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 Collection: Texas Fashion Collection
Daytime Dress

Daytime Dress

Date: 1955/1959
Creator: Norell, Norman
Description: a) Daytime shift style dress of light blue linen. Sleeveless; below knee length. Rounded neckline with horizontal seamed yoke. Large patch pockets at sides below waist. Center back opening with four 1" self covered buttons and bound buttonholes; closure reinforced with large covered snaps. Lined in light blue silk. Union label on inside seam of lining Evidence of designer's label at right inside seam of lining; now missing. b) Sole wrap of matching light blue linen. Rectangular shape. 13-1/4" wide. c) Tie belt of matching light blue linen. Rectangular, open ends. 1" x 73"
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Daytime Dress

Daytime Dress

Date: 1944
Creator: Norell, Norman
Description: Daytime dress in modified shirtwaist/sheath style of black jersey wool. Sleeveless with padded shoulders and wide, notched collar. Street length. Center front opening with 6 large, clear, modified emerald cut rhinestone buttons and bound buttonholes. One-inch wide self fabric tie belt attached at sides. Small patch pockets at sides, below waist. Unlined. Combined retailer/designer's label at inside left seam near hem: "Neiman-Marcus dallas / Traina-Norell"
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Daytime Dress

Daytime Dress

Date: 1955
Creator: Simpson, Adele
Description: Daytime dress of printed cotton lawn. Street-length of white cotton lawn is printed with stripes of grays and coral is sleeveless, with wide straps and V-neckline in front and back. The bodice is cut so that stripes are diagonal, meeting at center front and back and emphasizing the V-neckline. The narrow waist is slightly dropped, and is defined by a wide set-in decorative belt of the same fabric, with stripes running horizontally, with fabric-wrapped rectangular buckle and ends. The full skirt has stripes running vertically, and is gathered at the waist/bottom of the belt. There is one underskirt of cream faille, and a second of stiff cream netting. The center-back zipper closure extends from single hook-and-eye at neckline to base of belt. Bodice is partly lined with cream faille and has internal boning. There is a white grosgrain ribbon inner waistband with hook-and-eye closures. Designer's label is sewn inside dress, to bodice lining at left side: "Adele Simpson". This dress was a gift of the designer Adele Simpson and her husband Wesley Simpson to the Dallas Museum of Fashion, which later became the Texas Fashion Collection.
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Daytime Ensemble

Daytime Ensemble

Date: 1963/1969
Creator: Christian Dior New York Inc.
Description: Daytime ensemble of a navy blue crepe. a) Jacket of navy wool crepe. Double breasted with six circular white plastic buttons, three bound buttonholes and three covered snaps; waist length. Wide, rounded neckline. Yoked shoulders of same. Long, set-in sleeves with matching non-functioning button at hem. Lined in ivory silk. Retailer's label at center back neckline: "Neiman-Marcus" b) Sheath style dress of navy wool crepe with cream colored yoke and 1-1/2" band collar. Sleeveless; below knee length. Side slit pockets. Center back zipper with two hook & eyes. Yoke lined in cream colored silk and body of dress lined in navy organdy. Designer's label at center back seam near hem: "Christian Dior / New York, Inc." Retailer's label to left of designer label: "Neiman-Marcus" Union label opposite designer label.
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Daytime Ensemble - Dress and Jacket

Daytime Ensemble - Dress and Jacket

Date: 1950~
Creator: Dior, Christian
Description: Daytime ensemble of brown silk consisting of: A) Dress. Below-knee length, the dress has princess seaming to create fitted bodice, with wide V-neckline, 3/4" shoulder straps and straight skirt. 1" belt of self fabric from front darts to center back. Center back zipper. Unlined. Designer's label: "Christian Dior Original / Made in U.S.A. / Christian Dior - New York Inc." Retailer's label: "Harzfeld's / Kansas City" B) Jacket. Cropped jacket is pleated in front and back to a 3" waistband on which are three brass buttons 1/2" wide, and bound buttonholes. Long sleeves with 1-1/2" cuffs and one matching button per sleeve. Band collar has 10" tie ends and L-shaped lapel. Unlined.
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Derby Hat

Derby Hat

Date: 1948
Creator: Louise Inc.
Description: Hat in derby style of navy felt. Edge of crown trimmed in wide bands of navy, gray and red yarn with very narrow gold thread knots tied to tasseled ends of yarn bands. Unlined with navy grosgrain ribbon inner headband. Elastic band for securing hat to wearer's head. Maker/retailer's label: "A / Neiman / Marcus / Original"
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Dinner Dress

Dinner Dress

Date: 1960
Creator: Norell, Norman
Description: Dinner dress of black silk taffeta. Sleeveless. Jewel neckline with binding that forms tie in back. Zipper closure at center back extending below waist with hook & eye at neckline and snap at bottom. Pleated bodice and skirt with with non-pleated waist block. Tea length. Unlined with petersham of black grosgrain ribbon fastened with hook & eye.
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Dinner Dress

Dinner Dress

Date: 1948
Creator: Norell, Norman
Description: Formal dinner dress of black wool crepe and lavender satin. Bodice of lavender satin with short, puffed sleeves and low rounded neckline in front, higher in back. Sleeves with elastic gathering at openings. Front of bodice with vertical gathers. Back with open slit and lavender satin drawstring closure at neckline. Empire waist. Skirt of black wool crepe, full-length. Center back zipper in skirt begins at join to bodice where bodice is slit. Unlined. Combined designer's/retailer's label sewn in skirt, behind Neiman-Marcus id label: "Neiman-Marcus Dallas / Traina-Norell".
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Dinner Gown

Dinner Gown

Date: 1966
Creator: Maxwell, Vera
Description: Dinner gown of red velvet. The full-length dress is of deep red velvet, embroidered in black to form an all-over pattern of "fish scales". Neckline is rounded, higher in front than back, and has full-length sleeves with a modified leg-of-mutton effect at the shoulders and zipper closures at wrists. The bodice is seamed, and has a natural waistline. The neckline, waistline, and upper part of sleeves/shoulders are edged in black cording/braid. Skirt is slightly gathered into the waistline braid. Center back zipper closure with hook-and-eye closure at neck. Small panel lining front of bodice at bust, the rest of the gown unlined. No label sewn in garment, but retains original paper tag: obverse: "Vera Maxwell / Original"; reverse: "Vera Maxwell / Original / Fibre Content / 100% Wool / Style 121 / Size [blank] / Mat. [blank] / Account No. [blank]". This gown is one of the "Dance Hall Girl" dresses from Ms. Maxwell's Southwest American Collection.
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D'Orsay Pumps

D'Orsay Pumps

Date: 1949
Creator: Pandora Footwear
Description: Pair of brown suede D'Orsay Pumps. The shoes have brown suede rounded toe box and heel area, but are open at sides to the sole. Small inverted V cut at front creating "peep-toe" effect. On top of vamp is sewn on brown suede "tie" forming the effect of a bow. Brown suede ankle strap. Thick 3 1/2" high spike heel covered in brown suede. Marked inside heel of both shoes: "17061-1 / 6 S / 11310X"; Stamped on sole of both shoes: "Pandora / Footwear" The D'Orsay Pumps style of shoes is named after Count d'Orsay, a 19th century leader of French Society.
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Dress

Dress

Date: 2007
Creator: Missoni
Description: Dress of various color blocks of blues, browns, pinks, and yellow knit with 2 ¾” single shoulder strap and waistband of dark red knit; some of the geometrical blocks blocks are accented with gems, beads, and/or sequins; dress is full-length and slim fitting with 26” slit at center-back; left side-zip closure under left arm. Designer's label: "Missoni / Made in Italy"
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Dress

Dress

Date: 2007
Creator: Etro
Description: Dress of violet paisley silk crepe with black, cream, and teal accents; crepe is gathered at neckline and attached to a brass metal neck adornment with open-front; V-neckline bodice wraps around at front into wide waistband; side-zip closure under left arm; large, loose bracelet-length sleeves are gathered at the wrists into a ½” cuff with a single button closure; knee-length skirt is heavily gathered into waistband and has an attached slip of red crepe. Designer's label: "Etro"
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Dress

Dress

Date: 1965
Creator: Maxwell, Vera
Description: Dress of white raw silk and linen blend. The dress is mid-length, with rounded neck and short sleeves. Set in from neckline is a narrow band of red silk with white line print forming a collar with bow at front. The trim is repeated at sleeve hems, and at lower edge of 2 faux pocket flaps at front. The dress is seamed and with short bust darts. Center back zipper closure with hook and loop at neckline. Fully lined in cream fabric. Designer's label at inside left neckline: "Vera Maxwell / Original"
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Dress

Dress

Date: 1965~
Creator: Norell, Norman
Description: Dress of red wool knit. Above-knee length, dress has a high band collar and long cuffed sleeves. Two large patch pockets at hips, and tie belt of same material. Center-back zipper. Red lace band inside at hem. Partly lined in red acetate(?) Designer's label: "Norman Norell / New York"
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Dress

Dress

Date: 2000~
Creator: Rucci, Ralph
Description: Dress of dark red silk. Full length; empire waist; v-neck with detail stitching; darker red rough silk weave inserts at shoulders and extending from sides to back; sleeveless; low back has partially attached fabric drape; back has curved seams with triangular openings that reveal red iridescent silk taffeta lining; center back zipper. Designer's label inside: "Chado / Ralph Rucci" Content label inside: "100% / Silk"
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Dress

Dress

Date: [1960..1969]
Creator: Cardin, Pierre
Description: Dress of bright red wool. Sleeveless; jewel neckline; knee length. Empire waist with inserted panel, quilted and top-stitched. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Kick pleat opening at center front seam. Lined in bright orange silk. Designer's label at inside, back neckline: "Pierre Cardin / Paris New York"
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Dress

Dress

Date: 2007
Creator: Faircloth, Michael
Description: Dress of green silk and hand beading. Bodice is green with netting ; V-neck; lace and beading detail on bodice. Strapless, with off-the-shoulder "cap sleeves" of black lace with green beaded floral motif; motif continues over full length skirt. Green sash attached to bodice. Side zipper closure. Designer's label: "Michael Faircloth"
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Dress

Dress

Date: 1979/1980
Creator: Beene, Geoffrey
Description: 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.
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Dress

Dress

Date: [1960..1969]
Creator: Cardin, Pierre
Description: Dress of bright lime green wool. Knee-lenght and sleeveless, with a high neckline ornamented with 6 rows of topstitching. Empire waisted, with the lower portion of dress split into four long panels, scalloped to form petals with quilted, topstitched edges. Center back zipper with two hook & eyes. Upper portion of dress lined in lime colored acetate. Designer's label at inside back neckline: "Pierre Cardin / Paris New York" Retailer's label beneath designer's label: "Marie Leavell"
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Dress

Dress

Date: 1958
Creator: Cotillion Formals
Description: Dress of muted pink silk organza over a layer of beige taffeta with ivory Schiffli lace embroidery in a floral motif; bodice is strapless with horizontal pleating below bust and top portion is trimmed with self-embroidered lace and lattice, and has scalloped, embroidered trim at neckline; boning within; full, wide skirt is gathered into waistline and falls to below knee-length; layers of stiffened tulle support the wide silhouette; bottom of skirt is embellished with self-embroidered lace and lattice with vines of flowers trailing up to the mid-skirt; hem has scalloped, embroidered trim; left side-zip closure.
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Dress

Dress

Date: 2005
Creator: de la Renta, Oscar
Description: Dress of black silk taffeta and black and white cotton; strapless; full-length; bodice of black silk taffeta has uneven horizontal tucks creating a ruching effect across the ribs; bow at CF neckline; full white cotton lawn skirt gathers into waistline; black cotton lawn floral applique covers skirt; CB zipper; 6" wide crinoline around inside of hem; first layer under skirt is sheer white nylon with 6" wide crinoline around inside of hem; bottom layer of skirt is heavy white silk with 6" wide crinoline encased around hem. Designer's label: Oscar de la Renta Size: "8" Origin: "Made / in USA"
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Dress

Dress

Date: 1920
Creator: unknown
Description: Dress of navy wool gabardine in two parts. The main body of the tubular-shaped dress is full-length, sleeveless, with a round neckline. It has decorative bead-work at upper bust, on back at shoulders and down spine, in a line from right hip down to hem, and around hem. The bead-work includes lines of red and clear beads, spirals and "bursts" of clear and red beads, circular ornaments of red beads, and a roundel at front to bottom right at hem of a scene of a wine jug against a blue, clear and green background. The dress has an opening from left shoulder to waist which is secured with a line of hidden snaps, and is decorated with nine cloth and plastic circular non-functioning buttons arranged in groups of three. The dress is unlined. The dress has with it a detachable cropped camisole of white cotton with center front hook-and-eyes closure and white elastic waistband. The sleeves of the camisole are of navy wool gabardine, bell-shaped, and match the dress. They are decorated with the same style bead-work as the dress, including lines of red and clear beads running from shoulders to wrist, clear and red beaded spirals and "bursts", and ...
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Dress

Dress

Date: 2000?
Creator: de la Renta, Oscar
Description: Evening dress of bright green hammered silk. The tunic-style dress is full-length, tapering to lower hem in a V-line and with a slit up the side. Rounded collar/neckline and long, bat-wing style sleeves. Inner attached shoulder pads. Hand-written note on the designer label: "8624 #2"
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Dress

Dress

Date: 2000?
Creator: de la Renta, Oscar
Description: Tunic-style evening dress of royal blue hammered silk. Full-length, narrowing to hem and with a slit up the side. Dress has a round neckline with hook-and-eye closure at back and has wide, straight, bracelet-length sleeves. Hand-written notation on the designer label: "8634 #2"
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