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- Cocktail Dress
Cocktail dress with black, cotton knit bodice and full, chocolate brown silk faille skirt. Bodice has long sleeves with zippered wrists. Center back zipper closure with hook & eye. Stand up, mandarin collar. Bodice forms V at center front, gathered waist. Lined in black organdy with built in petticoats of black tulle. Six inch wide black grosgrain petersham at inner waist with 5 large hook & eyes.
Combined designer/retailer label on inside seam of skirt towards hem: "Norman Norell for Neiman-Marcus" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330538/
Coat of pea green wool. A-line, double-breasted, with eight smooth, round beige plastic buttons with four bound buttonholes. Pointed, rolled collar. Vertical, single-welt pockets at each side. Long, set-in sleeves. Lined in celery green taffeta.
Designer's label at center back neckline: "Norman Norell / New York" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330529/
- Ensemble - Dress, Belt, and Shoes
A) Dress of wax coated metallic Bordeaux. Strapless, the heavy-weight fabric is stiffened and crinkled with fold accents; top spreads outward along neckline; dress has fitted under-structure with boning; mid-length; fully lined in maroon silk satin; side zip-closures.
Designer's label: "Dolce & Gabbana / Made in Italy"
Handwritten label: "POR F6A83T/R0226"
B,C) 2 corset belts of silver metal with black lace-up closure at back and 2 locks with keys each at front; flat head screw accents.
Each lock engraved with designer's label: "Dolce & Gabbana"
D,E) Pumps of silver patent leather with pointed toe. Around lower section of toe box and heel are a line of simulated flat head screw accents. High spike heel. Size 39.
Designer's label inside: "Dolce & Gabbana / Made in Italy"
Stamped on sole: "Vero Cuoio / Made in Italy" "DG" "39" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330510/
- Shift Dress
Daytime shift dress of oatmeal wool knit. Short set-in sleeves trimmed in dark brown wool knit. Mandarin style stand up collar of dark brown wool knit. Below knee length with 5-1/2 inch hem extension of matching dark brown wool knit. Center back zipper closure with hook & eye. Two large patch pockets set below hips at sides. Lined in very pale beige/rose silk.
Designer's label on side seam of lining near hem: "Norman Norell / New York"
Retailer's label a back neckline: "Sakowitz / Houston M" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330381/
- Skirt Suit
Suit of gold silk gaberdine.
a) Jacket of gold silk gaberdine. Single-breasted, waist-length jacket has notched collar. Long sleeves with one 7/8" button with bound button hole at lower edge. Two 7/8" buttons with bound buttonholes as closure. Lined in gold silk.
Designer's label at back neckline: "Norman Norell / New York"
Retailer's label at back neckline: "Marie Leavell"
b) Skirt of gold silk gaberdine. Knee length; A-line; slightly gathered into 1" waistband. Two large front patch pockets. Left side zipper with two hook & eyes on waistband. Slits at side seams at hemline. Lined in gold silk.
c) Webbed belt of same fabric attached to skirt. 1-3/4" wide. Self covered buckle.
Stamp on reverse: "10 Norman Norell" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330357/
Dress of black wool knit. Skirt gathers into waistline seam. Five rhinestone buttons at center front opening below waist and seven above; closure at neckline reinforced with two snaps. Hook and eye at waistline. Long set-in sleeves with five working buttons each. Knee-length. Black satin bow which is attached at the neckline. Clear rhinestone buttons are formed by large center stone surrounded by 10 smaller stones. Side slit pockets. Unlined.
Retailer's label at inside neckline: "Balliets / Oklahoma City, Okla."
Belt of black satin. Three inches wide with rectangular self covered buckle. Three rectangular machine-made, barred buttonhole style buckle holes.
Back of belt stamped: "6 Norman Norell" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330480/
- Day Dress
Day dress of gray/white print silk taffeta. Street- or tea-length, of paper silk taffeta printed with a dense design of varying sizes of small white polka dots on a gray ground. V-neckline, with bow of self just below point. 3/4 length dolman sleeves. Full skirt, cut for crinoline. Center back zipper.
Designer's label: "Traina-Norell / New York" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330446/
- Skirt Suit
Skirt suit of red wool printed with black and gray floral designs in vertical stripes.
A) Jacket. Quilted jacket with slight shawl collar, long sleeves, center front opening with two large circular red plastic buttons. Collar, opening, hem, and sleeves with black edging. Lined in dark red rayon.
Designer's label: "Hanae Mori / Tokyo, New York"
Retailer's label: "Neiman-Marcus"
Content/Care label: "Out Cloth: 100% Wool / Lining: 100% Rayon / Size 10 / Made in Japan / Dry Cleaning Only"
B) Skirt of matching print fabric. Not quilted, the street-length skirt has a narrow waistband with hook-and-eye at center back and zipper below. Lined in same dark red rayon.
Care/Content label, partly in Japanese, partly in international pictorial symbols. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330412/
- Day Dress
Day dress of ecru wool jersey with black patent leather belt and black satin bow.
a) Shift day dress of ecru wool jersey. Long, set-in sleeves. Street length. Rolled collar with pointed ends. Center front opening with 9 circular, flat, 3/4" black plastic buttons and bound buttonholes. Large patch pockets at sides below hips. Lined in cream silk.
Designer's label on inside lining at left seam near hem: "Norman Norell / New York"
Retailer's label at center back neckline: "Lou Lattimore / Dallas"
b) Large bow of black silk. Attaches under collar of dress with two large covered snaps.
c) Belt of black patent leather. 1" wide with self covered rectangular buckle. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330455/
- Day Dress
a) Day dress in shift style of light blue-green sage jersey wool knit. Street length. Center front opening with 11 circular blue-green plastic buttons and bound buttonholes. Convertible collar with 5" pointed ends and small non-functioning matching button and bound buttonhole at ends. Long sleeves with 3" cuffs and two small matching buttons with bound buttonholes. Two large patch pockets at sides, below waist. Lined in light sage colored silk crepe.
Designer's label at inside left seam of lining: "Norman Norell / New York"
Retailer's label at inside back neckline: "Lou Lattimore / Dallas"
b) Matching belt of self. 7' x 8" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330448/
- Evening Gown
Evening gown of champagne chiffon with swirl gold details of metallic thread and sequins; metallic trim at strapless neckline and a silk ribbon bow center-front at empire waistline; bust is heavily embellished with gold beads and sequins; bust has boning and is lined in silk; skirt has attached slip of silk crepe; full-length; side-zip closure.
Designer's label: "Oscar de la Renta" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330408/
- Ensemble - Dress and Coat
Ensemble consisting of two pieces:
A) Trench coat; little black slip dress laminated within clear plastic trench coat; slip dress has spaghetti straps, and lace trim at upper bodice and hem; trench coat has double breasted front opening; notched collar; buckles at wrists; slanted pocket lapels at hips with no pockets.
Designer's label molded into plastic: "Gaultier / Pairs"
B) Dress of pale pink chiffon with shadowing, and sequin and bead embellishments which create a realistic “nude woman" figure; sleeveless; full-length.
No label in dress. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330478/
Coat of camel-colored wool flannel. A-line; double breasted style with a round collar. There are 8 brown, circular plastic buttons center front with four bound buttonholes. Closure reinforced with large covered snap at neckline. Two vertical welt pockets at each side. Long, set-in sleeves. Lined in matching silk.
Combined designer/retailer label at center back neckline: "Norman Norell for Bonwit Teller" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330462/
- Dinner Dress
Formal dinner dress of black wool crepe and lavender satin. Bodice of lavender satin with short, puffed sleeves and low rounded neckline in front, higher in back. Sleeves with elastic gathering at openings. Front of bodice with vertical gathers. Back with open slit and lavender satin drawstring closure at neckline. Empire waist. Skirt of black wool crepe, full-length. Center back zipper in skirt begins at join to bodice where bodice is slit. Unlined.
Combined designer's/retailer's label sewn in skirt, behind Neiman-Marcus id label: "Neiman-Marcus Dallas / Traina-Norell". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330492/
- Day Dress
Day dress of navy blue wool knit. Knee-length with princess seams. 1-1/2 inch standing collar. Short set-in sleeves. Two large patch pockets placed low on hip wrap around side seam from front to back. Centered zipper closure at back. Lined in navy silk.
Designer label at left inside seam near hem: "Norman Norell / New York"
3 inch wide black patent leather belt with patent buckle.
Stamped in gold on back of belt: " 6 Norman Norell" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330472/
- Child's Dress
Tunic-style dress for a child. Of off-white cotton with an intricate floral motif print in various shades of greens and pinks outlined in a thin line of grey; yoke with shirring at center-back and pin pleats below yoke at center-front; 1” straps with tiny floral print of pinks; yoke is lined in off-white cotton and dress has attached under-layer with 1 ½” hem that matches print on straps; A-line silhouette. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330417/
- Day Dress
Day dress of red wool knit. Above-knee length. Dress has a high band collar and long cuffed sleeves. Two large patch pockets at hips. Center-back zipper. Red lace band inside at hem. Partly lined in red acetate(?).
Designer's label: "Norman Norell / New York"
Tie belt of same material, 3/4" wide. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330496/
- Coat Dress
A) Coat-dress of beige linen with black linen trim at collar, center front and pockets. Knee-length. Rounded, Peter-Pan collar. Elbow length kimono sleeves. Center front opening with 3 circular black buttons at top and zipper from waist to hem. Two large patch pockets placed low on hips wrap around side seam from front to back. Lined in cream silk.
B) Belt of self fabric backed with pale tan leather, 1 in wide. Rectangular cloth-covered buckle in self fabric.
Combined retailer and designer label inside skirt: "Neiman-Marcus Dallas / Traina-Norell" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330468/
Tank dress of ecru silk organza and cotton with floral embellishment of self-fabric at center neckline; bodice is composed of vertical panels of mesh, stretch nylon, and cotton; skirt of paneled, crinkled cotton has ties that can be cinched up gathering the fabric; underskirt of silk organza with ties to raise skirt in sections; full-length; center-back zip closure.
Label: Donna Karan/ (Duplicate/ Not For Sale/ Style # Z2043) digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330460/
Day dress of brown and cream striped linen. Shift style; slightly A-line. Horizontal stripes on front of dress are individually sewn pieces with back of dress solid brown. Rounded neckline; sleeveless. Neckline and armholes edged in brown linen. Center back zipper closure with hook & eye at neckline. Lined in off-white silk. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330416/
- Ensemble - Dress and Sandals
A) Dress of blues and black metallic knit, and ivory open-woven wool/ cashmere knit with long sleeves with deep armhole; scoop neckline; lined in off-white, fine wool jersey; knee-length.
No label in dress.
B,C) Sandals of royal blue satin accented with striped bands of black satin; open-toe; 4 ½” spike heel and ankle straps with blue ribbon bow at back; size 38.
Designer's label: "Nina Ricci / Made in Italy" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330403/
A) Dress of navy blue wool jersey knit. Long, dolman sleeves. Jewel neckline. Street length; princess seams. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Large patch pockets at left and right seams. Lined in navy silk.
Designer's label at left seam of lining near hem: "Norman Norell / New York"
Cleaning instructions label at center front neckline: "Care Instructions / Professionally / Dry Clean Only"
B) Sash style belt of matching fabric. Rectangular, 2" x 108". Tubular construction with open ends. Attaches to back of dress. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330351/
- Day Dress
Day dress of red wool jersey knit with matching belt.
a) Day dress of red jersey wool knit in shift style. Asymmetric neckline with pointed collar. Left side opening of six circular red plastic buttons with bound buttonholes and large covered snap at neckline. Short dolman sleeves. Knee length. Two large patch pockets below waistline. Lined in red silk.
Designer's label at inside left seam of lining near hemline: "Norman Norell / New York"
b) Belt of self. 3/4" wide. Attaches to dress at back. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330451/
- Bridge Hat
Bridge hat of navy blue straw. The cylindrical crown has a domed top section, and is encircled at the base by a wide band of off-white grosgrain ribbon, with two self bows at front left and right. On front section of the band are applied three applique "club" shapes of navy blue and off-white. A fourth applique is set on the front of the brim. The brim is a four-lobed quatrafoil, emulating a club shape, the back lobe truncated somewhat. The outer edge of the brim is rolled under. Underside of brim lined with off-white grosgrain fabric, inside of crown lined with black fabric, and with an inner off-white grosgrain ribbon hatband.
Label: "Made to Order Hat / Bergdorf / Goodman / Fifth Ave. at 58th St" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330369/
Hat of navy felt. The low, domed crown is encircled at the base by a "rope" of cream velvet which forms a twisting form at front left. The rope has scattered white bugle beads throughout. The small brim is curved downwards, and is wider at front and sides than at back. The underside of the brim is lined in cream velvet, and the crown is unlined. The hat has an inner black grosgrain ribbon hatband.
Label: "Made to order hat / Bergdorf / Goodman / Fifth Ave. at 58th St." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330421/
Hat of pink chiffon and artificial flowers. The crown is made of horizontally tucked pink chiffon giving a "turban" effect, with two large pink velvet and organza artificial flowers to front left. Lined in brocade of cream ground with golden/brown branches and leaves, and pale blue blossoms. Cream grosgrain ribbon inner hatband.
Designer's label: "Henry's Hats" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330537/
Hat of natural straw. The low, domed crown is encircled by a green velvet ribbon, and enhanced with artificial flowers in yellow, coral, and peach. The oval brim is set off-center, and "waved at one side to creat an undulating effect. Unlined, with a pale green inner grosgrain ribbon hatband.
Designer's label: "Henrys / Dallas" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330409/
- Ensemble - Cape, Blouse, and Dress
A) Cape of black and white windowpane check wool. Double-breasted with 8 plastic round domed buttons and 4 bound buttonholes. Armhole slits are double welted with pockets. Notched collar. Lined in ivory silk.
B) Blouse of black silk noil. Short, triple-seamed raglan sleeves. Paneled front. Two off-angle welted breast pockets. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Center front placket, rounded at bottom, with hidden zipper and hook & loop. Slit sides. Lined in black silk.
C) Dress. Upper portion is black top silk lining for blouse. Sleeveless with wide, rounded neckline. Center back zipper with hook & eye extends to skirt portion of dress. Lower skirt portion is A-lined, attached at high waist and is of matching black and white windowpane check. Black grosgrain ribbon petersham with hook & eye. Lined in ivory silk.
No labels in garment. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330337/
- Wedding Kimono
Woman's uchikake kimono of off-white damask silk with background pattern of stylized cranes in diamond frames. The full-length kimono has long sleeves, and is embellished with gold and silver couched embroidery throughout of large leaf forms on upper part of garment, and of geometric shapes on lower part. The kimono has a rolled and padded hem, which reveals the red silk lining. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330437/
- Day Dress
Day dress of blue gray and navy herringbone silk.
A) Day dress of blue gray and navy herringbone silk. Shift style. Mid-length with rounded, Peter Pan collar. Bracelet length, dolman sleeves. Center front opening extending from neckline to hips, with 3 self-covered buttons above waist and a zipper with hook & eye. Two large patch pockets at hips. Unlined.
Combined retailer/designer label at left side seam of skirt: "Neiman-Marcus Dallas / Traina-Norell
B) Tie/scarf of same fabric. One end wider than other, finishing in triangles. Narrow at center. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330344/
Coat of pale yellow whipcord wool. Jewel neckline with 1-3/4" mandarin collar. Long, set-in sleeves. Single breasted with two large 1-1/2" smooth, circular black buttons above and 2 buttons below waistline. 3-1/2" wide matching, attached belt with matching black button. Bound buttonholes on coat and belt. Seven inch wide black dyed fox fur trimmed hemline. Vertical, single-welt pockets at each side. Lined in white silk satin.
Designer's label at inside back collar: "Norman Norell / New York" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330367/
- Day Dress
Day dress of rose floral print silk shantung with dropped waist and gathered skirt. Cherry printed trim at neckline, sleeves, and dropped waistline. Cherry trim at dropped waist ties in bow. Bateau neckline. Short kimono style sleeves in yolk. Center back buttoned closure with five self fabric covered round buttons. Dropped skirt lined in cream silk. Size 12.
Combined retailer and designer label: "Neiman-Marcus Dallas / Traina Norell". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330346/
Red silk taffeta dress with print of white line/dashes.
A) Cocktail dress of red silk taffeta print. The print is of short white lines/dashes, scattered over the entire garment. Short sleeves, collar with rounded "points". Dropped waist, with a wide panel of same fabric with vertical stitching between bodice and skirt. "Tiered" skirt, with a flounce of same material gathered at bottom of dropped waist and continuing to about knee-level. Skirt gathered at dropped waist, under the flounce. Center front opening with 5 small circular self-covered buttons. Zipper at left side from under arm to dropped waist. Unlined. Inner ivory grosgrain belt/petersham with single hook and eye at left side. Seam where flounce joins skirt reinforced on interior with horsehair band.
Combined designer's/retailer's label sewn in skirt: "Neiman-Marcus Dallas / Traina-Norell"
B) Thin belt of cream leather covered in matching fabric. Rectangular buckle covered in same fabric.
No marks on belt. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330371/
A) Sheath style dress of navy silk with seam line at natural waist. Slightly gathered at sides of waist and tapering to a narrow skirt. Short kimono sleeve with gusset at underarm. Hem of sleeves are coming undone. Jewel neckline. Button closure at center back with six navy plastic buttons. Unlined. Size 12.
B) Three inch wide belt of self fabric with self fabric buckle. Belt sits above waistline.
Designer label: "Neiman-Marcus Dallas / Traina Norell". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330356/
- Cocktail Dress
Cocktail dress of black faille and white linen with jacket and belt.
A) Bolero style jacket in black silk faille. Center front opening with four small black circular buttons and bound buttonholes. Short, set-in sleeves trimmed with three matching buttons on tops of sleeves with bound buttonholes. Small welt pockets at sides. Jacket and sleeves lined in white silk satin.
Combined designer/retailer label at center back neckline: "Neiman-Marcus Dallas / Traina-Norell"
B) Dress of black silk faille. Set-in waistline with upper bodice of white linen. Linen bodice is sleeveless and has center front opening with five white circular plastic buttons and bound buttonholes. Banded collar extends to form bow tie ends. Mid-calf length skirt is full and formed by 10 panels. Left side zipper under arm hole. Black grosgrain ribbon petersham at natural waist with single hook & eye closure. Set-in waist section supported by metal boning. Lined in black silk in lower portion of skirt. Entire skirt section lined in heather brown woolen fabric to stiffen skirt.
C) Narrow belt covered in black silk faille. Rectangular self covered buckle. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330354/
- Cocktail Suit
Cocktail suit of tomato red velvet with mink trimmed collar and cuffs.
A) Jacket of red velvet. Elbow length sleeves trimmed with mink at cuffs. Standing collar with mink trim. Center front opening. Two large patch pockets at side seams. Lined in red silk crepe.
Combined designer/retailer label at center back neckline: "Bonwit Teller New York / Traina-Norell"
B) Skirt of red velvet. Street length, straight with two patch pockets at sides. 1" waistband with center back closure of four self covered buttons and bound buttonholes. Unlined.
C) Blouse of brown satin. Notched collar with exaggerated point. Center front opening with one self covered button imitating a cufflink at bust line and snap near hem. Long sleeves with French cuffs and slit. Bound buttonholes with buttons or cufflinks missing. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330391/
- Skirt Suit
Skirt suit ensemble.
A) Jacket in dark gold wool crepe. Single breasted with two large, circular plastic buttons and bound buttonholes. Notched collar. Long, set in sleeves with single, smaller matching, functioning button with bound buttonhole. Lined in matching, dark gold silk satin. Weighted hem.
Designer's label at center back neckline: "Norman Norell / New York"
Retailer's label on left side seam: "Woolf Brothers"
B) Skirt in dark gold wool crepe. A line with two large patch pockets at sides. Left side zipper closure with two large hook & eyes on waistband. Lined in dark gold silk.
Handwritten style number tag on inside right seam: "5486-607-12"
Union label on inside left seam digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330365/
- Evening Gown
Evening gown of tobacco brown floral embroidered tulle embellished with sequins. Tulip or "mermaid" style full-length gown has spaghetti straps trimmed in single row of sequins and structured bodice. Empire waist. Center back zipper. Silk lining/attached slip. Cream grosgrain ribbon petersham at empire waist with two hook & eye closures. Stiffened at hem with matching tulle netting and horizontal bands of horsehair.
Single label in gown with retailer and designer: "Neiman-Marcus Dallas / Traina-Norell", with "Dallas" in lower case. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330394/
Tubular dress of red textured, homespun wool with princess style seams. Tea length. Rounded, jewel neckline. Three-quarter length raglan sleeves with gussets at under arm. Two large patch pockets placed low on hips wrap around side seams. Center front closure with seven red plastic round buttons and bound buttonholes; reinforced at neckline with a snap. Upper portion of dress lined in ivory silk crepe.
Retailer label at left inside seam near hem: "Neiman-Marcus" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330389/
- Ensemble - Dress and Coat
Ensemble of blue heathered wool herringbone knit.
A) Dress of blue heathered wool herringbone knit with bodice of black jersey knit. Short sleeves. 1 1/2" wide mandarin collar. Center back zipper closure with self-covered button and buttonhole on collar at back. Skirt is street length with slight A-line. Unlined skirt.
No labels in dress.
B) Fitted jacket of of blue heathered wool herringbone knit. Long sleeves with cuffs of black Persian lamb. V-neckline trimmed in black Persian lamb. Left side closure with two circular black metal buttons at shoulder and four matching button on left side seam. Lined in black silk crepe.
Combined designer/retailer label at center back neckline of jacket: "Neiman-Marcus Dallas / Traina-Norell" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330349/
- Cocktail Dress
Cocktail dress of black wool jersey knit. The late-day dress is of mid-length, with bateau (boat) neckline and short sleeves. Center back zipper with hook & eye at neckline. The fitted torso has a natural waistline with a fitted yoke from natural waist to full hip. Pleated/gathered skirt of black tissue faille begins below yoke and flares to hem. Around the waist is an attached wide faille sash which ties in front forming a bow with trailing ribbons. The bodice of the dress is lined in black and the skirt has a heavy fabric underskirt and two attached layers of net crinoline.
Joint designer's and retailer's label sewn inside skirt: "Neiman-Marcus Dallas / Traina-Norell". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330360/
Dress of toast brown colored linen.
A) Jacket. Waist-length box jacket, with modified mandarin collar, asymmetrical front opening/closure beginning with a button just below center throat, then curving to left, and then down on left front, with a total of five large circular ivory-colored plastic buttons, and a single hidden snap at upper right. Sleeveless. Single patch pocket at right side. Neckline, opening, and top edge of pocket edged with off-white band. Lined in cream cotton(?).
No label in jacket.
B) Skirt. Street-length, A-line, with darts to the wide waistband. Left fastening, with three hooks and loops at waistband and zipper below. Unlined.
Designer's label: "Traina-Norell / New York" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330374/
- Cape Coat
Cape coat of heavy rust mohair. Rounded collar. Center front opening with 5 large, round, marbled brown plastic buttons reinforced with hook & bar. Machine stitched button holes. Street length. Slit pockets at side seams. Lined in rust colored silk satin fabric.
Combined designer/retailer label at center back neckline: "Neiman-Marcus Dallas / Traina-Norell" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330422/
- Coat Dress
Daytime coat dress.
a) Coat dress of red/orange gaberdine wool. Single breasted with 7 mother-of-pearl buttons in circular gold-tone mounts with bound buttonholes. Above knee length. Jewel neckline. Neckline and right side of opening are of navy gaberdine wool. Long, set in sleeves having cuffs of navy gaberdine wool with two smaller matching buttons and bound buttonholes. Two large patch pockets at left and right are also trimmed with matching navy bands across tops of pockets. Lined in red silk crepe.
Designer's label at center back neckline: "Norell"
Retailer's label at inside left seam: "Rich's / Specialty Shop"
b) Webbed belt of matching navy gaberdine wool. Three inches wide with rectangular self covered buckle. Reverse of buckle frame stamped "Astor". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330420/
Dress of cream silk faille with printed red and green design of running roses.
A) Daytime shirtwaist dress of cream silk faille. Peter Pan collar with ties, short slightly puffed "baby doll" sleeve. Pleated bodice. Center front opening with 6 small circular domed buttons covered in cream fabric. Full A-line skirt, below-knee length, gathered/pleated at waistband. Entire dress with thin vertical printed bands of pink and green running roses. Inner skirt of heavy tulle/net with horizontal bands of horsehair stiffening. Size 12
Combined Retailer's / Designer's label inside inner skirt: "Neiman-Marcus Dallas / Traina Norell"
B) Belt of cream textured leather covered with matching fabric. Square belt buckle covered in cream fabric.
Belt stamped on reverse "28 1/2". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330458/
- Day Dress
Day dress in beige pesanté silk. Bias band collar extending into tubular tie with open hemmed ends. Tie graduates for 1/2 inch at center back collar to 4-1/4 inch at ends. Three 1 inch self-covered round buttons at bodice front. Piped button holes and 13 inch hidden zipper below. Bracelet length dolman sleeves. Back yoke. Street length. Two 8-1/2 inch x 8 inch hip patch pockets. Unlined.
Combined designer/retailer label at center back neckline: "Neiman-Marcus Dallas / Traina-Norell" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330475/
- Skirt Suit
Two-piece suit of dark orange knit.
A) Jacket of dark orange wool gaberdine. Double-breasted with princess seaming and a large cape collar. The full-length straight sleeves each have three circular black buttons and bound buttonholes. The opening at front has two vertical rows of 4 black circular buttons and a hidden snap closure at upper right. Attached to the jacket are four black patent leather belt carriers to support the accompanying thin black patent leather belt. Fully lined in black silk satin fabric.
Designer's label at inside at back collar: "Norell"
B) Skirt of dark orange wool gaberdine. Knee length with a 2" wide waistband into which the skirt gathers. Two slit pockets at side seams, one of which conceals zipper closure and line of snaps and hooks-and-eyes. Fully lined in orange/red fabric.
Care label sewn below waistband at inside front: "Do Not Use / Steam Iron"
C) Belt of black patent leather. 1/2" wide with rectangular self covered buckle.
Reverse stamped: "Charming / Belts" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330453/
Street ensemble consisting of a navy blue wool coat and a dress.
A) Coat of navy whipcord wool. Single breasted with 6 circular black plastic buttons and bound buttonholes. Long, set-in sleeves. Street length. Peter Pan collar of black sheepskin. High rise waistline. Lined in black silk.
Combined designer/retailer label at center back neckline: "Neiman-Marcus Dallas / Traina-Norell"
B) Dress with black crepe back satin bodice and navy whipcord wool straight cut skirt. Long, narrow cut, set-in sleeves with zippered cuffs. Wide jewel neckline. Street length. Empire waist with slight gathering and 1/2" band at base of bodice. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Petersham at waistline of 3/4" black grosgrain ribbon with hook & eye closure. Unlined. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330479/
- Skirt Suit
Three-piece suit consisting of green wool jacket, skirt and red striped jersey blouse.
A) Jacket of green twill wool. Single breasted with notched collar in red twill wool on exterior of collar extending down interior of front opening. Three self covered buttons and bound buttonholes. Mock flap pockets at sides trimmed with matching self covered buttons and red undersides. Long, set in sleeves with split opening at cuff closed with single, self covered button and bound buttonhole and lined on underside in red. Lined in red silk crepe.
Designer's label on inside right: "Traina-Norell / New York"
B) Skirt in green twill wool. A line; below knee length. White grosgrain ribbon waistband. Left side zipper. Unlined.
C) Blouse in green and red striped jersey. Long sleeves. Narrow, rounded collar banded in matching fabric. Left side opening at neckline with 5 self covered buttons and bound buttonholes on 1-inch band of self. Fitted. Partially lined at back neckline in off-yellow organdy. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330471/
Brown print silk dress with belt and umbrella.
A) Full-length silk dress printed with brown/white/black over-all pattern of large leaves or pinecones on stems. Wide, shallow neckline. Side zipper. Sleeveless, with sleeves edged with cut-out leaf shapes from the print. Hem with same treatment. A-line skirt. Unlined.
Combined Designer/Retailer's label: "Neiman-Marcus Dallas / Traina-Norell"
B) Belt of same fabric, backed in cream leather, with rectangular, fabric-covered buckle.
C) Umbrella. Not pictured. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330483/