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 Collection: Texas Fashion Collection
Purse

Purse

Date: 1920/1929
Creator: Florentine
Description: Clutch style purse of size 18 beads in paisley pattern in shades of pink, blue, peach, black and opal white. Wide brass lift lock closure includes 5 shapes of size 16 beads with repeating patterns. Lined in cream colored satin with two pockets. Finger loop of same on back side of purse at top. Maker's label on inside of purse: "Made in France / Exclusively by / Florentine"
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Purse

Purse

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Reticule style antique traded handbag of pale, opalescent blue beads with floral motif. Bottom is trimmed in looped fringe of self. Crocheted top edge. Chain handle which cinches closed. Unlined. Date unknown.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Purse

Purse

Date: 1920/1929
Creator: unknown
Description: Cosmetic case of silver in envelope shape with etching. Plunger opening. Gold interior of floral design with mirror and openings to hold makeup. Silver chain handle alternates between chain links and bars.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Purse

Purse

Date: 1910/1920
Creator: unknown
Description: Purse. Ornate bell-shaped silver (plated?) frame with openwork latticework set with red and blue cabochons and with silver (plated?) chain. Body of purse is of crocheted gray with vertical stripes of horizontal rows of faceted blue beads. Bottom of bag with fringe formed of loops of matching beading. Lined in gray satin with roses and vine trim.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Purse

Purse

Date: 1910/1915
Creator: unknown
Description: Purse / Handbag for afternoon use. Rectangular plain polished gunmetal / steel frame with ball/snap closure and matching chain of elongated links. Body of purse formed of gunmetal / steel mesh, with linked chain latticework along bottom edge, terminating in small spheres. Purse of gunmetal mesh, suitable for afternoon use. Inside of frame is engraved "Bessie H. Brown" and "Dallas Texas 4205 Swiss Avenue"
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Purses

Purses

Date: 1910
Creator: unknown
Description: Handbag of bronze, brass and aqua metal beads in floral pattern. Rectangular shape, Art Nouveau silver frame with white and green enamel with red, blue, and light green cabochons. Filigree snap closure has large, circular green cabochon. Fringe of self with ends finished in clusters of 3 brass beads. Double chain handle can be worn as single to extend handle longer.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Purses

Purses

Date: 1914
Creator: unknown
Description: Handbag of multicolored glass beads in floral garden pattern with birds. Silver metal frame in rectangular shape with red jeweled snap closure. Bag has rounded corners at bottom, transparent beaded fringe and chain handle. Pink satin lining. Trimmed with bead fringe.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
RAG Ladies visit the Texas Fashion Collection, November 21, 2013

RAG Ladies visit the Texas Fashion Collection, November 21, 2013

Date: 2013
Creator: Texas Fashion Collection
Description: Video of 5 members of the RAG Ladies (Retired Apparel Group) visiting the Texas Fashion Collection on November 21, 2013 at the new facility at 405 S. Welch St., Denton, Texas, on the campus of the University of North Texas. The ladies were interviewed by Myra Walker, Curator of the TFC, about their lives in the world of fashion and the apparel industry, and their roles in bring the Dallas Museum of Fashion to UNT. The ladies interviewed were: Jacque Prager, Frances Maloney, Nan Alexander, Naomie Rudelson, and Mary Beth Hoeffner.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Rain Boots

Rain Boots

Date: 194u
Creator: Glove Originals
Description: Pair of rain boots of brown suede and fur. Designed with rounded toes, the shoes extend above ankle and zip up from vamp to upper edge. End of zipper is concealed behind edging of brown beaver(?) fur which secures with a snap at outside edge. High arch, low heel. Designed to fit over shoes with medium height Cuban-style heels. Stamped on sole: "Glove / Originals" and "5"
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Rain Boots

Rain Boots

Date: 195u
Creator: Goodyear's India Rubber Glove Company
Description: Pair of rain boots or galoshes of black rubberized velvet. Designed with a rounded toe, the high boots are edged with black beaver fur at top and have zippers on the inner sides. High arch, thick heel. Marked on sole: "6 1/2 / Goodyears I.R.G.M. Co. / Reg.U.S.Pat.Off. / Brand / Nausatuck.CT.USA"
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design