plastic buttons and bound buttonholes. Large patch pockets at sides below hips. Lined in cream silk.
Designer's label on inside lining at left seam near hem: "Norman Norell / New York"
Retailer's label at center back neckline: "Lou Lattimore / Dallas"
b) Large bow of black silk. Attaches under collar of dress with two large covered snaps.
c) Belt of black patent leather. 1" wide with self covered rectangular buckle. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330455/
- Day Dress
a) Day dress in shift style of light blue-green sage jersey wool knit. Street length. Center front opening with 11 circular blue-green plastic buttons and bound buttonholes. Convertible collar with 5" pointed ends and small non-functioning matching button and bound buttonhole at ends. Long sleeves with 3" cuffs and two small matching buttons with bound buttonholes. Two large patch pockets at sides, below waist. Lined in light sage colored silk crepe.
Designer's label at inside left seam of lining: "Norman Norell / New York"
Retailer's label at inside back neckline: "Lou Lattimore / Dallas"
b) Matching belt of self. 7' x 8" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330448/
- Day Dress
Day dress of navy blue wool knit. Knee-length with princess seams. 1-1/2 inch standing collar. Short set-in sleeves. Two large patch pockets placed low on hip wrap around side seam from front to back. Centered zipper closure at back. Lined in navy silk.
Designer label at left inside seam near hem: "Norman Norell / New York"
3 inch wide black patent leather belt with patent buckle.
Stamped in gold on back of belt: " 6 Norman Norell" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330472/
- Day Dress
Daytime shift style dress of bright red wool jersey. Calf length with long, set-in sleeves. Pointed collar. Center front opening with 9 black plastic circular buttons with bound buttonholes. Large patch pockets at sides. Lined in red silk.
Designer's label at inside left seam of lining: "Norman Norell / New York"
Retailer's label at center back neckline: "Lou Lattimore / Dallas"
b) Black satin bow. Attaches to neckline of dress under the collar with two large covered snaps.
c) Black patent leather belt. 1-1/2 inches wide with square buckle covered in same. Backing of tan leather.
Back stamped: "14 / Norman Norell" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc402498/
- Day Dress
Day dress of red wool jersey knit with matching belt.
a) Day dress of red jersey wool knit in shift style. Asymmetric neckline with pointed collar. Left side opening of six circular red plastic buttons with bound buttonholes and large covered snap at neckline. Short dolman sleeves. Knee length. Two large patch pockets below waistline. Lined in red silk.
Designer's label at inside left seam of lining near hemline: "Norman Norell / New York"
b) Belt of self. 3/4" wide. Attaches to dress at back. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330451/
- Day Dress
Day dress of yellow wool knit. Sleeveless; rounded neckline; A-line. Center front opening with 6 rounded, yellow plastic button; bound buttonholes. Two horizontal welt pockets at sides. Banded half-belt of self at back attached at side seams. Lined in yellow silk.
Designer's label on inside lining near hemline: "Norman Norell / New York"
Retailer's label on inside front neckline: "Marie Leavell" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330520/
- Day Dress
Two-piece linen dress.
A) Day dress of linen in shift style with white bodice and blue skirt. Sleeveless with jewel neckline. Below knee length. Center back opening with 4 white, circular, plastic buttons and bound buttonholes; reinforced with 2 snaps at neckline. Large patch pockets at sides, below waist. Lined in white silk.
Combined retailer/designer's label at center back seam: "Norman Norell for Neiman-Marcus"
B) Under skirt of white silk with 9" panel of blue linen at bottom. White grosgrain waistband. Center back opening with 2 hook & eyes. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461780/
- Day Dress
Day dress in shift style of aqua slub linen. Sleeveless. Below knee length. Wide, rounded neckline and arm holes bordered in white slub linen. Neckline has 7 pin tuck pleats. Side patch pockets with top band of white slub linen. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Belt loops at sides indicate dress once had a belt, now missing. Lined in white polyester.
Designer's label at back neckline: "Teal Traina / New York" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc499003/
- Day Dress
Day dress of gray and cream synthetic knit in abstract hounds tooth pattern. Street length; pointed collar. Princess line with left front opening. Bodice with cross-over front panel in double breasted style with snap on inside left panel to snap into neck. Four gray, circular plastic buttons and bound buttonholes. Side seam pockets. Skirt with box pleat at back. Lined in cream net/muslin. Knit fabric cut horizontally.
Designer's label at center back neckline: "Chester Weinberg"
Retailer's label at left side seam: "Neiman-Marcus"
Labels: "Size (1)4"; ILGWU label digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc498976/
- Day Dress
Day dress of bright pink silk brocade in floral design. Bateau neckline. Sleeveless with French darts in bodice. Semi-pleated, below knee skirt. Side slit pockets. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Lined in pink silk with petersham of pink grosgrain with hook & eye.
Designer's label at center back neckline: "Bill Blass / for / Maurice Rentner"
Union label at center back near bottom of zipper.
Retailer's label at center back seam: "Neiman-Marcus" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501337/
- Day Dress
Day dress of oatmeal variegated silk/linen blend(?). Knee-length, coat-style dress with collar and center front opening with 3 large circular "carved" horn buttons with teardrop centers, and one non-functioning one at bottom; bound buttonholes. Two hooks and loops at waist. Elbow-length sleeves. Natural waist into which bodice and skirt are slightly gathered at front and back, and appear to be deeply gathered at sides, but are not - backed by elastic to pull together. String belt loops. Lined in light tan/dark cream acetate(?).
Designer's label at inside back collar: "Barney Max / designs ltd. / California"
With accompanying belt of tan leather faced with same fabric as dress; 1-1/4" wide. Square buckle covered with same fabric.
Former owner's mark on back: "7 Leathers" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503737/
- Day Dress
Day dress of pink polyester. Street length, sleeveless, with princess seaming and with a wide, banded neckline trimmed in abstract waved lines bordered in yellow thread and separated with applique circles of white polyester. Hemline has 7-3/4" band of trim matching neckline. Center back zipper closure with 3 hook & eyes on neckline band. Lined in pink polyester satin.
Designer's label at center back seam near hem: "Countess Alexander / New York"
Retailer's label at neckline to left of zipper: "Sara Fredericks" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701495/
- Day Dress
Day dress of royal blue wool jersey knit in sheath style. Below knee length, with round neckline with decorative draped pleat at center front. Bracelet length dolman sleeves with underarm gussets. Center back zipper closure. Unlined.
Designer's label to left of center back zipper: "Hanro / By Handschin & Ronus Ltd. / Made In / Switzerland / 100% Wool"
Size tag attached to right of designer label: "14*" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701458/
- Day Dress
Day dress with pink linen bodice and netted lace pink and green skirt in floral motif. Peter pan collar. Center front opening of six self-covered buttons, 2 snaps at neckline and 1 hook & eye where skirt and bodice meet; bound buttonholes. Three snap closure on center front of skirt. Four pleats on either side of opening of bodice. Long sleeves with 2 1/4" french cuffs with two self-covered buttons and bound buttonholes. Skirt lined in pink organdy; bodice lined in pink synthetic; under arm pads.
Designer's label at center back neckline: "Chuck Howard"
Retailer's label below designer label: "Silver Key / Neiman Marcus"
With accompanying belt of olive green linen backed in leather. 2" wide and 34 1/2" long. Square buckle of self fabric. Three holes for sizing.
Stamped: "14 925" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701374/
- Day Dress Ensemble
Ensemble of turquoise blue linen.
a) Day dress of turquoise blue linen. Set-in waistline. Sleeveless with wide armholes designed to show side panels of camisole under dress. Below knee length. Shallow, wide rounded bateau neckline slightly lower in back. Center back closure of three self-covered buttons with snap and bound buttonholes cut on a slant. Zippers at left and right with hook & eyes. Lined in matching turquoise blue silk.
Combined designer/retailer label on inside lining at right seam near hem: "Norman Norell for Neiman-Marcus"
b) Camisole of white silk satin with turquoise blue linen side panels. Narrow shoulder straps of white organdy. Center back zipper closure.
c) Stole of turquoise blue linen; 12-3/8" x 50".
d) Narrow tie belt of turquoise blue linen; 7/8" x 62-1/2". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330489/
Derby of hot pink leaves. Hat in the style of a derby, completely covered in various shades of hot pink leaf-shapes cut out of velvet, satin, and other fabrics. Cylindrical crown, up-turned brim. The hat is lined in hot pink fabric and has a pink grosgrain ribbon inner hatband.
Sewn into the inner hatband is a homemade(?) hand embroidered label: "Jo Bailey Hats" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30291/
- Dinner Dress
Dinner dress of black silk taffeta. Sleeveless. Jewel neckline with binding that forms tie in back. Zipper closure at center back extending below waist with hook & eye at neckline and snap at bottom. Pleated bodice and skirt with with non-pleated waist block. Tea length. Unlined with petersham of black grosgrain ribbon fastened with hook & eye. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330535/
- Dinner Dress
Dinner dress and jacket ensemble of black wool; (a) Jacket: Short princess line black wool jacket; V-neckline with wide notched collar and wide lapels; full-length, set in, two piece sleeves; asymmetrical lapped front opening with one large, round, filligreed button with rhinestones and bound buttonhole; fully lined in black silk. Label stitched inside back neck below collar. (b) Dress: Matching sleeveless knee length dress with V-neckline in front due to surplice styled opening; fronts secure with four snaps and four hook&eyes; seam detail around bust; back neckline is square between straps; waistline seam with skirt gathering all around; lapped center-front opening in skirt with single hook&eye and two snaps; folded hem; fully lined in black silk. Label stitched inside on lining at right side seam.
Size 12 BALENCIAGA, Paris digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30056/
- Dinner Gown
a) Dinner gown with black crepe skier and white faille bodice; bodice is hand embroidered in irridescent rhinestones, sequins, silver thread, and crystal drops. b) 2" sash of bright pink satin at natural waist. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30174/
Dress of bright red wool. Sleeveless; jewel neckline; knee length. Empire waist with inserted panel, quilted and top-stitched. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Kick pleat opening at center front seam. Lined in bright orange silk.
Designer's label at inside, back neckline: "Pierre Cardin / Paris New York" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc286919/
Dress of bright lime green wool. Knee-lenght and sleeveless, with a high neckline ornamented with 6 rows of topstitching. Empire waisted, with the lower portion of dress split into four long panels, scalloped to form petals with quilted, topstitched edges. Center back zipper with two hook & eyes. Upper portion of dress lined in lime colored acetate.
Designer's label at inside back neckline: "Pierre Cardin / Paris New York"
Retailer's label beneath designer's label: "Marie Leavell" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc286835/
Dress of silk knit in purple, blue, turquoise, grey and white geometric pattern with organic shapes. Designer's signature of "Emilio" in pattern of fabric. Above knee fitted skirt. Inverted empire waist in a V shape. Long sleeves and V-neck. Center back zipper closure.
Designer's label on inside back shoulder: "Emilio Pucci / Florence - Italy / 100% Pure Silk / Made in Italy"
Cleaning instructions and size tag attached to bottom of designer's label. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283678/
Dress of black wool knit. Skirt gathers into waistline seam. Five rhinestone buttons at center front opening below waist and seven above; closure at neckline reinforced with two snaps. Hook and eye at waistline. Long set-in sleeves with five working buttons each. Knee-length. Black satin bow which is attached at the neckline. Clear rhinestone buttons are formed by large center stone surrounded by 10 smaller stones. Side slit pockets. Unlined.
Retailer's label at inside neckline: "Balliets / Oklahoma City, Okla."
Belt of black satin. Three inches wide with rectangular self covered buckle. Three rectangular machine-made, barred buttonhole style buckle holes.
Back of belt stamped: "6 Norman Norell" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330480/
Dress. Floor-length dress of ivory knit, overlaid with a gold netting. Sleeveless and with a boat-neckline, the sheath-style dress has ornate heavy gold cording around neckline, armholes, along side-seams, and hem. The skirt has small side slits, and a center lapped zipper closure located along center-back of garment with hook-and-eye closure at top of zipper. Lined with a light polyester. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30309/
Day dress in shift style of red/orange wool jersey. Knee length, with short dolman sleeves. 1-1/2" stand-up collar. Center front opening with 28 round self-covered buttons and loops. Side slit pockets. Lined in red silk. Attached tie belt of same fabric at waist. Designer's label at inside left seam of lining: "Norman Norell / New York" Retailer's label at inside right opening near neckline: "Marie Leavell" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330353/
a) Dress of silk knit with orange, pink, lime, purple, white and black motif. Signature of designer "Emilio" in fabric pattern. Round, bateau neckline; elbow length sleeves. Below knee length.
Designer's label on inside back neckline: "Emilio Pucci / Florence - Italy / 100% Pure Silk / Made in Italy"
Retailer's label below designer's label: "Made in Italy Exclusively For / Saks Fifth Avenue"
Cleaning instructions and size tag at base of retailer's label.
b) Tie belt of same fabric. Fringe of clear blue beads on ends. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc286867/
A) Dress of navy blue wool jersey knit. Long, dolman sleeves. Jewel neckline. Street length; princess seams. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Large patch pockets at left and right seams. Lined in navy silk.
Designer's label at left seam of lining near hem: "Norman Norell / New York"
Cleaning instructions label at center front neckline: "Care Instructions / Professionally / Dry Clean Only"
B) Sash style belt of matching fabric. Rectangular, 2" x 108". Tubular construction with open ends. Attaches to back of dress. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330351/
A) Dress of red wool knit. Knee length with set-in waistline. Center front opening with 3 large circular black button with bound buttonholes above waistline and hook & eye and two snaps on interior of waistband. Short dolman sleeves with gussets. Fold down collar with open, pointed ends. Side slit pockets. Lined in red silk crepe.
Combined designer/retailer label on lining at left seam near hemline: "Norman Norell for Neiman-Marcus"
B) Black leather belt. Two-inches wide with rectangular buckle covered in self.
Reverse stamped: "8 / Christian Dior / New York" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330494/
A) Off-white/beige cream wool jersey dress with matching belt. Knee-length or slightly longer. Long sleeves. Slight standing collar which opens at throat. Center front opening with series of 17 functional circular gilt buttons with "dimpled" texture. At throat are two non-functional buttons on the turned-back part of the collar. Buttonholes are bound, with red backgrounds. Large patch pockets at hips. Lined in a beige/cream silk.
Designer's label at inside back collar: "Norman-Norell / New York"
B) Long sash belt of same fabric, of tubular construction.
No marks on belt. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461822/
Dress in shift style of black silk. Collar of white silk is folded over front neckline giving a modified cowl look. Center back opening with 7 self-covered button and bound buttonholes; closure reinforced with covered snaps. Long set-in sleeves flair slightly to wide, rolled back cuffs of white silk. Hemline trimmed with 2" band of self. Lined in black silk.
Designer's label at left of back opening: "Norman Norell / New York"
Retailer's label at left of back opening: "Lou Lattimore / Dallas" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc499045/
Dress of black crochet knit; sheath style. Bracelet length or 3/4 length sleeves, crew neck. Princess seaming. Below knee length. Center back zipper. Unlined.
Combined designer/retailer label on right inside seam: "Norman Norell for Neiman-Marcus. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461879/
Semi-formal gown of ivory silk faille and light green taffeta. Below knee-length, the ivory silk faille bodice is sleeveless and has a jewel neckline . Arched princess seams from arm opening to dropped waistline are mirrored on back. Patch pockets cut on bias at hips. The light green taffeta skirt gathers to the ivory silk faille bodice at dropped waist, and has attached interior supporting structure of 5-1/2" and 17" tiers of stiffened synthetic organdy(?). The dress has a center back zipper with hook & eye and hook & eye with snap at skirt. Bodice lined in ivory synthetic fabric and skirt is lined cotton organdy.
Designer's label at left side seam: "Tassell"
Retailer's label at center back neckline: "Lou Lattimore / Dallas" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501312/
Dress of cashmere knit with motif in black, gray and pinks. Designer's signature of "Emilio" in the fabric print. Long sleeves; round, bateau neckline. Knee length. Center back zipper.
Designer's label at inside right back: "Emilio Pucci / Florence - Italy / Made in Italy"
Retailer's label on inside left back: "Neiman-Marcus / Trophy Room" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc286787/
Dress of diagonally ribbed silk of off-white with deep red/orange, large paisley print. Long sleeves with 2" cuffs secured with two self-covered buttons and loops. Above the knee length. 2.5 inch standing collar. Collar closes in back with self-covered button, loop and 4 snaps. Horizontal seam across bust and deep, inverted box pleats falling from sides under bust line; pleats mirrored in back. Four self-covered buttons below collar secured with loops down center back. Zipper in back center from beneath buttons. Lined in ivory silk crepe.
Designer's label at center back: "Donald Brooks" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501382/
Dress of blue and white striped linen(?). Below knee length, with high, rounded neckline, with off-white linen thin flattened tubular collar, and 3/4 length sleeves. Stripes on front and back of main part of dress run horizontally, on sides of dress run vertically, and run down the length of the arms. Center back zipper closure, with hook and loop at collar and at center back/waist area. Fully lined in dark navy blue.
Designer's label at inside back hem of lining near slit: "Travilla"
With accompanying long tie belt of same fabric. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503815/
Dress of silk knit in pink, coral, beige, and white abstract "Pucci style" swirl pattern. Knee-length, with stand up collar and short sleeves. Matching 1-3/4" band at collar, cuffs and inset waistband. Darts in front, and center back zipper closure with hook & eye. Fully lined in pink silk jacquard with the designer's name.
Designer's label at right of zipper: "Bessi / Firenze Italia"
Fabric has "Bessi" signature in fabric design.
Retailer's label at left of zipper: "Expressly / for / Lou Lattimore / Made in / Italy"
Fabric/Care label below designer's label: "To be dry cleaned / 100% pure silk / Made in Italy"
Size tag below fabric/care label: "12". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701532/
Dress of white leather. Sleeveless with round neckline. Knee length. Princess seams with dropped waist. Center back zipper with hook & loop. Lined in black and white hounds-tooth synthetic.
Designer's label: "Adele Martin / Original" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701399/
- Ensemble - Blouse and Pants
Lounge ensemble in pink silks. The pantsuit consists of a blouse and pants.
The blouse is of pink silk, constructed as two layers. The inner lining layer is of plain pink gauze. The outer layer is of pink silk heavily decorated with patterns created by shibori technique dying. The blouse has long sleeves and a center-front zipper closure that runs almost the entire length of the garment and has a single hook-and-eye at throat. The collar, cuffs, hem, and flap over the zipper are a small ruffle of the same materials. The shibori patterns use green, yellow, blue, and the original white of the fabric to create bands of tiny "puckers", large circular forms, and abstract shapes.
The pants are of pink silk taffeta, about ankle length, with elastic cuffs. Plain waistband, with zipper closure at center front and single hook-and-eye at waistband. Described in early records as harem pants, but lacking the fullness associated with that style.
Both garments have the same series of labels. Designer's label: "Martine Grandval / Made in France Paris"; material label "100% Silk"; and retailer's label: "ViV / Neiman-Marcus / Made in France".
The shibori fabric may be of Indian, Pakistani, or Asian origin, based on the particular way that the shibori tye-dying technique has been used on the garment. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30096/
- Ensemble - Cape and Skirt
Daytime cape and skirt ensemble of black and white wool tweed.
a) Cape of black and white wool tweed. Round, collarless neckline with hook & eye closure. Four welt pockets. Opening, neckline and pocket welts bordered in black wool jersey knit. Lined in black fabric.
Combined designer/retailer label at center back neckline: "Neiman-Marcus Dallas / Traina-Norell"
b)Skirt of black and white wool tweed. Slightly A-line; below knee length. Center front opening with 9 circular, black plastic buttons with raised edges and bound buttonholes. Inner waistband of black grosgrain ribbon with hook & eyes. Waist of skirt is supported with 5-1/2" band of black quilted fabric. Unlined. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461781/
- Ensemble - Cape, Blouse, and Dress
A) Cape of black and white windowpane check wool. Double-breasted with 8 plastic round domed buttons and 4 bound buttonholes. Armhole slits are double welted with pockets. Notched collar. Lined in ivory silk.
B) Blouse of black silk noil. Short, triple-seamed raglan sleeves. Paneled front. Two off-angle welted breast pockets. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Center front placket, rounded at bottom, with hidden zipper and hook & loop. Slit sides. Lined in black silk.
C) Dress. Upper portion is black top silk lining for blouse. Sleeveless with wide, rounded neckline. Center back zipper with hook & eye extends to skirt portion of dress. Lower skirt portion is A-lined, attached at high waist and is of matching black and white windowpane check. Black grosgrain ribbon petersham with hook & eye. Lined in ivory silk.
No labels in garment. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330337/
- Ensemble - Coat and Dress
Ensemble consisting of a coat and dress. The mid-length coat is of knit with a printed pattern of blue geometric shapes on a bright red ground, and has long sleeves and moderate collar with rounded points. Center-front opening with 4 square dark blue plastic buttons. Across back of coat is an attached belt of the same fabric, with buttons at each side, but does not extend around to the front. Fully lined in dark blue fabric. The mid-length dress is of the same fabric, and has short sleeves, a rounded neckline, and flares slightly to hem. The dress has a center-back zipper closure and is lined in the same fabric as the coat.
Coat has a single retailer's label: "Lou Lattimore / Dallas" inside back at collar.
Dress has slightly smaller version of same label, sewn inside at left of zipper near neckline. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30209/
- Ensemble - Coat, Tunic, and Pants
Ensemble consisting of:
a) Coat of silver lame with jeweled buttons lined in same black wool jersey as dress.
b) Tunic top of black wool jersey. Sleeveless with two side slit pockets. Closure at back with two snaps and self-covered buttons. Lined in black silk.
c) Pants of heavy black wool jersey. Double side zippers.
Designer Label: "EISA" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30141/
- Ensemble - Dress and Cape
Daytime dress ensemble of cream wool twill with black abstract window pane plaid of stripe and dot print.
A) Dress in modified sheath style. Sleeveless. Shallow scooped neckline has split at at center front seam. Below knee length. Pleat at center front hemline has split on inside seam. Side slit pockets. Center back zipper closure with hook & eye. Lined in ivory silk crepe.
B) Cape. Waist length with convertible collar. Center front closure of two circular black plastic buttons with bound buttonholes. Lined in silk matching pattern of outer garment.
Designer's label at center back neckline: "Galanos" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc795297/
- Ensemble - Dress and Jacket
Ensemble of oatmeal colored wool tweed:
a) Jacket of beige and black wool tweed with V-neckline with standard notched collar and wide lapels; short, princess seams; 3/4 length, set in, two piece sleeves; double breasted opening with four round, plastic, beige buttons and two bound buttonholes supplemented by single large covered snap inside lap at waist; fully lined in beige silk. Label stitched inside back neck below collar.
b) Dress of same; sleeveless; falling just below the knee; deep rounded neckline; empire waist seam; straight skirt has slight gathers in front; left side underarm zipper closure supplemented by single hook&eye closure; folded hem; armhole and neck facings; brassiere strap keepers snap inside shoulders; unlined. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30050/
- Ensemble - Dress and Top
Two piece ensemble of orange floral printed douppioni silk.
A) Over top of orange printed douppioni silk in hydrangea floral pattern. Sleeveless; waist length. Wide collar and revers extend to form tie at center front. Right side zipper. Lined in orange organdy.
Designer's label at center back neckline: "Teal Traina / New York"
B) Slip/underdress with skirt of orange printed douppioni silk in hydrangea floral pattern skirt from natural waist and upper slip of orange silk. Knee length. Sleeveless; wide rounded neckline with deep V-shaped back. Center back zipper. Skirt lined in orange silk matching upper slip.
Retailer's label at center back seam: "Neiman-Marcus" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701467/
- Ensemble - Dress, Bodice, and Stole
Ensemble of wine red linen, consisting of:
A) Dress of wine red linen. Jumper-style, the seamed bodice has a wide, rounded neckline and is sleeveless. The skirt gathers slightly into the waist, which dips slightly to hips. Two slit pockets at side skirt seams just below waist. Center back opening, with 5 large circular wine red plastic buttons, a hook-and-eye at waist, two hidden snaps at neckline, and two hidden snaps below waist. Fully lined in red silk.
Designer's label: "Norman Norell / New York"
B) Under-bodice of wine red silk and wine red linen. Cropped bodice of silk with low, rounded neckline, and center front opening with 5 hook-and-eyes. Short sleeves of wine red linen to match dress.
No labels in under-bodice.
C) Stole of matching fabric. 50" x 12" rectangle, formed as a tube.
No labels in shawl.
Size 10 or 12.
Note: Outer dress can be worn with or without under-bodice, giving the dress the appearance of being either sleeved or sleeveless. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330419/
- Ensemble - Japanese Traditional Ensemble
Complete "Geisha" traditional Japanese women's ensemble, of the Kyoto style. The complete ensemble includes various under garments and accessories not seen in images, as well as primary components: Kimono - Salmon colored polyester outer garment with woven geometric design ground decorated with cherry blossoms, mums, and other flowers. Applique of flowers across back of neck/right shoulders. Hand sewn, this is a "Spring" kimono.; Obi of white, silver, and orange brocade; Sash of pink and white shibori; Obi Jimi braided orange cord belt to tie around obi; Tabi socks; Geta sandals (not in images); Fan, and traditional wig, embellished with artificial flowers. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc277071/
- Evening Cape
Evening cape of pale pink silk gazar; oversized, rectangular shaped with shoulder corners turned-in forming diagonal armholes. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30202/