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Dress

Dress

Date: 1960/1969
Creator: Bessi, Averardo
Description: Dress of silk knit in pink, coral, beige, and white abstract "Pucci style" swirl pattern. Knee-length, with stand up collar and short sleeves. Matching 1-3/4" band at collar, cuffs and inset waistband. Darts in front, and center back zipper closure with hook & eye. Fully lined in pink silk jacquard with the designer's name. Designer's label at right of zipper: "Bessi / Firenze Italia" Fabric has "Bessi" signature in fabric design. Retailer's label at left of zipper: "Expressly / for / Lou Lattimore / Made in / Italy" Fabric/Care label below designer's label: "To be dry cleaned / 100% pure silk / Made in Italy" Size tag below fabric/care label: "12".
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Ensemble - Dress and Sandals

Ensemble - Dress and Sandals

Date: 2007
Creator: Nina Ricci (House of)
Description: Ensemble: A) Dress of blues and black metallic knit, and ivory open-woven wool/ cashmere knit with long sleeves with deep armhole; scoop neckline; lined in off-white, fine wool jersey; knee-length. No label in dress. B,C) Sandals of royal blue satin accented with striped bands of black satin; open-toe; 4 ½” spike heel and ankle straps with blue ribbon bow at back; size 38. Designer's label: "Nina Ricci / Made in Italy"
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Ensemble - Dress, Belt, and Shoes

Ensemble - Dress, Belt, and Shoes

Date: 2007
Creator: Dolce & Gabbana
Description: Ensemble: A) Dress of wax coated metallic Bordeaux. Strapless, the heavy-weight fabric is stiffened and crinkled with fold accents; top spreads outward along neckline; dress has fitted under-structure with boning; mid-length; fully lined in maroon silk satin; side zip-closures. Designer's label: "Dolce & Gabbana / Made in Italy" Handwritten label: "POR F6A83T/R0226" B,C) 2 corset belts of silver metal with black lace-up closure at back and 2 locks with keys each at front; flat head screw accents. Each lock engraved with designer's label: "Dolce & Gabbana" D,E) Pumps of silver patent leather with pointed toe. Around lower section of toe box and heel are a line of simulated flat head screw accents. High spike heel. Size 39. Designer's label inside: "Dolce & Gabbana / Made in Italy" Stamped on sole: "Vero Cuoio / Made in Italy" "DG" "39"
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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 Pumps

Evening Pumps

Date: 1960
Creator: Creation Mancini
Description: Pair of reddish-pink or coral silk satin evening pumps. Square toe shoes which have a large open area on the vamp which is backed by clear plastic and edged by braid. The plastic is overlaid with a metal net or chain mail with rhinestones at the intersections. 2 1/4" square heel covered with same material. Lined in off-white/gray leather. Stamped inside each shoe: "Made in Italy / Espressly / For / Lou Lattimore" (Espressly rather than Expressly); and "Creation Mancini / Paris / Waltea made in Italy" Stamped on sole of each shoe: "8"
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Evening Shoes

Evening Shoes

Date: 1950/1959
Creator: Vaccari
Description: Pair of red satin evening shoes. The deep red shoes have pointed toes and 3 1/2" stiletto heels which are lacquered red with tiny white dots and embellished all-over with rhinestones. Marked on sole: "6 / 1/2 / B / 05" and "Made in Italy". Label inside right shoe: "Vaccari / Italy Bologna". Stamped inside left shoe: "Made in Italy for / Neiman Marcus"
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Handbag

Handbag

Date: 1969~
Creator: Jana
Description: Handbag of woven red, green, yellow, blue, brown, and peach dyed straw twine creating a striped pattern, with tan leather trim and at bottom corners. Leather round double handle; Semicircular zipper closure. Interior lined in yellow canvas. Manufacturer's stamp on inside at zipper: "Jana / Made in Italy"
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Hat

Hat

Date: 1950/1959
Creator: Eller, Hazel
Description: Hat of royal blue velveteen felt. Somewhat in the cloche style, the hat consists of a cylindrical crown tapering slightly to the flat top. The sides of the hat are covered in a wide band of same fabric which wraps around hat and secures in a giant square buckle covered in same fabric. Hat is unlined, with black grosgrain inner hatband. Designer's label sewn to inner hatband: "Hazel Eller - Custom Made" Stamped inside crown: "Borsalino / Antica Casa"
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Hat

Hat

Date: 1965~
Creator: Olive, Frank
Description: Hat of tan/light brown fur felt. Styled somewhat as a toque, the high, domed crown is plain, but brushed to a sleek finish. The hat is unlined, with a pink grosgrain ribbon inner hatband. Designer's label: "Frank Olive / New York" Stamped inside crown: "Helios / HB / Body Made in Italy"
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Hat

Hat

Date: 1955~
Creator: Ranél
Description: Hat of black velour. The crown has a shallow cone at top, a slight protruding upper edge, and cylindrical sides. At the point of the crown is a cord button and band which extendst over left side and ends in a gilt metal pendant ornament. Hat is unlined, and has a black grosgrain ribbon inner hatband. Designer's label: "Ranél Original" Stamped label of felt maker: "Opera / Imported / Velour / Made in Italy"
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Hat

Hat

Date: 1965~
Creator: Mr. Rickie
Description: Hat of dark gray felt covered with black velvet. The cylindrical crown has a flattened top, and is encircled near top of crown by a turquoise grosgrain ribbon which crosses at back, with trailing ribbons. At front right of ribbon is applied rhinestone set triangular brooch with band of same ribbon. The narrow brim curls up at outer edge. The whole is overlaid with black plastic net. Hat is unlined, with inner black grosgrain ribbon hatband. Designer's label inside: "Mr. Rickie / Original" Stamped inside crown: "'Jewel' / Body made in Italy"
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Hat

Hat

Date: 1945
Creator: Bailey, Jo
Description: Hat of gray felt. The cylindrical gray felt crown is very slightly domed, and is set off-center to the brim. The brim, of matching felt, turns up, forming a deep, steep-sided bowl around the crown. The edge of the brim turns in, and is sewn down forming a seam around the inside edge of the "bowl". At left front of the brim is a bow of matching felt. The hat is unlined, with an inner hatband of gray grosgrain ribbon around the inside base of the crown. Stamped inside the crown: "Body made in Italy". Maker's hand-sewn(?) label affixed to inner hatband: "Jo Bailey / Hats".
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D'Orsay Pumps

D'Orsay Pumps

Date: [1987..1997]
Creator: Joan & David Too
Description: Pair of D'Orsay pumps of pink leather. The shoes have cut-away sides and rounded toes. The toebox and heel uppers of pink leather, with pink leather strap from heels to secure around ankle with small oval gilt metal buckle. 3 1/4" high stacked wooden heel tapers to base. Stamped leather label inside: "Joan & David Too / Made in Italy" Stamped on sole: "Made in Italy / Vero Cuoio / 8 1/2"
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Oxfords

Oxfords

Date: 198u
Creator: Helpern, Joan & Helpern, David M.
Description: Lace-up oxford style shoes of brown and beige leather, with a 1" flat heel and oval toe. Brown shoe laces. Designer label: "too / JOAN / & / DAVID / handmade in italy"
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Picture Hat

Picture Hat

Date: 1980/1989
Creator: Olive, Frank
Description: Picture hat of coiled braided straw. The 4" high domed crown is encircled at the base by a pale purple/lilac ribbon with artificial violets at back with 4-lobed bow and trailing ribbons. The 5 3/4" wide brim is slightly floppy, curving downwards. Hat is unlined, with inner off-white grosgrain ribbon hatband. Designer's label at inside: "From My / Private Collection / Frank Olive" Origin label inside: "Made in Italy"
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Pumps

Pumps

Date: 1960
Creator: Merli
Description: Pair of grey crocodile skin pumps with rectangular pewter buckles across instep. Maker's stamp: "Merli / Bologna" Retailer's stamp: "Made in Italy for / Neiman-Marcus" Also stamped: "Hand Sewn" and "Made in Italy" Handwritten inside: "46133-IMI / m 7 B" and "N. Park 18" On sole of each: "7 / B" and "All Leather Shoe"
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Pumps

Pumps

Date: 1977/1982
Creator: SusanBennisWarrenEdwards
Description: Pairs of pumps of green reptile patchwork. The shoes are designed with a pointed toe, and uppers made of triangular sections of dyed reptile pieced together. The sections are dyed in various shades of greens and browns. The throat has an extending triangular section which is oriented to point towards the wearer's leg. The low, chunky heels are covered with the same skin, and taper to base. Designer's label inside: "SusanBennisWarrenEdwards" Stamped inside: "4514 Zig-Zag 7" Stamped on sole: "Designed by / Susan / Bennis / Warren / Edwards / Hand Made / In Itayl / 7"
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Pumps

Pumps

Date: 1970~
Creator: Bruno Magli
Description: Pair of pumps of black reptile. Designed as sling-back pumps with rounded, open toes, the instep is made of wide crossed bands of black leather, enhanced with top-stitching. The sides are cut-away at ankle, and a single black strap extending around back of heel, secured with small oval gold buckle. The high heels are a modified stiletto, somewhat thick, but of same shape. Combined designer's and retailer's stamp inside: "Bruno Magli / For / Bloomingdale's / Made in Italy" Stamped inside: "R984 6 1/2" Stamped on sole: "M / Vero / Cuoio / Made in Italy"
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Pumps

Pumps

Date: 1970~
Creator: Silvia of Fiorentina
Description: Pair of pumps of pale pink calf leather. Designed with a rounded toe, the shoe has a double-ruffle buckle of same leather across instep. Low, 1 1/2" modified Louis heel. Maker's mark inside: "Silvia of Fiorentina / Made in Italy" Retailer's label inside: "Marie Leavell" Handwritten inside: "e 346 B i M B A"
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Pumps

Pumps

Date: 1970/1979
Creator: Eugenia of Florence
Description: Pair of pumps of black patent leather. Designed with a square toe, the vamps are embelished with an arched tongue shape enhanced with three concentric arches of white, tan, and beige patent leather, forming a rainbow shape. Somewhat chunky square heel which tapers to base. Designer's label: "Eugenia of Florence / Expressly for / Lou Lattimore" Retailer's label: "Made in Italy / Expressly for / Lou Lattimore" Handwritten inside: "LL 7B F973 / 1"
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Pumps

Pumps

Date: 1988
Creator: Bruno Magli
Description: Navy blue and white leather pumps. All leather pumps of navy blue leather printed with a polka dot white button motif. Heel and toe of shoe are of solid navy blue leather. Lined in embossed gold leather. Black leather sole. Designer's label stamped inside: "Bruno Magli / Made in Italy Bologna" Satmped inside: "C 4141 11702 5 1/2B"
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Pumps

Pumps

Date: 198u
Creator: unknown
Description: Pumps of cow hide dyed in a zebra stripe effect. The shoes have pointed toes, and 3" stiletto heels covered in black snakeskin. Retailer label: "Neiman-Marcus / Made in Italy" Stamped on sole of shoe: "Neiman-Marcus / Hand Made / In Italy / B / 8" Stamped inside shoe: "830 DA 8"
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Pumps

Pumps

Date: 1970~
Creator: Merli
Description: Pair of pumps of cream lizard skin. The shoes are designed with a slightly squared-off toe. The uppers are of cream lizard/reptile, and feature cream leather stitching running lengthwise up center of instep/toebox, and vertically up the back of the heel. The upper is also edged with thin piping of cream leather. Thick, chunky heel, flaring slightly to base. Designer's marks inside: "Merli / Bologna" and "Hand Sewn / Made in Italy" Retailer's marks inside: "Made in Italy for / Neiman-Marcus" Other marks handwritten inside: "Marcus 3672 / 7 1/2 B" and "Houston II 15"
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Shoes

Shoes

Date: 2009
Creator: Davis, Ruthie
Description: Pair of women's shoes of black patent leather. Designed with square toes, the vamp has an applied large square of black patent leather crossed vertically by a narrow band of red leather set off-center to right side of wearer. "Kitten" heel 1 1/2" high formed as a silver rectangle with horizontal black band and vertical red band. Designer's label inset int sole: "Davis by Ruthie Davis" Designer's monogram impressed in sole, two facing "D"s Impressed in sole: Outline of hide inscribed "Vero Cuoio"; "Designed in / New York / Made in Italy / 6"
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