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 Collection: Texas Fashion Collection
Bodice

Bodice

Date: 1899/1912
Creator: unknown
Description: Bodice of black serge with dark green braided cord passementerie and jet bead applique. V-shaped neckline with black lace and ivory net dickey which closes on the right with 4 snaps. Ivory lace trim around collar and black lace around neckline and at cuffs. Long sleeves. Snaps on waistband for skirt (possibly not original to bodice and added at a later date). Center front closure of 4 hook & eyes snap at waistline; 4 non-functioning covered buttons trimmed with black bugle beads. Lined in brown fabric.
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Day Dress

Day Dress

Date: 1963/1969
Creator: Traina, Teal
Description: Day dress of yellow and white matelassé. Sleeveless with deep V-shaped neckline. Center front opening with 4 large mother-of-pearl buttons and bound buttonholes. Dropped waistline front panel pleated at sides; knee length. Attached half-belt of same in back with two mother-of-pearl buttons and bound buttonholes. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Teal Traina / New York" Retailer's label at right side seam: "Neiman-Marcus" Union label at right side seam.
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Mini Dress

Mini Dress

Date: 1960/1969
Creator: Galanos, James
Description: Mini dress of chartreuse wool knit. Sleeveless with squared armholes; knee length. Princess seams with slit side pockets. Zipper closure at back left seam with hook & eye. Additional closure of 3 hook & eyes on left shoulder. Lined in matching silk crepe. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Galanos" Retailer's label at left side zipper: "Neiman-Marcus"
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Cocktail Dress

Cocktail Dress

Date: 1950/1959
Creator: Galanos, James
Description: Cocktail dress of yellow and orange silk chiffon. Fitted bodice of horizontal, loosely pleated yellow chiffon has two orange, horizontal stripes at waist and above. Double, spaghetti style shoulder straps. Inner support with boning and petersham. Skirt is composed of under layers coral pink and yellow silk and outer layers of orange and yellow chiffon, creating a full appearance. Mid-length; zip-back and hook & eye closure. Retailer's label at left side seam: "Neiman-Marcus"
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Dress

Dress

Date: unknown
Creator: Traina, Teal
Description: Sheath dress of black cotton poplin(?). Round neckline. Sleeveless with three hooks on left shoulder. Left side zipper with hook and loop. Below knee length. Band of self at front under bust with bow on left gives dress an empire effect. Set in pockets at side seams. Lined in black silk. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Teal Traina / New York"
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Dress

Dress

Date: unknown
Creator: Norell, Norman
Description: Dress of black wool knit. Sleeveless with wide, rounded neckline. A-line with 3-1/2" self belt that crosses the front of the dress, enters into side seam openings and is attached to the lining of the dress at the zippered closure of the lining. Below knee length. Vertical welt pockets at sides. Princess seaming on the back. Center back opening with 5 self-covered buttons and bound buttonholes and two snaps at neckline. Lined in black silk with 3-3/4" band of black lace at hemline. Designer's label at left inside seam of lining: "Norman Norell / New York"
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Suit

Suit

Date: 1968/1972
Creator: Norell, Norman
Description: 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.
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Cocktail Dress

Cocktail Dress

Date: 1949
Creator: Norell, Norman
Description: A) Cocktail dress of blue silk satin. Sleeveless with spaghetti straps of same. Set-in waist which scallops at bottom hem and attaches to panels of full skirt. Tea length. Left side zipper with hook & eye. Skirt lined in black tulle. Combined retailer/designer label at inside left seam near hem: "Neiman-Marcus dallas / Traina-Norell" B) Belt of same with rectangular, self covered buckle. 1/2 inch wide.
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Cape Dress

Cape Dress

Date: 1958
Creator: Norell, Norman
Description: Dress of heavy beige wool tweed in the form of a modified cape. A) Dress inspired by Norell's capes. Mid-length, with rounded, jewel neckline. Slit openings for arms. Two large patch pockets at front. Center back closure with 5 large circular self-covered buttons, bound buttonholes, and two hidden snaps at collar. Opening stops 14" from lower hem. Lined with beige silk crepe. B) Slip of beige silk crepe. Mid-length. Wide shoulder straps with square neckline. Center back zipper closure with hook & eye. Combined designer's/retailer's label sewn inside at back near hem, above split: "Neiman-Marcus Dallas / Traina-Norell".
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Cocktail Ensemble

Cocktail Ensemble

Date: 1944
Creator: Norell, Norman
Description: Cocktail ensemble consisting of: A) Blouse of fuchsia wool jersey with long sleeves, banded neckline with placket down the center back, and 5 self-covered circular buttons. B) Skirt of black silk brocade, Dirndl style, below knee length, with center back opening having a zipper and 2 hook&eyes on waistband. Unlined. C) Belt of matching black silk brocade with matching fuchsia wool jersey on reverse. Square self-covered buckle. 2" wide. The blouse and belt with no labels or stamps. The skirt with combined Designer/Retailer label at side seam near hem: "Neiman-Marcus Dallas / Traina-Norell"
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