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 Collection: Texas Fashion Collection
Dress
Dress of pleated polyester chiffon printed in a pink, magenta, and grey chrysanthemum flower motif on a background of various shades of green leaves. Thin straps of braided green silk; neckline piped in green silk matching shoulder straps. Dress constructed of two tiers with lower tier attached to under dress of tan rayon. Center back zipper with hook & eye on tan rayon lining with three self-covered snaps on chiffon outer layer. Designer's label to left of zipper: "(Japanese characters) / Hanae Mori" Retailer's label above designer label: "Neiman-Marcus" Content/care above retailer label. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc795264/
Ensemble - Dress and Jacket
Ensemble of brown and white herringbone polyester. A) Box jacket is hip length. Long sleeves gathered at 1"cuff. Pointed turn down collar. Patch pockets at sides. Center front closure of seven self-covered buttons with barred buttonholes. Unlined. Designer's label at back neckline: "Hanae Mori / Tokyo New York" Fiber content/care/size label to right of designer label. Japanese content/care tag at right side seam with fabric swatch and extra button. B) Sundress of same gathered to narrow yoke with 1" straps. Straps and yoke overlaid with white crochet. Center back closure of two hook & eyes on back narrow yoke. Lined in white rayon. Size "8" tag at center back. C) Tie-belt of same for sundress. Three inches wide with 1" bands at each end. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc795290/
Dress
Dress of bright green chiffon printed with multi-color shapes and with all-over scattered sequins and beading. The full-length A-line sheath has a round neckline with beaded band trim at neckline. The long sleeves have five non-functioning beaded buttons at wrist, and five hidden snap closures from wrist. The dress has an attached underdress of matte silk printed with same design as the overdress. The garment is fully lined with cream silk which has woven into it a repeated pattern of Hanae Mori's name. The underdress has a zipper closure at center back from neckline to above waist. The overdress has a series of hidden snaps to conceal the zipper, and a line of eight beaded buttons matching those on the sleeves, also non-functional. A single hook-and-loop closure at neck secures the top of the garment. The printed design includes circles, flowers, and fluid lines and triangles in shades of pink, yellow, blue, orange, and violet. The sequins are clear, and are secured with tiny colored beads, the colors of which match the color of the dress they are sewn over. Sewn inside dress at back at left of zipper is designer label: "[Japanese characters] / Hanae Mori" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc795274/
Coat
Coat of zebra hide. Street-length, with long sleeves. Two outer pockets with decorative flaps. Center front opening with three large circular leather-covered buttons. Rounded lapel collar. Edges, buttonholes, pockets, etc. trimmed with black/brown leather. Upper part of garment lined in green silk with interior tie and loop closure; lower part lined in black. Inner slit pocket on right side seam of lining with embroidered label "Maxine Blau". Inner green silk belt with loop. Designer's label at inside back neckline: "Esther Dorothy / Furs for the Woman by a Woman / New York Boston" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc795257/
Evening Dress
Evening dress of floral and butterfly patterned silk chiffon over same patterned silk surah in orange, pink and light blue. Chiffon fabric has "Hanae Mori" signature in pattern. Fitted, slightly empire bodice with moderate, round, bound neckline. Flared, full-length raglan sleeves of silk chiffon. The sleeves are slit at the underarm seam from the elbow to the wrist. Center back zipper closure from neck to hip line with a single hook & eye at the neckline. Over skirt secured at waistline with four suspended, covered snaps. Slightly raised empire waist seam with semi-fitted, full length skirt. Ombre velvet belt in shades of yellow/tan to pale green. The belt is secured center front with a single hook & loop, and the closure is disguised by a bow with tails. Chiffon over skirt has center front lapped opening from waist to hem. Fully lined in white silk. Designer's label at left back shoulder: "Hanae Mori (Japanese characters)" Retailer's label above designer label: "Neiman-Marcus" Size "14" tag attached to base of designer label. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc795271/
Dress
Dress of silk chiffon printed with a grey and purple flower motif. Round neckline; long sleeves with 1" cuffs and closure of two self-covered snaps. Below knee length. Skirt gathers at natural waist with elastic waistband. Waistband has narrow belt loops; belt missing. Center back opening of six self-covered snaps with hook & eye at neckline. Bodice lined in gray silk chiffon; skirt lined in gray synthetic. Designer's label at left side seam of skirt lining: "(Japanese characters) / Hanae Mori" Size "10" tag attached to base of designer label. Retailer's label to left of designer label: "Neiman-Marcus" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc795251/
Evening Dress
Evening dress/ballgown of black with white polka dots taffeta. Full length, slightly flared skirt with spaghetti strap shoulders. Bodice of six layers of black and matching polka dot pleated ruffles. Under structure of black taffeta is straight with 16" added gathered ruffle at hemline to give fullness to dress. Designer's label at left side seam: "(Japanese characters) / Hanae Mori" Size "8" tag attached to base of designer label. Retailer's label at left side seam: "Neiman-Marcus" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc795255/
Coat
Coat of vertical pieced tan mink fur with notched collar and wide, long sleeves. Three concealed hook-and-eyes down center front. Two slit pockets at front, lined in velvet. Below hip-length. Fully lined in taupe satin, with decorative stitching inside front and taupe leather facing on inside of opening. Retailer's label inside back at collar: "Koslow's / Fort Worth" Former owner's name embroidered inside right side: "Kitty Wilson". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc795337/
Child's Dress
Dress of blue organza with white stripes. Rectangular sailor style collar with point at center front extends over sleeveless dress. Full, gathered skirt attaches at waistline to fitted bodice. Two small front patch pockets. Center back opening of three mother-of-pearl buttons. Belt loops at sides; belt missing. Unlined. Maker's label at back neckline: "Size 3 5858 / Honeysuckle / Deluxe Fashions / An Exclusive Design / Sears, Roebuck and Co." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc795247/
The Magdalene
"The Magdalene" Robe of red and black mixed fabrics and appliqué trims. Long, straight sleeves and notched collar. The diamond-shaped center back panel is of mixed cotton patchwork, and includes images of a planet, an abstracted female figure, and snakes, set in an evening landscape. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc795295/
Evening Dress
Evening dress in shades of cobalt blue silk chiffon with leopards in profile and leopard spot print throughout. Entire dress is accented with bugle beads of blue iridescent and metallic gold. Straight, unstructured silhouette with round neckline and long unlined sleeves. Center back zipper closure with hook & eye at neckline. Lined in rayon from shoulders to hem; 15" slit at left side. Designer's label inside skirt: "[6 Japanese characters] / Hanae Mori" Retailer's label inside skirt: "Neiman-Marcus" Size label attached to Designer's label: "12" Fabric/care label inside back at upper neckline: "Out Cloth 100% Silk / Lining 100% Rayon / Size / Made In Japan / Dry Cleaning Only" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc795275/
Coat
Coat of vertical pieced chocolate mink fur with notched collar and wide, long cuffed sleeves. Four concealed hook-and-eyes down center front. Side slit pockets lined in black velvet(?). Below hip-length. Fully lined in dark brown synthetic. Retailer's label inside at back collar: "Neiman-Marcus". Name embroidered at inside right side: "Lorene Rhoades" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc795262/
Child's Dress
Child's dress of blue cotton batiste with white embroidery. Short, puffed sleeves with rolled cuff and white embroidered scalloped edges. Rounded neckline with white embroidered scalloped edges. Small pin tuck pleats at front shoulders; center front is embellished with embroidery in scroll and floral motif. Center front opening of six white buttons (one missing) and barred buttonholes. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc795280/
Girl's Dress
Girl's dress of off-white cotton canvas feed sack material with stemmed yellow rose print. Double Peter Pan style collar with scalloped ruffle trim. Gathered and pleated short sleeves with matching scalloped ruffle trim. Empire waist; knee length. Center back closure of three circular pearl buttons an barred buttonholes. Unlined. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc795235/
Sacred Space II
"Sacred Space II" Jacket in long-line style of dark blue denim with multiple bands of trim and mirrored panels on the front upper left and right with appliqued peacocks. The large center back panel of patchwork includes images of two appliqued swans with a fairy flying above, and a castle in the background. Designer's label at exterior bottom of back panel: "Amy Zerner" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc795259/
Coat
Coat of deep purple dyed fox fur pieced and sewn in a chevron pattern. Two buttons of black plastic with brown leather loop closure. Coat folds over at back neckline creating a slight lapel at front. Long sleeves were custom tailored by folding under to create a shorter length. Below hip-length. Lined in black silk with four words, "FENDI, ALTA, MODA, PRONTA", in brown print forming a diamond shape. Lining embroidered at right side: "Linda T. Anderson". Retailer's label at center back neckline: "Neiman-Marcus" Fiber content tag at left side seam. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc795258/
Rose Garden
Jacket of dark blue denim combined with a dark red embroidered yoke and a variety of multi-colored trim. The rectangle-shaped center back panel is made up of a mixed cotton patchwork and an embroidered hummingbird in a flora and fauna motif. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Amy Zerner / Spiritual Couture" Content/care tag and size "3" tag attached to base of designer label. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc795232/
Victor Costa
Short documentary on fashion designer Victor Costa. Created on the occasion of Mr. Costa receiving the Legend's Award of the University of Houston's College of Technology in November 2015, the video includes archival still and motion images, interviews with Victor Costa, Robert Sakowitz, Roz Pactor, and Jerry Ann Woodfin Costa. Discusses his early life in Houston, education, and work as a fashion designer. Footage includes early interviews and fashion shows. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc789285/
[Costume Design]
Reproduction of a costume design for an unidentified female costume by Lilli Wolff, believed to date from before 1945. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc770797/
[Costume Design]
Reproduction of a costume design for an unidentified female costume by Lilli Wolff, believed to date from before 1945. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc770766/
[Costume Design]
Reproduction of a costume design for an unidentified female costume by Lilli Wolff, believed to date from before 1945. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc770760/
[Costume Design]
Reproduction of a costume design for an unidentified female costume by Lilli Wolff, believed to date from before 1945. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc770865/
[Three photographs relating to weddings]
[Three photographs mounted on sheet of paper] Photograph 1 is of part of a wedding party, consisting of: a young woman in a lace wedding gown; an older woman - designer Lilli Wolff - in a yellow and white dress; and an older woman in a blue dress. Photograph 2 is of a wedding party consisting of: a woman in a pink satin dress; a man in a tuxedo; and older woman - designer Lilli Wolff - in a blue satin dress; a young woman in a lace bridal gown; and older woman in a white dress; a woman mostly obscured in background; a woman facing background, wearing a blue dress. Photograph 3 is of a miniature wedding dress doll(?) in a box, resting on a chair in an unidentified interior. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc770671/
[Stage Performance]
Photograph of a man and woman, kissing. Taken from a performance, the photograph shows a woman in a short, polka dot dress and a man in a dark suit with a rifle. Both faces are obscured by hat of man. To left is a stage-set pine tree. Stamped on reverse: "Phone TEMPLE BAR 6547. / PERFECT PHOTO REPRODUCTION Co. / Coliseum Chambers, 24 CHANDOS STREET, W.C.2 / MANAGER: JOE DAVIS." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc770802/
[Wedding Group, including designer Lilli Wolff]
Photograph of part of a wedding party. View is of three women standing in front of a vine-covered trellis. At left is younger woman in white lace bridal gown and veil, at center is older woman - designer Lilli Wolff - in yellow and white dress, and at left is older woman in pale blue dress. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc770749/
[Wedding Group, including designer Lilli Wolff]
Photograph of part of a wedding party. Group consists of: a young woman in a pale pink satin, gray satin, and white lace dress; a man in a tuxedo; an older woman - Lilli Wolff - in a blue satin dress; a young woman in a white lace bridal gown. All stand in front of a trellis with scattered greenery. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc770822/
[Costume Design]
Reproduction of a costume design for an unidentified female costume by Lilli Wolff, believed to date from before 1945. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc770669/
[Fashion Design]
Original fashion design by Lilli Wolff. Possibly for a costume, of a female figure with gold-accented dress and flowing pink belt/sash represented on sketch by an applied cut-out piece of paper. Drawing is overlaid with black mesh, and mounted on larger board. Believed to have been done between 1945 and 1960. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc770707/
[Fashion Design]
Original sketch for a fashion design by Lilli Wolff. Female figure with dress in shades of blue, with swatches attached to mount, and penciled notations. Believed to have been done in the United States after 1950. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc770780/
[Costume Design]
Reproduction of a costume design(?) for an unidentified male and female costumes of Persian style figures on a horse, by Lilli Wolff, believed to date from before 1945. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc770825/
[Costume Design]
Reproduction of a costume design for an unidentified female costume by Lilli Wolff, believed to date from before 1945. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc770784/
[Costume Design]
Reproduction of a costume design for an unidentified female costume by Lilli Wolff, believed to date from before 1945. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc770807/
[Costume Design]
Reproduction of a costume design for an unidentified female costume by Lilli Wolff, believed to date from before 1945. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc770683/
[Costume Design]
Reproduction of a costume design for an unidentified female costume by Lilli Wolff, believed to date from before 1945. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc770778/
[Fashion Design]
Original fashion design by Lilli Wolff. Possibly for a festival gown, design for a female figure with yellow full skirted dress. Various penciled notes and two penciled variations for the skirt design. Believed to have been done between 1945 and 1960, most likely in Dallas, Texas. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc770789/
[Fashion Design]
Original fashion design by Lilli Wolff. Possibly for a festival gown, design for a female figure with tiered full skirted dress. Believed to have been done between 1945 and 1960, most likely in Dallas, Texas. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc770814/
[Sketch]
Original sketch for a fashion design by Lilli Wolff. Possibly for a costume, of a female figure with black dress accented with pink bow and ruffles, and green gloves and shoes. Believed to have been done in Germany before 1945. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc770754/
Belt
Belt of gold-colored metal. Heavy double-link chain with 7 "GG" openwork plaques and a single "G" spring clasp. Marks:"Gucci / Italy" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701456/
Trench Coat
Trench coat of brown and white tweed wool. Street length, double breasted, with bracelet-length sleeves with wide turned-back cuffs. Secured at front with four large brown faux-tortoiseshell buttons in two pairs, and a fifth inner upper left collar point to secure label/placket. Slit pockets at hips. Lined in brown silk(?) Combined Designer's / Retailer's label at center back inside collar: "Pietro / Neiman-Marcus" [on same line, Pietro in tall thin letters at center, Neiman-Marcus in shorter thick letters extending across. Fabric maker's label at inside right side "Anglo Fabrics / 100%Wool" embroidered "over" a coat of arms design in damask with legend reading "Webster Dudley / Quality and Style". With accompanying belt covered in matching wool tweed, with rectangular buckle covered in same fabric. Backed in dark brown leather. Stamped on reverse: "10" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701479/
Ensemble - Dress, Jacket, and Muff
Evening ensemble of golden olive green lightweight wool twill: A) Short jacket. No collar, center front opening with 4 hook-and-loop closures. Back has section of bloused fabric giving the effect of a faux hood hanging back. Wide bands of decoration on front, yoke, and on faux "hood" of back, in the form of golden vines of gold braid and leaves and flowers of gold and pearl beads. Fully lined in olive silk crepe. Label at center back inside neckline: "Milgrim". B) Full length evening dress of matching fabric. Sleeveless, wide straps. Moderate neckline with "bow" effect at front. Just below knot of bow is accent of brown mink. Slight train to back of skirt. Side zipper closure. Fully lined in green silk crepe matching jacket. Label inside skirt: "Milgrim" C) Muff of matching fabric. Large trapezoidal shaped muff, the front with two large tiers of mink tails and a large bow with floral pattern in tiny white seed beads accented in gold beads and with scrolling gold embroidery. Zipper compartment on back. Label inside pocket: "This Article / 10 Year Guarantee" "Berlou / Moth / Proofed" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701451/
Skirt - Vest, Skirt, and Dickey
Suit/ensemble of maize-yellow linen(?) (Possibly blend), consisting of: A) Vest/Sleeveless jacket. Waist-length or slightly lower. Front opening, slightly off-center to left side, with three faux thick, circular, "nobbly", chunky buttons in false buttonholes on plaquet, secured with 6 hidden cloth-covered snaps. Princess seams. Spread collar. Fully lined in yellow silk(?). Designer's label at inside right front flap: "Geoffrey Beene". B) Skirt. Knee-length or slightly below. Narrow, slightly A-line due to darts and fitting at narrow waistband. Two hooks and snap on waistband at left, above zipper. Front with small gathers. Slit pockets at hips. Fully lined in yellow silk(?). Retailer's label at inside seam near hem: "Neiman-Marcus" C) Dickey of gray to black and dark ivory silk. Triangular shape, with collar, attaches with four hidden snaps, with dress weights sewn into lower point and to space slightly below throat. Printed in a pattern of patches of grey/black hatching on the dark ivory ground. No labels on garment. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701372/
Evening Dress
Evening dress of rose wool crepe with modified princess seaming. Full length; sleeveless. Scoop neckline with squared bottom. Gusset on right seam at hem. Center back closure of three large conical buttons fashioned from magenta/purple and white marbled spherical beads; closure supported with six covered snaps and hook & eye; bound buttonholes cut on a diagonal. Lined in pink silk douppioni. Designer's label at left underarm: "Galanos" Retailer's label at right underarm: "Neiman-Marcus" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701397/
Suit - Jacket and Skirt
Suit (jacket and skirt) of heavy woven polyester(?) in a harlequin pattern of diamonds of off-white, brown, beige, and tan. Suit consists of: A) Jacket. Short, waist length jacket with long sleeves edged in narrow band of same fabric. Double breasted, with two hidden snaps and with 6 large circular plastic buttons at front in 3 pairs, each button of medium brown with light tan ring around rim. Princess darts for fit. Fully lined in tan acetate. Designer's label at inside neckline: "Irene Galitzine / Roma" B) Skirt. Matching skirt, knee-length or slightly shorter, slightly A-line from front, with flat front and with heavy, large box pleats at back. Narrow waistband with two hook-and eye fasteners at right side above side zipper. Lining matches jacket's lining. Designer's label at center back inside waistline: "Irene Galitzine / Roma" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701415/
Poster Dress: "The Cat"
"The Cat" (aka "Pussy Cat") poster dress. Mini-dress of screen printed "paper" (75% rayon, 25% nylon? or tissue/rayon/wood pulp), of simple a-line shape, rounded neckline, sleeveless, with velcro opening at left shoulder. Velcro along left seam. Approx. knee-length. Unlined. Label has detached from center back inside neckline, held on hanger with safety pin. "London" Poster tm Dress" "Medium" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701376/
Day Dress
Day dress of olive green ground with small floral print in browns and creams. Street-length, with no collar and V-neckline. Slight gathers at sides of neckline. Short dolman sleeves with underarm gussets. Bodice is double-breasted, with self-covered buttons and bound buttonholes. A-line skirt, pleats/gathers at waistline. Lined in gold silk faille. Designer's label at left side seam: "Adele Simpson" Retailer's label at left side seam: "Neiman-Marcus" With matching contour belt of brown leather covered with same silk print. Rectangular buckle covered with same fabric. No labels/marks on belt. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701486/
Minidress
Minidress of grey ribbed polyester knit; bias cut. Sleeveless with wide armholes. A-line; knee length. Scoop neck front and back with cutout at center back of yoke. Slim silhouette; four panels with slit pockets at sides of center front panel. Zipper closure at back of left side panel. Lined in gray polyester. Designer's label at inside side seam: "Jon Haggins" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701539/
Evening Gown
Evening gown of rose pink silk. Full-length, sleeveless, with sweetheart neckline and thin satin cord double-straps at each shoulder. Bodice with fan-shaped radiating seaming from center line outwards over each cup, but not meeting at center point - left side starting higher than right. Raised waist, into which skirt is gathered. From sides, towards front, and down along sides of front is "fin" of same fabric, which extends out, with slight "ruffle" effect to edge. Center back zipper closure. Part-lined in very pale peach/pink fabric (bust, upper abdomen, etc. Retailer's label inside skirt at side seam, partly printed, partly hand-written: "Bergdorf-Goodman / Fifth Ave., New York / Mrs. R. Lloyd / Date: 10/13/41 No. 17313" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701363/
Infant's Dress
Infant's dress of fine batiste cotton with broderie anglaise. Yoke has attached 4"ruffle of broderie anglaise with insertion lace and pink satin ribbon. Long sleeves have insertion lace cuffs and pink satin ribbon. Full length. No labels in garment. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701412/
Suit - Jacket and Skirt
Suit of beige linen with bands of beige silk embroidered fan-shapes. Suit consists of: A) Jacket. Waist-length or slightly longer, single-breasted, with 5 self-covered and embroidered conical buttons and bound button holes. Long sleeves with turned-back cuffs secured at openings. Bust darts for fitting. Collar and lapels with bands of same embroidery as rest of suit. Single pocket above left breast, with bound buttonhole style opening, and smaller bound buttonhole style opening horizontally above main opening. Lined in beige silk. Torso of jacket with three horizontal bands of beige embroidered bands of fan shapes, sleeves with two bands, and then with cuffs covered with the embroidery. Combined designer's/retailer's label at inside back neckline: "Irene / Exclusively for / Neiman-Marcus / Dallas" B) Skirt. Street-length, straight skirt with slight darts around waist for fitting. 1 1/8" wide waistband, with inner beige grosgrain petersham. Waistband and petersham with hook-and-eye closures over left side zipper. Skirt has 4 wide bands of embroidery, each band consisting of rows of beige fan-shapes. Unlined. No labels in skirt. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701368/
Child's Dress
Child's dress of black wool with red paisley trim. Full length dress, with turned down collar of paisley print. Long sleeves with 4" cuffs trimmed in matching paisley print. Center front opening with 15 nonfunctional paisley covered buttons with hook & eyes underneath. Side pockets trimmed in paisley print. Center back panel is gathered at waist to give slight bustle effect and is belted in paisley print with oval buckle in black ribbed fabric. Lined in brown polished cotton. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701506/