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  Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
 Country: United States
 Decade: 1970-1979
 Collection: Texas Fashion Collection
Day Dress

Day Dress

Date: 1975/1979
Creator: Berk, Gene
Description: Day dress of black, blue, gray and yellow nylon jersey knit. Elbow length, set-in sleeves are black with banded cuffs in gold, yellow, blue and black pattern. Rounded, banded neckline. Knee length. Natural waistline is slightly gathered at sides and back. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Unlined. Signed "Paganne" in pattern of dress. Designer's label at neckline to left of zipper: "Paganne Ltd. / by Gene Berk -8-" Care label at neckline to right of zipper.
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Evening Dress

Evening Dress

Date: 1970
Creator: Bessi, Averardo
Description: Evening dress of gray, aqua and pink Pucci-style printed silk surah in abstract swirl and circle design. Fabric has "Bessi" signature in fabric design. Flared, full-length princess-line seaming with high rounded neckline. Bracelet length, set-in sleeves with a box pleated shaping tuck between the elbow and wrist. Center back zipper closure with hook & eye at the neckline. Fully lined in ivory silk jacquard with the designer's name. Designer's label at right of zipper: "Bessi / Firenze Italia". Retailer's label at left of zipper: "Expressly / for / Lou Lattimore / Made in / Italy". Fabric/Care label below retailer's label: "To be dry cleaned / 100% pure silk / Made in Italy". Size tag below fabric/care label: "16".
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Handbag

Handbag

Date: 1970/1974
Creator: Bienen-Davis
Description: Handbag of canvas and brown leather. Adjustable shoulder strap with brass buckle attached with snaps and brass trim and hardware. Flap opening has snap closure and is trimmed with brass design resembling two overlapping circles. Interior lined in brown leatherette. Three interior compartments with one open pocket and one zippered pocket. Front-most compartment is of brown leather and forms a pouch. Designer's stamp: "Bienen -Davis"
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Ensemble - Vest and Skirt

Ensemble - Vest and Skirt

Date: 1975/1980
Creator: Bisoulis, Becky
Description: Ensemble of mauve suede and feather-work, consisting of: Vest of mauve suede with elaborate feather-work at each side of center-front opening. Feathers include taupe, brown and silver ostrich plumes, pheasant and small dark brown and white feathers; the designs accented at bottom with leaf appliques in violet fabric and in gold metallic reptile. The vest has a round neckline; the slightly angled center front opening having four hook & eye closures. Slightly curved hemline. Unlined. Total length: 19 3/8" (49.2cm). Designer's label at center back neckline: "Becky Bisoulis" Retailer label at base of designer label: "Marie Leavell" and size "M" tag at base of retailer label. Skirt of mauve suede. Medium length. Straight, four panel skirt gathered to elasticized waistband. Deep, 11 7/8" (29.5cm) slit at lower left seam. Closure by invisible zipper at center back with large hook & bar on waistband. Lined with lilac silk crepe de chine. Total length: 27" (68.6cm). Designer's label at right side seam: "Becky Bisoulis" with size "8" tag attached to base of label. Retailer's label to right of designer label: "Marie Leavell"
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Dress

Dress

Date: 1974/1979
Creator: Blass, Bill
Description: Dress of ivory knit. Knee-length or slightly longer A-line dress, sleeveless, with rounded neckline. Narrow band of navy blue piping around armholes, neck-hole, and in an openwork section at top of right shoulder where piping outlines edges and is made to appear as if it is "laced" between the edges, with large floppy bow at top. Two slit side seam pockets, and two very thin navy blue string belt loops at sides. 6" slit at right side seam from hem upwards. Center back opening with zipper from neckline. Lined in cream. Designer's label at right inside side seam: "Bill Blass" Size label near designer's label: "8" Care label near designer's label: "Professional / Dry Clean / Only" Union label near designer's label. With matching string belt of navy blue piping, with small circular covered button at one end and loop at other.
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Ensemble - Blouse and Skirt

Ensemble - Blouse and Skirt

Date: 1974/1983
Creator: Blass, Bill
Description: Two piece skirt ensemble of navy blue linen consisting of: Blouse with round high neckline having asymmetric bodice closure. Curved diagonal top edge extension with four purple plastic buttons and tailored buttonholes at left side and one button with snap at right neckline. Short sleeves with modified box caps (seams rather than tucks). Bodice cut short and full, with slight lower flare. Padded shoulders. Lined in dark blue silk satin. Length: 20 1/2" (52.1 cm). Length: Designer's label at center back neckline: "Bill Blass" Union label, cleaning instructions and size "6" tag at left side seam. Skirt of medium length, straight, two panel style, gathered to narrow fitted waistband. Inseam slit pockets at both sides, with invisible zipper closure behind left pocket and large hook at waistband. Fully lined in same silk fabric as top. No designer label. 23 1/2" (59.7 cm). Size "6" tag at left side seam.
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Dress

Dress

Date: 1978
Creator: Bohan, Marc
Description: Dress of black cotton net embroidered with red, white, tan, brown, green and gold floral designs. Gathered scooped neckline interlaced with narrow, pale green silk grosgrain ribbon and scalloped and embroidered organdy ruffling, which is also used at wrist, waist, hip line and hem. Gathered ankle-length skirt. Left side zipper with hook & eye on lining and snaps on outer net layer. Skirt has additional under layer of black net. Bodice and skirt lined with silk chiffon; black grosgrain ribbon petersham with hook & eye at waist. Designer's label at center back waist: "Christian Dior / Paris / Made In France / Printemps-Ete 1978" and stamped "0I0052" Label attached at base of designer's label: "Made In France" Neiman Marcus size and content label attached at bottom of previous two labels.
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Ensemble - Blouse and Skirt

Ensemble - Blouse and Skirt

Date: 1978
Creator: Bohan, Marc
Description: Two-piece ensemble of black satin. Blouse of wrap style, with surplice neckline squared at across back and front to collar bones, plunging into a V at front, and with long sleeves. Neckline, hem, and sleeves edged in 2" wide band of trapunto quilting work consisting of 6 rows of stitching. Long sleeves have 3" zippers at cuffs. 1-inch wide attached belt ties in back. Unlined. No labels in bodice. Matching skirt. Black, below-knee length, with narrow waistband into which skirt is gathered. Left side zipper, with hooks and eyes at waistband. Unlined. Inside Label, typewritten on cloth tape: " JUPE 43 011020 NEIMAN MARCUS" or possibly "JUPE 43 OTTO 20 NEIMAN MARCUS"
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Suit - Jacket and Skirt

Suit - Jacket and Skirt

Date: 1979/1980
Creator: Bohan, Marc
Description: Suit of black wool consisting of: Jacket of almost hip-length, with no collar; double breasted, with V neckline and 4 buttons center front, in rows of two. Two flap pockets front; two bust darts; Long sleeves with single button cuffs. Built-in shoulder pads, and fully lined. Designer's label at inside back neck: "Christian Dior / The Suit / Paris New York" Care label below Designer's label: "Dry Clean / Made in U.S.A." Content label at side seam: "100% / Pure Wool"; "Professionally / Dry Clean / Low Moisture / Steam Press" Skirt. Calf length, with narrow waistband. Knife pleated, with side zipper and button. Unlined.
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Sundress

Sundress

Date: 1970
Creator: Brooks, Donald
Description: Summer dress / Sundress of linen weave cotton in abstract floral design of black, yellow, red, white and green on purple background. Halter-style bodice and dirndl style skirt; midi length with slit up center front to thighs. Center back zipper with 2 hook & eyes. Side slit pockets. Lined in yellow crepe. Designer's label at center back: "Donald Brooks" with handwritten style number(?) "825" With kerchief of matching fabric. Triangular shape. Reverse side print is purple flowers on yellow background.
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