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Dress (evening?) of gray and gold brocade in floral pattern with small roses. Below knee length, with short sleeves, and with collarless rounded neckline, split at center front. Center front opening, which has: 3 self-covered circular buttons and bound button holes on bodice; one hook-and-loop tab in pleating; three hook and loop fasteners at dropped waist narrow waistband/belt; 6 functioning self-covered buttons and bound buttonholes on skirt; and with two faux bound button holes at bottom near hem. Full skirt is pleated into waistband. Large bow-form of self at center back of waistband. Lined in sheer cream silk.
Designer's label at waist, right back: "Christian Dior - New York Inc." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501294/
- Evening Dress
Evening dress of yellow jacquard rayon with paisley design. Floor length; cap sleeves; collar. Center back zipper. Deep inverted pleat in front starts just below the bust. Princess seams and side slit pockets. Lined in yellow silk.
Designer's label at inside back by zipper: "Geoffrey Beene"
Accompanied by a detachable bow in matching fabric. Clips onto V-neck just below the collar or possibly at center front pleat below bust or in hair. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501358/
- Cocktail Ensemble - Dress and Jacket
Cocktail ensemble of orange wool with embroidered pattern of small squares of orange and silver novelty thread which form a larger abstract pattern. Ensemble consists of:
A) Cocktail dress. Knee-length, sleeveless dress with rounded neckline edged with gold braid trim accented with gold studs and silver rhinestones. Bodice with princess seaming for fit. Attached belt of same fabric at natural waist edged by bands of same braid as neckline. Skirt gathers at waistline, and has side slit pockets at hips. Hem of skirt trimmed with same braid as neckline. Dress has a center back zipper, and is fully lined in orange acetate.
Retailer's label at neckline to right of zipper: "Balliets / Oklahoma City, Okla."
Size "6" tag at base of zipper.
B) Matching fitted jacket trimmed with same braid at rounded jewel neckline, along the center front zippered opening, natural-waist hem, the cuffs of the long, set-in sleeves, and the upper edges of the two patch pockets at bust. Lined in orange acetate.
Designer's label at left side near zipper: "Oscar de Le Renta"
Retailer's label at center back neckline: "Balliets / Oklahoma City, Okla." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501340/
- Evening Ensemble - Coat, Dress, and Belt
Three piece evening ensemble in metallic blue/purple, black and gold brocade consisting of:
A) Dressmaker style coat, calf-length. Closes on left with two covered snaps. Long, straight sleeves. Notched lapel. Lined in royal blue silk.
Designer's label at left inside seam: "Adele Simpson"
B) Dress. Calf-length, sleeveless, and with a standing collar, the dress is slightly A-line with empire seam. Center back zipper with two hook & loops at collar. Lined in royal blue silk.
C) Belt for dress, of same fabric and with rectangular buckle covered in same fabric.
Stamped "B Adele Simpson 10C3" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501288/
- Evening Dress
Evening dress of black chiffon with silver and gold glittered decoration. Silver glitter in rectangular pattern overlapping roses in gold glitter. Applied in dots that appear to be glued to the chiffon. Full length with long sleeves having 3/4" black satin cuffs secured with 2 covered snaps. Keyhole neckline which extends to center front opening to hem; edges of neckline and opening trimmed in 3/4" black satin. Opening is secured with eleven self covered buttons with chain-stitched loops and reinforced with hook & eye at top and at natural waist; only first five buttons are functional. At natural waist is a 2-1/4" black satin ribbon belt that forms a bow at the center front opening and secured with hook & eye and snap behind the bow. Sleeves are lined with extra layer of black chiffon, and body of dress is lined in silk polyester(?).
Designer's label at top center back: "Ferdinando Sarmi"
Care label beneath designer's label: "Dry Clean Only" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501336/
- Evening Dress
Evening dress of layered green chiffon. The full-length dress has an empire waistline, a high rounded jewel neckline, and long sleeves with zippered cuffs. The dress is composed of a top layer of chiffon with gold metallic thread embroidered dots/circles, the bodice and sleeves with further embellishment of scattered rosettes of gold beads and sequins, and single sequins. The waist is ornamented with bands of gold beads (spherical and wheat), and sequins spreading from waist upwards. The dress has an under-layer of heavy green silk crepe. from bust to hem. Center back zipper with hook & eye on bodice and 2 snaps on chiffon below bodice.
Designer's label at center back seam of lining below zipper: "Mollie Parnis / New York" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501351/
Shift dress of olive green silk satin with multicolored art nouveau print of red thistles and leaves. Sleeveless with bateau neckline. Knee length. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Lined in green silk.
Designer's label at left side seam near hem: "Mollie Parnis / New York"
With belt of matching material, approximately 1 inch x 3 yards in length. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501341/
- Ensemble - Blouse and Skirt
Ensemble of printed silk of blues, turquoise, pinks, maroon, green on white ground. Stylized plant/scroll/seaweed forms.
A) Blouse - Waist length, with round neckline and short sleeves. Center-front opening with 5 self-covered buttons domed with bound buttonholes and hidden, covered snap just above waist. Lined in cream.
Designer's label at center back: "BH Wragge / 69"
Retailer's label at side seam: "Lou Lattimore / Dallas"
Manufacturing label: "Lot 3 / Size 10"
B) Skirt - Above-knee-length, two gore skirt. Slight seaming from the 1/2" waistband. Side zipper with hook and eye at waistband. Lined in white cotton(?).
No labels in skirt. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501325/
- Cocktail Dress
Cocktail dress in a pink, blue and green chiffon print with gold thread embroidery in paisley pattern. Cocktail length with gathered skirt. V-shaped neckline trimmed in ruffle of self. Long, set-in sleeves with ruffled cuffs of self. Set-in 2" waistline has snap indicating dress possibly had a belt or attached bow at one time. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Outer dress is backed in green organdy and body of dress is lined in green silk.
Designer's label at center back seam of lining: "Mollie Parnis / New York"
Union label "340192" under seam beside designer's label. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501350/
Dress of diagonally ribbed silk of off-white with deep red/orange, large paisley print. Long sleeves with 2" cuffs secured with two self-covered buttons and loops. Above the knee length. 2.5 inch standing collar. Collar closes in back with self-covered button, loop and 4 snaps. Horizontal seam across bust and deep, inverted box pleats falling from sides under bust line; pleats mirrored in back. Four self-covered buttons below collar secured with loops down center back. Zipper in back center from beneath buttons. Lined in ivory silk crepe.
Designer's label at center back: "Donald Brooks" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501382/
- Suit - Jacket, Skirt, and Blouse
Three-piece suit of pink/lavender wool yarn with cream, yellow and green highlights in exaggerated weave pattern.
A) Jacket. Hip length, with center front opening having three circular gold-tone buttons with reliefs of lion heads with oval buttonholes. Sleeves are 3/4 length and adorned at lower edge with a false cuff turned back to reveal pink facing, forming a square, with two matching buttons (1 missing). Standing 2-1/2" collar. Two front flap pockets lined with pink fabric and finished with welted edge at opening. Lined in quilted pink silk satin. Jacket is weighted with "Chanel" chain at hemline.
B) Blouse of pink silk. Banded rounded neckline. Sleeveless; hip length. Princess seams. Center front opening with hook and eye at neckline and 4 self-covered buttons and oval buttonholes. String loops at sides for belt at natural waist (missing belt). Lined in self.
Care Label at left hem: "Is Recommended That This Garment / Should Be Dry Cleaned"
Size Label: "12"
C) Skirt, matching jacket. Slightly A-line, mid-calf length (23-1/2"). Narrow waistband of pink silk. Left side closure of 7" zipper with two hook & eyes on waistband. Lined in quilted pink silk satin; 1-3/4" lace hem facing. Skirt has been taken in 1-1/2" at front center seam.
Size tag at center back waistline: "12" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501309/
- Evening Gown
Evening gown of black and white printed silk chiffon with belt and scarf.
A) Evening gown in black on white, op-art printed silk chiffon with a predominant concentric circle motif. Empire bodice with moderate front scooped neckline and plunging back scooped neckline. Full-length, set-in, flared chiffon sleeves. The bodice is heavily beaded with black and white bugle beads repeating the circle motif. Center back zipper closure from mid-back to hip line. Semi-fitted, full-length, black on white op-art printed, heavy silk underskirt with gathered, printed concentric circle chiffon overskirt. The bodice is lined in white rayon faille. The skirt is lined in white jacquard rayon with the logo "Mori Hanea" woven into the fabric. Turned and bound hem.
Designer's label sewn inside at back: "[Japanese characters] / Hanae Mori"
Retailer's label at inside back: "Neiman-Marcus"
Manufacturer label at inside back: "RN 35995 / Out Cloth Silk 100% / Lining Rayon 100% / Made in Japan / Dry Cleaning only"
B) Belt covered in matching black on white printed silk chiffon. Black leather backing. Square, covered, functional buckle. Tension closure.
C) Scarf: Matching black on white printed silk chiffon scarf. Long rectangular scarf with rolled hem. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501347/
- Evening Dress
Evening dress of pink silk crepe. Full length tubular skirt with gathered natural waist seam and matching, attached, 3"wide, flat belt. The belt front is accented with a large five loop bow centered with a looped rosette cluster and is secured at center back opening with four hook & bars. Draped, sleeveless, side-less, tunic-style over bodice of same with open rounded neckline. The over bodice shapes over the bust with soft folds. Fitted, boned inner bodice of pink silk crepe with flesh colored spaghetti straps. Inner bodice and over bodice have separate center back zipper closures from mid-back to the waist with a single hook & loop/hook & eye at the neckline. The skirt is slit at center front from the hem to knee-level. Piece lined in pink silk. Wide, boned, white nylon tulle waist stay with center back closure.
Designer's label located inside center back of skirt at mid-thigh: "Mollie Parnis / New York"
Retailer's label attached at inside center front of skirt above the slit: "Neiman-Marcus"
Union label on center back seam below designer's label. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501317/
- Day Dress
Day dress of white cotton drill consisting of:
A) Jacket. Two vertical welt mock pockets at upper sides. Long, full set-in sleeves, gathered at shoulders with 2-1/2" cuffs and small white plastic button with tailored buttonhole. Wrap shawl collar with 2" ruffle two hook & eyes as closure. Short peplum. Unlined. With belt of self. 1" x 38" with D-ring closure.
Designer's label at center back neckline: "Kenzo / Paris"
Size tag "M" and fiber content/cleaning instructions tag attached to bottom of designer's label.
B) Skirt in wrap around style. Knee length. Continental pockets at sides. Closure of 2 buttons (one missing) and hook & eye. Unlined.
Designer's label at center back: "Kenzo / Paris"
Size "42" tag and fiber content/cleaning instructions tag attached to bottom of designer's label. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501362/
Ballgown of pink chiffon. Fitted, boned empire bodice with V-shaped neckline and double spaghetti straps. The bodice is constructed of diagonally pleated pink silk chiffon that crisscrosses over the bust. Center back zipper closure from neck to hip line with a single hook & eye at the neckline supplemented with a hook & loop mid-back and one at the waist seam. Empire waist with full, gathered, circular, ankle-length over skirt of pink crepe chiffon. Semi-fitted underskirt of pink chiffon over pink silk crepe. Wide, boned, white silk/nylon petersham secured down center back with four hook & eyes.
Retailer's label at knee-level of underskirt's center back seam: "Neiman-Marcus" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501327/
Shift style dress of tan ultra suede. Below knee length. Three-quarter length sleeves with 3" rolled cuffs. Banded collar becomes V-shaped placket neckline. Center back zipper with 3 hook & eyes at neckline. Slit pockets at side seams. Remains of loop on right side seam indicated may have once had a belt. Unlined.
Designer's label on inside left neckline: "Mollie Parnis / a Skinner ultra / suede fabric"
Retailer's label on inside right neckline: "Lou Lattimore / Dallas"
Union label and cleaning instruction tags at zipper.
Style/size tag to right of cleaning instruction tag: "Order 3266 / Style Catello / Size 920 8 / Remarks" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501306/
- Day Dress
Day dress of green corduroy with blue, red and black trim. Drop waist style with 3 tier gathered skirt; below knee length. Center front placket opening with 3 small green buttons and loops. Long gathered sleeves with 2-1/4" cuffs with matching button and barred buttonhole. Gathered ruff collar. Unlined.
Designer's label at center back neckline: "Kenzo / Paris"
Size and fiber/cleaning instruction tags below designer's label. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501338/
Varsity style jacket with front of mustard colored wool felt. Knit male kabuki style face on back. Center front zippered opening with snap at neckline. Wide rolled collar of black corduroy has 5 snaps. Left black corduroy and right red corduroy sleeves are zippered and detachable; cuffs have snap closure. Black corduroy waistband closes with 2 snaps. Two angled pockets at hips and patch pocket at left front with embroidered patch of male kabuki style face. Lined in yellow quilted polyester.
Designer's label at center back neckline: "Yamamoto / Kansai" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501331/
- Evening Gown
Evening gown. Strapless, full-length gown with pattern of horizontal chevrons in orange and white, and with Lurex chevrons in metallic iridescent blues, greens, and orange. Upper edge of dress with band of same fabric at 90 degree angle, and with flat bow of self at center front. Zipper at back, off-center to left side. Bodice with inner corset band with snaps and hooks-and-eyes. Dress lined in cream damask with woven logo “Mori Hanae” repeated over entire surface. With accompanying rectangular orange silk shawl/scarf/wrap. Designer's label: "Hanae Mori" with Japanese characters. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501301/
- Ensemble - Jacket and Dress
Ensemble of a dark grey wool mohair consisting of:
A) Jacket in boxed style. Single breasted with three large, circular, horn buttons and bound buttonholes; notched collar. Bracelet length, set-in sleeves. Lined in dark gray silk.
Designer's label at inside center back neckline: "Made in France / Boutique / Christian Dior / Paris " and stamped on label: "10118"
B) Dress. Sleeveless, with shallow, wide rounded neckline. Natural waist with an A-line over skirt and with under skirt of dark gray silk and 7" hemline of matching wool creating a tiered or multi-layer look. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Skirt lined in dark gray silk and bodice lined in black organza with black grosgrain ribbon petersham and black silk noil support structure. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501378/
Dress of violet, pink, blue and grey silk chiffon printed in a rose motif. Full-length, with rounded neckline and full-length sleeves that flare and are split at wrist. Skirt gathered at natural waist. Skirt with middle layer of dark pink chiffon, and inner lining layer of pink nylon(?). Center back opening, bodice with 7 button and loops and 8 covered snaps, and one hook-and-eye at neck. Skirt with 2 covered snaps on outer layer, zipper for attached inner layers, and hook-and-loop just below waistband.
Designer's label at inside back, just below waist: "[Japanese characters] / Hanae Mori"
Retailer's label at inside back, below waist: "Neiman-Marcus"
Size label attached to designer's label: "12"
With a chiffon scarf, of fabric matching outer layer of dress. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501372/
- Suit - Jacket and Skirt
Suit of black wool consisting of:
Jacket of almost hip-length, with no collar; double breasted, with V neckline and 4 buttons center front, in rows of two. Two flap pockets front; two bust darts; Long sleeves with single button cuffs. Built-in shoulder pads, and fully lined.
Designer's label at inside back neck: "Christian Dior / The Suit / Paris New York"
Care label below Designer's label: "Dry Clean / Made in U.S.A."
Content label at side seam: "100% / Pure Wool"; "Professionally / Dry Clean / Low Moisture / Steam Press"
Skirt. Calf length, with narrow waistband. Knife pleated, with side zipper and button. Unlined. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501315/
Dress of blue/gray silk satin or peau de soie, in shirtwaist style. Notched collar. Self covered button at center front with bound buttonhole. Waist seam; 3/4 length skirt with pleats on front and back of skirt. Half-length sleeves with self covered button, turn-back cuffs and bound buttonhole. Armhole princess seams front and back. Tucks on front and back bodice. Center back zipper. Lined in blue organdy with 1/2" blue grosgrain ribbon petersham. With belt of self-fabric forming a bow at center front with hook & eye and snap closure.
Designer's label at center back seam below zipper: "Christian Dior - New York, Inc." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501295/
- Suit - Jacket and Skirt
Suit of black and white wool tweed consisting of:
Fitted jacket. Hip-length with fringed shawl collar. Single breasted and closes with 1 self-covered button with tailored buttonhole and 3 snaps at center front. Two angled faux flap pockets. Princess seams. Long, modified dolman sleeves with underarm gussets. Center back seam and double princess seams in back. Lined in ivory satin with embroidered "CD" on lower right in front.
Designer's label at center back neckline: "Christian Dior / Boutique / Paris"
Size, content, and care label below designer's label.
Skirt. Knee-length with fringed hem, faced waistline and front and back darts. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Lined in ivory silk. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501314/
- Day Dress
Day dress of bright pink silk brocade in floral design. Bateau neckline. Sleeveless with French darts in bodice. Semi-pleated, below knee skirt. Side slit pockets. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Lined in pink silk with petersham of pink grosgrain with hook & eye.
Designer's label at center back neckline: "Bill Blass / for / Maurice Rentner"
Union label at center back near bottom of zipper.
Retailer's label at center back seam: "Neiman-Marcus" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501337/
Coat in trench style of burgundy satin with burgundy dyed fox fur trim on shawl collar and cuffs. Full-length; center front opening. Vertical side welt pockets. Lined in black silk. With tie belt of burgundy satin, 1 1/2" wide; top-stitched.
Designer's label at center back neckline: "Fourrure / Givenchy" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501323/
- Chauffer's Uniform Greatcoat
Man's chauffeur's uniform greatcoat of black wool with black astrakhan (3 day old lamb) fur collar. The full-length overcoat is double-breasted, with long sleeves and a flap pocket at each hip. Torso lined in heavy brown muton.
Maker's label inside pocket, part printed, part filled in by hand: "Lexington / National Tailoring Co., Inc / Better quality uniforms / 851 Lexington Ave., N.Y. / Name: John Forsythe / Date: 10/31/34 No.: 9622"
NRA "Blue Eagle" label inside pocket
Stamped on inner side of lining: "Taskinlamb" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501359/
Dress of red silk crepe. Collarless, V-shaped neckline. Empire waistline with knotted tie at center front having trailing, pointed ends. Long bishop sleeves with decorative tie cuffs and two snaps for closure. Below knee length; flared skirt. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Lined in red silk.
Designer's label at left of zipper at neckline: "Mollie Parnis Boutique / New York"
Retailer's label at right of zipper at neckline: "Del Ann's / Dallas"
Cleaning instructions and union label on center back seam of lining below zipper. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501320/
Dress of neon green chiffon with iridescent sequins. Floor length, with scoop neck and short flare/ bell sleeves. Straight cut, and lined in neon green organdy(?) With tie belt of same sequined fabric.
Designer's label at center back neckline: "Halston" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501321/
- Cocktail Dress
Cocktail dress of beige wool crepe with faux black Astrakhan. The below-knee-length dress has a slight cowl neckline and bloused effect on the bodice and short sleeves. The full skirt is cartridge pleated into a wide band of black wool faux Astrakhan at slightly dropped waist. Dress has center back zipper on lining, connecting to outside of dress at waistline; blouse portion closes at center back with 8 covered snaps and 3 hook-and-eyes on neckline. Lined in cream organdy.
Designer's label at center back seam: "Christian Dior - New York, Inc."
Retailer's label to left of designer's label: "Neiman-Marcus"
Union label on side of seam opposite retailer's label. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501356/
- Cocktail Suit - Dress, Underskirt, and Jacket
Three piece cocktail suit of black quilted silk damask consisting of:
Sleeveless tunic overdress, knee-length, constructed as an "apron", with back opening which overlaps and secures with three covered buttons. Dress is sleeveless, with rounded neckline, slightly raised waist, princess seaming, and skirt which is slightly flaring at hips and then becoming tubular.
Underskirt skirt, with wide hem of the same damask which extends 8 inches below hem of dress, creating a layered look.
Matching jacket with Bermuda collar, double breasted with three double rows of braided buttons and
straight bracelet-length fitted sleeves.
Designer's label: "Givenchy / Paris"
Handwritten label underneath designer's label: "28554"
Costumer's tag: "Don. Mrs. Audrey Hepburn" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501357/
Jacket of off-white linen. Fitted, waist length jacket with wide, notched collar and long sleeves with 3" cuffs and two white, circular buttons and barred buttonholes. Two patch pockets at bust line. Unlined.
Combined designer's/retailer's label: "Christian Dior / for / Lou Lattimore, Inc. / Paris New York"
Care label to right of designer's label.
Lot/size tag at right underarm (faded): "Lot / Size 10"
With tie belt for jacket of same fabric; 1" wide. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501291/
- Evening Dress
Evening dress of champagne hand appliqued lace over fine net.
A) Fitted bodice with jewel neckline. Long, set-in sleeves with 6 self-covered buttons and loops at hem. Center back opening with 13 snaps. Lined in extra layer of net.
B) Dress with strapless bodice of net covered in champagne organza. Street length, with skirt of three tiers of matching lace. Center back closure of hook & eyes. Waist band of 3" pink grosgrain ribbon which forms a bow at the center back and closes with hook & eyes and snaps. Bodice is reinforced with net "boning" and skirt is lined in champagne organza. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501332/
- Ensemble - Dress and Jacket
Ensemble of windowpane plaid woven polyester blend(?) in white and pink, yellow and green neon.
A) Jacket. With turndown collar and short sleeves, the jacket has a center front opening secured with 3 hook-and-eyes and three large white braid frogs. Lined in white polyester.
Designer's label sewn in at inside back collar: "Elinor Simmons / for / Malcolm Starr"
Origin label: "Made in the British / Crown Colony of Hong Kong"
Size label: "12"
B) Dress of matching fabric. Knee- to street-length, the dress is sleeveless with a standing collar. Slightly A-lined with princess seaming and two patch pockets at front. Center back opening with hooks-and-eyes at top and zipper below.
Labels are the same as in jacket. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501334/
Toque of black satin and mink. The crown of the hat is formed as a cylinder of heavy black satin, with slightly domed flat top. Around crown is wide band of black mink, almost as wide as the hat is tall. A small band of black satin is visible below mink band, and a small bow of heavy black satin is affixed at center front. Hat is lined in black satin, with inner black grosgrain ribbon hatband, and two small attached plastic combs to secure hat to wearer's head.
Designer's label at inside hatband: "Styled by / Coralie" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501345/
Hat of black fur felt. The high, cylindrical crown is sunken, and slightly domed at center. Around base of crown is a wide band of black grosgrain ribbon, with large know and trailing ribbons at center front. Hat is unlined, with inner pink grosgrain ribbon hatband.
Retailer's label at inside hatband: "Lou Lattimore / Dallas"
Style/Origin label stamped inside crown: "Martelle / body made in West Germany" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501363/
Hatlet of black mesh and heavy black braid. The brimless small hat is designed as a skull-cap of stiff black mesh with shaped edge, covering top of hat, extending down towards temple on right, cut straight across front, and rounded on left. The outer edge is trimmed in black velour, and has a border of two thick bands of black plain flat braid. The entire rest of the crown is covered with flat black braid curving around crown, the spaces filled by thick black looped cord braid. Unlined.
Retailer's label inside crown: "Neiman- Marcus"
Accompanied by a small hatpin with small simulated black pearl for head. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501354/
Hat of maroon/rust red wool felt. High, domed crown with some creasing from front to back, encircled at base by wide band of matching maroon/rust red grosgrain ribbon with flat bow at right side. Unlined, with inner pink grosgrain ribbon hatband.
Designers label at inner hatband: Frank's Girl / Designed / By / Frank Olive / New York
Retailer's label at inside hatband: "Neiman-Marcus"
Maker's stamp inside felt body: "100% Wool / 'Excello' / Made in U.S.A. / Geo. W. Bollman & Co. Inc." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501287/
Mini-dress of sheer synthetic brocade with matte floral print and gold Lurex thread. Styled as a mostly unfitted chemise or sack dress, it has a rounded neckline, long sleeves that gather slightly into the 1" band cuffs, which have bows of self fabric. French darts at bust. Center back zipper with hook-and-eye at top. Pink synthetic(?) lining.
Designer's label at inside back near zipper: "A.F. Boutique / Anne Fogarty" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501376/
- Ensemble - Blouse and Slacks
A) Blouse of multicolored polyester in a geometric design. "Midriff scarf blouse" style, with wide elastic neckline, cropped waist, and wide band of elastic smocking to create waistband below bust. Lower edge with ruffle effect. Sleeves are triangular in shape, forming oversized wings that flow as wearer moves.
B) Slacks of off-white cotton or cotton/polyester blend. Full-length, with wide, slightly flaring legs and pronounced cuffs. Wide waistband, with cf zipper and two snaps at waistband. Wide belt-loops. Unlined.
Handwritten inside: "M B Walker F" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501379/
Hat of ivory fur felt. High, cylindrical crown is slightly peaked at front and rounded at back, with flat top having sunken central area. Base of crown encircled by wide ivory grosgrain ribbon hatband with applied "D" shaped gilt metal rhinestone set buckle form, from which extends ends of ribbon. Narrow brim slants downwards, and is slightly wider in front than back. Hat is unlined, with inner ivory grosgrain ribbon hatband.
Designer's label on inner hatband: "Betmar"
Maker's stamp inside crown: "Merrimac / Merri Soie"(?) digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501381/
Hat of jersey and multicolored yarn. The hat is styled to resemble of turban, with central cylindrical white jersey(?) crown, the sides of which are overlaid with interlaced bands of yellow/brown, blue/gray, red, and white yarn with thin bands of gold ribbon. Lined in white satin, with inner off-white grosgrain ribbon inner hatband.
Designer's label on inner hatband: " 'Dachettes' / Designed by Lilly Daché "
Label for United Hatters Cap & Millinery Workers at inside hatband. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501322/
- Day Dress
Day dress of blue and white linen blend(?). Semi-fitted empire bodice with narrow standing collar and short sleeves. Center back zipper closure from neck to hip line with hook&eye at neck. Contrasting white waistband giving the impression of a wide belt. Four blue insets simulate belt loops. Center front lapped detail on "belt" with two bound buttonholes and nonfunctional, round, blue shank buttons. Above-the-knee flared skirt with side seam pockets low on hips. Piece lined in blue and white cotton.
Designer's label stitched off-center back, below collar: "Marie McCarthy / for / Larry Aldrich"
Retailer's label at bottom left side seam of dress: "Bloomingdale's / Green Room"
Union label and size tags on center back inside seam. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501349/
- Evening Jacket
Evening jacket of black net and gold embellishments. Collarless neckline has slight scalloped effect. Long sleeves and flared shape from waistline. Center front opening with zipper having a black tassel with 3 strands of covered globes. Constructed of layered netting with encased gold lame cut outs and leaf motifs of black lace, gold lace, beading, sequins and gold braid by Lesage.
Designer's label at left side seam near armhole: "Pierre Balmain / Paris"
Style number on back of designer's label: "172.377" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501364/
- Cocktail Dress
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Pair of heeled pumps of light brown suede. Designed with gently pointed round toe, the vamp opening is asymmetrical, with pointed end to outside lower edge. The upper is bordered by band of same suede pipped in light beige, following opening. The spike heel is covered with same suede.
Stamped in each shoe: Chàno (TM) / Spain digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501319/
- Suit - Jacket and Skirt
Suit (jacket and skirt) of dark brown wool consisting of:
Jacket. Single breasted with notched lapel. The center front opening is slightly angled from top left to lower right and has three circular, dark brown, plastic buttons and tailored buttonholes. Long, set-in sleeves have three nonfunctional, smaller, matching buttons with tailored buttonholes at hem. Torso tapers to fitted, natural waist and flares to hips. Vertical, double welt, very shallow side pockets. Lapel, center front opening and hem of sleeves trimmed in thin, black piping. Princess seaming. Lightly padded shoulders. Lined in black silk jacquard with repeated "Jean Dessés" pattern.
Skirt. Street length; slightly A-lined. Designed to appear as a wrapped skirt with diagonal opening from left hip to right side hem with five nonfunctional buttons matching jacket, and tailored buttonholes. At center front, from knee height to left side hem, is simulated opening backed by same fabric. Opening has black piping matching jacket. Left side zipper with two hook & eyes on narrow waistband. Lined in black silk, with exception of front panel. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501366/
- Day Dress
Day dress of red and purple printed wool knit. Knee-length or slightly below, the dress has a fairly deep rounded neckline and long set-in sleeves. Skirt is gathered at slightly dropped waist. Dress has a center back zipper, and is unlined.
The dress is made of of areas of print. The bodice and upper part of the skirt has a geometric print of purple diamond/parallelagram shapes on red ground. The sleeves and lower part of the skirt have a print of large purple squares on red ground, forming a checkerboard pattern.
Center back lapped zipper. Unlined.
Designer label: "Rudi Gernreich design for / 10 Harmon Knitwear"
Care label: "Dry Clean / Only / 100% wool" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501304/
- Day Dress
Floor length day dress. Long sleeves with gathered opening at bottom of sleeve. Bodice of brown wool ribbed knit with kimono style sleeves and gusset at underarm. Brown ribbed knit stops on sleeves above elbow. Bottom of sleeve out of wool jersey knit in brown and purple rectangular checked pattern. Rounded neckline. False layered effect at neckline out of same brown and purple rectangular checked print. Skirt gathered at waistline and constructed of wool jersey knit in large brown and purple checked pattern. Center back lapped zipper closure.
Designer label: "Rudi Gernreich design for / Harmon Knitwear"; "14"
Care label: "Dry Clean / Only / 100% wool"
With belt of brown wool ribbed knit. 1 1/4 inch wide. Silver colored metal cap finishes one end, while silver colored metal adjustable buckle is on other end.
Engraved in metal buckle "SOLID BRASS / made in / USA" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501292/
Cape of tan cashmere knit with mink border. About waist/hip length at front and sides, with triangular point reaching almost to knee at back. Unlined.
Designer's label at center back neckline: "Halston" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501308/