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 Collection: Texas Fashion Collection
Suit

Suit

Date: 1941/1949
Creator: Norell, Norman
Description: Late day three-piece suit of black velvet. a) Jacket in modified bolero style with squared bottom corners. Long sleeves with 5" wide cuffs of heavy, white, open cut lace. Lined in cream satin. Combined designer/retailer label at center back neckline: "Neiman-Marcus Dallas / Traina-Norell" b) Blouse of white linen. Sleeveless. Collar of 6-1/2" wide lace matching cuffs of jacket. Tie of black ribbed silk attaches to collar with hook & loops. Center front opening with 5 small, circular white pearl buttons and tailored buttonholes reinforced with a snap at the neckline and a hook & eye at the waistline. Half-inch pin tucked front. c) Skirt of black velvet. Slight A-line with a 4" purple silk satin cummerbund waistband. Waistband is reinforced with boning and black grosgrain petersham. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Lined in black silk crepe.
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Bodice

Bodice

Date: 1890/1899
Creator: unknown
Description: Dress top/bodice of black silk brocade in "tree branch" geometric design with lavender silk vestee front over-laid with black point d'esprit in pattern of squares. Modified leg of mutton sleeve with black passementerie trim. Stand-up collar of matching lavender silk covered in black lace. Collar and vestee close on left with hook & eyes. Black fabric lining of bodice is boned and closes at center front with hook & eyes in which hooks and eyes alternate sides. 29" waist.
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Pants Suit

Pants Suit

Date: 1960/1969
Creator: Norell, Norman
Description: Pants suit in navy blue silk with satin weave horizontal stripes. A) Blouse. Long, set-in sleeves with 2 self-covered buttons and bound buttonholes on 2-1/2" cuffs. Pointed collar and a center front opening that forms a low V neckline closed with two snaps. Unlined. Handwritten tag at center back neckline: "Deborah / 769" B) Pants in harlow style. Full length with extra wide legs. Center back zipper closure with hook & eye and 2-1/2" waistband. Navy silk lining swing tacked to the bottom of the pants hem. Handwritten tag at center front waistband: "Deborah / 769"
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Cape

Cape

Date: 1939
Creator: Pietro
Description: Cape of purple silk velvet; Full length; Silk lining. Copy of Charles James tulip cape.
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Ensemble

Ensemble

Date: 1971
Creator: Norell, Norman
Description: Ensemble. a) Jacket of beige bias cut wool gaberdine. Double breasted with 6 basket weave covered fabric buttons and bound buttonholes; two interior black plastic buttons and bound buttonholes. Waist length, straight sides. Notched collar. Bracelet length sleeves with two functioning, matching buttons and bound buttonholes. Flap pockets at sides. Collar, front opening, sleeve hems and pocket flaps trimmed in black. Lined in black silk. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Norman Norell / New York" Retailer's label at left front opening: "Rich's / Specialty Shop" b) Blouse of printed silk twill in orange and yellow squares. Center front opening with 7 gold plastic circular buttons and barred buttonholes. Long sleeves with cuffs having a single matching button. Ends of collar extend to form tie. Unlined.Ensemble. a) Norell: Jacket of beige bias cut wool gaberdine. Double breasted with 6 basket weave covered fabric buttons and bound buttonholes; two interior black plastic buttons and bound buttonholes. Waist length, straight sides. Notched collar. Bracelet length sleeves with two functioning, matching buttons and bound buttonholes. Flap pockets at sides. Collar, front opening, sleeve hems and pocket flaps trimmed in black. Lined in black silk. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Norman Norell / ...
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Cocktail Dress

Cocktail Dress

Date: 1960
Creator: Traina, Teal
Description: a) Cocktail dress of pleated pink chiffon. Sleeveless with V-shaped neckline. Knee length. Center back zipper with 3 hook & eyes on neckline band. Lined in pink fabric with pink grosgrain ribbon petersham. Designer's label at left of zipper: "Teal Traina / New York" Retailer's label on inside seam at base of zipper: "Neiman-Marcus" Union label attached to left side of zipper below waist. b) Belt of chartreuse satin. Attached to dress at center front bow and around back with left side connecting to bow with 2 hook & eyes.
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Dress

Dress

Date: 1965
Creator: Norell, Norman
Description: Dress of black ribbed cotton(?) knit. Sleeveless with jewel neckline. Calf length. Yoked shoulders and inserted panels at sides. Side patch pockets. Center back opening with 4 circular black buttons and bound buttonholes, 2 snaps at neckline and 4 snaps below buttons. Lined in black silk. Designer's label on inside seam of lining: "Norman Norell / New York"
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Day Dress

Day Dress

Date: 1960/1969
Creator: Traina, Teal
Description: Day dress in shift style of aqua slub linen. Sleeveless. Below knee length. Wide, rounded neckline and arm holes bordered in white slub linen. Neckline has 7 pin tuck pleats. Side patch pockets with top band of white slub linen. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Belt loops at sides indicate dress once had a belt, now missing. Lined in white polyester. Designer's label at back neckline: "Teal Traina / New York"
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Pant Suit

Pant Suit

Date: 1966
Creator: Norell, Norman
Description: Pantsuit of cocoa brown and ivory silk crepe. a) Tunic style top with jewel neckline trimmed with 8 buttons self-covered buttons and loops at each shoulder. Long straight sleeves. Diagonal seam across the front with left side in ivory and right side in brown. Lined in ivory silk. Combined designer/retailer label pinned to center back neckline: "Norman Norell for Bonwit Teller" Handwritten style number tag at inside right seam, barely legible: "20831-570-8" b) Pants are harlow style. Right leg is cocoa brown and left leg is ivory. Zipper at center front and two hook & eyes on 1" ivory waistband. Lined in ivory silk.
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Evening Suit

Evening Suit

Date: 1980/1989
Creator: Costa, Victor
Description: Evening suit of amethyst acetate with gold braid, embroidery and beads. a) Jacket in a short fitted style with long sleeves. Collarless with gold lace trim around neckline, center front and hem. Hidden center front closure of 4 large, black fabric-covered snaps supplemented with 2 hook & eyes. Fabric is woven with gold threads in a scalloped design embellished on front panels with gold beads and large gold teardrops. Gold lace trim also around armholes. Lined in amethyst satin acetate; padded shoulders. Victor Costa Sample label pinned to center back neckline with large Saks Fifth Avenue paper tag. b) Skirt of amethyst velvet in straight style. Knee length with 1" waistband. Center back opening with zipper and hook & bar on waistband. Lined in amethyst satin acetate.
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