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 Collection: Texas Fashion Collection
Ensemble - Cape, Blouse, and Skirt

Ensemble - Cape, Blouse, and Skirt

Date: 1930/1939
Creator: Chantal
Description: Three-piece ensemble of navy blue wool tweed with white silk threads. A) Cape. Falls below hips. Constructed with applied bands or plackets of self giving the appearance of pleats. No collar; rounded neckline with modified suspender self bands at neck that extend down to waist and secure to the pair of buttons on the waistband of the skirt. Padded shoulders. Lined in white satin. Remains of label, mostly illegible, in pieces, covered with crepeline. "65-67 Champ ........ Paris" B) Blouse of white satin. Collarless with piped, rounded, high neckline and string tie at front (decorative). Long, set-in sleeves gathered into cuffs with single button and tailored buttonhole at each cuff. Front with wide center and two narrow vertical pin-tucks. Center back closure with 7 circular shell/mother-of-pearl buttons and tailored buttonholes. No labels in shirt. C) Skirt. Street-length, A-line with 1-1/2 inch waistband. Two pairs of circular dark blue buttons on waistband for securing "suspenders". Left side zipper with four sets of hook-and-eyes (one missing). Simulated pleats, sewn down, with vertical strips of same fabric sewn to skirt giving illusion of further pleating. Unlined. Label on waistband to left of zipper: "Made In France"
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Ensemble - Cape Coat and Dress

Ensemble - Cape Coat and Dress

Date: 1947
Creator: Adrian, Gilbert
Description: Two-piece wool tweed cape/coat street ensemble. a) Cape coat of wool tweed in three shades of plum. Long, single-breasted coat with cape attached at shoulders. Four button closure with alternating bound buttonholes and supplemented with two hook & eyes. Two small double welt pockets on yoke and two larger double welt pockets at waistline. Coat dress portion is tailored at waistline with 3/4 length sleeves. Small turndown collar. Lined in rust brown colored silk faille. Designer's label at inside back neckline: "Adrian / Original" b) Straight skirt of matching wool tweed. Unlined. Zipper closure.
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Ensemble - Coat and Dress

Ensemble - Coat and Dress

Date: 1972
Creator: Givenchy, Hubert de, 1927-
Description: Ensemble of printed silk. The full-length dress is of silk with a printed design of abstract flower forms in red, blue, purple, white, yellow and green on a black ground. It has a rounded neckline and long sleeves which have fabric covered snaps at the wrists. The bodice is seamed and fitted, and the skirt is slightly A-line, flaring to hem. Center back closure, top third is hook-and-eyes, the lower two-thirds is a zipper. The dress is fully lined in black silk. Designer's label sewn inside bodice near waist: "Givenchy". Underneath label is a second label with handwritten notation "48245". The matching coat is of the same print on a heavier weight silk. It is full-length, with a standing collar which has internal wiring for support. The sleeves are full-length, and it has a center front opening which secures with a single fabric-covered snap just below collar. The coat is unlined. Designer's label sewn inside coat at right near waist: "Givenchy". Underneath label is a second label with handwritten notation "48246" This ensemble was made for the donor to wear to the wedding of Maria del Carmen Martinez-Bordiu y Franco, (1951- ) granddaughter of General Franco, to Don Alfonso, Duke ...
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Ensemble - Coat and Dress

Ensemble - Coat and Dress

Date: 1965
Creator: Balenciaga, Cristóbal
Description: a) Cocktail dress of dark green jacquard silk with black field in a pebble motif. Fitted bodice is sleeveless with slight scoop neckline. Gathered, A-line skirt with inseam pockets. Knee-length. Skirt lined in black silk and bodice partially lined at neck with black organza. Left shoulder separates with 5 snaps. Centered, left side zipper with strapped hook & eye. Designer's label at inside back neckline: "EISA" b) Coat of self fabric has sewn down, drawstring neckline. Three-quarter length raglan sleeves. Open front; knee-length. Fully lined in black taffeta with interlining of stiff netting for fullness. Designer's label at inside back neckline: "EISA"
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Ensemble - Coat and Dress

Ensemble - Coat and Dress

Date: 1960/1970
Creator: unknown
Description: Ensemble consisting of a coat and dress. The mid-length coat is of knit with a printed pattern of blue geometric shapes on a bright red ground, and has long sleeves and moderate collar with rounded points. Center-front opening with 4 square dark blue plastic buttons. Across back of coat is an attached belt of the same fabric, with buttons at each side, but does not extend around to the front. Fully lined in dark blue fabric. The mid-length dress is of the same fabric, and has short sleeves, a rounded neckline, and flares slightly to hem. The dress has a center-back zipper closure and is lined in the same fabric as the coat. Coat has a single retailer's label: "Lou Lattimore / Dallas" inside back at collar. Dress has slightly smaller version of same label, sewn inside at left of zipper near neckline.
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Ensemble - Coat and Dress

Ensemble - Coat and Dress

Date: 1969
Creator: Simpson, Adele
Description: A) Coat of light brown leather printed with dark brown "squiggles". Full-length, double-breasted, with two vertical rows of three each circular brown plastic buttons and hidden snaps at top. Long raglan sleeves. Two patch pockets on front with decorative flaps. Lined in light brown silk(?). Designer's label at inside back collar: "Adele Simpson", with written annotation "1008". B) Dress with matching scarf, of light tan jersey with printed dark brown "squiggles" matching the rest of ensemble. Mid-length, sheath style. Roll collar with slit through which scarf threads. Long sleeves with cuffs having two hidden snaps each. Center back zipper with hook-and-eye at top. Lined in peach silk crepe(?). With wide belt of leather matching the coat, the square buckle covered in same leather. Designer's label at inside back on left: "Adele Simpson". Stamped on reverse of belt: "Z 1095"
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Ensemble - Coat and Dress

Ensemble - Coat and Dress

Date: 1957
Creator: Norell, Norman
Description: Street ensemble consisting of a navy blue wool coat and a dress. A) Coat of navy whipcord wool. Single breasted with 6 circular black plastic buttons and bound buttonholes. Long, set-in sleeves. Street length. Peter Pan collar of black sheepskin. High rise waistline. Lined in black silk. Combined designer/retailer label at center back neckline: "Neiman-Marcus Dallas / Traina-Norell" B) Dress with black crepe back satin bodice and navy whipcord wool straight cut skirt. Long, narrow cut, set-in sleeves with zippered cuffs. Wide jewel neckline. Street length. Empire waist with slight gathering and 1/2" band at base of bodice. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Petersham at waistline of 3/4" black grosgrain ribbon with hook & eye closure. Unlined.
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Ensemble - Coat and Dress

Ensemble - Coat and Dress

Date: 1965~
Creator: Robert, Samuel
Description: Ensemble consisting of: A: Dress of green leather in sheath style. Sleeveless; dropped waist. Center back opening with zipper closure with hook and eye closure at top. Fully lined in dark olive green polyester. Designer label to right of zipper: "Samuel / Robert" Retailer's label to left of zipper: "Town & Travelwear / Waldorf-Astoria / New York / Statler-Hilton / Dallas" B) Belt for dress. Gold metal chain with interwoven narrow green leather belt. C) Coat of a "tapestry" fabric with cream ground and sculpted woven foliate forms in sculpted green plush. Facings and collar of green leather. Street length with 3/4 length sleeves. Center front opening with three circular leather covered buttons and bound buttonholes of matching leather and covered snaps at top and bottom. Two leather-edged welt pockets at front into which are integrated the belt-loops. Fully lined in pale lime green polyester. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Samuel / Robert" D) Belt for coat. Green leather. Narrow with small leather-covered rectangular buckle.
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Ensemble - Coat and Skirt

Ensemble - Coat and Skirt

Date: 1968
Creator: Klein, Anne
Description: Ensemble. Coat and matching skirt (not shown) of woven upholstery-weight fabric with stylized floral and geometric designs in burgundy and blue/black on a creme ground. Coat is mid-length, flaring slightly to hem, with long sleeves and a center-front opening. The opening, hem, and cuffs are all trimmed in a curly "lamb's wool" died burgundy to match the pattern. Fully lined in burgundy silk(?) With separate sash/belt. Labels in coat: Designer's label "Anne Klein" with lion logo; Dallas, Texas retailer's label "Marie Leavell". Not shown is skirt in matching fabric, mid-length, with no trim.
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Ensemble - Coat and Skirt

Ensemble - Coat and Skirt

Date: 1968~
Creator: Norell, Norman
Description: Ensemble of red wool knit coat with matching skirt. A) Coat of deep red wool knit. Double-breasted with 10 gold round buttons and bound buttonholes. Closure is reinforced with a large covered snap at inside neckline. Stand-up, mandarin style collar. Four patch pockets with flaps each have a smaller gold tone matching button with bound buttonhole. Below knee length. Long sleeves have two gold tone matching buttons at cuffs with bound buttonholes. Lined in red silk taffeta. Designer's label at inside back neckline: "Norell" Retailer's label at inside right: "Rich's / Specialty Shop" B) Skirt of deep red wool knit. Below knee length; A line. Left side zipper with large hook & eye on one-inch waistband. Lined in red silk taffeta. Label at inside front waist band: "Front".
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Ensemble - Coat, Blouse, and Skirt

Ensemble - Coat, Blouse, and Skirt

Date: 1972
Creator: Norell, Norman
Description: Ensemble. A) Coat of brown and white felted wool. Knee-length or longer, long set-in sleeves. Center front opening with 5 large circular brown plastic buttons with bound buttonholes. Main body of coat of pale brown and white check design, with cuffs, collar, and lower band of coat (about hips to hem) of light brown. Light brown and white check self tie belt. Side slit pockets. Lined in pale taupe. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Norell" Hand-written label just above designer's label: "Deborah 929" B) Blouse of cream wool jersey. Long sleeves, high standing collar. Center back zipper closure running almost entire length of garment, from top of collar to about 3" above hem. Hook & eye at top of collar. Collar lined in satin, the rest of the blouse is unlined. Not hemmed. Hand-written label sewn in at neckline: "Deborah 929" C) Skirt of brown wool tweed. Mid-length; slight A-line. Narrow, 1-1/2" waistband. Fully lined in brown silk(?). Center back zipper closure with large hook & eye on waistband. Hand-written label "Deborah 1929". D) Belt of brown leather with wide square, self-covered buckle. Two inches wide. Belt is attached to skirt with inner bands of leather to which loops ...
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Ensemble - Coat, Blouse, and Skirt

Ensemble - Coat, Blouse, and Skirt

Date: 1968/1972
Creator: Norell, Norman
Description: Ensemble. A) Coat of cream and taupe/brown herringbone wool. 3/4 length with deep fold-down, rounded collar. Four patch pockets with button flaps (2 at chest level and 2 at hip level). Double-breasted with 10 round-top taupe buttons and bound buttonholes. Long set-in sleeves with 5 button closing down sleeve ends. Lined in taupe silk. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Norell" Retailer's label at right inside seam: "Neiman-Marcus" Retailer's label at left inside seam: "Rich's / Specialty Shop" B) Skirt of cream and taupe/brown herringbone wool. Top of skirt is 4" band of silk; no waistband. Left side zipper with hook & eye. Knee-length. Lined in dark gray silk. Designer's label in lining near hem: "Norman Norell / New York" Union Label: "702651" Handwritten style number label: "18877 205-8". C) Blouse of brown wool knit. Long, fitted sleeves with zippers at sleeve ends. Stand-up, mandarin style collar. Zipper closure at center back.
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Ensemble - Coat Dress and Skirt

Ensemble - Coat Dress and Skirt

Date: 1958
Creator: Norell, Norman
Description: Ensemble consisting of a charcoal gray wool tweed coat dress and skirt. A) Street dress of charcoal gray wool tweed. Center front opening with eight large, circular, black plastic buttons and bound buttonholes. Three quarter raglan sleeves. Turndown collar. Yoked shoulders slightly gathered in back. Below knee length. Lined in black silk faille. Retailer's label at inside back neckline: "Neiman-Marcus" B) Skirt with waist panel of black silk and lower panel of charcoal gray wool tweed. Skirt is slightly gathered where waist panel meets lower panel. Overall effect is of a straight skirt. Center back opening with two hook & eyes on waistband as closure. Lower portion of skirt is lined in same black silk as waist panel. Retailer's label on inside center back seam of lining: "Neiman-Marcus"
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Ensemble - Coat, Skirt, and Blouse

Ensemble - Coat, Skirt, and Blouse

Date: 1969~
Creator: Norell, Norman
Description: Ensemble consisting of: A) Dress coat of camel color wool gabardine. Single breasted with four circular, ivory, plastic buttons with bound buttonholes. Street length. Notched collar. Large pleat down center back. Long set-in sleeves with band cuffs having a single matching button with bound buttonhole. Four patch pockets with flaps - two smaller pockets at breast and two larger pockets at hips. Each pocket is trimmed with a functioning, smaller matching button with bound buttonhole. Lined in tan silk. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Norell" Retailer's label below designer's label: "Sakowitz / Houston" Union label at left armhole. B) Belt of cream colored leather. 3/4" wide with rectangular buckle covered in same. Reverse stamped: "14 611" C) Shell blouse of ivory silk knit. Sleeveless with jewel neckline. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Lined in cream silk satin D) Skirt of camel color wool gabardine. Slightly A-line; knee length. Left side zipper closure with two large hook & eyes on waistband. Lined in tan silk. Designer's label on inside left seam of lining: " Norman Norell / New York" Handwritten style number label: "24787-611-14" Union label below designer's label.
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Ensemble - Coat, Tunic, and Pants

Ensemble - Coat, Tunic, and Pants

Date: 1960/1969
Creator: Balenciaga, Cristóbal
Description: Ensemble consisting of: a) Coat of silver lame with jeweled buttons lined in same black wool jersey as dress. b) Tunic top of black wool jersey. Sleeveless with two side slit pockets. Closure at back with two snaps and self-covered buttons. Lined in black silk. c) Pants of heavy black wool jersey. Double side zippers. Designer Label: "EISA"
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Ensemble - Day Dress and Jacket

Ensemble - Day Dress and Jacket

Date: 1962
Creator: Tiffeau, Jacques
Description: Ensemble of multi-color abstract/impressionistic foliage in green, orange, blue, lavender, and gold, consisting of: a) Day dress in sheath style, sleeveless, with a wide, rounded neckline. Center back zipper, and fully lined in royal blue acetate. Maker's tag towards bottom of zipper: "Order No. 2666 / Style 984 / Size 6 / Remarks" b) Jacket. Reaching slightly below waist-length, the jacket has a wide rounded neckline and elbow length sleeves. The center front opening secures with 3 black crocheted buttons and bound buttonholes, supplemented with a large covered snap at neckline. Lined in navy acetate. Designer's label under right armhole: "Tiffeau & Busch Ltd. / New York" The ensemble’s fabric is a blend of 95% cotton and 5% rayon in a linen weave.
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Ensemble - Dress, and Belt

Ensemble - Dress, and Belt

Date: 1968~
Creator: Norell, Norman
Description: B) Shift style dress of black wool. Short set-in sleeves. Stand up collar. Below knee length. Side welt pockets and four belt loops of self. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Lined in black silk. Retailer's label at center back neckline: "Sakowitz / Houston" C) Belt of black leather. 3/4" wide with rectangular buckle covered in self. Stamped on back "12 127"
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Ensemble - Dress and Bolero

Ensemble - Dress and Bolero

Date: 1965/1975
Creator: Norell, Norman
Description: Ensemble. A) Bolero jacket is of red-orange with long sleeves. The cuffs, mandarin collar, hem, and center-front opening are edged with a wide band of off-white fur (fox or mink?). The jacket is decorated with closely-sewn rhinestones. The jacket is fully lined in cream fabric, and has a single hook-and-eye closure near throat. The jacket has no labels. B) Dress is of ivory wool, full-length, and sleeveless with a scoop-neck. Slightly A-line, with a slit at left side from hem up 18". Neckline is lower in back than front, and there is a center back zipper closure with hook-and-eye at top. The dress is fully lined in cream fabric. Designer's label in dress at side seam: "Norman Norell / New York". C) Wide belt of ivory wool, with lengthwise parallel stitching and large fabric-covered rectangular buckle. No labels on belt.
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Ensemble - Dress and Bolero Jacket

Ensemble - Dress and Bolero Jacket

Date: 1939
Creator: unknown
Description: Evening ensemble in orange and taupe crepe. The sleeveless, full-length dress is of taupe crepe, and has a "V" neckline in front and a deep "V" in back. Around high waist is a wide band of orange crepe outlined in gold braid and oval simulated pearls. The band is heavily beaded in faux coral and turquoise beads in various patterns and floral motifs. The bodice of the dress gathers into the front of the band, and has a zipper and hook-and-eyes closure at left side. The Bolero jacket is of the orange crepe. The cropped jacket has a rounded neckline and long sleeves. The neckline, center front opening, and lower hem is heavily beaded to match the band on the dress, with added faux turquoise beading in floral forms on the front panels of the jacket. No labels in either garment.
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Ensemble - Dress and Bolero/Jacket

Ensemble - Dress and Bolero/Jacket

Date: 1985~
Creator: Galanos, James
Description: Ensemble of wool twill, consisting of:. A) Dress of black wool twill. Mid-calf-length, with short capped sleeves. No collar, with a rounded V neckline in front. Center front closure of 6 large gold-colored metal star-shaped buttons with bound buttonholes and one hook & bar at the natural waistline. Satin double welt faux pockets at hips. Partial pleating at front. Fully lined in black silk; shoulder pads. Designer's label inside at left: "Galanos" Care label inside at right: "Professional / Dry Clean / Only" B) Bolero style jacket of red wool gaberdine. Collarless with long sleeves set in sleeves. Center front opening with no fasteners. Added panels at front with double-line of topstitching. Simulated double welt pockets on princess line. Fully lined in red silk; shoulder pads. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Galanos" Care label inside below right armhole: "Professional / Dry Clean / Only" C) Contour belt for dress of black vinyl simulating patent leather; backed with simulated black leather. Rectangular gold-colored metal buckle with double prongs. Three inches wide at widest. Stamped in gold on reverse: "Galanos" Small white label adhered to back near buckle with notation: "810-14 / 0365"
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Ensemble - Dress and Cape

Ensemble - Dress and Cape

Date: 1960
Creator: Galanos, James
Description: Daytime dress ensemble of cream wool twill with black abstract window pane plaid of stripe and dot print. A) Dress in modified sheath style. Sleeveless. Shallow scooped neckline has split at at center front seam. Below knee length. Pleat at center front hemline has split on inside seam. Side slit pockets. Center back zipper closure with hook & eye. Lined in ivory silk crepe. B) Cape. Waist length with convertible collar. Center front closure of two circular black plastic buttons with bound buttonholes. Lined in silk matching pattern of outer garment. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Galanos"
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Ensemble - Dress and Coat

Ensemble - Dress and Coat

Date: 2007
Creator: Kors, Michael
Description: Ensemble consisting of two pieces: A) Dress of gray striped cashmere with scoop neckline and long sleeves with rolled hem and edges; wide, horizontal stripes of alternating gray and light gray; tunic-length. B) Coat of discs of laminated news clippings sewn on white jersey knit with wide silver fox trim at neckline, opening, and cuffs; lined in champagne satin; mid-length.
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Ensemble - Dress and Coat

Ensemble - Dress and Coat

Date: 1963/1972
Creator: Norell, Norman
Description: Ensemble A) Coat of cream and orange wool gabardine. Approximately knee-length cream wool coat, with rounded neckline. Asymmetrical front opening set to left of center with 5 large circular white ceramic or plastic buttons with bound buttonholes. Long sleeves with orange cuffs buttoning with two matching buttons. Three orange flap pockets - two on right, one on left - with bound slit pocket under flap. Collar, opening, cuffs, and pocket flaps of orange wool gabardine. Lined in cream silk crepe. Designer's label inside at back collar: "Norell". Retailer's label at inside right seam: "Esther Wolf / Houston" B) Dress of bright orange wool gaberdine. Knee-length, with rounded neckline. Sleeveless. Bust darts. Wide straps. Left shoulder with 5 hook-and-eyes closure. Left side zipper at bodice, and second zipper and three hook and eyes at skirt. Skirt slightly gathered at natural waistline. Side seam pockets. Lined in orange silk. Designer's label at inside skirt lining seam: "Norman Norell / New York" Union Label near designer's label. Care label inside at left side seam: "DO NOT USE STEAM IRON" Small label at inside front neckline: "FRONT"
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Ensemble - Dress and Coat

Ensemble - Dress and Coat

Date: 1976
Creator: Ventura, Jane
Description: Dress and coat of peacock feathers. The short, sleeveless dress is entirely covered with peacock breast feathers, accented with a 1" band of blue cording and chenille trim at neckline and with blue cord spaghetti straps. It is fully lined with navy polyester. The long, sleeveless coat is covered with peacock herl / flue feathers. It has a round neckline, and no closure. These pieces are part of a larger ensemble, consisting of a total of 9 pieces decorated with peacock and/or golden pheasant feathers. Worn to the Emmy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, California, April 1976.
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