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 Country: United States
 Collection: Texas Fashion Collection
Hat
Safari-like hat of olive green with four-sectioned crown. Green grosgrain ribbon and bow as trim. Elastic band for securing hat to wearer's head. Unlined with grosgrain headband. Stamp on inside headband: "Made in France Especially for / Best & Co." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc276991/
Gloves
Pair of gloves of tan suede. The wrist-length gloves are plain, with hand-stitching. Size/Designer Label stamped inside: "7 / Made in France / by / Roger Fare" Retailer Label: "Neiman-Marcus / Made in France" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc87018/
Cloche Hat
Hat of green felt. Designed as a modified cloche, the had is formed of a deep, domed crown of green felt with a rolled edge at back that extends to become a high, curved brim in front. The front extension is crowned by a feathered ornament formed as a stylized bird looking downwards. The "bird" has tan and dark feathers for the tail, green feathers for neck and breast, and a black plastic(?) beak. Around the base of the crown is a band of dark gray/bronze colored net trimmed with chenille dots, which extends at front and sides to become a veil. Around inside of crown is dark brown/black grosgrain ribbon band. Sewn to inner ribbon band is maker's label: "Hattie Carnegie / Inc / Custom Made" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114925/
Hat
Hat of camel-colored cashmere felt. The crown is roughly cone-shaped, swelling at center and flattened at an angle at the top. Near the bottom of the crown is a band of black grosgrain ribbon, below which the hat swells out to become the asymmetrical brim. At center back is black grosgrain ribbon bow, to which is attached trailing golden tan/brown ostrich plumes. Inside crown is hatband of black grosgrain ribbon. Sewn onto the inner ribbon is designer's label: "Walter Florell / 29 East 53rd New York" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114922/
Pillbox Hat
Pillbox hat of red velvet with red feather trim and lace interior lining. Designers Label: "Amy / New York" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc277115/
Calotte Hat
Calotte style hat of black velvet. Crown has cut-away sections that expose net lining. At front left and right are pink and blue faceted decorative stone trim pieces edged in white pearl beads. Short black net veil with chenille dots. Stamp on inside crown: "Made in France" Designer's label: "Hattie Carnegie / Inc. / Original" Retailer's label below designer's label: "Weathered / Misses Shop / Chicago" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114927/
Fedora Hat
Fedora style hat of brown felt with brown satin ribbon as trim around crown. Unlined. Retailer's label: "Knox / New York" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114913/
Hat
Calotte style hat of navy blue straw. Large, circular front piece of matching navy blue straw with multicolored flowers attached to front. Unlined. No labels. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114908/
Purse
Purse of black tapestry with multicolor floral design. Rectangular, gold metal frame in rose motif and plunger type closure. Double chain handle; rose colored silk lining. Small coin purse of light blue silk inside handbag with semicircular frame and twist ball closure. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc277015/
Pumps
Pair of pumps of brown leather. Designed with a square toe, the shoes have silver "nail head" trim around upper edge of toe-box, and along both edges of large decorative strap of same leather across instep. Strap has silver cap at end. Chunky squared heel. Brand stamped inside: "Custom Craft" Retailer's label inside: "Neiman-Marcus" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc87008/
Hat
Pillbox hat of navy blue velvet with bow like trims of self-fabric. Open crown with navy veil over top and front. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc277005/
Hat
Picture hat of dark pink/red Milan straw with wide brim. Pillbox crown trimmed with red and white polka dot organdy hatband which forms a bow on the right. Straw brim folds under and is lined in same polka dot organdy as hatband. Two hatpins with cloth covered heads in matching polka dot material. Designer's label on inside hatband: "Sally Victor / 18 East 53rd St." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc277092/
Pumps
Pair of pumps of subdued yellow suede. The shoes are designed with a rounded toe, and a narrow band of reddish snakeskin across instep at edge of toe-box, extending at top of instep to create a bow. Plain heel, tapering to base. Designer's label inside: "Herbert Levine" Written inside: "7aa / 47945 / 502-22483-50" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114937/
Sling-Back Shoes
Pair of shoes of beige leather. The heeled shoes are designed with slightly pointed closed toe-box, with a large, non-functional curved rectangular textured metal buckle across instep. Sling-back in style, the shoes have a strap of same leather extending from either side of toe-box back, around heel, through short straps at sides, and buckling with small metal buckles at outside ankle. Low, 1 3/4" modified kitten heel. Designer's label inside: "Herbert Levine" Retailer's label inside: "Neiman Marcus" Handwritten inside strap: "7a 2. 4223.9L / 58189" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114936/
Hat
Picture hat of natural woven Milan straw, forming a wide shaped brim that curves downwards to the edges. Brim is rounded in front, flaring out slightly to back and forming two projecting lobes at back. Around brim is a band of woven straw for strength. Very low cylindrical crown, slightly domed. Around crown is twisted gold velvet band forming bow with trailing ribbons at back. Inside base of crown is off-white grosgrain ribbon band. Hatpin with green faceted rhinestone head. Sewn into inner ribbon band is label: "John Fredericks Inc. / New York", "Made In America". Label has three rhinestones sewn to it, and has two small green ribbon bows at opposing corners. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc277152/
Fez
Fez of off-white felt with long off-white satin tassel attached at the center of the crown. Retailer's label on inside hatband: "Made to Order Hat / Bergdorf / Goodman / On the Plaza - New York" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc277173/
Pumps
Pair of pumps of pale pink calf leather. Designed with a rounded toe, the shoe has a double-ruffle buckle of same leather across instep. Low, 1 1/2" modified Louis heel. Maker's mark inside: "Silvia of Fiorentina / Made in Italy" Retailer's label inside: "Marie Leavell" Handwritten inside: "e 346 B i M B A" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc87009/
Breton Hat
Breton style hat of shiny red straw with pillbox crown. High, rolled back brim almost obscures crown. Red grosgrain ribbon covered button and streamers at center top of crown. Wide, red grosgrain ribbon forms hatband around crown. Unlined. Retailer's label on inside hatband: "Sanger Harris / Dallas" Size tag: "22" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc277129/
Breton Hat
Modified Breton style hat of hot pink straw with high crown covered with light blue, pink, gold purple and orange silk. Wide rolled-back brim. Lined. Retailer's label on inside hatband: "Sanger Harris / Dallas" Size tag to left of designer's label. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc277029/
Pumps
Pair of pumps of steel gray/beige silk. Designed with a rounded toe, the shoes have a wide band of same fabric extending across instep. The 2" high heel is a modified Louis heel. Designer's label inside: "Margaret Jerrold" Retailer's label inside: "Neiman Marcus" Handwritten inside: "7aaa / 13994 / 6933C 3MJ" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc87012/
Shoes
Pair of black patent leather "pilgrim style shoes". Designed with a pointed toe that is squared off at tip, the shoes have a black patent leather upper, the instep panel extending up to form a large tongue. Set across instep is a large silver "C" shape simulating a buckle. The chunky heel tapers to base. Inside stamp illegible. Handwritten inside: "6 AA 745" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc87013/
Calotte Hat
Calotte style hat of black satin. Bow of black satin as trim. Net at back of hat. Hatpin with head covered in matching satin. Lined. Comb at inside front of hat for securing hat to wearer's head. Retailer's label: "A. Harris & Co. / Dallas" Union/size label to right of retailer's label. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc277085/
Pumps
Pair of black suede pumps. The shoes are designed with rounded toes, ornamented with gold mesh at tips of toe. Thick heel, tapering slightly to base. Manufacturer's mark stamped inside: "Delman / New York / London / Paris" and "Delman" Retailer's label stamped inside: "Sakowitz / Houston" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114929/
Crochet Hat
Crochet hat of gray yarn. Crown is trimmed with popcorn stitch decoration and yarn is supplemented with silver metallic thread. Edge of brim is also supplemented with silver metallic thread. Unlined. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114931/
Bandeau Hat
Bandeau hat of black feathers. Dark maroon satin ribbon at center front and veil. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc277107/
Pumps
Pair of pumps of brocade/tapestry. The shoes are designed with a rounded toe, the uppers covered in a brocade/tapestry cloth consisting of floral forms in greens, reds, blues, etc. on an ivory ground. Heels taper to base. Brand stamped inside: "Custom Craft" and "Custom Craft / Wool / Composition / Insole" Retailer's label stamped inside: "Neiman-Marcus" Handwritten inside: "6 1/2 AA 74721 / 4113 [illeg]" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc87010/
Pumps
Pair of ivory leather pumps. Designed with broad, rounded toe, the shoes have plain ivory leather uppers. Instep embellished with a removable decorative buckle of square form, set with rhinestones, mounted on curved rectangular plaques of same leather, giving impression of "bows". The 2 3/4" heel tapers to base. Brand label stamped inside: "Custom Craft" and "Custom Craft / Wool / Composition / Insole" Retailer's label stamped inside: "Neiman-Marcus" A & B: Shoes C & D: Buckles digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc87014/
Pumps
Pair of pumps of multicolored striped pleated satin. Designed with pointed toe, the upper of the shoe is formed of pleated/pin-tucked multicolored satin which creates narrow stripes running across the shoe of purples, violet, white, greens, yellow, blues, pinks, etc. The 3" off-white leather covered spike heel tapers to base. Brand stamped inside: "CustomCraft" Handwritten inside: "27" and "5 1/2 B / 1270 / 10332E" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114938/
Mitts
Pair of ivory cotton or silk mitts. The elbow-length fingerless gloves are of crocheted ivory material in the style of the 1860's. The long sleeves have bands of lacework patterning. The hands are fingerless, with cording between where fingers would go, and an oval opening for the thumb. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc86974/
Cartwheel Hat
Cartwheel hat of natural colored straw. Brim is wider in front than on back. Trimmed with hatband of wide, black grosgrain ribbon that forms bow in back. Edge of brim trimmed in black grosgrain. Unlined. Retailer's label on inside hatband: "Neiman-Marcus / Dallas" Union label number 852534 to left of retailer's label on inside hatband. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114902/
Cloche Hat
Cloche style hat of tan wool felt. Scalloped, upturned brim trimmed with tan grosgrain. Small, circular, concave piece of trim in same material added to crown as trim. One hatpin with gray felt head. Unlined. Inside of crown stamped: "Made in France" Retailer's label on inside hatband: "Made to Order Hat / Bergdorf / Goodman / Fifth Ave. at 58th St." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114903/
Halo Hat
Pamela or halo style hat of natural colored straw cloth. Crown ringed with brown silk organza roses. Edge of brim covered with natural colored grosgrain. One hatpin with black, teardrop shaped head. Elastic band for securing hat to wearer's head. Unlined. Retailer's label on inside hatband: "Henrys / Dallas" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114900/
Hat
Hat of cream colored straw. Open crown covered with intertwined, wide yellow and pear green velvet ribbons ending in a bow at the front. Wide, asymmetrical brim, narrowest at back. Retailer's label at inside hatband: "Made to Order Hat / Bergdorf / Goodman / Fifth Ave. at 58th St." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114899/
Mitts
Pair of black cotton lace mitts. The wrist-length fingerless gloves are of hand-crocheted lace, in a wide mesh. Slight frill at wrist, and separate thumb. A narrow black ribbon is threaded through the cuff, one ribbon lacking. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc86986/
Hat
Hat of navy blue straw cloth. Veil and white flowers decorate upturned brim edged in navy grosgrain. Asymmetrical brim wider at front ends with almost no brim in back. Hatband of navy velvet ribbon forms bow at back left. Two hatpins with navy, cloth covered heads. Elastic band for securing hat to wearer's head. Unlined. Retailer's label on inside hatband: "Neiman-Marcus / Dallas" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114904/
Mitts
Pair of off-white nylon mitts. The elbow-length fingerless gloves have a loop for the thumb, and are embellished along the finger opening with a trim of openwork daisy heads. Stamped: "Nylasuede / by Hansen / 6 1/2" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc86995/
Hat
Day hat with navy wool felt crown and pleated creme wool brim. Underside of brim trimmed in navy covered wire with wired bow at front on upturned brim. Hatpin with black felt covered head. Retailer's label on inside hatband: "Made to Order Hat / Bergdorf / Goodman / Fifth Ave. at 58th St." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114918/
Gloves
Pair of gloves of white cotton. The plain, daytime gloves are wrist-length. Retailer's label sewn inside: "Made in Western Germany / expressly for / Neiman-Marcus / 100% Cotton" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc87016/
Calotte
Hat of sequins and beading. The hat is styled as a calotte (also spelled "calot") with shaped crown covered in iridescent sequins of light blues, with a large flower-head on either side embellished with pale blue and white sequins, gray bead, and pearls. The petals of the flowers extend below edge of crown. Overlaid with pale blue light mesh veil. Lined in lace. Designer's label inside: "A / Frances & Walter Nelkin / Hat", with a red sequin sewn in each upper corner of label. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc277046/
Hat
Hat with high, modified toque style crown of black velvet. Brimless. Black satin trim around hat. Designer's label: Janyth Roy / New York" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283706/
Evening Dress
Cocktail or short evening dress of ivory crocheted lace over pink satin back shantung with pink self belt. Machine made lace of Venetian type with re-embroidered medallions. Dress with natural waistline, bateau neckline, sleeveless and slightly full skirt. Back zipper with hook & eye. Weighted hem. Has been altered at waist (cut) to shorten. Atypical of Norell. Designer's label at center back hem: "Norman Norell / New York" Union label on opposite side of seam from designer's label (most cut off). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283745/
Pillbox Hat
Pillbox-style hat of faux(?) purple felted fur. The cylindrical crown has horizontal "waist" at mid-point, and a flat top. Surmounting hat is a cone-shaped ornament formed of layers of rhinestone set discs, of "amethyst" in two shades, "aquamarines", "diamonds", and a surmounting "amethyst". Lined in purple satin with dark purple grosgrain ribbon inner hatband. Retailer's label sewn to inner hatband: "Neiman-Marcus" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc277161/
Skirt Suit
Street suit of gray wool. A daytime or street suit consisting of two pieces. Excellent example of chiaroscuro work. A) Jacket with squared padded shoulders, no collar, and long sleeves. Opening along the central front, the jacket has a series of 5 hook-and-eye closures. A band that extends from upper left, across opening, and secures through a wide loop just below the right shoulder. The jacket is lined in a peach/mauve silk. At center back of inside neckline is designer's label: "Adrian / Original" Retailer's label at right inside seam: "Frost Bros. / San Antonio". B) Straight skirt was originally just below knee length, but has been lengthened by the addition of material almost matching the lining of the jacket. The skirt has a center back zipper closure. It is currently unlined, but has evidence of the alterations. No labels, possibly removed. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283717/
Dress
Monastic Dress of red and black floral printed cotton. The dress is street-length, with natural shoulders, long sleeves and a high scoop neckline. At the waist is a black leather belt which passes through the garment at the sides, allowing the sides of the dress to be loose and flowing. The belt has a snap closure, and is designed to look "tied" at front. Also referred to as a Trapeze dress. Dress has two labels sewn inside at back of collar. Designer's label: "Claire McCardell Clothes / by Townley" and Retailer's label: "Neiman-Marcus" Belt has stamped in white on the back: "10 Claire McCardell 608" From the original Carrie Marcus Neiman Foundation collection assembled by Stanley and Edward Marcus. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30030/
Coat Dress
Coat dress of navy silk faille with padded hips. Notched collar; single button closure. Long sleeves with vertical pleat across back shoulder to each sleeve hem. Lower mid-length skirt. Two crescent shaped pieces of fabric at hips with faux pocket detail gives the appearance of a separate jacket. Designer's label on inner right waist side seam: "Christian Dior/ New York/ Original" Tag above designer's label: "Fall 1949" Retailer's label on back of neck: "Neiman-Marcus/ Dallas" Belt of matching navy leather. Stamped on back of belt: "10 Christian Dior / New York" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283699/
Cartwheel Hat
Natural straw cartwheel or picture hat. The wide, slightly floppy, brim slopes up to the low circular domed crown. Around the crown is a black silk scarf attached in three places with black bows, with trailing section off of the back of the brim. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30000/
Dress
Evening dress of silk crepe for summer. The full-length dress has an A-line skirt of cocoa brown silk crepe and attached belt with pendant strap at front left. The bodice is of cream silk crepe printed with a "trompe l'oeil" ribbon motif below the rounded neckline. Darts at sides. Long, bat-wing style tapered sleeves. Center-back snap closure. Unlined. Designer's label: "Adrian / Original" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283732/
Ensemble - Blouse and Skirt
Ensemble. The skirt is of heavy gold felt covered with black floral lace, which has been heavily "beaded" with sequins. Side zipper closure, and two side-seam pockets. Retailer's label inside skirt on side seam: "Neiman-Marcus". With black velvet belt, which is marked on reverse: "16 Charming Belts. 6406", "This / 'Bac-A-Belt' backing / guaranted by / Good Housekeeping" / wash or clean / as garment". The accompanying blouse is of black silk jersey with half length sleeves and gathered detail at scoop neckline. Center back zipper closure that extends full length of the garment. Inner waistband of grosgrain ribbon with hook and eye closure. No labels in blouse. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30004/
Ensemble - Dress and Coat
Ensemble consisting of green leather jacket and green and black striped knit dress with green leather belt. The sheath-style street-length dress is of wool jersey with a knitted pattern of horizontal green and black stripes. It has very short sleeves and a wide boat neckline, and is unlined. The dress has an accompanying green leather belt that ends in fringe. The street-length coat is of matching green leather, with long sleeves and tuxedo collar that extends to lower hem. The center-front opening has no closures, and there is a welt pocket at each side seam. The coat is lined in the same fabric the dress is made from, and faces the tuxedo collar and opening. There are no designer labels in the garments, and the coat has retailer's label: "Neiman-Marcus / Trophy Room". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30009/
Ensemble
Ensemble consisting of: A) Jacket of black and white gingham cotton check. Bracelet length sleeves. Side front opening with 7" button extension. On left side front, there are two large circular black plastic buttons at waist and one at top button at neckline flap closure; bound buttonholes. Peter pan collar starts at piping edge of left side front and right side front. Two flap welt pockets. Back with inverted box pleat which starts open at neckline and goes to 2" above waist where it is stitched together. Side back shoulders have flanges which are basted down at bottom. Collar's, pockets', cuffs', front to back flanges hemline's and front opening's edges all bound in black satin bias tape. Lined in smaller cotton gingham check. Designer's label at inside center back neckline: "Galanos" B) Blouse of black and white, small gingham check. Center front opening with 2 (+ 1 missing) black circular plastic buttons supplemented with snaps and hook & eyes. Fitted, flared waist . Sleeveless. Collarless, slightly scooped neckline which forms a V in back. Neckline, sleeve openings and center front opening trimmed in black satin. Lined in fine white net. Designer's label on inside left seam: "Galanos" C) A-line skirt, street length, in black and white gingham cotton. Narrow waist of black grosgrain. Left side zipper. Lined in cream colored silk. d) Contour belt covered in black and white gingham check. Square buckle covered in same. Three holes. Back in light tan leather. Stamped: "Galanos Originals / Beverly Hills" e) Hat of quilted black and white gingham check. Black satin headband ties in knot on right. Crown in smaller check than brim. Brim piped in black satin and slits at right beneath headband knot. Lined in alternating triangular sections of large and small gingham check. Designer's label on inside hatband: "Galanos / 935 (handwritten)" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283773/