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  Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
 Country: Italy
 State: Texas
 Decade: 1970-1979
 Collection: Texas Fashion Collection
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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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: 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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