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 Decade: 1970-1979
 Collection: Texas Fashion Collection
D'Orsay Pumps
Pair of D'Orsay pumps of pink leather. The shoes are designed as modified open-toe D'Orsay pumps, with cut-away sides. Across instep are three wide leather bands; sides of shoe are cut away on a curve which comes up and creates the back of the shoe. The high heel is covered with the same leather, and tapers slightly to base. Designer's label: "design by / Evins" Retailer's label: "Neiman Marcus" Handwritten inside: "7 1/2 B Zelda / 1224-612 / 507 641" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc87023/
Platform Pumps
Pair of platform pumps of orange/brown suede. The toebox, and entire upper of the shoes are of orange/brown suede, with a tongue attached at each side to the rest of the toebox by a band of elastic. The toebox rests on a thick platform covered with the same suede. The thick, chunky heel is also covered with the same suede. Stamped in gold inside shoe: "Back Street" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc87022/
Platform Pumps
Pair of platform pumps of yellow leather. Designed with a squared toe, the uppers, platform, and heel are all covered in yellow leather. The high heel tapers slightly to base. Retailer's/Brand label: "Neiman-Marcus / Nonesuch" Handwritten inside: (partly illegible) "H?? AA / 7?? 12030 1 73 / ?? 77 712" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc87024/
Breton Hat
Hat in breton style of burnt ochre straw with burnt ochre grosgrain ribbon bow at back on brim. Style can also be referred to as pamela, halo or madeline. Wide upward brim with alternating narrow bands of flat straw. Unlined with ochre grosgrain headband. Designer's label on inside headband: " An Original / by Dajon / New York" Size tag to left of designer's label: "22 1/2" Union label: "565660" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc276973/
Breton Hat
Hat in breton style of gray straw with gray grosgrain ribbon bow edged with gray straw at back of high, upturned brim. Style can also be referred to as pamela, halo or madeline. Unlined with gray grosgrain headband. Designer's label on inside hatband: "Valerie / Modes" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc276978/
Belly Dancer's Costume - Banjara Peoples of India
Bustier of a belly dancer's costume from the Banjara peoples of India. The bra-top of black cotton is embellished at front with silver coins and trimmed in multicolored cross stitch embroidery, mirror work, and Kangura patchwork appliqué. Plain black straps extend over shoulders and around back to tie. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc277154/
Hatlet
Hatlet of white beadwork. Base of hatlet is an irregularly shaped openwork skullcap of stiffened white mesh completely covered in white beads. Surmounting the cap are three 3-dimensional bow forms made of white beads. Hatlet has black mesh veiling, with scattered pairs of white beads worked into some intersections. Cap lined with stiffened white mesh. At either side are attached small plastic combs to secure hatlet to wearer's head. Designer's label: "Bes-Ben / Made in Chicago" Gift of John C. Murphy, through the Chicago Historical Society. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc38072/
Hatlet
Hatlet of red beads. Crown of the hatlet is composed of an irregular skullcap of stiffened red mesh covered with red beads. Set atop the the hatlet are three large e-dimentional "bow" shapes composed of the red beads. The hatlet has a red net veil. Under the skullcap are attached two small plastic combs to secure the hatlet to wearer's head. Designer's Label: "Bes-Ben / Made in Chicago" Gift of Mrs. John M. (Patricia) Wyle. Worn by Mrs. Joseph M. Finn of Chicago, Illinois. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc38097/
Dress and Jacket Ensemble
Ensemble of burgundy crepe a) Jacket is hip-length, and has round collar; bodice opens at center front, and has wide waistband that fastens with 2 self-buttons and loops. Gathered into waistband is peplum with circular ruffle; long sleeves are gathered at armhole have circular ruffles going down and around sleeves; b) Dress is below-knee-lenght, and has low V-neck formed by wide shoulder straps which button to lower back of dress; set-in empire waistline; sleeveless; bias cut skirt; zipper at left side back. Designer's label: "Ossie Clark / Paris" "Made in France" Handwritten style label: "59115 - 38 - 97727/19.92" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc286918/
Hat
Hat of purple felt. Designed to appear as a beret, the hat has a low crown, folded and somewhat crushed, with parts extending out as a brim in front and a "wing" at side. No real brim, but the extensions of the crown simulate one. Curled around the "wing" is a band of metallic thread and beading braid. Unlined. With purple grosgrain inner hatband, and a black elastic cord to help secure hat to wearer's head. Maker's label: "Parkridge / Exclusives" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc286902/
Scarf Hat
Hat formed of a printed scarf. The hat is constructed to look as a scarf that has been tied around the wearer's head, with long trailing ends at back. The under-structure is a domed crown of stiffened black mesh overlaid with the printed scarf, which has a navy blue ground, white stars, and gold American eagles. The hat has an inner pink grosgrain ribbon hatband. Designer's label: "Frank Olive / New York" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc286907/
Cap
Cap of ocher/dark yellow wool. Designed somewhat as a "watch cap", the hat has a high domed crown, which folds up at bottom to extends back upwards almost the entire height of the crown. Spaced top-stitching along upper edge. Unlined. Designer's label inside: "Adolfo II / New York Paris" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc286911/
Hat
Hat of dark brown velvet. Somewhat styled as a "slouch hat", the slightly conical crown is flattened at top, and is embellished with concentric bands of top-stitching. Crown is encircled at base by a narrow band of taupe grosgrain ribbon, and has an ornament on right side consisting of a vertical 14" pheasant feather and various other brown and white feathers at base forming a "pouf". The wide brim is slightly wavy, turns down to edge, and is similarly embellished with concentric bands of top-stitching. The crown is lined in a steel gray satin, and has a steel gray grosgrain ribbon inner hatband. Designer's label: "Adolfo / New York Paris" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc286789/
Dress
A) Dress of bright multicolor patterned translucent chiffon. The full-length dress has a straight, sheath shape, with a jewel neckline and long handkerchief-style sleeves which extend past hem and open at forearm. The sheath is two layers of fabric with the pattern skillfully aligned, while the sleeves are one. Centered zipper at center back, slip-stitched in, extending from neckline to just below waist, with a single hook-and-eye closure at neckline. Both layers are folded up into a 4" hem and blind hemmed in. Side seams are french-seamed, the arm scythe is a 1/4" hand-rolled seam, with the joining seam not at underarm, but the side back. Sleeve edges have a 1/8" narrow rolled hem. The CB seam was sewn with the wrong sides together, then the seam was turned right side out, encasing the raw edges, then the new edges were sewn at a 3/4" SA coming to a point right before the vent and the second layer acts as a facing. The printed pattern of the material includes concentric shapes with geometric and floral influences. Designer label sewn inside back to left of zipper: "Pierre Cardin / Paris New York" B) Black thin satin ribbon belt with a snap and hook under permanent bow. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283727/
Dress
Dress of olive green knit with long raglan sleeves. V-neckline with right side panel wrapping over to left and ending at left-front side. Skirt has panel wrapping over to right and ending at right-front side and creating a flap. Lower mid-length. Center-back zip closure with single gold plated button closure at back neck band. Padded shoulders. Unlined. Designer's label at back neckline: "Geoffrey Beene" Union label, cleaning instructions and size tag together at center back seam towards hem. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283721/
Dress
a) Dress of purple, gold and silver metallic threaded lace over purple polyester gauze lining. Round neckline with keyhole opening. Front closure with snaps and hook & eyes. Knee-length. Short sleeved and gathered waist. Lined in purple silk. Designer's label at back neckline: "Oscar de La Renta" Union label at base of front opening with size "10" label attached. Retailer's label at hem: "Neiman-Marcus" b) Belt of purple suede with leaf and pinwheel design painted in gold and silver. Double-tongued buckle. Backing of black leather. Stamp on back of buckle: "10 237" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283702/
Hat
Hat of rust wool felt with rolled, tubular shaped brim. Style sometime referred to as "bumper hat". Unlined with orange grosgrain headband. Crown stamped: "100% Wool / 'Esccello' / Geo. W. Bollman & Co., Inc" Designer's label on inside headband: "Frank's Girl / Designed by / Frank Olive / New York" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283719/
Skirt Suit
Chanel-style woman's two piece suit with blouse. a)Jacket of novelty knit slub in pink and blue ombre tone. Silk blend fabric. Styled with high, rounded extended neckline and center front opening with no method of closure. Padded shoulders. Long, fitted sleeves with one button mock slit closure at wrist. Button is goldtone, round, with half button incised lines. Short, straight bodice with two small patch pockets at hip with one button trim. Trimmed at all edges with blue and pink band. Partially lined with peach crepe at center front edge, and plain weave lining fabric at back. Label: "Eres / Beverly Hills" b) Skirt of matching color tones of slub yarn in plain weave. Silk blend fabric. Straight cut with fitted waistband. Deep slit at lower front seam. Trimmed at waistband with blue and pink band. Center back zipper closure with two hooks at waistband. Fully lined in peach crepe. Label at waistband: "Eres / Beverly Hills" Size tag: "8" c) Blouse of blue silk with vertical stripes. Standing band collar with double ruffle and tie. Center front opening with seven square, glass buttons and hook & eye at collar. Long fitted sleeves with one button, ruffled band cuff. Straight hemline. Label at neckline: "Eres / Beverly Hills" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283766/
Skirt Suit
Suit of navy blue wool with window pane plaid in white. a) Jacket of navy blue wool in window pane plaid in white. Double breasted with circular, blue buttons. Notched collar. Long sleeves. Fully lined in navy silk. Designer's label at back neckline: "Givenchy / Made in France" (b) Skirt of same fabric. Thigh down is pleated. Upper skirt is lined in navy silk. Left side zipper. (c) White blouse of heavy silk. Neck has extra fabric to tie a bow or knot. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283742/
Dress
Dress of black silk chiffon with large, painterly, abstract designs of red, gold, light gray, blue, and purple in a swirly teardrop shape throughout over black silk. Three-quarter length sleeves with flutter ruffle along top seam. Round scoop neckline. Sheath-like silhouette; ankle-length. Center-back, self-chiffon covered button closure. Designer's label at back neckline: "Hanae Mori / Boutique" Care / size tag attached to base of designer's label. Labels suggest made for USA market. Accompanied by a barrette of black grosgrain ribbon carnation with tiny ribbon accents of red, turquoise, and purple satin that was worn with dress. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283708/
Hat
Hat of red felt. Hat has a high, domed crown of smooth red felt. Around the base of the crown is a wide hatband made of a mosaic of various types and colors of feathers. At one side is a cluster of ostrich and spotted feathers forming a pom-pom, with one long curling brown striped extending up and back. The wide felt brim is somewhat asymmetrical, and curves down except for near the pom-pom, where it waves upwards. Inside, at base of crown, is red grosgrain ribbon band. Sewn to the inner ribbon band are two labels. Designer's label: "Adolfo / New York Paris"; Retailer's label: "Amen Wardy / El Paso Texas" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc286869/
Beret
Beret style hat of crocheted black cording with golden flakes. Unlined. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc286808/
Cloche
Cloche of brown/rust/beige crochet. The cloche is of openwork crochet, with a high, domed crown, having a wide band at lower edge that is solid crochet. Unlined. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc286865/
Pumps
Pair of cream pumps. Designed with rounded toe, the shoes are of a cream mesh with embroidered with floral motifs, giving a lace effect. The high heel is covered in cream satin, and tapers to base. Stamped inside: "Arsho for / Shoe Biz" Stamped on soles: "Leather / Leder / Cuir / Made in Spain" and "7 1/2 B" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114763/
Pumps
Pair of pumps of cream silk with black polka-dots. Shoe has pointed toe, and large "pom-pom" rosette at center of vamp made of loops of same fabric. Stiletto heel covered in same fabric. Designer's label stamped inside: "Designed by / Roger Vivier / Paris" Retailer's label stamped inside: "Neiman-Marcus" Handwritten inside: "8aaa / 2-78134w / 1511" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114774/
Pumps
Pair of woman's pumps of black leather and black patent leather. Designed as spectator pumps with a rounded toe, the toebox and the heels are of black patent leather, piped at edge with thin band of white leather. The rest of the upper is of black leather. The 2 1/4" high heel is covered in black patent leather. Designer's label stamped in left shoe: "Herbert Levine" Retailer's label stamped in right shoe: "Amen Wardy / El Paso Texas" Handwritten inside shoe: "7 1/2 M / 30028" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc115006/
Pumps
Pair of pumps of textured tan suede. The shoes are designed with a rounded toe, the uppers of a textured suede with the appearance of ostrich. Around edge of upper is thin stitched edge of golden tan leather. Stacked brown heel tapers to base. Stamped inside: "Amalfi / by / Rangoni / Made in Italy"; "Campi" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc115004/
Pumps
Pair of pumps of black leather and leopard skin. Designed with square toes, the shoes have black leather uppers and a 2" wide rectangular band of leopard skin extending from toe to instep, forming a tongue. Squared heel is covered with black leather, and tapers to base. Designer's label inside: "Herbert Levine" Written inside: "9a / 32701 / 11-857" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc115003/
Pumps
Pair of pumps of pink pearlized leather. Designed with a squared toe and plain upper, the shoes have a large, dimensional rosette at vamp made of the same leather. The heel is covered in same leather, and is of a modified Louis style. Brand stamp inside: "Mademoiselle / The Fashion Shoe" Retailer's label inside: "Neiman-Marcus" Handwritten inside: "78993 7 B / 9223 4M 809 / 16" Also stamped: "Concert / Last" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc115000/
Pumps
Women's high heel pumps of yellow patent leather. Designed with squared toe with plain uppers, the 1 1/2" high black patent leather heels have an inlay of concentric rectangles of alternating navy blue, green, orange, and red leather. Lined in cream leather. Designer Label (Left shoe): "Herbert Levine" Retailer's Label (Right shoe): "Amen Wardy / El Paso, Texas" Handwritten notation inside shoe: "7 1/2 M / 16887" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc115009/
Pumps
Pair of pumps of coral red leather. Designed with pointed toes, the shoes have a plain upper of polished coral red leather. The heel is a modified stiletto, thick, and tapering to base. Designer's label: "Charles Jourdan / Paris" Handwritten inside: "7 B 38327 S C" Stamped on sole: "Leather / Leder / Cuir / Made in / France" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114992/
Pumps
Pair of heeled pumps of brown silk. Designed with slightly pointed toe and platform, the instep is crossed by a gold chain with squared links which extends back along outside of foot to near heel. Heel covered with same fabric, tapering slightly to base. Designer's label: "Roger Vivier / Paris" These shoes were made to match a dress by Givenchy. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114950/
Pumps
Pair of black patent leather pumps with red metallic embellishments. Designed with pointed toes, the heeled pumps have black patent leather uppers with an applied diamond-shaped plaque at instep consisting of black patent leather panel overlaid with panel of red metallic/anodized dots. The shoes are lined in red leather, and the 3 1/2" thick modified spike heels are covered in the same red metallic dots. Designer's label: "Charles Jourdan / Paris"; "Osiris Stamped inside: "39X 7 B 141684" Stamped on sole: "Leather / Leder / Cuir / Made in / France" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114991/
Pumps
Pair of pumps of black patent leather. Designed with squared-off toes, the plain uppers have slight stitching detail around upper edge. The low heels are of red leather with applied scattered gold metal stars in two sizes. Maker's label: "Herbert Levine" Retailer's label: "Amen Wardy / El Paso Texas" Handwritten inside: "8 M / 12400" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114998/
Pumps
Pair of heeled pumps of very dark brown polished kid leather. Designed with slightly pointed toes, the plain vamps are enhanced by flat tailored bows of same leather. Heel covered with same leather, tapering to base. Designer's label: "Salvatore / Ferragamo / Florence / Italy" Stamped on sole: "Made in Italy" Handwritten inside: "K1278 4 1/2 B / 784" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114952/
Evening Pumps
Evening pumps of mint green satin. The shoes are designed with a gently pointed toe and plain upper. Across instep is band of rhinestones, clear beads, and simulated pearl teardrop pendants. The stiletto heel is covered in same fabric. Designer's label stamped inside: "Salvatore / Ferragamo / Florence / Italy" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114933/
Pumps
Pair of pumps of black faille. The shoes are designed with rounded toe and plain uppers. At top of vamp is large circular plaque of black faille edged in rhinestones and with rhinestone circular ornament at lower edge. Modified Louis heel. Designer's label inside: "Charles Jourdan / Paris" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114941/
Evening Pumps
Pair of evening pumps of pale blue and gold floral forms brocade. Designed with pointed toes, the shoes have uppers of of blue and gold brocade with large circular gold colored metal disc at vamp, set with rhinestones, and with a wide ribbon of same brocade extending from beneath the button to outside edge. 2 1/2" high modified Louis heel is covered with same brocade and tapers to base. Designer's stamp inside: "Roger Vivier / Paris" and "sur mesure" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114935/
Pumps
Pair of pumps of pale gray/green satin. Plain uppers with applied oval panel of multicolored floral brocade simulating embroidery at vamp, within a metal twist/rope frame, as a decorative buckle. Low modified Louis heel covered in same fabric. Brand stamp: "Pietro / Last" Retailer's label: "Neiman Marcus" Handwritten inside: "7B 4872 / 699320A" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114964/
Pumps
Pair of dark teal blue patent leather and clear plastic pumps. The shoes are designed as sling-back pumps, with a pointed toe. The open toe has a wide band of clear plastic across vamp. Sides and heel are cut-away, with a dark teal blue patent leather strap attached to instep strap, curving from the inside side of the foot, over instep, around the outside of wearer's ankle and back around heel, to secure on opposite side at about ankle, securing with single gold-tone buckle. The inner sole is of off-white leather with brown suede inset. High (3 7/8 (9.8cm) modified continental heels, almost a stiletto, covered in matching dark teal blue leather. Heel: 3 7/8" (9.8 cm) Designer's stamp inside: "Charles Jourdan / Paris / Made in France" Written on strap: "6 1/2 B 10702113 RP" Stamped on sole: "Leather / Made in / France" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114990/
Shoes
Shoes of polished brown leather. Designed with slightly rounded toe, the plain uppers have rounded throat and single wide sabot-style strap across instep with self buckle. Low, chunky heel tapers to base. Stamped inside: "Herbert Levine" Handwritten inside: "8 1/2 C / E1406" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114997/
Shoes
Pair of shoes of mottled brown and black polished leather. Designed with squared toes, the shoes are brown along the sides, with black and lighter tan lines running from toe to instep. Across instep is applied plaque of same leather with scrolling ends. Squarish heel, which tapers slightly to base. Designer's label: "Herbert Levine" Retailer's label: "Neiman-Marcus" Handwritten inside: "6a / 14176 / 2.4243.8L" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114949/
Pumps
Pair of pumps of cream lizard skin. The shoes are designed with a slightly squared-off toe. The uppers are of cream lizard/reptile, and feature cream leather stitching running lengthwise up center of instep/toebox, and vertically up the back of the heel. The upper is also edged with thin piping of cream leather. Thick, chunky heel, flaring slightly to base. Designer's marks inside: "Merli / Bologna" and "Hand Sewn / Made in Italy" Retailer's marks inside: "Made in Italy for / Neiman-Marcus" Other marks handwritten inside: "Marcus 3672 / 7 1/2 B" and "Houston II 15" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114943/
Pumps
Pair of heeled pumps of green suede. Designed with slightly rounded, almost square toe, the uppers are sewn "loafer style", with pronounced stitching creating "tongue" at top. Across instep is gilt brass Gucci "horse bit" with central red enameled plaque. Chunky heel covered in black leather, tapering slightly to base. Designer's label: "Gucci / Made in Italy" Stamped on sole: "Gucci / Made in Italy" and "37 B" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114968/
Pumps
Pair of pumps of aqua blue and white printed peau de soie silk. Shoe is designed with a gently pointed toe, and thick heel that tapers to base. Shoe upper is of white silk printed with pale blue abstract pattern. Designer's label stamped inside: "Roger Viver / Paris" Stamped inside: "sur mesure" Handwritten inside: "4170" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114940/
Sandals
Pair of heeled sandals of green kid leather. The rounded-toe shoes have a slight platform, and are constructed with groups of straps crossing from side to side on diagonals. One strap extends behind heel, and is secured with small buckle. Thick heel covered with same leather, and tapers slightly to base. Designer's label: "Andrea Pfister / Paris / Made in Italy" Logo on sole: "A / Made in Italy" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114951/
Pumps
Pumps of pink, yellow, orange, and white plaid synthetic fabric. The shoes have rounded toes and a 2" high square chunky heel. On top of each shoe, across instep/vamp, are two self fabric covered martial cords twisted together with gold ends. Designer label: "Lily Shoes / Walk with Comfort" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc115028/
Sling-Back Platform Pumps
Pair of sling-back platform pumps made of stripes of red, mustard yellow, green, and blue leather. Designed with a round toe, and thick platform sole, the open-toe shoes have a wide strap across instep to create vamp of shoe. Strap is of red, yellow, green, and blue leather, the stripes of which continue onto platform sole. Separate red leather sling-back strap wraps around ankle and fastens with a gold colored oval buckle. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc115016/
Dress
Evening dress of pale yellow silk chiffon with bead detailing. V-neckline in front creating the halter, with pieces draped from halter down and out to sides. The entire bodice is finely pleated and gathered, and has beaded panels which creates an empire waist. The beaded panels vary from narrow at center front to wide at sides, and meet at center back. The beading is white and silver beaded horizontal stripes on a mauve background. The skirt is formed by the chiffon being gathered into the beaded panels in many layers and falling to the floor. Dress has a matching lining and has a zipper down center back with hook-and-eye closures at top of zipper and at halter. Label in gown: "Victoria Royal Ltd. / Made In / British Crown Colony / of / Hong Kong". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30333/
Choker
Choker of satin and feathers. Neck band of 1 1/2" double faced black satin ribbon with double hooks at ends. At center is rosette of hackle and guinea feathers in black, brownish, and white spots. Tag sewn to one end of ribbon stating "Made in France", Style/model "Uo 28", color "Black, and other notes that are illegible. Made to go with an evening dress by Ungaro. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc305410/