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- Evening Dress
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" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701526/
Jumper of brown velvet with empire waist. Full skirt has 9 rows of floral braid trim applied to skirt and additional row at gathered waist. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Lined in rust colored acetate on bodice and brown acetate on skirt.
No labels in garment. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701418/
- Evening Dress
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". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701520/
- Evening Gown
Evening gown of green velvet. Draped, off-the-shoulder bertha style collar of emerald green, ribbed taffeta with thin, black lines of stitching giving a piped effect; 1/2" shoulder straps. Dropped waist with eight gores of taffeta matching collar, forming a petal shaped, full skirt. Center back zipper. Upper dress lined in green satin synthetic with 2" black grosgrain petersham. Skirt lined in black synthetic with underskirt of black fiber facing fabric and 10" tier of black tulle as support.
Designer's label at center back to right of zipper: "Victor Costa"
Tag under designer label: "Crafted With Pride in U.S.A." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701540/
- Evening Dress
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" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701485/
Dress of midnight blue velvet with cream silk(?) bodice overlaid with pleated sheer black fabric. Rounded neckline edged with black lace, with wired standing collar at back of neck. Long pointed sleeves of matching velvet with wide collars of black net/corded lace overlaying cream silk sleeves trimmed with cream lace. Long, full skirt gathers onto waist under a 3" wide, attached velvet belt trimmed with net covered in black sequins and jet beads with round buckle. Hem with wide black net/corded lace band over sheer black silk(?), with narrow triple-layer black silk gauze ruffle at bottom.
With accompanying bolero style vest of black net with applique cording/corded lace. Fastens across front with narrow ribbon of midnight blue velvet with central "pendant" butterfly of black sequins and jet bead as head of butterfly. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701383/
- Infant's Gown
Infant's gown of white cotton batiste. Round neckline trimmed with ruffle of broderie anglaise. Eleven horizontal bands of broderie anglaise separated with shirring down center front. Hemline trimmed with a 4" band of pin tucks, two band of broderie anglaise separated with shirring and scalloped hem of broderie anglaise. Sleeve hems trimmed with three rows of pin tucks and ruffle of broderie anglaise. Center back closure of 4 pearl buttons on rectangular panel of three vertical bands of broderie anglaise separated by two shirred sections; gathers at base of panel. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701503/
- Ensemble - Blouse and Skirt
Two piece skirt ensemble of navy blue linen consisting of:
Blouse with round high neckline having asymmetric bodice closure. Curved diagonal top edge extension with four purple plastic buttons and tailored buttonholes at left side and one button with snap at right neckline. Short sleeves with modified box caps (seams rather than tucks). Bodice cut short and full, with slight lower flare. Padded shoulders. Lined in dark blue silk satin. Length: 20 1/2" (52.1 cm). Length:
Designer's label at center back neckline: "Bill Blass"
Union label, cleaning instructions and size "6" tag at left side seam.
Skirt of medium length, straight, two panel style, gathered to narrow fitted waistband. Inseam slit pockets at both sides, with invisible zipper closure behind left pocket and large hook at waistband. Fully lined in same silk fabric as top. No designer label. 23 1/2" (59.7 cm).
Size "6" tag at left side seam. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701477/
- Ensemble - Vest and Skirt
Ensemble of mauve suede and feather-work, consisting of:
Vest of mauve suede with elaborate feather-work at each side of center-front opening. Feathers include taupe, brown and silver ostrich plumes, pheasant and small dark brown and white feathers; the designs accented at bottom with leaf appliques in violet fabric and in gold metallic reptile. The vest has a round neckline; the slightly angled center front opening having four hook & eye closures. Slightly curved hemline. Unlined. Total length: 19 3/8" (49.2cm).
Designer's label at center back neckline: "Becky Bisoulis"
Retailer label at base of designer label: "Marie Leavell" and size "M" tag at base of retailer label.
Skirt of mauve suede. Medium length. Straight, four panel skirt gathered to elasticized waistband. Deep, 11 7/8" (29.5cm) slit at lower left seam. Closure by invisible zipper at center back with large hook & bar on waistband. Lined with lilac silk crepe de chine. Total length: 27" (68.6cm).
Designer's label at right side seam: "Becky Bisoulis" with size "8" tag attached to base of label.
Retailer's label to right of designer label: "Marie Leavell" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701389/
- Ensemble - Blouse and Skirt
Greek inspired evening ensemble of black velvet, yellow satin, and embroidered appliques with purple satin skirt.
A) Blouse styled to appear as a vest of black rayon velvet trimmed with bands of floral and leaf motif embroidery with gold braid, beads, and multicolored embroidered flowers. Center front opening with closure of 5 large covered snaps. Large floral appliques on center back and at center front opening. Over-sized puffed sleeves of yellow rayon/silk blend satin to elbows; 2-1/2" cuffs have closure of two covered snaps.
Designer's label at center back neckline: "Victor Costa"
Union label attached under designer label.
Fiber content label at right side seam.
B) Skirt in purple rayon/silk blend satin. Full, gathered, floor length. Center back zipper closure with two hook & bars on the 2" waistband. Slit pockets at side seams. Fully lined in dark rose synthetic reinforced at waist with 10" gathers of stiff purple tulle at sides of hips. Hem of skirt reinforced with 2" band of horsehair.
Designer's label at center waist neckline: "Victor Costa"
Union and fiber content labels attached under designer label. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701373/
Pair of girl's high top white leather sandals styled as boots. Designed with rounded toe, the shoes have six straps from vamp to above ankle that cross from inner side to outer side, and fasten with small simulated (?) mother of pearl buttons. Stacked heel of very low height, almost a flat heel.
Stamped inside the shoe: "3C 243". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701409/
Pumps of red leather and clear vinyl. Designed with broadly rounded toe, the shes have uppers primarily made of clear vinyl edged with red leather. Open heels, with red leather back strap across heel. 1-1/2" heel.
Brand stamped inside each: "Kelly Acord"
Handwritten in shoes: "5B / 66523 / 40-101" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701447/
Coat of navy blue wool and black lamb. Street length, of heavy navy blue wool, rounded neckline with wide "rolled" collar. Center front opening off-center to left, with hidden snap near throat and 6 buttons in concealed placket. Princess seaming for fit and flare, and with two slit pockets at hips behind side seam, which continues to form a pleat below pocket. Full-length sleeves with wide black cuffs of curly lamb/Astrakhan. Seaming at sides forms a pleated effect from waist to hem. Fully lined in dark blue silk(?) crepe.
Designer's label at inside back neckline: "Gallanos"
Retailer's label at inside left seam: "Neiman-Marcus" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701428/
- Evening Dress
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701433/
- Dressing Gown
Dressing gown/wrapper of black peau de soie. Mother Hubbard style, full-length, shawl collar trimmed with 2 tiers of ruffles of same, and white lace and black velvet ribbon and then bands of white cording overlaid with/couched down with black stitching. Long sleeves with turned 3" back-turned cuffs with white cording and black velvet trim. Hook and eye closure CF. Long velvet ribbon ties at throat. Pleated at center back, with short horizontal diamond-shaped "belt" across lower back, below which is more pleating.
Label: "Meyer Jonasson & Co / Pittsburg. New York" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701460/
Pair of shoes of navy blue suede with an oval toe. The vamp has a single wide strap buttoned at the side. Lined in cream leather which shows as thin edging on exterior of shoe. The medium height modified continental heel is covered in the same suede. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701516/
- Ensemble - Dress and Top
Two piece ensemble of orange floral printed douppioni silk.
A) Over top of orange printed douppioni silk in hydrangea floral pattern. Sleeveless; waist length. Wide collar and revers extend to form tie at center front. Right side zipper. Lined in orange organdy.
Designer's label at center back neckline: "Teal Traina / New York"
B) Slip/underdress with skirt of orange printed douppioni silk in hydrangea floral pattern skirt from natural waist and upper slip of orange silk. Knee length. Sleeveless; wide rounded neckline with deep V-shaped back. Center back zipper. Skirt lined in orange silk matching upper slip.
Retailer's label at center back seam: "Neiman-Marcus" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701467/
- Cocktail Dress
Cocktail dress of brocade with a pattern of pink flowers with green leaves on an ivory background and pale gold metallic thread. The surface of the dress is embellished with swags of silvered/clear beads and scattered amber sequins. The dress is sleeveless, with boat neck in front and deep rounded neck in back. Center back zipper closure with hook & eye. Attached corded belt of self at natural waistline with bow to left of center. Bodice of dress is lined in off-white organza and skirt of dress is lined in pale sage green silk with off-white grosgrain ribbon inner waistband. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701535/
- Evening Pumps
Evening pumps of turquoise silk floral brocade with gold leather. Designed with gently pointed toes, vamp with openwork edged with gilt kid leather, with oval rhinestone set buckle and gilt leather strap connecting sides across vamp. Upper edged with gilt leather. Medium French heel, covered in gilt kid leather.
Size 6 1/2 AA
Stamped into sole of each shoe: Benedetti digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701371/
- Evening Sandals
Pair of green satin open-toed sandals with gold ribbon trim on the vamp. Designed in a modified slingback style, with an ankle strap that secures with a rounded jeweled buckle. The medium modified continental heel is covered in the same satin.
Retailer's label stamped in each: "Neiman Marcus Co; Dallas"
Written inside each: "5 1/2 M / 12539 / 8715-R9" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701533/
Dress of bright red/orange wool. Mid-length, the dress's collar is a variant of a band collar, standing at back and sides, tapering slightly to front and open at front with V-neckline opening below created by wrapped front opening. Short sleeves have a 2" cuff band, and the back yoke panel forms a chevron shape over the shoulders. Front opening with closure of hidden snaps and hooks & eyes down to hemline. Simulated belt at natural waistline that has a hook & eye closure and tab which buttons on left side with orange, domed-shaped button and tailored buttonhole. Lined in matching rayon.
Designer's label inside at back collar: "Courreges / Paris / Couture Future / made in France"
Fabric/care label: "Fabrique en France / Dry Clean Only / No Bleach Do not iron / [line of symbols] / Modele / Style 14027 / 100% wool / 100% Rayonne / [repeated in French]"
Retailer's label above designer's label: "Palm Beach / Martha / New York Miami Beach" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503726/
Coat of purple wool. Below-knee-length, collarless, and with long sleeves. Center front opening with three large, self covered buttons. Two patch pockets trimmed with one matching button each and framed in 3/4 inch inserts. Lined in purple silk crepe.
Designer's label at inside center back neckline: "Adrian / Original"
With matching covered belt with functioning belt buckle. Leather reverse with three punched holes. Stamped "1756 - 14" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503772/
Dress of black diagonally ribbed matelassé cotton. Main body of dress is mid-thigh length, with an extending underskirt of same fabric attached to lining which makes the dress knee-length. Rounded jewel neckline and 3/4 length sleeves. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Lined in black fabric.
Designer's label at center back neckline to left of zipper: "Travilla" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503780/
- Day Dress
Day dress of brown silk damask in fine diamond pattern. The dress is in wrap-around style, with asymmetric neckline with wide, shawl collar on the left. Street length. Opening buttons on bodice at left with 4 circular, brown buttons and bound buttonholes, hook & eye at natural waist and two snaps where skirt attaches to peplum. Peplum is asymmetric and longer on left. Long dolman sleeves with underarm gussets and folded back cuffs. With matching belt. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503740/
- Culottes Dress
"Culottes dress" of orange, white, and yellow silk petals over white crepe. The garment is constructed as a pair of white crepe mini-culottes with attached sleeveless overdress in the style of a pinafore of net covered in orange, white and yellow silk petals. Wide, rounded neckline scoops in back. Attached cream satin ribbon sash wraps around waist to back to form a bow, and closes with 2 hook & eyes. Over-skirt opens in back from waist to hem. Bodice with center back zipper with hook & eye. Lined in ivory silk or acetate.
Designer's label at inside near hem: "DOMINIC / for / MATTY TALMACK / New York"
Retailer's label at inside near hem: "Neiman-Marcus"
Size label near hem: "8" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503777/
- Culottes Dress
Culotte dress of red/white acrylic hounds tooth jersey. Low, round neckline; sleeveless. Knee-length. Two large patch pockets; right pocket has interior zippered pocket with an additional pocket in lining. Skirt gathers into natural waist. Zipper at center back with white tassel pull. Unlined.
With tie belt of matching fabric, 1" wide. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503753/
- Girl's Dress
Girl's dress of calico in print of blue, green and gold flowers on red background. Square neckline trimmed in lace with three rows of narrow, black velvet ribbon. Elbow-length sleeves trimmed in matching lace and velvet ribbon. Full length, with dropped waist. Center front opening with five mother-of-pearl buttons and barred buttonholes; snap at bottom of opening. Bodice lined in muslin; sleeves and skirt unlined.
Tag at center back neckline: "105" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503763/
Pumps of white suede and black leather segments. The shoes of white suede are designed with a slightly pointed toe, open at front with a small inverted "V" shape, the front of the toe-box overlaid with a black leather trim. The instep with black narrow leather lace-up details and bow. Wedge heel of white suede with black leather horizontal bands.
Designer's stamp inside left shoe: "by Johansen / Smartest Since 1876"
Retailer's stamp inside right shoe: "Ernest Grissom's / Abilene" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503749/
- D'Orsay Pumps
D'Orsay pumps of black suede. The shoes have cut-away sides, and rounded toes. The toe-box is formed by openwork black suede arching/interlaced arching shapes. The heel is formed by three crossing, wrap-around black suede ankle straps with small silver buckles. High, French heel covered in black suede.
Marked on heel strap of both shoes: "26609-7 / 6N", "10305x";
Stamped on lining at heel: "324 / Last";
Stamped on lining "Pandora / Footwear". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503734/
- Evening Dress
Evening dress of pale champagne silk chiffon crepe; fitted bodice of silk chiffon with silk satin ribbon trim, and vertical stripes which go down to hem of skirt. Silk satin ribbon forms a V from center-front bodice and wraps over shoulders to back of dress. Ribbon bow at center back falls to middle of skirt and hides a zipper and hook&eye closure. Bodice has interior support with boning and petersham. Mid-length skirt has many layers of chiffon creating a full appearance; skirt is lined in matching silk.
Designer's label at left side seam: "Galanos"
Retailer's label on lining at bottom of back skirt seam: "Neiman-Marcus" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503742/
- Cocktail Dress
Cocktail dress of red rose and green leaf print cotton. Princess style with flaring full skirt. Sleeveless; bodice with scoop neckline and low cut V in back. Knee length. Bodice draped with flower appliques of same fabric. Center back zipper. Lined in white organdy.
Designer's label at seam: "Patullo-Jo Copeland"
Retailer's label to right of designer's label: "Neiman-Marcus"
With accompanying petticoat of nylon, nylon net and outer flounce of white organdy with red rose appliques. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503805/
- Ensemble - Jacket and Dress
Short cocktail or informal dinner ensemble of green silk brocade with woven design in tiny gray/blue floral pattern.
The fitted short jacket has a natural waistline slightly gathered at front, princess seams front and back, and cap sleeves. V-back, with open throat neck-line. Round collar trimmed with brown mink fur. 3/4 length dolman sleeves, 5 self-covered buttons at center front. Green faille lining.
No labels in jacket.
The dress of the same fabric is mid-calf length, and has a square neckline with small V cut in front and tucks at corners of square, back neckline V that matches front V. Short cap sleeves with underarm rectangular gusset. Three small pleats at left and right of natural waistline. Center back zipper with hook and eye closure. Lined as jacket.
Retailer's label at left inside seam inside skirt: "Neiman-Marcus"
Retailer's label that acts as "modesty weight" at center front inside of neckline, 4 inches long: "Neiman Marcus"
The dress has a belt covered in same fabric, lined with leather. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503774/
- Cocktail Dress
Cocktail dress of large plaid orange, green, purple, and red raw and china silk.
The dress is sleeveless, ankle-length, with red/orange raw silk halter-top bodice, "shawl" of same which is attached at mid-back and drapes over shoulders and across front. Lined in pale green. Skirt of dress is of silk, with large, plaid squares of reds, oranges, greens, and purples. Attached cummerbund style belt which buttons in back with 5 self-covered buttons and loops. Center back zipper Lined in light gold organza.
Combined designer's/retailer's label at left side seam of lining near hem: "Gump's / San Francisco / Gibson Bayh / Original"
Accompanying petticoat formed of three full-length layers of red, purple, and green silk. Each layer with hem band of grosgrain ribbon in a different color, and each with deep net ruffle at hem, also edged with grosgrain ribbon. Center back zipper with two hook & eyes on 1" waistband.
Combined designer's/retailer's label at center back waistband: "Gump's / San Francisco / Gibson Bayh / Original" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503797/
- Ensemble - Blouse and Skirt
Ensemble of navy ribbed silk.
A) Blouse in New Look style with V-shaped neckline and 1" collar. Elbow length sleeves with 1" folded cuffs. Center front opening with hook & eye closure. Patch pockets at side hips. Unlined; petersham of black grosgrain ribbon with hook & eye.
Designer's label at left side seam: "Christian Dior Original / Made In U.S.A. / Christian Dior-New York Inc."
B) Skirt of matching silk. Street length, A lined with pleats at 1" waistband. Center back zipper. Unlined. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503762/
- Cocktail Dress
Cocktail dress of orange silk chiffon with scoop neckline and short, raglan sleeves with gathers and underarm gussets. Neckline and center top sleeves embellished with matching silk satin ribbon. Ribbon bow at center front hides zipper closure. Skirt of multilayer chiffon creates a full A-line. Knee-length; natural waist.
Designer's label at right waistline: "Galanos"
Retailer's label to right of designer's label: "Neiman-Marcus"
With accompanying contour belt of leather and silk. Thin belt is covered in orange satin to match dress. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503793/
Dress of silk knit with abstract floral design of large pink flowers with green centers. Sleeveless, with wide straps and scooped neckline. Empire waist with darts for fit. Street length. Attached belt of 2" pink velvet ribbon forms a bow at left which closes with two hook & eyes. Center back zipper. Lined in cream organdy(?) with cream acetate inner lining.
Designer's label at center back neckline: "Pattullo - Jo Copeland"
Retailer's label at left side seam: "Bonwit Teller"
Size tag and union label at right hemline. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503748/
Halter-style dress of black wool. Below-knee-length, with wide strap running from front up and behind neck. Straight neckline at front, with very low rounded edge at back - almost to mid-back. Center front with draped effect at waist, appearing "pulled" from hips, and with central front drape. 2 large pleats from waist at back. Center back opening with 5 self-covered buttons and bound buttonholes, supplemented with hook & eye at top and two hook & eyes at waist, and with zipper under edge of pleat at right of center back. Inner bodice of black net has boning and closes at center back with hook & eyes. Skirt lined in black silk.
Country of Origin Label: "Made in France" located on front neckline at right center.
Designer's Label at inside left on construction detail: "Made in France / Automne - Hiver 1952 / Christian Dior / Paris" and stamped "20951". Has handwritten style number tag beneath designer's label (mostly illegible): "50938"
Retailer's label at back seam of skirt: "Neiman-Marcus" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503799/
Pumps of deep brown alligator leather. The shoes are designed with pointed toes, rounded at tips. The high, modified French heels taper from top to bottom, flaring slightly at base.
Designer's stamp in both shoes: "Design par / Evins ... à Paris"
Handwritten maker's notation in each: "FR 131A / 7AA"
Handwritten notation: "#41821" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503764/
- Beach Clogs
Beach clogs. The sandals are designed with rounded toe, and have a blond wood sole through which are threaded straps/ties of tan and brown woven in a vine/leaf pattern. Moderate heel. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503725/
- Beach Clogs
Beach clogs of painted wood, and red and yellow leather. The thick wooden soles are painted in a marbled pattern of greens and yellows on red ground. The toe-box is formed of two wide crossed leather straps, one red, the other yellow, each affixed to the sole by large-headed nails/tacks. The heels have red silk cord which is threaded through hole passing through the sole and tied around wearer's ankles. The modified French heels are painted to match the rest of the soles. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503760/
- Ensemble - Over Blouse and Dress
Ensemble of green silk faille.
Over-bodice. Short, cropped top with wide, rounded neckline. The short, set-in sleeves are open along the entire top, each sleeve with 3 sets of 4 paired eyelets which are laced with three ties per sleeve. Center back zipper opens from bottom, not opening all the way to back neckline.
Designer's label at right side seam: "Christian Dior - New York Inc."
Dress. Below-knee length, with wide rounded neckline. Sleeveless, with fitted bodice. Slightly raised waist(?), into which the full skirt is gathered and pleated. Center back zipper with hook & eye at neckline, and hook and loop at waist. Unlined.
Designer's label at inside back below zipper: "Christian Dior New York, Inc."
Retailer's label at inside back below zipper: "Neiman-Marcus"
Center back zipper with hook & eye at neckline and hook & loop at waist.
Belt for dress, narrow, of green leather faced with green silk faille matching dress and overbodice. Single loop, and 3-snap catch.
Stamped on reverse: "8 Christian Dior / New York" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503826/
- Evening Dress
Evening dress of black silk taffeta. Street length; short sleeves. Scooped neckline with attached, pleated capelet/stole which secures to dress with snaps and white, 4-1/2" wide grosgrain ribbon bow at left. Bow buttons onto capelet/stole with small button covered in matching black taffeta. Straight skirt from natural waistline. Center back zipper with hook & loop. Lined in black organdy(?) with black grosgrain petersham.
Designer's label on center back seam: "Christian Dior - New York Inc."
Retailer's label on center back seam: "Neiman-Marcus"
With accompanying belt, covered in matching black taffeta. Square buckle; 32" x 1-1/4". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503741/
- Ensemble - Blouse and Skirt
Two-piece ensemble of black satin.
Blouse of wrap style, with surplice neckline squared at across back and front to collar bones, plunging into a V at front, and with long sleeves. Neckline, hem, and sleeves edged in 2" wide band of trapunto quilting work consisting of 6 rows of stitching. Long sleeves have 3" zippers at cuffs. 1-inch wide attached belt ties in back. Unlined.
No labels in bodice.
Matching skirt. Black, below-knee length, with narrow waistband into which skirt is gathered. Left side zipper, with hooks and eyes at waistband. Unlined.
Inside Label, typewritten on cloth tape: " JUPE 43 011020 NEIMAN MARCUS" or possibly "JUPE 43 OTTO 20 NEIMAN MARCUS" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503812/
Cocktail or Evening Dress. The mid-length dress has a pink crepe under-dress/slip which is overlaid with a black net sheath embellished with lavish black bead-work in the forms of rose-heads forming a trellis and fan-shapes in the openings of the trellis. The dress is sleeveless, with a high boat neckline. At natural waist is an attached pink satin belt with bow in front. Center back zipper, with section of hooks-and-eyes at upper part.
There are two labels in the dress, the Retailer's label "Neiman-Marcus" sewn inside at waist to right of zipper, and maker's label sewn inside near top of under-dress on left of zipper "Made in British Crown / Colony Hong Kong".
With accompanying long rectangular pink chiffon scarf.
No labels on scarf. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503727/
Dress of blue and white striped linen(?). Below knee length, with high, rounded neckline, with off-white linen thin flattened tubular collar, and 3/4 length sleeves. Stripes on front and back of main part of dress run horizontally, on sides of dress run vertically, and run down the length of the arms. Center back zipper closure, with hook and loop at collar and at center back/waist area. Fully lined in dark navy blue.
Designer's label at inside back hem of lining near slit: "Travilla"
With accompanying long tie belt of same fabric. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503815/
Coat of skunk fur. Hip length, of solid black fur in vertical stripes, with center front opening having three hook-and-eye closures. Elbow-length sleeves. Two slit pockets at hips. Lined in black silk crepe.
Designer's label at inside back neckline: "Annis Furs / Detroit" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503768/
Mules of brown/oxblood suede. The shoes are designed with rounded, open toes. The toe-box/instep is formed of brown/oxblood suede with two diamond-shaped cut-outs across instep, with gold kidskin bands across narrow points between openings. The high French heels are covered with same suede.
Retailer's stamp inside right shoe: "Neiman-Marcus / Dallas" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503784/
- Ensemble - Blouse and Pants
Blouse/Top of black satin, slightly cropped, with short sleeves. Top is covered in sequins in wide horizontal black bands, red bands, and "plaid" band of bugle beads and smaller sequins. Wide red bands at sleeve ends. Pointed black satin collar and placket center front opening with 4 faceted, conical clear jeweled buttons. Lined in black satin.
Designer's label at center back neckline: "Geoffrey Beene / New York"
Pants of black synthetic fiber. Full-length. High waisted; higher at front than back. Slit pockets at sides, with large pocket flaps, with a matching jewel button at each lower corner. Center back zipper. Lined in black crepe.
Designer's label at inside back waistband, near zipper: "Geoffrey Beene / New York"
Size label: "4"
Care label: "Dry Clean / Only"
Union label. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503785/
- Day Dress
Day dress of oatmeal variegated silk/linen blend(?). Knee-length, coat-style dress with collar and center front opening with 3 large circular "carved" horn buttons with teardrop centers, and one non-functioning one at bottom; bound buttonholes. Two hooks and loops at waist. Elbow-length sleeves. Natural waist into which bodice and skirt are slightly gathered at front and back, and appear to be deeply gathered at sides, but are not - backed by elastic to pull together. String belt loops. Lined in light tan/dark cream acetate(?).
Designer's label at inside back collar: "Barney Max / designs ltd. / California"
With accompanying belt of tan leather faced with same fabric as dress; 1-1/4" wide. Square buckle covered with same fabric.
Former owner's mark on back: "7 Leathers" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503737/
- Evening Dress
Evening dress of yellow chiffon with rhinestone sequins on bodice and sleeves in abstract curvilinear lines. Jewel neckline. Full length. Bodice and long sleeves have pin tucked pleating which releases to gathering at waist and elbows. Sleeves have 2-1/2" cuffs of matching rhinestone sequins with hook & bar closure. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Bodice lined in matching yellow chiffon.
Designer's label at left of zipper at neckline: "Galanos"
Retailer's label at right of zipper at neckline: "Neiman-Marcus"
Care label to right of retailer's label.
With accompanying slip of yellow chiffon. Spaghetti strap shoulders. Full length with 18" side slit on left. Left side zipper. Lined in golden yellow silk.
With matching scarf of yellow chiffon. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503798/