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  Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
 Collection: Texas Fashion Collection
Dress
Dress of black silk. Ballerina length skirt is draped and gathered slightly at waist, wrapping to form a V at hemline. Hook and eye closure at left side waist supplemented with a snap. Bodice with surplice neckline, and long, dolman sleeves. Bodice is lined in black fabric. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Morty Sussman / for / Mollie Parnis Boutique" Cleaning instruction label at center back seam: "Professionally / Dry Clean Only" Retailer's label at center back seam: "Neiman-Marcus" Evidence of two other labels cut off at center back seam. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc498987/
Dress
Dress of black double knit. Just below knee-length, with long sleeves, bodice has slight V-neckline formed by slight standing collar, which merges with pair of points at center front formed by tucked pleats. Natural waist, A-line skirt. Center back zipper closure. Bodice lined in black, sleeves and skirt unlined. No labels in dress. With black leather belt with silver colored metal buckle. Stamped on reverse: "12 Do Not / Dry Clean" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc499042/
Riddler Cocktail Dress
Dress of sueded black polyester/lycra knit with green "Riddler" question marks printed in various sizes, the question marks covered in applied clear novelty "sequins". The knee-length dress has a scoop neckline, and spaghetti straps formed of gray metal (pewter?) question marks set with emerald green rhinestones. Unlined. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc499033/
Riddler Dress
Dress of black sueded polyester/lycra knit with green "Riddler" question marks printed in various sizes. The t-shirt style dress is knee length, with rounded neckline and short sleeves. Unlined. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc499057/
Evening Dress
Evening dress of royal blue with gold and silver jacquard celestial sun and star motif. Slim, wrap style, with asymmetric left side opening and closure of six large snaps and two hook & eyes. Long sleeves with zipper closure at hem. Floor length. Lined in blue silk. With belt of black leather covered in same blue/gold jacquard, which also covers the oval buckle. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Scaasi / Boutique" Labels at left side seam: Size: "6" Care: "Dry Clean / Only" ILGWU label: "613889" Style number(?) pinned to inside right center front of dress: "1078" Stamped on back: "Scaasi 9118"; and with masking tape labeled "1078" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc498993/
Riddler Jacket
Jacket of black polyester satin printed with green "Riddler" question marks of various sizes. The hip-length jacket is single breasted with three oval gray metal (pewter?) "Batman" symbol buttons, and notched collar. Two front patch pockets. Long sleeves. Lined in green polyester satin with large black question mark on center back. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc499021/
Dress
Dress of black wool crepe in shift style. Knee length, with round neck and long narrow sleeves with zippers at wrist. See-through black lace trim running the length of dress at center front, shoulders, and outside of sleeve. Black satin 1-1/2" ribbon belt below bust line gives the effect of an empire waist; closes at center bow from the left with covered snaps and hook & eyes. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Lined in light cocoa silk. Designer's label to right of zipper at neckline: "Chester / Weinberg" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc499060/
Shirtwaist Dress
Shirtwaist dress of oatmeal wool jersey knit. Street length, with pointed collar and song sleeves slightly gathered to yoke at shoulders with buttons at cuffs. Center-front opening with 8 matching, small plastic four-hole buttons and bound buttonholes. Patch pocket on left breast. Self tie belt, stitched in back. Lined in oatmeal polyester. Designer's label: "Chester / Weinberg" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc499023/
Capelet
Two-tiered capelet of midnight blue/black velvet and off-white lace. Capelet extends to about small of back, and has high, standing collar trimmed in dense ruff of tightly gathered of black chiffon. Around throat, along both sides of center front opening, around hem, and on edges and hem of the wide tier (7" at center front, 8" over shoulders) is wide band of off-white floral and scroll lace, placed as an applique along edges. Lined in brown fabric. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Mme. Josse / 3 / Boulevard des Italiens / Paris" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc499004/
Bed Jacket
Bed jacket of black openwork. Hip length-jacket is formed of vertical panels of black braid open work net overlaid/appliquéd with black braid in scrolls and arabesques, the whole is lined/backed with black silk. The panels are constructed to create princess seamed segments for shape/fit. Elbow-length sleeves, V-neckline at front with two hook & eye closures on center front. Neckline and upper part of opening trimmed with off-white eyelet lace ruffle. Two black braided circular button-like applied elements at center front, one at either side of opening. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc499027/
Cape
Cape of purple silk velvet; Full length; Silk lining. Copy of Charles James tulip cape. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc498992/
Dress
Child’s "Flower Girl" dress made from pieces of Irish lace. Knee-length, the dress has a round neckline and short sleeves which are slit along the lower 7 1/2" of length. The lower part is slightly A-line with scalloped lower edge, and has one horizontal section mid-way between waist and hem made to have a ribbon threaded through. The center back opening has a 7 1/2" slit at neckline, and a single snap closure. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461883/
Man's Vest
Vest of blue, red and white leather suede. The blue body of the vest has star-shaped cut-outs, revealing the white lining. Floor-length red fringe hangs from the body of the vest. Label at center back neckline: "Great Northern / Leather & Tea Co. / 100% Leather & Suede / 113 Elizabeth St. New York City" Inside back signed: "Roy A. Schueler" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461792/
Evening Ensemble - Jacket and Dress
Evening ensemble consisting of: A) Evening dress of black wool crepe, knee-length, sleeveless, and with jewel neckline. Center back zipper, with hook & eye. Attached belt of 2-1/2" wide black satin ribbon at waist. Side in-seam pockets. Lined in black silk. B) Jacket of black wool crepe with satin cuffs, and jewel neckline, and long sleeves. Center front opening. Jacket is completely covered in vertical lines of clear/ mirror rhinestones. Lined in black silk. Jacket has combined Designer's/Retailer's label at center back neckline: "Norman Norell for Bonwit Teller" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461799/
Man's Coat
Man's coat of chocolate brown polyurethane. Trench coat style, double-breasted with 7 (1 missing) circular gold-tone buttons with centers of self. Convertible collar with large lapel and smaller, matching button. Epaulets at shoulders. Vertical slotted pockets with 1-1/2" welt. Long vent down center back closes with single, hidden button. Lined in olive green synthetic fiber fabric. Inner zipper for lining, now missing. With matching belt with brown, rectangular buckle. Brand (?) label inside: "Dimension IV" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461820/
Coat
Coat of red wool knit. Double-breasted with 10 self covered circular buttons and 5 bound buttonholes. Full length. Bracelet-length set-in sleeves with white satin, notched cuffs. Notched collar with white satin covered lapels. Vertical welt pockets at sides. Lined in matching white silk. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Norman Norell / New York" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461797/
Shoes - Japanese Traditional Ensemble
Pair of Geta. The sandals are straight last, with thick white plastic soles, having horizontal bands of orange in two shades. Orange and white straps to fit between toe and back to sides of foot. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461776/
Pouch - Turkish Festival Outfit
Pouch. Orange cotton pouch, rounded at bottom. Suspended by gold metallic cord. Edged with metallic thread lace. The surface of the pouch is embroidered with various colors of metallic embroidery, mostly chain-stitch. Lined in orange cotton. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461768/
Shoes - Turkish Festival Outfit
Pair of shoes. Styled as low, backless slippers with upturned, pointed toes. Toe-box of striped cotton (silk?) with stripes of purple, yellow, orange, etc., with small diamonds of white. Stripes run from toe up to throat of shoe. The toe-box is edged in gold. Insole lined in orange. Soles of leather. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461798/
Pillbox Hat
Pillbox hat of off-white linen(?) formed as a short cylinder with flattened top, somewhat sunken around edges and slightly domed at center. The whole is overlaid with an off-white net veil to which are affixed scattered small "puffs", and four large satin cording devices shaped as looped bows or modified trefoils. Hat is unlined, allowing woven straw base to show, and has inner off-white grosgrain ribbon hat band. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461863/
Shoes - Egyptian Traditional Ensemble
Shoes. Slip-on, low-heeled, open back slippers of red leather. Toe-box decorated with Egyptian motifs, including lotus flowers and a "Nefertiti" head. Lined in read leather. Black rubber soles. Note: mis-matched pair. Both are left shoes. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461851/
Ensemble - Jacket, Blouse, and Skirt
Ensemble consisting of: A) Jacket of woven silver metallic, heavy-weight thread in a diamond pattern; scoop neckline; short, raglan sleeves; open-front; reverse pleat at center-back below waistline; crescent, princess seams at back and front; 2 slit pockets at sides; knee-length; fully lined in ivory silk organdy. B) Blouse of off-white silk organza moire, sleeveless and cinched under the armpit; scoop neckline embellished at front with various rectangular pieces of fabric swatches in self-fabric and white knit with triangular and square crystal gem accents; under-layer of self-moire with an extended hem; attached tie at waist sides of white cotton. C) Mini-skirt of ivory crisp woven fabric (wool) with wide waistband, with box pleat at center-front; 2 pleats at back; waistband has double breasted snap closure at back and is lined in ivory silk; center-back zip closure that adjusts to a slit with 2 zipper tabs; lined in silk taffeta; 18 ½” length. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461767/
Necklace - Rabari Festival Attire
Necklace. Long necklace basket-weave links on which are strung tubular silver beads and mounted Indian coins. Center section composed of three larger coins, each with three pendant coins, from which hang small fringes of chain and spheres. No clasp, long flat strip at back. 16 single coins are 25 Paise from India, various dates from 1976 to 1988; 2 pendants are 50 Paise from India, dates obscured by mounts; 1 pendant is a 1979 1 Rupee from India; The 9 smaller pendant coins below main pendants are 25 Paise coins from India, dated from 1975 to 1987. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461845/
Earrings - Rabari Festival Attire
Silver earrings. Hook fasteners attached to triangular plaques set with red or red and green glass circles. Below plaques are suspended hemispherical filigree pieces with fringe of wrapped wire and silver spheres. One earring with 5 red stones, one empty collet, the other earring with 4 red and 2 green stones. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461804/
Earrings - Rabari Festival Attire
Silver earrings. Wire hook fasteners attached to oval collet containing a large oval dark blue glass(?) cabochon stone. Below stone is suspended a filigree hemisphere with dense fringe of silver shaped plaques and spheres. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461862/
Pumps
Pumps of black satin. The shoes are designed with gently pointed toes, rounded at ends, with rounded vamp. At vamp is set a bow of thin black satin ribbon, threaded into the lobes of which are black spherical beads studded with rhinestones. The plain uppers are top-stitched in parallel lines, giving them the appearance of corduroy. The 3 1/5" continental heels are covered in plain black satin. Designer's label, Right: "design by / Evins" and "Maxine Last" Retailer's label, Left: "Neiman-Marcus" Handwritten note: "7B / 1912-2EVS / 31836" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461872/
Pumps
Pair of pumps of multicolored leather and lace. The pumps are designed with rounded toes and almost squared-off vamps. The uppers are made of off-white mesh overlaid with a lattice of beige lace, with diamond shapes of yellow, green, and coral pink leather set in the openings. The upper is edged with white leather. The medium-high heels are curved around sides and back, taper to base, and are covered with same white leather. Front of heel is cut straight across, covered with light tan leather. Designer's label: "design by / Evins" Retailer's label: "Neiman Marcus" Handwritten, partly illegible, inside: "7 1/2 B Luis(?) / 29223 - 1E / 6(?) 152Y9" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461772/
Powder Compact
Pendant compact of sterling silver and enamel. The small, circular compact has plain silver sides and base; the lid embellished with pale blue enamel over engraved guilloche patterns. Plain silver circle at center, surrounded by blue circular field with engraved pinwheel design; the outer border with silver edges, divided into four arcs, and with 4 "keystone" or "T" shapes at cardinal points, the fields enameled pale blue over engraved ground. Pressure clasp opens to reveal interior, plain, with circular mirror in lid. On outside at hinge is loop to suspend from a chain or ribbon. Stamped on base: "Sterling" Contains small circular "puff" of dense beige felt-like material. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461814/
Purse
Drawstring purse of silver thread crochet with circle and flower appliques. Near top of purse on front and back are sewn-on single metal rings and evidence of second lost ring where the top crochet border may have been folded down and attached to the purse. Lined in pink silk satin. Closure of two silver braided drawstrings at sides. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461819/
Purse
Pouch purse of ivory cotton with red trim at top and bottom; red piping at seams. Rectangular shape. Covered in floral embroidery. Zipper closure across top with wooden ring attached to zipper pull. Lined in ivory crepe silk with interior pockets at each side. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461808/
Skirt Suit
Daytime skirt suit of Prince of Wales check wool in gray with pink and brown check. The skirt suit consists of: A) Jacket, hip length, with full-length sleeves. Center front opening secured with hooks and eyes. 4 pockets at front, each with turned-back cuff pockets of silk brocade at breast level and below waist; the silk brocade of ecru background with pink and red flowers on green vines; asymmetric flared peplum at back featuring geometric cut; stand up collar is lined in matching silk brocade. B) Skirt of matching wool, straight and knee-length, with an 8” slit at center-back with inset of fan-like accordion pleated godet. C) Two matching pair of shoes, one pair of silk brocade matching the pocket flaps, and the other pair of gray wool matching the rest of the outfit. Both pair are heeled pumps designed with pointed toe, the heels are a modified spike. Lined in gold leather. The shoes are all stamped "Dal Co' / Roma". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461875/
Hair bow
Hair bow of lime green faille with combs underneath to hold it in place. Label on center underside on white set on orange grosgrain ribbon cut at 45 degree angle on ends: "Henry's Hats" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461809/
Pumps
Pumps of green satin. Designed with a rounded toe, the shoes have plain uppers of green satin, and are lined in silver leather. The thick, medium height heels are rounded at sides and back, tapering to the base, and are covered on sides and back with same green satin. The flat front of the heels is covered in pale brown/tan leather. Designer's label in left: "herbert levine" Retailer's label in right: "Neiman Marcus" Handwritten note: "7 B / 75754 / 3205-819" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461869/
Necklace - Uzbekistan - Surxondaryo Province - Boysun Peoples Festival Outfit
Necklace of openwork beading. Wide straps with diamond shapes of yellow/orange with inner sections of blues and yellows against grounds of green, red, blue, and orange. Large central section formed as a white beaded diamond shape containing concentric diamonds of green and red. Blue beaded fringe at bottom ending in red and white "flowerheads" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461844/
Necklace - Uzbekistan - Surxondaryo Province - Boysun Peoples Festival Outfit
Bead Necklace. "Bib" style, with wide main portion of latticed clear beads overlaid with a field of shell/mother of pearl buttons. Vertical strands of beads along top, attaching to choker band with button clasp. The bib has a lower band of white, black, etc. openwork beading, then strands of beaded fringe in clear, green, yellow, blue, black, red, etc. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461881/
Boots - Uzbekistan - Surxondaryo Province - Boysun Peoples Festival Outfit
Boots. Red cotton(?) uppers embroidered with circular/sun designs and scrolls in green, yellow, red, blue, pink, white. Scattered silver "sequins" which are small strips of silver folded through fabric. Red leather soles. Edged in black. Lined in dark red leather. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461880/
Necklace - Turkmenistan Festival Outfit
Necklace. Green cloth necklace, edged with black cloth tape and embellished with spaced stamped silver roundels. Button/buttonhole clasp. The necklace supports a massive silver pendant formed as a large triangle set with oval red glass cabochons, between two silver "club" shapes. Below the triangle and clubs is a horizontal silver square tube set with oval red cabochons, below which are four large inverted stylized "fleur-dis-lys" forms, set with oval cabochons. From all lower parts hang long chains and large bells. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461847/
Necklace - Uzbekistan - Surxondaryo Province - Boysun Peoples Festival Outfit
Bead Necklace. "choker" style bead necklace composed of sections of orange and black horizontal strands interspersed with diamond-shaped motifs of white, orange, green, yellow, and reddish brown. Below the main section is a "fringe, consisting of white beads forming a narrow net, then bands of red and orange, then fringe of blue, yellow, black, white, red, green, and ending in shells, glass beads, etc. Large circular button clasp. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461789/
Toque
Toque hat of black fur felt. Trimmed with wide black (faux?) snakeskin belt with large round buckle covered in same. Unlined, with black grosgrain ribbon headband. Label sewn to headband: "Walker-Marr / Dallas" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461825/
Pillbox Hat
Pillbox hat of multicolored satin printed with a design of feathers simulating a feather work mosaic. The low, cylindrical crown is flat at top, and has slightly sloping sides. Attached along sides and front is short black net veil. Hat is lined with black mesh, and has inner black ribbon hatband with two small combs to help secure hat to wearer's head. Combined Designer's/Retailer's label inside crown: "Volk / Chez Henriette / Dallas" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461796/
Necklace - Turkmenistan Festival Outfit
Necklace. Bead necklace of red and blue glass(?) beads strung on white cord. From necklace, via 3 large loops, is suspended a large horizontal silver-colored tube, with bands of flattened/soldered wire decoration. From lower edge of tube hang pendants of flat silver shapes, some small rectangular, some larger "bird shaped", each set with a red or green stone. From these pendants hand further chains and oval plaques. Tube opens at one end, is empty. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461802/
Earrings - Kutchi Group, Pashtun Peoples, Afghanistan.
Earrings. Pair of heavy pendant earrings of silver-colored metal and glass. Bail loops suspend a roughly semi-circular silver plate with collet-set glass sapphires, emeralds, and rubies. From lower edge of plate are suspended small clusters of flat silver shapes and small spheres. Earrings do not match exactly. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461840/
Pillbox Hat
Pillbox of purple velvet with top stitching. The flattened top of the low, cylindrical crown is composed of four triangular panels, each of which has parallel lines of top stitching which join to create a pyramidal effect. The sides of the crown have similar top stitching running in horizontal parallel lines. The hat is lined in black, with gray grosgrain ribbon inner hatband. A handsewn designer's (?) label is inside: "Inez". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461835/
Pillbox Hat
Pillbox of gray fur felt. The low, cylindrical crown is flattened at top, with slight domed effect at center. The hat is unlined, with inner gray grosgrain ribbon hatband. Retailer's label sewn inside: "Neiman-Marcus". Stamped inside crown is origin label: "Body Made In France". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461764/
Necklace - Banjara Festival Attire
Necklace. Torc-style necklace of silver, twisted and with wire wrapping at ends. Rigid hook at front to connect ends, and with a single Indian 25 Paise coin mounted near each side of clasp, with pendant silver beads. Suspended from the ends, near the clasp, are two large triangular ornaments of silver openwork, from which are suspended short lengths of silver chain terminating in silver spheres. Coins date from 1982 and 1988. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461854/
Earrings - Banjara Festival Attire
Earrings. Pair of earrings for pierced ears. Each earring is composed of an inner and outer circular hoop. A single flat silver pendant is suspended within the inner hoop, while a fringe of 7 pendants of a bugle bead and a silver sphere hang from the inner hoop. From the outer hoop hang a long triangular pendant fringe of 13 graduated strands with bugle beads, terminating in flat silver teardrop forms. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461874/
Necklace - Rabari Festival Attire
Necklace. "Bib" style necklace with 4-strand black yarn necklace with silver slide at back. Front bib of silver beads mounted in vertical bands into a "fan" form, from which hang a fringe of 11 polished cowrie(?) shells, with a further fringe of pendant chains and spheres hanging from each shell. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461823/
Pumps
Pumps of Prince of Wales plaid wool in gray with blue and yellow undertones. The shoes are designed with a gently pointed toe and plain upper, and are lined in tan kid. The 3" French heel is covered in same fabric. Maker's stamp inside shoe: "DAL CO' / ROMA" Handwritten style number(?) inside both shoes: "621" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461793/
Pumps
Pumps of hot pink silk shantung. The shoes are designed with a pointed toe and squared vamp. The plain uppers have a simple top-stitch around upper edge. The continental heel is covered at sides and back with same pink silk, and at front with light brown leather. Lined in off-white leather. Designer's label in right shoe: "design by / Evins"; Retailer's label in left shoe: "Neiman Marcus"; Handwritten inside: "4 1/2B Po[illeg.] JR / 7822 2E / 6 2 - 12547" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461790/
Hat
Hat of fine white buckram. Styled as a modified breton hat with upturned brim, the 4" high crown is gently rounded/domed, and encircled at base by a wide, twisted band of the same material. 17" across, the wide, circular brim extends out and curves out and up, and is lined/faced with artificial flowers in red, white, blue, and yellow silk. The crown is unlined, with an inner off-white grosgrain ribbon hatband. Designer's label inside: "Ian / D", with small red rhinestone attached at upper right corner. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461856/