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 Decade: 1960-1969
 Collection: Texas Fashion Collection
Hatlet
Hatlet of brown velvet. The open-crown hat is formed of a hollow square with down-turned sides and corners, covered in brown velvet and edged in tiny pearls. "Flying" around the hat are 8 golden stamped metal hummingbirds. One wing of each bird is hinged, allowing movement of the birds as the wearer moves their head. Over all is a brown net veil "capturing" the hummingbirds, with scattered gathers of 4 pearls. The underside is edged in brown grosgrain ribbon, and has two small plastic combs attached to secure hatlet to wearer's head. Sewn onto the inner ribbon is maker's label: "Bes-Ben / Made in Chicago". Also sewn onto inner ribbon is hand-written label "917". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc87028/
Hatlet
Hatlet of artificial flowers and net. The hatlet is composed of a radiating group of artificial rosebuds of pink and white with green stems and leaves. The sprays are attached to a black net circular veil. Designer's label: "By / Therese Ahrens" Retailer's label: "I. Magnin & Co." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc276987/
Sailor Hat
Hat in sailor style of navy blue straw cloth with 1 1/2" deep pillbox crown. Flat brim 3 1/2" wide at center front and 2" wide at center back. 1 1/4" wide navy velvet ribbon around crown. Trim of small red velvet flowers and tiny white blossoms extending from left side of brim toward center front. Unlined with navy blue grosgrain headband. Elastic band for securing hat to wearer's head. Designer's label on inside headband: "Sharon / Originals" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc276996/
Hat
Hat of yellow straw. The cylindrical crown is flattened at top and has a "ridge" of straw running from front to back. Around the base of the crown is a wide band of pleated yellow organza. The wide, somewhat floppy brim extends out and curves upwards. Unlined, with an inner yellow grosgrain ribbon hatband. Label sewn to inner hatband: "Shari / Brett / originals" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc276988/
Hat
Hat of light brown straw. Hat has a cylindrical crown with flattened top. Around the lower part of the crown is a wide light brown grosgrain ribbon with loop and trailing ribbons at side, secured with two wooden buttons. The wide brim turns down at front and up at back. Unlined, with inner hatband of pale grosgrain ribbon. Label inside: "Elizabeth" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc276999/
Shoes
Pair of women's shoes of beige leather. Designed with slightly rounded toe, the uppers are cut away at sides and heel, leaving a single strap extending from center top of toebox at vamp to side straps which hook to sling-back strap which buckles around heel. The heels taper to base, and are covered in same leather. Designer's label stamped inside shoe: "Herbert Levine" Handwritten notation inside strap: "48L58 7 1/2 M" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc276992/
Hat
Hat of multicolor printed velvet. Geometric print with central section of circles and semi-circles. Circular crown with slightly domed top. Covering fabric has extending flaps at sides which come down over ears and secure under chin creating a wimple effect. Flaps secure with two snaps. Part of uniform for Braniff International Airways flight attendant's. No labels in hat. Designer's signature in print, under flap, "Emilio". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc276995/
Hood
Hat/hood of tan angora with scattered large golden discs/sequins applied over the entire surface. Hat covers head and back of neck, with panels that extend around to secure at center front under chin with one circular button and loop. Retailer's label sewn into right side panel: "Sacks Fifth Avenue" Price tag stapled to left side panel: "100" (1 dollar?) digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc277127/
Hat
Hat of white straw with high crown and headband of white organza which end in bow at side and forms ruffle around brim. Style sometimes referred to as a flower-pot hat. Unlined. Manufacturer's label: "Valerie / Modes" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc277136/
Picture Hat
Picture hat of natural straw. The low, domed crown is encircled at base by a wide band of lime green grosgrain ribbon with large bow with trailing ends at back right and two trailing ends at left. The wide, circular brim is turned up at left edge. Unlined. Inner hatband of black grosgrain ribbon. Maker's (retailer's?) label sewn to inner hatband: "Henry's / Originals / Dallas". Henrys has been identified alternately as maker or retailer. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc277122/
Hat
Hat of navy straw in modified breton style. Wide, flat top crown with rolled back, asymmetrical brim higher in front. Red and navy grosgrain ribbon decorates edge of brim. Navy veil. Inside of crown is lined in net with navy grosgrain ribbon headband. Manufacturer's label on inside headband: "Helen Brounet / California" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc277124/
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/
Hat
Hat of abstract multi-colored plastic. The hat is made of a plastic material, with a pinkish background and swirling abstract shapes of yellow, green, and blue. It has a high, cylindrical crown, flattened at top. The medium-width brim extends out and downwards. The crown is lined in white material, and the hat has an inner hatband of white ribbed ribbon. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc277139/
Slouch Hat
Slouch hat of dark brown, medium brown and cream paper with high pillbox crown; wide floppy brim. Hat and brim stamped with various "tribal" symbols. Lined in orange and light olive striped material. Size tag attached to inside hatband: "23" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc277165/
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/
Hat
Hat in modified cloche style of off-white wool felt with visor in front. Style could also be referred to helmet style. Small bow of self on small front visor. Back of brim folds up. Unlined with cream colored grosgrain headband. Designer's label on inside headband: "Adolfo / New York Paris" Stamp on inside crown: "TouTou / Body Made in Italy" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc277140/
Hat
Sailor hat of natural straw cloth with wide red velvet band and bow under brim formed as part of hatband. Small brim also has narrow band of red velvet around outside edge on top. Size label: "22 1/2" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc277120/
Pillbox Hat
Pillbox hat of dark aqua blue linen with matching, gathered tulle veil edge. Headband is white grosgrain with lace. Two pink and three blue satin ribbon rosettes on inside crown. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc277103/
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/
Picture Hat
Picture hat of tan and green woven straw. Designed with a cylindrical crown, very slightly flattened with a gentle point at top. The wide brim starts at base of crown, curves up and then down again. The straw of the hat has been woven with concentric designs of various geometric patterns. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc277109/
Pillbox Hat
Pillbox style hat of red straw cloth with small narrow brim. Wide, red grosgrain ribbon around crown topped with red vinyl ribbon and bow with top stitching. Inside crown lined in net. Manufacturer's label on inside hatband: "Ceder Crest / Original" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc277167/
Hat
Boater style hat of dark charcoal wide straw. High, flat crown with wide, slightly upturned brim. Hatband of black, sheer material forming bow on side. Inner headband of black grosgrain ribbon. 2 pins. Inside paper crown lining stamped with nude woman riding a stag leaping over a scroll work tree; stamped "Made in Italy". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc277146/
Hat
Hat of fine Milan off-white straw. Asymmetrical rolled-back brim is high in front and tapers to narrow back. Hatband of off-white organza scarf ties into bow in back as trim. Hatpin with clear, teardrop shaped head. Designer's label on inside hatband: "Atelier Lucas / Made in London" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc277125/
Hat
Hat of white straw and black velvet. The hat is designed with a high cylindrical crown, flattened somewhat at top, which is encircled by a wide band of black velvet with bow at back. The medium-width brim curves down, and is edged with a wide band of black velvet. Unlined, with a white grosgrain ribbon inner hatband. Size label sewn to inner hatband: "Medium" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc277147/
Headband
Headband of 2" wide of faux leopard fur. Brown grosgrain ribbon lining on inside. Headband is worn on top of head, from ear to ear; when off of head, it curls up into a cuff. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc277155/
Hat
Hat of natural straw. Similar to Peruvian folk wear, the hat has a conical crown, flattened at top, with smaller projecting cone at top from which extend red and yellow ribbons. The sides of the crown have alternating pattern bands of straw, including black, natural, and mixed, some with red yarn woven into them. The wide, flat brim is edged in black, and has a decorative stair-step pattern woven into the rolled under edge. From the sides of the brim, near the base of the crown, extend red and yellow ribbons (near front at each side), and a group of red, yellow, and green ribbons (at back). Unlined. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc277148/
Hat
Hat of printed polyester/synthetic fabric. Cylindrical crown with slight domed top, and short, sloping brim, both covered with same fabric printed with "windows" design, some with central images of drums, harps, guitars, roundels, etc. Two bands of same fabric are sewn under brim to extend down and back to connect at back of wearer's head to secure hat. Inner green grosgrain ribbon hatband. Hat lined in dark olive green fabric. Part of uniform for Braniff International Airways flight attendants. Label inside at hatband: "Adolfo II / New York Paris". Designer's signature in print: "Emilio" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc277108/
Shoes
Pair of shoes of multicolored crepe de chine. The shoes are designed with a rounded toe, and the uppers and heels are covered with crepe de chine with a printed pattern of pastel greens, browns, pinks, and blues in irregular shapes with stripes or a marbling look. 3" high stiletto heel. Stamped inside: "Marcinni" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc277114/
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/
Fan
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Calotte Hat
Calotte style hat in cut out triangular shape of white leather with white glass beaded edges on leather strips. Bow of same on center front top. Bow at center back of white glass beads. Navy veil. Two small combs, one attached on each side. Designer's label on inside band: "Bes-Ben / Made in Chicago" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc38077/
Hatlet
Embroidered hatlet. Formed of two hollow teardrop shapes overlaid on each other and edged with tiny gold beads. The shapes are covered in light green satin with is heavily embroidered with flowers and leaves in red, blue, greens, yellow, brown, purple/lavender. At back of hat is a sculptural bow of the same materials, edged in gold beads and with a quadruple strand of the beads at the "knot". Overall is a brown net veil with attached embroidered pieces matching the embroidery on the hatlet. The hatlet is lined in brown knit, with a plastic comb attached at each side to secure hat to wearer's head. Sewn into lining is maker's label: "Bes-Ben / Made in Chicago". Gift of John C. Murphy, through the Chicago Historical Society. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc38070/
Pillbox Hat
Hat of brown velvet. Pillbox hat with cylindrical crown of brown velvet, flat at top. Lower edge scalloped, edged with brown beads. The whole is overlaid with fine brown veiling. Lined in black mesh and edged with brown grosgrain ribbon inner hatband. Affixed to hatband are two plastic combs, one on either side, to secure hat to wearer's head. Designer's label inside crown: "Bes-Ben / Made in Chicago". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc38073/
Pillbox Hat
Pillbox hat of blue mesh and straw work. The cylindrical blue mesh crown is very slightly domed, with an extending section at front which folds down and under. The whole is covered with a field of 1" (2.54 cm) wide blue straw work flower heads. The inside of the crown is lined in a fine blue mesh and edged with an inner hatband of dark blue grosgrain ribbon. Attached to the ribbon are two small plastic combs to secure hat to wearer's head. Designer's label sewn to inner hatband: "Bes-Ben / Made in Chicago"; and a second, hand-written label indicating the style(?): "813". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc38091/
Hatlet
Hatlet of black velvet with beads and cut-steel butterflies. Black velvet hatlet, the slightly domed openwork crown formed by three "teardrop" shapes of black velvet edged with black beads, connected at the points, and connected at bottom edges with short curved black velvet "bridges" also edged with black beads. In each of the teardrop sections is set a large black stamped metal "cut steel" style butterfly. Evidence of black net veil, now missing. Interior of crown lined with black felt, and with two plastic combs to secure hatlet to wearer's head. Designer's label: "Bes-Ben / Made in Chicago". Model number label(?): "649" Gift of Mrs. William S. North. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc38099/
Hatlet
Hatlet of brown plastic tubing. Hatlet formed of a spiral of twisted brown plastic tubing. The shallow, dished crown has four large bows of the same tubing spaced along the edges, with the "ends" pointing upwards. The hatlet has a brown net veil, with pieces of the brown tubing worked into some of the intersections. The inside of the crown is lined in brown mesh, and edged in brown velvet piping. Two plastic combs, one at each side, are inside crown to secure hatlet to wearer's head. Designer's Label: "Bes-Ben / Made in Chicago". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc38113/
Picture Hat
Picture hat of straw. The domed crown is of natural-colored straw, ringed at the base with a line of artificial daisies with white petals and yellow centers, affixed to a band of off-white grosgrain ribbon. The broad oval straw brim is set off-center, and edged underneath with a double line of daisies around most of the brim, and a single line of daisies at back. The crown is edged inside with an inner hatband of white grosgrain ribbon. Label sewn to inner hatband: "Henrys / Dallas". Henrys has been identified alternately as maker or retailer. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc38128/
Hatlet
Hatlet of green velvet, artificial flowers and crystals. The circular crown formed of an open ring covered with velvet, embellished with a dense covering of velvet and silk artificial flowers and with scattered crystals/rhinestones. The hatlet is overlaid with a fine green net/veil. The underside of the hatlet is lined in green mesh and edged with green velvet. Two small plastic combs are attached by elastic combs, to secure the hatlet to wearer's head. Maker's label sewn to underside of hat: "Bes-Ben / Made in Chicago". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc38085/
Pillbox Hat
Pillbox style hat of lacquered black straw. The cylindrical crown is slightly domed, the sides slightly convex. Embellished with a single large faceted black plastic button "jewel" attached at side. The whole is overlaid with black net/veil, with scattered spherical black beads sewn to the net/veil. The interior of the crown is lined in black cloth and black mesh. Around the edge is an inner black grosgrain ribbon hatband. Attached to the hatband are two small plastic combs to secure the hat to wearer's head. Designer's label sewn to hatband: "Bes-Ben / Made in Chicago". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc38082/
Hatlet
Hatlet of blue embroidered appliques. The irregularly-shaped skull-cap is formed of stiffened blue mesh with a wired edge covered in dark navy blue velvet. Over the surface of the hatlet are applied navy blue embroidered appliques of coiled braid and French knots. Stray threads indicate the hat probably had an overlaying net/veil, now missing. Underneath the hat are attached two small plastic combs to secure hatlet to wearer's head. Designer's label sewn inside hat: "Bes-Ben / Made in Chicago", and a second, hand-written label indicating the style(?): "346". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc38088/
Hatlet
Hatlet of light orange straw. The hat is formed as an openwork bow made of a ribbon of woven light orange straw. The bow curves to fit the shape of the head, with all edges trimmed in orange glass beads. Two small plastic combs are attached to the underside of the hatlet to secure it to wearer's head. Designer's label sewn to underside of hatlet: "Bes-Ben / Made in Chicago"; and hand-written style label "620" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc38084/
Hatlet
Hatlet of beaded openwork. Hatlet in calot (also spelled "calotte") style formed as an irregularly shaped openwork skullcap of stiffened mesh completely covered in small brown beads. Around the lower edge of the skullcap are protruding sections, shaped as stylized lobed leaves, covered with same brown beads and with many stiffened loops of smaller brown beads. Hatlet lined in stiff brown mesh and edged with thin strip of brown velvet. Designer's label inside hatlet: "Bes-Ben / Made in Chicago". Gift of Mrs. William O. Hunt, of Finders Keepers, Chicago, Illinois. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc38089/
Hatlet
Hatlet of black faille and velvet. In the form of a modified fillet or bandeau that sits atop head and extends from ear to ear, the hatlet is formed of a pair of curved segments of black cotton faille with black beaded edging that cross and are "tied" with a band of black velvet, giving the effect of a black velvet bow edged in beads. Lined in black velvet, which is visible at front where edges curve upwards. Attached black elastic string in back to secure to wearer's head. Stray threads suggest hat may have had a veil, now missing. Designer's Label: "Bes-Ben / Made in Chicago". Gift of Mrs. Meg Gordon, Chicago, Ill. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc38083/
Turban
Turban of printed fabric. The turban is made from fabric printed with blue, red and brown ocher ducks and white cattails on a navy blue background. The turban is lined in dull red mesh, and has an inner hatband of dark blue grosgrain ribbon. Designer's label sewn to inner hatband: "Bes-Ben / Made in Chicago". Beside designer's label is model number label: "720" Accompanied by a single short hatpin with square multi-colored glass head. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc38105/
Hat
Bandeau hatlet of violet ombre straw cloth. Sides formed by 4 folds of same. All edges trimmed in violet colored glass beads. Two brown plastic combs attached to inside grosgrain hatband to secure hat to head. Blue net veil. Designer's label: "Bes-Ben / Made in Chicago" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc38102/
Turban
Turban of printed fabric. The turban is made from fabric printed with lemon yellow, pink, black, and white geometric forms and arcs. The turban is lined in yellow mesh, and has an inner hatband of black grosgrain ribbon. Attached to the inner band are two small plastic combs to secure the hat to wearer's head. Designer's label sewn to inner hatband: "Bes-Ben / Made in Chicago". Accompanied by a single short hatpin with wrapped head. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc38107/
Calotte Hat
Calotte style hat of white simulated alligator in free form with 3 bows of same. Hat and bows trimmed with white glass beads. Two brown combs attached to inside grosgrain hatband for securing hat to head. Navy veil interspersed with groups of 3 white glass beads matching those on hat. Designer's label: "Bes-Ben / Made in Chicago" Handwritten label attached to hatband: "82" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc38100/
Hatlet
Hatlet of black velvet. Main section of hatlet formed as a black velvet skullcap, with large black velvet bow in front with 7 large stiff black velvet loops at each side. Interior lined in black mesh and edged with black grosgrain ribbon. At either side is a small plastic comb to secure hat to wearer's head. Designer's label inside crown: "Bes-Ben / Made in Chicago" Gift of Mrs. R.I. Ross, through the Chicago Historical Society. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc38104/
Hatlet
Hatlet of white plastic/vinyl tubing. Hatlet formed as an openwork ring with overlapping/crossing ends. Applied to the ring are three large bows made of the same tubing, set so that the trailing ribbons point upwards. Ring is lined in stiff white mesh and edged with a thin band of off-white velvet. At either side is attached a small plastic comb to secure hatlet to wearer's head. Designer's label: "Bes-Ben / Made in Chicago". Gift of Mrs. Ann Lee Ross. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc38106/
Pumps
Pair of pumps of purple suede. Shoes have rounded toe, and 2 1/2" high heels which taper to base. Stamped inside: "Renato" Stamped inside is partly illegible make/model information. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc86967/