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 Collection: Texas Fashion Collection
Purse

Purse

Date: 1880/1889
Creator: unknown
Description: Handbag with cast and chased silver frame decorated with openwork figures of children harvesting grapes. Ball/snap closure. Silver suspension chain of alternating oval links and links formed of three flower-heads. Bag is oval shaped, black wool with petite point embroidery decoration on each side of a bouquet of trumpet shaped flowers. Pink satin lining. Hallmarked "800" on frame.
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Purse

Purse

Date: 1920/1929
Creator: unknown
Description: Cosmetic case of silver in envelope shape with etching. Plunger opening. Gold interior of floral design with mirror and openings to hold makeup. Silver chain handle alternates between chain links and bars.
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Dress

Dress

Date: 1958
Creator: Cotillion Formals
Description: Dress of muted pink silk organza over a layer of beige taffeta with ivory Schiffli lace embroidery in a floral motif; bodice is strapless with horizontal pleating below bust and top portion is trimmed with self-embroidered lace and lattice, and has scalloped, embroidered trim at neckline; boning within; full, wide skirt is gathered into waistline and falls to below knee-length; layers of stiffened tulle support the wide silhouette; bottom of skirt is embellished with self-embroidered lace and lattice with vines of flowers trailing up to the mid-skirt; hem has scalloped, embroidered trim; left side-zip closure.
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Skirt Suit

Skirt Suit

Date: 1945/1949
Creator: Adrian, Gilbert
Description: Suit of tan heather wool. Suit consists of two pieces: A) Jacket, pointed collar, notched lapels, single breasted, long sleeves, cut formed of diagonal piecing, lined in tan silk crepe. B: Skirt, four gored, kick pleat at CF hem.
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Jacket

Jacket

Date: 1989~
Creator: unknown
Description: Jacket of Golden Spotted Seal fur with rounded collar and lapels; double breasted button accents with buttons of pearl grey circle set in gold metallic soft square; 4 fur covered belt loops, 2 on front and 2 on back, front belt loops are accented with self-buttons (right side button missing); two slit pockets at sides are lined in grey silk satin; long sleeves, pockets and jacket opening are trimmed in leather piping; 2 concealed metal hook and leather eye closures, one at bust and one at waist; fully lined in grey silk satin; hits at below hips. Label inside coat: Expressly made for William Schmidt/ OSLO/ 1853. With belt of black leather with oval, silver metal buckle; 2” width.
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Dress

Dress

Date: 2005
Creator: de la Renta, Oscar
Description: Dress of black silk taffeta and black and white cotton; strapless; full-length; bodice of black silk taffeta has uneven horizontal tucks creating a ruching effect across the ribs; bow at CF neckline; full white cotton lawn skirt gathers into waistline; black cotton lawn floral applique covers skirt; CB zipper; 6" wide crinoline around inside of hem; first layer under skirt is sheer white nylon with 6" wide crinoline around inside of hem; bottom layer of skirt is heavy white silk with 6" wide crinoline encased around hem. Designer's label: Oscar de la Renta Size: "8" Origin: "Made / in USA"
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Skirt Suit

Skirt Suit

Date: 1945/1949
Creator: Adrian, Gilbert
Description: Skirt suit of navy blue wool twill consisting of: A) Hip-length jacket with full length tailored sleeves. Collarless neckline which raises 3/4". Single breasted with 3 tortoise buttons and slim bound button holes. Bib-shaped yoke insert with two almost vertical faux pocket flaps. Mid-arm design seams comes to inner top of lower hacking pocket flaps. Hacking pockets have vertical and slim bound buttons holes with one tortoise button for right flap and one turquoise button for left flap. Back inverted triangular yoke starts from shoulders with point ended at center back waist. Tailored sleeve split into upper and under sleeve, with two darts at elbow on under sleeve. Fully lined in (now) indigo crepe silk. B) Skirt, pencil with seams at center front and back and both sides. 1 1/2" waist band with triangular tip comes to a lapped zipper on left side and 4 sets of hooks and one snap for closure. Two 2" darts on front and two 4" darts on back. 2" simple vent at CF hem, hem has been let down from original length by ~2", using 2" cotton bias tape. Skirt is unlined with pinked cut edges to finish seam inside. Labels: Designer's label: "Adrian ...
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Evening Gown

Evening Gown

Date: 1995~
Creator: Rhodes, Zandra
Description: Evening Gown consisting of: a) Evening dress of black chiffon with over-layer of black chiffon with periwinkle maritime prints of rope and shells; bodice is embellished with chevron-shaped over-layer of printed chiffon trimmed with ruffles of black tulle accented with beads at scoop neckline and falls over shoulders; skirt has chevron-shape of printed chiffon at upper portion trimmed in ruffles of black tulle with flounces of black tulle layered to hem; all flounces and ruffles are trimmed with periwinkle thread; ruffles are accented with beads at bodice, and beads and black satin ribbon at upper skirt; empire-waist is elasticized; skirt is full and layered to full-length. Designer's label at back neckline: "Zandra Rhodes / London" Size tag attached to designer's label: "English Size 10 / American Size 8" b) Decorative corset of black grosgrain ribbon embellished with royal blue sequins and accented with blue marquise-shaped faceted beads. Lace closure at one end and steel hook and eye closure at the other end. 5 ½” at sides and 9” at ends; 24 ½” length. Designer's label: "Zandra Rhodes / London" c) Petticoat of black tulle trimmed in periwinkle thread with 14” ruffle trimmed flounce at hem; under-layer of black satin; satin ...
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Evening Gown

Evening Gown

Date: 2005~
Creator: de Diego, Marta
Description: Evening gown of heavy-weight bronze silk with metallic gold, red, green and brown silk embroidery. Strapless sheath silhouette trimmed with brown velvet above bust, and embellished with heavy beading at the bodice. Train cascades from inside back of bodice; multiple hook and eye closures with zipper; lined with orange acetate. Designer's label: "Marta de Diego"
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Wedding Dress

Wedding Dress

Date: 1946~
Creator: unknown
Description: Wedding gown of ivory rayon satin with sweetheart neckline trimmed in a band of crimped rayon surrounded with pearl beads; fabric is gathered into seams below bust; long Juliet sleeves taper to wrist and have pointed end with satin button closure; pointed waistline with full-length skirt gathered into piped waistline; long train. Accompanied by a beaded crown or circlet of white beaded flowers, and a veil of fine white tulle with half circle headband at crown.
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