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 Collection: Texas Fashion Collection
Evening Dress

Evening Dress

Date: 1986
Creator: Costa, Victor
Description: Evening dress of black chiffon and rayon with light and royal blue glitter embellishment throughout. Full length, with high round neckline and long raglan sleeves with hidden snaps at edge of cuffs. Built-in shoulder padding. Empire waistline, with slight gathering of blouse/skirt, and blousing effect. Center back opening, with 4 hooks and loops from neckline to waistline, and zipper from waistline down. Black rayon lining from bust to hem of dress. Designer's label: "Victor Costa" Style/manufacturing label listing style 6843-4, size 8, and codes "CON DOW" and "RN 49563" Origin label, "Crafted with pride in U.S.A." Care label: "Dry Clean / in / a net".
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Evening Dress

Evening Dress

Date: 1948/1952
Creator: unknown
Description: Evening dress of champagne peau de soie. Princess style. Sweetheart neckline in front, with small horizontal pleats at front left and right princess seaming at upper part of bust; back neckline is low and rounded. 1-1/2 inch wide shoulder straps that split in front to form an inverted Y, with horizontal band of same fabric at dividing point. Natural waist. Skirt is below knee length, at at hips has three almost horizontal bias folds which extend to from hip center back and join to form bow; lower sash ends of the bow attach to skirt to form "bustle drape", giving added fullness. Attached net petticoat gathered to taffeta yoke; back zipper. Retailer's label at left side seam: "Neiman-Marcus"
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Evening Dress

Evening Dress

Date: 1992
Creator: Scaasi, Arnold
Description: Evening dress of royal blue with gold and silver jacquard celestial sun and star motif. Slim, wrap style, with asymmetric left side opening and closure of six large snaps and two hook & eyes. Long sleeves with zipper closure at hem. Floor length. Lined in blue silk. With belt of black leather covered in same blue/gold jacquard, which also covers the oval buckle. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Scaasi / Boutique" Labels at left side seam: Size: "6" Care: "Dry Clean / Only" ILGWU label: "613889" Style number(?) pinned to inside right center front of dress: "1078" Stamped on back: "Scaasi 9118"; and with masking tape labeled "1078"
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Evening Dress

Evening Dress

Date: 1970~
Creator: Galanos, James
Description: Evening dress, consisting of:. A) Coat style dress in eggplant machine lace re-embroidered with Lurex chenille in wine and silver, accented with couched silver threads in a stylized floral and foliage motif. Semi-fitted bodice with moderate V-neckline. Wide spread collar with scalloped edges. Long, set-in sleeves. Scalloped center front opening secured with six tailored buttonholes and six squared, silver buttons. Natural waist seam with full, box pleated, knee-length skirt. Unlined. B) Slip of heavy wine red silk satin. Knee-length. Fitted camisole top with flesh-tone spaghetti straps. Center back zipper with a single hook & eye at the neckline. Designer's label inside left of center back: "Galanos" Retailer's label inside right of center back: "Neiman-Marcus"
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Evening Dress

Evening Dress

Date: 1974/1983
Creator: Halston
Description: Evening dress of black silk crepe. Below-knee length; sleeveless, but cut to form a very slight cap sleeve effect just off shoulder. Semi-fitted tunic-like bodice with plunging V-neckline formed by wrap construction, the lapped center front closure with two hook & bar closures at waist. Surplus fabric in front and back gathers into the narrow waistband. Skirt appears tubular, and has scalloped front hem. Designer's label at center back inside: "Halston" Size label at back inside waist: "8" Care label - dry clean only Union label (1974-1990s style)
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Evening Dress

Evening Dress

Date: 1963~
Creator: Galanos, James
Description: Evening dress of rose wool crepe with modified princess seaming. Full length; sleeveless. Scoop neckline with squared bottom. Gusset on right seam at hem. Center back closure of three large conical buttons fashioned from magenta/purple and white marbled spherical beads; closure supported with six covered snaps and hook & eye; bound buttonholes cut on a diagonal. Lined in pink silk douppioni. Designer's label at left underarm: "Galanos" Retailer's label at right underarm: "Neiman-Marcus"
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Evening Dress

Evening Dress

Date: 1968/1969
Creator: Mori, Hanae
Description: Evening dress of blue, aqua and white rayon/nylon blend brocade with gold metallic embroidery in flower and semi-circle motif. Knee-length. Center front zipper is hidden by ivory satin placket with 5 self-covered buttons. Double collar of brocade under and ivory satin upper. Short sleeves. Two patch pockets with flaps on front at sides. Princess seams. Inverted pleat in back starts at waistline; half belt band on back waistline is finished inside princess seams. Lined in blue rayon jacquard with "Mori Hanae" imprint. Designer's label at center back neckline: "(Japanese characters) / Hanae Mori" Retailer's label below designer's label: "Neiman-Marcus" Size "8" tag attached to center of base of designer label. Fiber content /care label above designer label.
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Evening Dress

Evening Dress

Date: 1965/1969
Creator: Bessi, Averardo
Description: Evening dress of silk printed with Pucci-style abstract design in pink, purple, blue, yellow, grey, and off-white abstract design. Full length, with slightly flared, 3/4 length sleeves. Dropped waist. Diagonal seams from mid-waist to V-neck front. Center back zipper closure with hook & eye. Fully lined in yellow silk with jacquard maker's logo throughout. Designer's label inside back near neckline: "Bessi / Firenze Italia" Fabric has "Bessi" signature in fabric design. Care tag 1 inch below maker's tag: "To be dry cleaned only / Lavare a Secco" "Made in Italy Pure Silk" sewn in just below care tag.
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Evening Dress

Evening Dress

Date: 1980/1989
Creator: Halston
Description: Evening dress of burgundy and purple chiffon. Asymmetrical, with right shoulder being strapless; left side shoulder strap closes with hook & eye. Floor length. Six layers of chiffon alternate between wine and burgundy. Hook and eye at shoulder; top two layers wrap around front and slopes high on left. Designer's label: "Halston" Retailer's label: "Neiman-Marcus" Evidence of removed Union label Care label Evidence of removed label.
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Evening Dress

Evening Dress

Date: 1980~
Creator: Beene, Geoffrey
Description: Evening dress of black lace with silver glitter star-like decoration. Bodice and long dolman sleeves of silver metallic fabric. Sleeves are zippered and trimmed in black lace at hem. Below-knee length. Pleated pouch pockets at sides. Skirt is slightly peg shaped and tapers into knees. Center back zipper closure with hook & eye. Black synthetic lining; shoulder pads. Designer's label to right of zipper at neckline: "Geoffrey Beene / New York"
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