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 Decade: 1950-1959
 Collection: Texas Fashion Collection
Pillbox Hat

Pillbox Hat

Date: 1951
Creator: unknown
Description: Pillbox hat of paisley velveteen. The circular, domed hat is made of a velveteen fabric with printed paisley pattern in shades of green, red, brown, purple, cream, etc. At top of hat is a ball of the same materials. The entire hat and ball have added sewn-on colored rhinestones scattered throughout, and small gold beads. Lined in black cloth, with black grosgrain ribbon inner hatband. Sewn into inner hatband is retailer's label: "Innes / Wichita" Purchased at the Innes store, Wichita, Kansas.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Turban

Turban

Date: 1950
Creator: McConnell, Jack
Description: Turban of gathered white net with small white flowers. Conical crown of stiff netting completely surrounded by gathered tulle net forming a dense "cloud", into which are placed tiny artificial white fabric daisies on small stems. Lined in a stiff patterned net edged with gold and cream braid. Sewn to inner braid is designer label: "Styled by / Jack McConnell / New York". With a pearl-headed hatpin.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Petti-Hoop

Petti-Hoop

Date: 1955/1965
Creator: Ru-Nell Manufacturing Co. (Yorkville, Georgia)
Description: Petti-hoop of steel hoops within a white cotton petticoat. A modified form of cage crinoline consisting of three graduated steel hoops that open with snaps that fit within horizontal pockets of the full-length petticoat. Petticoat has gathered waist and eyelet lace at hem. Maker's label sewn in: "Petti-hoop / Created by / Ru-Nell / Pat Pend #494517" Size label, "10". The Ru-Nell Manufacturing Co. was founded by Fred Poole in 1935 in Yorkville, Georgia, USA. The company was named after his wife Ruby, and his oldest daughter Nell. Originally producing chenille bedspreads, they began to manufacturing "Petti-hoops" after their daughter Dorothy was unable to find a petticoat/hoop set to wear for a Southern Bell Ball in the 1950's. Ruby Poole designed the first one, and it became so popular that they went into production. Later they were produced as wedding gown underpinnings.
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Pillbox Hat

Pillbox Hat

Date: 1955?
Creator: unknown
Description: Pillbox hat of navy blue velvet trimmed around edge with blue/purple iridescent beads which form swirls on crown. Grosgrain inner headband with comb for securing hat to wearer's head.
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Calotte Hat

Calotte Hat

Date: 1955?
Creator: unknown
Description: Calotte hat of black net and black velvet. Small black velvet bows as trim around headband and on netting over open crown.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Headband

Headband

Date: 1955?
Creator: unknown
Description: Headband of navy blue grosgrain braid with navy veil extending over front.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Headband

Headband

Date: 1955?
Creator: unknown
Description: Headband of black grosgrain braid with black veil extending over front.
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Headband

Headband

Date: [1950..1959]
Creator: unknown
Description: Headband of dark green velvet. Double banded. One band in velvet, other band decorated with hearts of mink fur upon hearts of velvet.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Headband

Headband

Date: 1955?
Creator: unknown
Description: Headband hatlet made of black straw bow alternating with black silk bow in layers. Veil with chenille balls in diagonal pattern.
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Pillbox Hat

Pillbox Hat

Date: [1950..1959]
Creator: Dooley, Sue
Description: Pillbox hat of brown fur. The pillbox crown is formed of a cylinder of brown fur. Lined with metallic weave fabric with stripes of red, green, gold metallic, edged with brown grosgrain ribbon and with a band of gold rickrack. At each side, attached to inner band, is a small plastic comb to secure hat to wearer's head. Designer's label at inside back edge: "Sue Dooley / Dallas"
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design