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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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Evening Dress

Evening Dress

Date: 1969/1975
Creator: Blass, Bill
Description: Evening dress of chocolate brown wool crepe. Full length. Halter style empire bodice crosses in back. Princess seams. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Lined in brown synthetic. Designer's label at back: "Bill Blass" Union label and size "10" tags at center back seam below zipper.
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Evening Dress

Evening Dress

Date: 1980~
Creator: Costa, Victor
Description: Evening dress of fuchsia pink satin synthetic. Dress has long sleeves trimmed with row of tightly pleated ruffles. Scoop neckline is trimmed with double-row of matching ruffles. Full length, full skirt is trimmed with a matching ruffle at hem. Side slit pockets. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Unlined. Designer's label at back neckline to right of zipper: "Victor Costa / Ltd." Cleaning instructions and size labels on right shoulder: "Professional / Dry Cleaning / Only" and "Lot / Size 8"
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Evening Dress

Evening Dress

Date: 1970
Creator: Bessi, Averardo
Description: Evening dress of gray, aqua and pink Pucci-style printed silk surah in abstract swirl and circle design. Fabric has "Bessi" signature in fabric design. Flared, full-length princess-line seaming with high rounded neckline. Bracelet length, set-in sleeves with a box pleated shaping tuck between the elbow and wrist. Center back zipper closure with hook & eye at the neckline. Fully lined in ivory silk jacquard with the designer's name. Designer's label at right of zipper: "Bessi / Firenze Italia". Retailer's label at left of zipper: "Expressly / for / Lou Lattimore / Made in / Italy". Fabric/Care label below retailer's label: "To be dry cleaned / 100% pure silk / Made in Italy". Size tag below fabric/care label: "16".
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Evening Dress

Evening Dress

Date: 1980/1992
Creator: Costa, Victor
Description: Evening dress of ivory synthetic satin. Full length. Strapless, heart shaped bodice is boned with princess seaming. White fur trim around hips. Sarong, wrap-around style skirt. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Lined in ivory polyester. Designer's label at back to left of zipper: "Victor Costa / Duplicate / Style 3214 / Date Fall II/Holiday / Operator" Tag at right side seam of bodice: "Lot / Size 4"
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Evening Dress

Evening Dress

Date: 1989~
Creator: Mori, Hanae
Description: A) Evening dress of violet silk chiffon with a printed motif of wisteria flowers and butterflies, with beaded butterflies on the right sleeve and left side. Street length, with rounded neckline. Long sleeves have pleats at wrists giving the appearance of a ruffled cuff. Center back opening with seven self-covered buttons and loops. No labels in garment. B) Slip/under dress of violet silk crepe. Center back zipper with hook & eye. No labels in garment.
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Evening Dress

Evening Dress

Date: 1987~
Creator: Costa, Victor
Description: Evening dress of black polyester with white polka-dots. Knee length. Strapless bodice in "crumb catcher" style with open split at center front. Midriff has 3 inch wide white grosgrain ribbon with 1/2 inch black ribbon applique; double bow of same at center front of midriff. Inverted pleats extending 8 inches from midriff to full skirt. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Built in petticoat with hook & bar closure and triple ruffles of black net at hem. Bodice is boned. Skirt is lined in black organdy and petticoat is lined in black polyester fabric. Designer's label to left of zipper: "Victor Costa". Union label below designer label. Content/care/size label at right side seam of bodice. Tag under lining at side seam: "Lot / Size 6"
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Evening Dress

Evening Dress

Date: 1985/1995
Creator: Costa, Victor
Description: Evening dress of red polyester satin. Bustier style bodice of coiled red piping with 2 inch wide shoulder straps of same. Full length, sarong style draped skirt. Knot of matching coil piping on left bottom of bodice and four long strands of same fabric having black faceted teardrop beads at the end of each strand. Center back zipper closure with hook & eye. Lined in red polyester fabric. Designer's label on back right of bodice: "Victor Costa" Made in USA label below designer label. Content/care/size tag at right side seam.
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Evening Dress

Evening Dress

Date: Autumn 1992
Creator: Costa, Victor
Description: Evening dress of silver and gold lamé and lace. Full length. Off-the-shoulder, strapless bodice of silver and gold lace in a floral pattern with elbow length fitted sleeves. Fitted bodice is constructed in layers of white net, black net, and silver lace with gold cord applique. Sarong style tubular skirt of gold and silver crinkle lamé. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Black chiffon lining in skirt; bodice is boned and lined in gray synthetic. Designer's label at center back: "Victor Costa / Sample / Style 2174 / Date Fall I '92 / Operator"
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Evening Dress

Evening Dress

Date: 1990/1999
Creator: Costa, Victor
Description: Evening dress of black synthetic velvet. Full-length; straight silhouette. Standing collar. Dress is of asymmetrical design with a diagonal from right shoulder to left hip of black lace embellished with floral patterns of black sequins. Triangular inset at left side from waist to hem of black lace matching bodice. Long sleeves; left sleeve of lace has snap closure and right sleeve of velvet has zipper closure. Center back concealed zipper with two hooks & eyes at collar. Main body of dress is lined with black polyester; laced areas are lined with beige polyester with left sleeve lined in black synthetic organza. Shoulder pads. Designer's label at right side of zipper: "Victor Costa" Union label with designer label.
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Evening Dress

Evening Dress

Date: 1980/1989
Creator: Costa, Victor
Description: Evening dress of black acetate/rayon velvet and polyester satin. Knee length; wide, square neckline. Velvet bodice with waist darts and asymmetrical bottom edge; boning along princess seams. Long sleeves with gathered puffs at shoulders taper to wrists. A-line skirt of black polyester satin has attached bow positioned vertically on left side. Center back zipper. Fully lined in black fabrics; skirt lining has attached underskirt of black tulle. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Victor Costa: Union label with designer label. Content/care/size tag at left armscye.
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Evening Dress

Evening Dress

Date: 1990
Creator: Costa, Victor
Description: Evening dress of violet polyester taffeta. Full length. Bolero style bodice of purple velour appliqued front and back with multicolored beads, sequins and gold tinsel cord in floral pattern; deep V-shaped neckline. Over-sized leg-o'-mutton sleeves with 4-1/2" cuffs of matching velour appliques and zipper closures. Full pleats from midriff into full skirt. Center back zipper closure with hook & eye. Built in petticoat of dusty mauve acetate with three tiers of purple net. Designer's label on back left of bodice: "Victor Costa".
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Evening Dress

Evening Dress

Date: Autumn 1944
Creator: Copeland, Jo
Description: Evening dress of wine-colored hammered rayon satin. Wide, bateau neckline trimmed with wine colored ostrich feathers, sequins and bows of matching fabric. Short sleeves. Street length. Ruching at center front of bodice and at center back seam below waist. Left side zipper. Unlined; shoulder pads. Retailer's label at left side seam: "Neiman-Marcus / Dallas" With matching tie belt, 1 1/4" wide.
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Evening Dress

Evening Dress

Date: 1970~
Creator: Mori, Hanae
Description: Evening dress of floral and butterfly patterned silk chiffon over same patterned silk surah in orange, pink and light blue. Chiffon fabric has "Hanae Mori" signature in pattern. Fitted, slightly empire bodice with moderate, round, bound neckline. Flared, full-length raglan sleeves of silk chiffon. The sleeves are slit at the underarm seam from the elbow to the wrist. Center back zipper closure from neck to hip line with a single hook & eye at the neckline. Over skirt secured at waistline with four suspended, covered snaps. Slightly raised empire waist seam with semi-fitted, full length skirt. Ombre velvet belt in shades of yellow/tan to pale green. The belt is secured center front with a single hook & loop, and the closure is disguised by a bow with tails. Chiffon over skirt has center front lapped opening from waist to hem. Fully lined in white silk. Designer's label at left back shoulder: "Hanae Mori (Japanese characters)" Retailer's label above designer label: "Neiman-Marcus" Size "14" tag attached to base of designer label.
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Evening Dress

Evening Dress

Date: 1980
Creator: Mori, Hanae
Description: Evening dress/ballgown of black with white polka dots taffeta. Full length, slightly flared skirt with spaghetti strap shoulders. Bodice of six layers of black and matching polka dot pleated ruffles. Under structure of black taffeta is straight with 16" added gathered ruffle at hemline to give fullness to dress. Designer's label at left side seam: "(Japanese characters) / Hanae Mori" Size "8" tag attached to base of designer label. Retailer's label at left side seam: "Neiman-Marcus"
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Evening Dress

Evening Dress

Date: 1940
Creator: Rentner, Maurice
Description: Evening dress of rose/pale pink/pale mauve crepe-back satin charmeuse. Inspired by Chinese Cheongsam-style garments, the dress is full-length, slim fitted, with slight standing collar fastened with hidden hook & loop. Sleeveless, the dress has front opening from throat to slightly below right shoulder, secured with three large rhinestone set circular brass(?) buttons. Very slightly raised waist with triangular "flap", open and hanging down from center front to right hip. From just below hip to center front at hem is secondary opening, with 7 buttons matching bodice. Hem slightly scalloped at front overlap corners, and at right side. Left side underarm zipper. Combined designer's/retailer's label inside bodice: "Neiman-Marcus dallas / Maurice Rentner" With tie belt of same fabric, 3/4" wide.
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Evening Dress

Evening Dress

Date: 1980/1989
Creator: Mori, Hanae
Description: Evening dress in shades of cobalt blue silk chiffon with leopards in profile and leopard spot print throughout. Entire dress is accented with bugle beads of blue iridescent and metallic gold. Straight, unstructured silhouette with round neckline and long unlined sleeves. Center back zipper closure with hook & eye at neckline. Lined in rayon from shoulders to hem; 15" slit at left side. Designer's label inside skirt: "[6 Japanese characters] / Hanae Mori" Retailer's label inside skirt: "Neiman-Marcus" Size label attached to Designer's label: "12" Fabric/care label inside back at upper neckline: "Out Cloth 100% Silk / Lining 100% Rayon / Size / Made In Japan / Dry Cleaning Only"
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Evening Dress and Jacket Ensemble

Evening Dress and Jacket Ensemble

Date: 1990~
Creator: Dennis, Pamela
Description: Evening ensemble. A) Evening dress of white crocheted silk floral lace over ivory chiffon. The full-length strapless sheath dress has a body-skimming silhouette and a straight-line upper edge at bust trimmed with a band of ivory satin. Hemline dips at back, and creates a very slight train effect. Size 8 B) Jacket of double faced ivory silk satin with open-front and shawl collar which extends to waist-length hem. Long dolman sleeves extend to hem with gauntlet cuff with 2 ½” slit. Size 6 Designer's label: "Pamela Dennis / New York"
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Evening Dress and Scarf

Evening Dress and Scarf

Date: 1975/1985
Creator: Mori, Hanae
Description: Evening dress of red, blue and gray polyester silk chiffon with scarf. Dress is full-length and has draped bodice with moderate deep V-neckline. Center front lapped opening with three hook & eyes and two snaps as the closure. Set-in modified kimono sleeves gather at the top of the arm eye and at 1-1/2" cuffs. The cuffs fasten with a single loop and covered shank button. The sleeves are open/slit along the outer edge and under arm. Natural waist seam with full-length, semi-full red polyester silk underskirt and printed chiffon over skirt. The underskirt is slit at the side seams. The bodice is fully lined in red polyester silk. Elasticized waistline. Shoulder pads. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Hanae Mori" Fiber content/care tag, union label and style/size tag at right side seam of lining. With matching scarf/sash of matching printed chiffon. Long narrow rectangular shape with rolled hem. When worn as a scarf it would hang to mid-calf; as a sash it would be hem length.
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Evening Dress, Purse, and Shoes

Evening Dress, Purse, and Shoes

Date: 1990
Creator: Givenchy, Hubert de
Description: Gold patterned evening dress with jacket, shoes and clutch. A) Jacket: tailored, cropped shell in peacock eye, gold metallic brocade with red and mauve highlights. Jewel neckline with full-length set-in sleeves. The neckline and cuffs are embellished with wide bands of gold cord, gold beads and large gold, yellow and red rhinestones. Fully lined in gold silk. Shoulder pads. B) Dress: Fitted, slightly dropped waist, sleeveless bodice with scooped neckline and low plunging back. Centerback zipper closure with a single hook & eye at the neckline. Slightly dropped waistseam with full, gathered, pouf skirt. The skirt has an asymetrical hem falling from knee-level centerfront to mid-calf centerback. Sideseam hip-level pockets. The bodice piece lined with gold chiffon. Waist stay of gold silk. Bust pads. The skirt is self lined with a rolled and poufed hem. There is a large tuck in the skirt lining, possibly from an alteration. Label: "Givenchy / Made in France" C-D) Shoes: matching gold brocade, high heeled pumps. Tan leather soles. Gold leather lining with stamped label in instep. Label: "Rene Mancini / Paris / Fait Main" E) Clutch: matching gold brocade envelope clutch with magnetic clasp closure. Pleated accents on flap. Gold interior clips for ...
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Evening Ensemble

Evening Ensemble

Date: [1980..1989]
Creator: Bosand, Alfred
Description: Dress ensemble of white net lace embellished with silver bugle beads and tiny silver sequins, and beige silk chiffon: A) Dress of beige silk. Bodice with round neckline and no sleeves, and 2" band at empire waistline; 9" upper portion of skirt of floral embroidered net accented with bugle beads and sequins with rows of scalloped bugle beads at bottom from which full-length beaded fringe falls to hem; skirt continues to full-length with vertical stripes of floral lace and silver bugle beads. 18" slit at center-front; center-back zip closure; fully backed with tan crepe. Designer's label near waist inside dress: "by Alfred Bosand / New York". B) Top of white net lace embellished with silver bugle beads and silver sequins; bust and long sleeves of vertical stripes of floral lace and silver bugle beads; lower portion and band collar of floral embroidered net accented with bugle beads and sequins with rows of scalloped bugle beads at top of scalloped collar, and below bust, separating the two sections; pull-over with elasticized waist and center-back snap closure; unlined except for band collar. No label in top.
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