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  Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
 Collection: Texas Fashion Collection
Dress
A) Dress of beige polyester. Floor length, high rounded neckline. Bodice covered in layer of beige silk chiffon with capelet of beige chiffon with pink butterfly skirt. Overskirt of printed beige silk chiffon with watercolor abstract pattern in pink and brown, slightly gathered at natural waistline. Belt loops at sides of waist. Zipper and hook and eye closure at center back, overskirt closed with three snaps. Designer label: "Chester / Weinberg" Care label: "Professionally Dry Clean Only" B) Tie belt of beige silk chiffon, 78 inches long, 14 inches wide, rolled hem. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc499067/
Day Dress
Day dress of yellow linen. Sleeveless with V neck. Knee length. Princess seaming on front panel with sides and back skirt pleated. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Unlined. Designer's label at left of zipper: "Teal Traina / New York" Retailer's label at right of zipper: "Silver Key / Neiman-Marcus" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc499056/
Coat Dress
Coat dress of gray linen double weave with design of geometric pattern called "sheep pen". Street length with notched collar. Single breasted opening at front with two synthetic "jeweled" buttons having a large pearl center alternating with two snaps. Two vertical welt pockets at sides. Long sleeves. Box pleat at center back. Belted in back with half-belt of self. Lined in off-white silk. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Chester Weinberg" Retailer's label at left side seam of lining: "Neiman-Marcus" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc499025/
Suit
Late day three-piece suit of black velvet. a) Jacket in modified bolero style with squared bottom corners. Long sleeves with 5" wide cuffs of heavy, white, open cut lace. Lined in cream satin. Combined designer/retailer label at center back neckline: "Neiman-Marcus Dallas / Traina-Norell" b) Blouse of white linen. Sleeveless. Collar of 6-1/2" wide lace matching cuffs of jacket. Tie of black ribbed silk attaches to collar with hook & loops. Center front opening with 5 small, circular white pearl buttons and tailored buttonholes reinforced with a snap at the neckline and a hook & eye at the waistline. Half-inch pin tucked front. c) Skirt of black velvet. Slight A-line with a 4" purple silk satin cummerbund waistband. Waistband is reinforced with boning and black grosgrain petersham. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Lined in black silk crepe. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc499030/
Bodice
Dress top/bodice of black silk brocade in "tree branch" geometric design with lavender silk vestee front over-laid with black point d'esprit in pattern of squares. Modified leg of mutton sleeve with black passementerie trim. Stand-up collar of matching lavender silk covered in black lace. Collar and vestee close on left with hook & eyes. Black fabric lining of bodice is boned and closes at center front with hook & eyes in which hooks and eyes alternate sides. 29" waist. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc498989/
Pants Suit
Pants suit in navy blue silk with satin weave horizontal stripes. A) Blouse. Long, set-in sleeves with 2 self-covered buttons and bound buttonholes on 2-1/2" cuffs. Pointed collar and a center front opening that forms a low V neckline closed with two snaps. Unlined. Handwritten tag at center back neckline: "Deborah / 769" B) Pants in harlow style. Full length with extra wide legs. Center back zipper closure with hook & eye and 2-1/2" waistband. Navy silk lining swing tacked to the bottom of the pants hem. Handwritten tag at center front waistband: "Deborah / 769" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc498981/
Cape
Cape of purple silk velvet; Full length; Silk lining. Copy of Charles James tulip cape. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc498992/
Ensemble
Ensemble. a) Jacket of beige bias cut wool gaberdine. Double breasted with 6 basket weave covered fabric buttons and bound buttonholes; two interior black plastic buttons and bound buttonholes. Waist length, straight sides. Notched collar. Bracelet length sleeves with two functioning, matching buttons and bound buttonholes. Flap pockets at sides. Collar, front opening, sleeve hems and pocket flaps trimmed in black. Lined in black silk. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Norman Norell / New York" Retailer's label at left front opening: "Rich's / Specialty Shop" b) Blouse of printed silk twill in orange and yellow squares. Center front opening with 7 gold plastic circular buttons and barred buttonholes. Long sleeves with cuffs having a single matching button. Ends of collar extend to form tie. Unlined.Ensemble. a) Norell: Jacket of beige bias cut wool gaberdine. Double breasted with 6 basket weave covered fabric buttons and bound buttonholes; two interior black plastic buttons and bound buttonholes. Waist length, straight sides. Notched collar. Bracelet length sleeves with two functioning, matching buttons and bound buttonholes. Flap pockets at sides. Collar, front opening, sleeve hems and pocket flaps trimmed in black. Lined in black silk. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Norman Norell / New York" Retailer's label at left front opening: "Rich's / Specialty Shop" b) Norell: Blouse of printed silk twill in orange and yellow squares. Center front opening with 7 gold plastic circular buttons and barred buttonholes. Long sleeves with cuffs having a single matching button. Ends of collar extend to form tie. Unlined. c) Rech: Skirt of black wool. Narrow waistband with center back button and zipper below. Skirt gathers slightly into waistband. Pockets at sides. Fully lined. Designer's label: "Synonyme / de georges rech paris"; "Made in France" Size: "40" Fabric: "100% Woc / Laine, Wool, Wolle, Lana, / wol. / [care pictograms]" 2nd fabric/care tag sewn to first, primarily in French. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc499015/
Cocktail Dress
a) Cocktail dress of pleated pink chiffon. Sleeveless with V-shaped neckline. Knee length. Center back zipper with 3 hook & eyes on neckline band. Lined in pink fabric with pink grosgrain ribbon petersham. Designer's label at left of zipper: "Teal Traina / New York" Retailer's label on inside seam at base of zipper: "Neiman-Marcus" Union label attached to left side of zipper below waist. b) Belt of chartreuse satin. Attached to dress at center front bow and around back with left side connecting to bow with 2 hook & eyes. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc499020/
Dress
Dress of black ribbed cotton(?) knit. Sleeveless with jewel neckline. Calf length. Yoked shoulders and inserted panels at sides. Side patch pockets. Center back opening with 4 circular black buttons and bound buttonholes, 2 snaps at neckline and 4 snaps below buttons. Lined in black silk. Designer's label on inside seam of lining: "Norman Norell / New York" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc498991/
Day Dress
Day dress in shift style of aqua slub linen. Sleeveless. Below knee length. Wide, rounded neckline and arm holes bordered in white slub linen. Neckline has 7 pin tuck pleats. Side patch pockets with top band of white slub linen. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Belt loops at sides indicate dress once had a belt, now missing. Lined in white polyester. Designer's label at back neckline: "Teal Traina / New York" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc499003/
Pant Suit
Pantsuit of cocoa brown and ivory silk crepe. a) Tunic style top with jewel neckline trimmed with 8 buttons self-covered buttons and loops at each shoulder. Long straight sleeves. Diagonal seam across the front with left side in ivory and right side in brown. Lined in ivory silk. Combined designer/retailer label pinned to center back neckline: "Norman Norell for Bonwit Teller" Handwritten style number tag at inside right seam, barely legible: "20831-570-8" b) Pants are harlow style. Right leg is cocoa brown and left leg is ivory. Zipper at center front and two hook & eyes on 1" ivory waistband. Lined in ivory silk. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc499028/
Evening Suit
Evening suit of amethyst acetate with gold braid, embroidery and beads. a) Jacket in a short fitted style with long sleeves. Collarless with gold lace trim around neckline, center front and hem. Hidden center front closure of 4 large, black fabric-covered snaps supplemented with 2 hook & eyes. Fabric is woven with gold threads in a scalloped design embellished on front panels with gold beads and large gold teardrops. Gold lace trim also around armholes. Lined in amethyst satin acetate; padded shoulders. Victor Costa Sample label pinned to center back neckline with large Saks Fifth Avenue paper tag. b) Skirt of amethyst velvet in straight style. Knee length with 1" waistband. Center back opening with zipper and hook & bar on waistband. Lined in amethyst satin acetate. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc499013/
Day Dress
Day dress of red ribbed wool. Squared neckline; 3/4 length sleeves. Set-in waistline with attached 1-1/2" wraparound belt that closes in back with 2 hook & eyes and a snap. Below knee length. Center front opening with 7 hook & eyes on waistband and 7 red, circular, plastic buttons and bound buttonholes below waistband. Lined in red silk; bodice lining is sleeveless with center front zipper closure. Designer's label at right seam of bodice lining: "Automne-Hiver 1953 / Christian Dior / Paris / Made in France" and stamped on designer's label: "36416" Style number label under designer's label, illegible: "--6--4" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc499031/
Purse
Purse of multicolored Bargello needlepoint. The envelope-style purse is covered in silk embroidery in greens, blues, reds, pinks, black, etc., in the Florentine Bargello, edged in green wool. On one side, under flap, is rectangular section with monogram FH and date 1775 worked in embroidery. Opens to reveal 2 separate compartments, lined in green homespun wool. Silk embroidery is disintegrating to reveal canvas ground. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc499054/
Hat
Hat of dull yellow-green woven straw. The hat is constructed of concentric bands of woven straw mounted on a shaped, stiffed nylon net. The crown is conical in shape, flattened at top, and flaring at the base to merge into the floppy brim. Mounted at front of hat are two large artificial pink silk flowers. Unlined, the crown has an inner double-layer green grosgrain ribbon hatband, and is designed so that the hat "rests" on the head. Designer's label inside: "Sally Victor / New York" Retailer's label inside: "Titche's / Dallas" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc499029/
Bodice
Bodice of black serge with dark green braided cord passementerie and jet bead applique. V-shaped neckline with black lace and ivory net dickey which closes on the right with 4 snaps. Ivory lace trim around collar and black lace around neckline and at cuffs. Long sleeves. Snaps on waistband for skirt (possibly not original to bodice and added at a later date). Center front closure of 4 hook & eyes snap at waistline; 4 non-functioning covered buttons trimmed with black bugle beads. Lined in brown fabric. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc499053/
Day Dress
Day dress of yellow and white matelassé. Sleeveless with deep V-shaped neckline. Center front opening with 4 large mother-of-pearl buttons and bound buttonholes. Dropped waistline front panel pleated at sides; knee length. Attached half-belt of same in back with two mother-of-pearl buttons and bound buttonholes. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Teal Traina / New York" Retailer's label at right side seam: "Neiman-Marcus" Union label at right side seam. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc499044/
Mini Dress
Mini dress of chartreuse wool knit. Sleeveless with squared armholes; knee length. Princess seams with slit side pockets. Zipper closure at back left seam with hook & eye. Additional closure of 3 hook & eyes on left shoulder. Lined in matching silk crepe. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Galanos" Retailer's label at left side zipper: "Neiman-Marcus" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc499052/
Cocktail Dress
Cocktail dress of yellow and orange silk chiffon. Fitted bodice of horizontal, loosely pleated yellow chiffon has two orange, horizontal stripes at waist and above. Double, spaghetti style shoulder straps. Inner support with boning and petersham. Skirt is composed of under layers coral pink and yellow silk and outer layers of orange and yellow chiffon, creating a full appearance. Mid-length; zip-back and hook & eye closure. Retailer's label at left side seam: "Neiman-Marcus" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc498996/
Dress
Sheath dress of black cotton poplin(?). Round neckline. Sleeveless with three hooks on left shoulder. Left side zipper with hook and loop. Below knee length. Band of self at front under bust with bow on left gives dress an empire effect. Set in pockets at side seams. Lined in black silk. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Teal Traina / New York" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc498974/
Dress
Dress of black wool knit. Sleeveless with wide, rounded neckline. A-line with 3-1/2" self belt that crosses the front of the dress, enters into side seam openings and is attached to the lining of the dress at the zippered closure of the lining. Below knee length. Vertical welt pockets at sides. Princess seaming on the back. Center back opening with 5 self-covered buttons and bound buttonholes and two snaps at neckline. Lined in black silk with 3-3/4" band of black lace at hemline. Designer's label at left inside seam of lining: "Norman Norell / New York" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc499050/
Suit
Suit of black wool gaberdine. A) Jacket in tailored style. 4" notched labels. Patch pockets at sides. Two large covered snaps in front for closure. 3" belt attaches at sides and closes at center front with two flat black 1" buttons and bound buttonholes. Straight long sleeves with 4 smaller non-functioning matching buttons and bound buttonholes. White silk lining. Retailer's label at inside left near lapel: "Palm Beach / Martha / New York Miami Beach" Evidence of large label removed from center back neckline. B) Skirt. Slightly A-lined with slightly gathered at waist at 3" waistband. Midi length. Left side closure with 3 hooks & eyes and 8" plastic zipper. Lined in black silk. Designer's label at left side of lining near hem: "Norman Norell / New York" Union label attached to left side of designer's label. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc498985/
Coat
Daytime coat of beige linen. Single breasted with three cream colored, circular, plastic buttons and bound buttonholes. Long, raglan sleeves with 4" cuffs. Notched collar. Street length. Side slit pockets. Lined in black silk. Designer's label at inside right seam of lining under arm hole: "Christian Dior / Paris / Made in France" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc499047/
Pants Ensemble
Pants ensemble. A) Jacket in box style of gray and cream plaid mohair. Short jacket with long, set-in sleeves and shawl collar. Two patch pockets at breasts. Center front opening with four large circular gray pearl plastic buttons and bound buttonholes. Fully lined with gray polyester(?). Designer's label inside below back collar: "Normal Norell / New York" Model number tags, handwritten on ribbon, 2 of them, stitched above and below designer's label: "Deborah / 818" Another sample tag sewn to outside of coat under left arm: "#53 / Debrah" B) Blouse of cream jersey knit. Long sleeves and high, mock turtleneck. Zipper closure at back, almost full length, with hook-and-eye closure at top. Neck lined in cream silk. Hemline is unfinished. Sewn inside at collar is hand-written style tag: "Deborah / 818" Sewn to outside of front, at hem, are style tag, handwritten on ribbon: "Deborah", with small sample of gray knit sewn just below. C) Pants in harlow style of heather gray wool knit. Full-length; wide legs. Wide,2-2/2" waistband; two slit pockets at side seams. Center back zipper with hook & eye at top of waistband. Lined in gray silk; only attached by single threads at legs. Sewn inside waistband is cloth tape with hand-written style tag: "Deborah / 818", and attached just above tag is a small sample of the fabric of the blouse. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc498995/
Day Dress
Day dress of orange silk gaberdine with floral pattern of various sized white flowers having fuchsia centers. Short dolman sleeves. High round neckline. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Lined in white silk. Designer's label at center back to right of zipper: "Teal Traina / New York" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc499064/
Day Dress
Day dress of gray and cream synthetic knit in abstract hounds tooth pattern. Street length; pointed collar. Princess line with left front opening. Bodice with cross-over front panel in double breasted style with snap on inside left panel to snap into neck. Four gray, circular plastic buttons and bound buttonholes. Side seam pockets. Skirt with box pleat at back. Lined in cream net/muslin. Knit fabric cut horizontally. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Chester Weinberg" Retailer's label at left side seam: "Neiman-Marcus" Labels: "Size (1)4"; ILGWU label digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc498976/
Evening Gown
Evening gown of emerald green satin. Full-length with stand-up collar. Princess seams. Long sleeves with five self-covered buttons and loops closure at wrists. Inverted pleats at center front and at sides on back. Center back zipper. Three self-covered buttons and loops closure at neck back. Green satin lining in bodice and skirt with interface lining. Designer label at left back shoulder: "Chester Weinberg" Retailer's label at inside seam: "Neiman-Marcus" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc499055/
Coat Dress
Coat dress of beige wool crepe. Knee-length. Collar, long sleeves. Center front opening from throat to waist fastened with 5 chased gold-colored metal circular buttons and a single hidden snap at bottom. Skirt gathers at waistline from hips and around back; center front not gathered. Lined in cream, the skirt portion of lining forming inner skirt attached at waistline. Designer's label at inside back collar: "Traina / New York" Care label at inside left lapel: "Dry Clean / Only" Fabric label inside inner skirt: "[logo] / All Pure Wool" and ""The American Way / With Wool / Fabric made in the U.S.A.". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc498982/
Jump Suit
Jumpsuit of royal blue wool knit. Double-breasted with 14 large, circular white buttons and bound buttonholes. Long sleeves. Peter Pan style collar and rolled 3" cuffs of white pique cotton. Matching tie belt, 1" wide. Unlined. Combined designer/retailer label at right side seam: "Norman Norell for Bonwit Teller" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc499062/
Day Dress
Day dress of navy blue Alaskine silk. Jewel neckline; knee length. Bracelet length set-in sleeves with four self-covered buttons at hem. Empire waistline accented with 3-1/2" attached belt of self and large bow of self to left of center. Side slit pockets. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Lined in black organdy. Hem appears to be unfinished. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Chester Weinberg" Size tag with union label: lot 4 size 8 ILGWU label at base of zipper digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc499014/
Hat
Hat of light brown felt and net. Styled as a boater or "Pamela hat", the low, domed crown is of stiffened light brown net, overlaid with light brown felt circles of various sizes, and irregular band around the lower edge. At back is a bow, secured under a strap of the felt, made of lighter brown/beige satin tube ribbon. The brim is of the same felt, curling up at outer edge, banded at outer edge in the same satin tube ribbon. The hat is unlined, with inner light brown grosgrain ribbon hatband. Designer's(?) label inside: "Anniversaire / Original / by New Era" Additional tag: "ADJ / M.S.C." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc498988/
Coat
Coat of blue and white heavy wool tweed in lattice design. Banded collar wraps around neckline, extends to closure and secures to the top snaps of the closure of the coat. Long sleeves. Left side opening with closure of seven large, covered snaps. Calf length. Side slit pockets. Lined in blue silk. Designer's label at lower right of opening: "Christian Dior - New York, Inc." Retailer's label at center back neckline: "Neiman-Marcus" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc499040/
Dress
Day dress of gray flannel. Knee length, with empire waist, mandarin collar, and short sleeves. Scalloped hem detail of white organdy, with white organdy flowers on hem area, around collar and sleeves. Center back zipper with 2 hook & loops. Lined in gray silk crepe. Designer's label at center back seam of lining: "Christian Dior - New York Inc." Lot/size and Union Label at seam with designer's label. Retailer's label at left side of center back neckline: "Lou Lattimore / Dallas" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc498975/
Skirt Suit
Skirt suit of black wool crepe. A) Jacket of black wool crepe; double label with white four-ply silk satin accent. Double breasted with closure of six octagon shaped, faceted black buttons; bound buttonholes. Long, set-in sleeves with 3 matching non-functioning buttons and bound buttonholes at hem. Mock welt pockets at sides. Lined in black silk satin. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Michael Faircloth" B) Skirt of black wool crepe. Knee length; 6" back slit. Narrow, rolled waistband. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Lined in black silk satin. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc499051/
Dress
Dress of black cashmere jersey and light blue silk zibeline. The black cashmere jersey bodice is halter style, backless, with single button at nape of neck and attached sash ties in back at natural waistline to tie at front. The full-length skirt is of blue silk zibeline, A-line, with black floral raffia embroidery at hem and up side seams in triangular panels. The embroidery is accented with black hand-beading and crystal bead clusters. Skirt with center back hidden zipper in light blue. The skirt is lined in light blue, and the halter-top is lined in a black wool(?) jersey. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc499009/
Cocktail Dress
Cocktail dress of gold metallic French lace in floral motif over an under dress of fleshed-toned charmeuse silk. Knee length, with a folded yoke panel which forms a V-shaped neckline with lace trim. Short sleeves and empire waist each with a 1" gold lace trim. Center back zipper. Designer's label at right of zipper: "Midon" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc498986/
Evening Dress
Evening dress of blue silk chiffon, in classical style. Asymmetrical, with one shoulder from which fabric gathers and radiates outward to the bodice. Full length, with 6" wide satin sash ties at waist. Designer's label at center back: "Michael / Faircloth" Client label(?) attached to designer's label: "Anne / Fay" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc499041/
Evening Gown
Evening gown of tulle, chiffon, and silk in antique gold and pale champagne. Dress is composed of appliqued bands of pintucked organdy edged with antique gold silk blend ribbon on pale champagne tulle, the appliques forming scalloped sections all over dress. Empire waist, strapless with sweetheart neckline. Full skirt, scalloped lower hem. Center back closure with five hidden snaps, zipper, eleven hook and eyes. From cups at bodice extend long rectangular panels of champagne tulle which cross at decollatage and drape over shoulders. Inner bodice is "free floating" and attached only at neckline, heavily boned with petersham belt. Underskirt consists of eight layers of gold silk tulle gathered at waist, inner attached petticoat with fifteen inch deep ruffle of four layers of same gold silk tulle, wide stiffened hemline at bottom of innermost layer of stiffened silk organza. Designer label: "Oscar de la Renta" Retailer label: "Bergdorf Goodman" Care/content label: "R06 / 8E610 / 10 / Made in U S A" Reverse of care/content label: "Shell: 50% Silk / 50% metal / Lining: 80% silk / 20% cotton / Exclusive / Embroidery / Spot Clean Only" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc498999/
Ensemble - Jacket, Blouse, and Skirt
Ensemble of red silk with bead embellishment. a) Jacket of red silk. Notched collar with band of garnet colored seed bead rope edged in matching bugle beads around collar. Closure of five self-covered buttons with bound buttonholes and supplemented with a snap at the collar. Two side patch pockets are trimmed in a looping, scalloped band of beads matching the collar with vertical lines of bugle beads "raining" over the pockets. Pockets are outlined in matching bugle beads. Long, set-in sleeves. Fully lined in red silk satin; padded shoulders. Joint Designer's/Retailer's label at inner back neck: "Michael Faircloth / at / Lilly Dodson" Style/Model(?) label sewn to bottom of above label: "0382" b) Skirt of red silk. Straight with 1-1/2" waistband elasticized at back. Two darts at front; knee-length. Lined in red silk satin. Joint Designer's/Retailer's label at center back waist: "Michael Faircloth / at / Lilly Dodson" Joint Designer's/Retailer's label at inner back waistband: "Michael Faircloth / at / Lilly Dodson" c) Blouse of red silk satin with wide, V-neckline and short sleeves. Pull-over style with 2 darts at bust. Unlined. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc499001/
Dress
Dress of hammered pale pink silk/wool blend crepe. High neck with scoop front, empire waist, sleeveless. Bodice is topstitched/quilted all over in 1/4" parallel rows with stitches on front following the contour lines of the armholes and neckline on front piece. Back made of three panels, with side panels with stitches following contour lines of armholes and middle panel echoing the contours from the front of dress. Bodice inner layer of same, but not stitched through. Full-length double skirt with hammer finish has 4 center front tucks and back princess seams, flares gently; inner skirt of self has 4" of feathers at hem with 2" showing below outer skirt. Invisible zipper with hook and loop on left back princess seam. Designer label: "CHADO / Ralph Rucci" Size label: "10" Content label: "60 % silk / 40% wool" Care label: "Dry Clean / Only / Made / in U.S.A" With scarf of brown and white silk chiffon; brown ombre along edges fades to white center; 108" x 55". Designer label (double label, identical): "CHADO / Ralph Rucci" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc499022/
Ensemble - Blouse and Skirt
Ensemble of off-white heavy weight linen with hand embroidery. A) Blouse with bateau neckline and embroidered in large, stemmed pink flowers. Sleeveless. Fitted with darts at bust. Attached belt of self fabric wraps around back waist from front right seam and snaps under a self-knotted section at left front seam. Hem is just below waist. Size label in lower zipper seam. B) Skirt of linen with 1'' waistband and box pleat panel at center front forming an A-line. Two darts at back and front; mid-length. Center back zipper closure with hook & eyes on waistband. Fully lined in off-white organza. Designer's label at center back seam: "Christian Dior - New York Inc." Retailer's label at center back seam: "Neiman-Marcus" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc499043/
Cocktail Ensemble - Vest, Blouse, and Pants
Cocktail ensemble consisting of a long vest, pants, and top of silk brocade. A) Vest of off-white silk and gold metallic thread in pebble textured weave. Non-uniform, various sized squares are separated by veins of gold threads giving a reptilian pattern. Sleeveless with shoulder pads. Mid-thigh length. Collarless, V-neckline with 2 button closure at waist. Unlined. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Michael Faircloth" B) Pants of warm gold four-ply silk. Straight leg; full length. Center back zipper closure; 3" sections of elastic at right-back and left-back waistline. Lined with gold silk satin. C) Blouse of warm gold chiffon with 2" to 3" pleated ring collar. Long sleeves are gathered into piped cuffs with button and loop closure. Center back zipper closure; shoulder pads. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc498997/
Ensemble - Jacket, Blouse, and Skirt
Ensemble of gold and black lamé. a) Cropped jacket of gold and black lamé. Notched collar; long, fitted, set-in sleeves. Fully lined in black satin; shoulder pads. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Midon" Cleaning instructions label beneath designer's label: "Professionally / Dry Clean Only" b) Matching skirt. Waist gathers into a 2-1/2" waistband. Below knee length. Center back zippered closure with 4 hook & bars on waistband. Side slit pockets. Lined in black fabric. c) Blouse of black organza with bands gold and silver lamé. Long, fitted, set-in sleeves gathered at shoulders. Collar forms rectangular tie. Closure of four gold eye-shaped buttons with circular black onyx centers and barred buttonholes. Lined in black fabric. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc499038/
Ensemble - Jacket and Skirt
Ensemble of silver thread silk brocade in a pattern of vertical wavy lines. A) Jacket is full-length with stand-up collar that is open with elongated V at front. Center front opening to waist with 6 crystal buttons with loops of self-fabric; open to hemline. Long set-in sleeves with 4-3/4" bell cuffs. Shoulder pads; lined in grey silk crepe. Designer's label inside: "Michael Faircloth" B) Straight skirt is full-length with 18" slit at center back. 1-1/4" waistband with center-back zip and hook & eye closure. Lined in grey silk crepe. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc499049/
Coat Dress
Coat dress of brocade printed with yellow, orange, and purple flowers having pink centers on a navy blue/black/dark purple ground with metallic thread throughout. Mandarin collar, short set-in sleeves. Buttons all the way down center front with self covered buttons and loops. Full length pleated skirt with shaped hemline. Lined in black poly, and the fabric is lined in black interfacing. Designer's label at center back: "Chester Weinberg". Retailer's label inside near back bottom hemline: "Neiman-Marcus" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc499000/
Skirt Suit
Skirt suit of gold silk with slub yarns. A) Short jacket. Collarless, with rounded neckline. Single breasted with closure of three large buttons and bound buttonholes. Two vertical, single-welt chest pockets. Three-quarter length, two-piece sleeves. Lined in matching gold silk. Designer's label at inside right seam near opening: "Christian Dior-New York Inc." Retailer's label at center back neckline: "Neiman-Marcus" B) Skirt, knee-length and slightly A-lined. 1" waistband and two front vertical welt side pockets. Four back darts, and center back zipper with hook & eye on waistband. Lined in beige organdy. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc499016/
Ensemble - Jacket, Blouse, and Skirt
Suit of yellow charmeuse silk embellished with chenille in a spider mum floral motif. a) Bolero style jacket. Fish mouth collar closed with self covered button. Long, set-in sleeves with three self covered, non-functioning buttons and bound buttonholes at hem. Fully lined. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Michael Faircloth / at / Lilly Dodson" b) Skirt of matching silk. Full, below knee length; gathers into a 3" waist band with four tucks. Four self covered buttons and fabric loops at left side. Fully lined in yellow silk with stiffened net underskirt. Designer's label at center back: "Michael Faircloth / at / Lilly Dodson" Label under waist of under structure: "Makola" with size tag beneath: "M" c) Shell blouse of yellow silk. Rounded neckline; sleeveless. Princess seams. Side seam invisible zipper and invisible center back zipper. Fully lined. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc499061/
Evening Ensemble - Coat and Dress
Evening dress ensemble of black silk faille. A) Coat, based on a hacking (horseback riding) coat with six divided panels from waist to hem forming tails. Notched lapels; long set-in sleeves. Center front opening with four self-covered buttons and loops. Lined in black silk. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Chester Weinberg" Retailer's label at center back neckline: "Neiman-Marcus" B) Dress. Street-length with V-neckline. Sleeveless, with A-line shape having a set-in waistband. Center back zipper opening from neck to about 8 inches below waistline, with hook-and-eye at neck. Lined in black silk. Union label at center back seam below zipper. Retailer's label at left side seam on lining: "Neiman-Marcus" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc498979/
Dress
Dress of black silk taffeta. Mid-length, with shallow boat neckline and natural waistline. Long, full sleeves are gathered into shoulders and into tops of wide cuffs, which have five cloth-covered buttons. Front bodice with bust darts and a vertical opening secured by cross laces through nine pairs of silver-colored grommets set with tiny rhinestones. Skirt gathered into waist, and has pockets at sides. Center back zipper with top hook and eye. Fully lined. Designer label at back collar by zipper: Mollie Parnis Boutique / New York Retailer label obscured by bottom hem: Saks Fifth Avenue digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc499019/