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 Country: United States
 State: Texas
 Collection: Texas Fashion Collection
Cocktail Dress

Cocktail Dress

Date: 1954
Creator: Norell, Norman
Description: Cocktail dress of black wool jersey knit. The late-day dress is of mid-length, with bateau (boat) neckline and short sleeves. Center back zipper with hook & eye at neckline. The fitted torso has a natural waistline with a fitted yoke from natural waist to full hip. Pleated/gathered skirt of black tissue faille begins below yoke and flares to hem. Around the waist is an attached wide faille sash which ties in front forming a bow with trailing ribbons. The bodice of the dress is lined in black and the skirt has a heavy fabric underskirt and two attached layers of net crinoline. Joint designer's and retailer's label sewn inside skirt: "Neiman-Marcus Dallas / Traina-Norell".
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Cocktail Dress

Cocktail Dress

Date: 1955/1960
Creator: Norell, Norman
Description: Cocktail dress of black silk faille and white lawn with black embroidered scallops. Wide boat neckline, short sleeves, natural waistline, princess seaming. Heavy black faille overskirt pleated into waist, cut higher at front to show underskirt of white lawn. Underskirt has horizontal bands of triple lines of scallops, scalloped lower edge of underskirt. Built in hoop understructure with petersham belt and four steel (?) internal hoops. Overlay with petticoat of white cotton with wide horsehair band at hem. Center back zipper.
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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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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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Cocktail Dress

Cocktail Dress

Date: 1990
Creator: Faircloth, Michael
Description: Cocktail dress of gold metallic French lace in floral motif over an under dress of fleshed-toned charmeuse silk. Knee length, with a folded yoke panel which forms a V-shaped neckline with lace trim. Short sleeves and empire waist each with a 1" gold lace trim. Center back zipper. Designer's label at right of zipper: "Midon"
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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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Cocktail Ensemble

Cocktail Ensemble

Date: 1960
Creator: Dior, House of
Description: Cocktail ensemble of silver and gold metallic matelassé. a) Jacket in box style. Rolled, wrap collar is closed with 2 snaps and trimmed with large self-covered button. Bracelet length sleeves. Single breasted and closed with a snap at the collar and 2 large self-covered buttons with bound buttonholes. Lined in light sage colored silk. Designer's label at inside right hem of opening: "Christian Dior - New York, Inc." Retailer's label at center back neckline: "Neiman-Marcus" Union label under right armhole. b) Under dress. Short sleeves with gussets. Jewel neckline. Slightly gathered, dropped waistline. Below knee length. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Lined in matching silk. Designer's label at center back seam of lining near hemline: "Christian Dior - New York, Inc."
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Cocktail Ensemble - Vest, Blouse, and Pants

Cocktail Ensemble - Vest, Blouse, and Pants

Date: 1990/1999
Creator: Faircloth, Michael
Description: Cocktail ensemble consisting of a long vest, pants, and top of silk brocade. A) Vest of off-white silk and gold metallic thread in pebble textured weave. Non-uniform, various sized squares are separated by veins of gold threads giving a reptilian pattern. Sleeveless with shoulder pads. Mid-thigh length. Collarless, V-neckline with 2 button closure at waist. Unlined. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Michael Faircloth" B) Pants of warm gold four-ply silk. Straight leg; full length. Center back zipper closure; 3" sections of elastic at right-back and left-back waistline. Lined with gold silk satin. C) Blouse of warm gold chiffon with 2" to 3" pleated ring collar. Long sleeves are gathered into piped cuffs with button and loop closure. Center back zipper closure; shoulder pads.
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Cocktail Hat

Cocktail Hat

Date: 1950
Creator: Stone, Irene
Description: Hat of beaded, printed silk. The cocktail hat is of silk printed in an abstract foliage design in greens, reds, purples, yellows, white, and brown. It is heavily beaded, with small pale green square beads, oblong dark green beads, oblong and circular white beads, and tan flat sequins. All beads appear to be wooden. The crown is formed as an irregular dome, and has no brim. The hat is lined in gold cloth, and has two small plastic combs attached to either side of the inside of the crown to help secure the hat to the wearer's head. Designer's label sewn inside crown: "Irene of New York". Retailer's label sewn inside crown: "Neiman-Marcus / Salon"
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Cocktail Hat

Cocktail Hat

Date: 1969
Creator: unknown
Description: Cocktail or evening hat covered with blue-green-blackish iridescent coque feathers. Hat is based on a pillbox style crown, conical, with flattened top. The entire surface is covered with overlapping feathers. Rising from the center of the crown is a spray of brown horsehair and high standing feathers. Brown felt interior crown with brown grosgrain ribbon inner headband. Two combs at sides for securing hat to wearer's head. Retailer's label: "Titche's / Dallas"
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