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 Decade: 1960-1969
 Collection: Texas Fashion Collection
Cocktail Dress

Cocktail Dress

Date: 1964
Creator: House of Dior
Description: Cocktail dress of sheer black silk chiffon and lace over tan silk lining. Sleeveless; round neckline. Unlined sheer chiffon above bust. Knee-length; waist seam. Skirt has 5 tiers of chiffon each edged with 2" black lace. Tiers start at center front, wrap around body and attach again at left near side seam. Top tier shows lace on left attaching to waist seam. Center back zipper covered by snap closures. Bodice has 5 small black covered buttons at center back. Interior has a built-in corset with boning. Designer's label inside at side seam: "Made in France / Automne-Hiver 1964 / Christian Dior / Paris"; stamped on label: "125104"
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Cocktail Ensemble

Cocktail Ensemble

Date: 1960
Creator: House of Dior
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 - Dress and Jacket

Cocktail Ensemble - Dress and Jacket

Date: 1965
Creator: Christian Dior New York Inc.
Description: Cocktail Ensemble of beige chiffon. A) Cocktail dress. Short, knee-length or slightly longer, sleeveless dress with narrow straps. Rounded neckline with self ruffle edging. Chiffon of bodice is gathered at neckline, vertical at front, but rounding to horizontal at back. Skirt has knife-pleating from natural waistline to hips, the pleats opening from hips and falling softly to hem. Center back zipper closure on main dress, with series of 4 snap closures below waist on pleated outer skirt. The skirt portion is formed as a pleated overskirt of chiffon over an inner silk crepe inner sheath, which has a wide ruffle of crepe at hem. Designer's label: "Christian Dior-New York Inc" Retailer's label: "Neiman-Marcus". B) Sheer jacket, short, almost cropped, of doubled chiffon with long sleeves and self-ruffle trim around edges of cuffs, neckline, center front opening and hem. No label. C) Belt for dress, leather covered on front with chiffon matching dress. Single hidden hook closure. Stamped on back: "14", "Christian Dior / New York, Inc" and 382"
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Cocktail Ensemble - Dress and Jacket

Cocktail Ensemble - Dress and Jacket

Date: 1965/1969
Creator: de la Renta, Oscar
Description: Cocktail ensemble of orange wool with embroidered pattern of small squares of orange and silver novelty thread which form a larger abstract pattern. Ensemble consists of: A) Cocktail dress. Knee-length, sleeveless dress with rounded neckline edged with gold braid trim accented with gold studs and silver rhinestones. Bodice with princess seaming for fit. Attached belt of same fabric at natural waist edged by bands of same braid as neckline. Skirt gathers at waistline, and has side slit pockets at hips. Hem of skirt trimmed with same braid as neckline. Dress has a center back zipper, and is fully lined in orange acetate. Retailer's label at neckline to right of zipper: "Balliets / Oklahoma City, Okla." Size "6" tag at base of zipper. B) Matching fitted jacket trimmed with same braid at rounded jewel neckline, along the center front zippered opening, natural-waist hem, the cuffs of the long, set-in sleeves, and the upper edges of the two patch pockets at bust. Lined in orange acetate. Designer's label at left side near zipper: "Oscar de Le Renta" Retailer's label at center back neckline: "Balliets / Oklahoma City, Okla."
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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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Cocktail Hat

Cocktail Hat

Date: 1960/1969
Creator: Balenciaga, Cristóbal
Description: Cocktail hat of draped brown silk. The hat, reminiscent of a turban, is a soft crown construction, gathered into horizontal folds at front with a rhinestone set clip shaped as an "8", one "s" curve set with rectangular stones, the other with three rows of circular stones. Interior lined in brown mesh, with inner black grosgrain ribbon hatband. At front of inner hatband is attached small comb to help secure hat to wearer's head. Accompanied by a small hatpin, the head covered with same fabric.
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Cocktail Suit

Cocktail Suit

Date: 1960
Creator: Chanel, Gabrielle "Coco"
Description: Cocktail suit of black silk satin consisting of: A) Waist-length jacket formed of vertically arranged heat-set pleats with five horizontal bands applied across the pleats. There is a panel of ivory/off-white silk extending from the neck of the jacket, forming the collar of the jacket and simulating the effect of a blouse being worn under the jacket. The long sleeves are also pleated, with single band near the base of the sleeves, from which extend ivory/off-white silk mock cuffs. Center front opening with three applied black bows on the lower three horizontal bands. The opening is secured with three hook-and-loop closures hidden by the bows. Lined in black silk. Designer's label at inside back neckline: "Chanel" Style number tag beneath designer's label: "10967" B) Matching mid-length skirt of similarly pleated black silk, with a plain waistband and a single horizontal black silk band 2" below the waistband. Three hook-and-loops in the waistband, and four snaps along closure at left hip. Skirt has a single panel of organza lining in back, the rest of the skirt being unlined to allow more movement of the fabric.
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Cocktail Suit - Dress, Underskirt, and Jacket

Cocktail Suit - Dress, Underskirt, and Jacket

Date: 1963
Creator: Givenchy, Hubert de
Description: Three piece cocktail suit of black quilted silk damask consisting of: Sleeveless tunic overdress, knee-length, constructed as an "apron", with back opening which overlaps and secures with three covered buttons. Dress is sleeveless, with rounded neckline, slightly raised waist, princess seaming, and skirt which is slightly flaring at hips and then becoming tubular. Underskirt skirt, with wide hem of the same damask which extends 8 inches below hem of dress, creating a layered look. Matching jacket with Bermuda collar, double breasted with three double rows of braided buttons and straight bracelet-length fitted sleeves. Designer's label: "Givenchy / Paris" Handwritten label underneath designer's label: "28554" Costumer's tag: "Don. Mrs. Audrey Hepburn"
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Culottes Dress

Culottes Dress

Date: 1960/1969
Creator: Dominic
Description: "Culottes dress" of orange, white, and yellow silk petals over white crepe. The garment is constructed as a pair of white crepe mini-culottes with attached sleeveless overdress in the style of a pinafore of net covered in orange, white and yellow silk petals. Wide, rounded neckline scoops in back. Attached cream satin ribbon sash wraps around waist to back to form a bow, and closes with 2 hook & eyes. Over-skirt opens in back from waist to hem. Bodice with center back zipper with hook & eye. Lined in ivory silk or acetate. Designer's label at inside near hem: "DOMINIC / for / MATTY TALMACK / New York" Retailer's label at inside near hem: "Neiman-Marcus" Size label near hem: "8"
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Culottes Dress

Culottes Dress

Date: 1963
Creator: Frankfurt, Elsie
Description: Culotte dress of red/white acrylic hounds tooth jersey. Low, round neckline; sleeveless. Knee-length. Two large patch pockets; right pocket has interior zippered pocket with an additional pocket in lining. Skirt gathers into natural waist. Zipper at center back with white tassel pull. Unlined. With tie belt of matching fabric, 1" wide.
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