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  Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
 Country: United States
 Decade: 1980-1989
 Collection: Texas Fashion Collection
Hat

Hat

Date: 1985~
Creator: Adolfo
Description: Hat of purple felt. The hat is visually similar to a toque, but is designed with a domed crown and a brim that turns upwards vertically, forming a high band around the crown. Around the crown is a band of purple ribbon. The hat is unlined, with a black grosgrain ribbon inner hatband. Designer's label: "Adolfo II / New York Paris" Stamped inside: "100% Wool / 'Excello' / Made in U.S.A. / Geo. W. Bollman & Co., Inc."
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Coat

Coat

Date: 1983
Creator: Beene, Geoffrey
Description: Coat of black wool felt lined in cream wool. Street-length, with center front opening and no closures. Rounded high neckline, with no collar, but "corners" of opening flap open to form lapels showing the cream lining. 3/4 length dolmen sleeves with tapered extensions forming 7" "cuffs". Two slit pockets at hips in side seams. The coat appears reversible, but the placement of tags and lack of access to pockets from interior indicates otherwise. Designer's label at inside back collar: "Geoffrey Beene" Care label at inside right side seam: "Dry Clean / Only" Size label attached to Care label: "4" With accompanying black leather belt, with 1" wide sections at ends, and wide 3 1/2" wide "waved" shaped section at center back. Rectangular silver-colored buckle. Stamped on reverse: "4" "Geoffre / Beene" "1021"
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Dress

Dress

Date: 1985~
Creator: Beene, Geoffrey
Description: Dress of black net with white swirls. Short capped, raglan sleeves; bateau neckline. Swirls in shape of flowers at right shoulder. Knee length under layer; top layer 1" above under layer with slit from hem to chest on right side. Braiding around neckline extends across front and back left shoulder to form trailing ends to hemline. Slit pocket at right side seam of inner layer. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Geoffrey Beene / New York" Union label, "Dry Clean Only" and size "6" tags at bottom of interior pocket flap.
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Dress

Dress

Date: 1989
Creator: Beene, Geoffrey
Description: Dress of synthetic taffeta in black polka dots on white background. Scoop neck; knee length. Sleeveless; back of dress is halter cut. False attached vest with solid black knit insets, stitched in silver metallic thread and trimmed in silver metallic ribbon. Front of dress is black knit, V-shaped with curved flat pleats at each side of the V at waist. Center back hidden zipper. Lined ivory crepe synthetic (polyester?). Designer's label at center back to right of zipper: "Geoffrey Beene / New York" Size "6" tag, cleaning instructions and union label attached to base of zipper.
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Ensemble - Dress and Jacket

Ensemble - Dress and Jacket

Date: 1980~
Creator: Beene, Geoffrey
Description: Ensemble consisting of: A) Dress of cotton/polyester blend knit in black, brown and white horizontal stripes. Collarless, rounded neckline; long sleeves. Below-knee length. Last 10" of hemline is silver and black lace with tan chiffon lining. Metallic silver trim at sleeve ends, neck and between fabric changes. Invisible center back zipper with hook & eye. Unlined. Designer's label at center back to right of zipper: "Geoffrey Beene / New York" B) Jacket of silver and gold lace with black and silver ribbon trim in abstract floral patterns. Scalloped V-neck at center front opening with two globe/marble-like buttons and tailored buttonholes. Neck line, opening and sleeve hems trimmed in black and silver ribbon. Long sleeves with scalloped edges. Faux pocket flaps of black striped knit matching dress with silver trim. Unlined. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Geoffrey Beene / New York"
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Evening Dress

Evening Dress

Date: 1980~
Creator: Beene, Geoffrey
Description: Evening dress of black lace with silver glitter star-like decoration. Bodice and long dolman sleeves of silver metallic fabric. Sleeves are zippered and trimmed in black lace at hem. Below-knee length. Pleated pouch pockets at sides. Skirt is slightly peg shaped and tapers into knees. Center back zipper closure with hook & eye. Black synthetic lining; shoulder pads. Designer's label to right of zipper at neckline: "Geoffrey Beene / New York"
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Skirt Suit

Skirt Suit

Date: 1980~
Creator: Blass, Bill
Description: Skirt suit of gray fine plaid. A) Jacket of gray fine plaid with an over-layer of black floral lace exposing the plaid; lace has scallop trim 2” above the wrists and hem of the jacket. Jacket has round neckline; 4 gray button closure down center-front; long sleeves with inner shoulder pads; lower hip length; fully lined in black synthetic. B) Skirt of matching plaid with 1 ½” waistband with center-back zip and hook and eye closure; darts at front and back; lined in black synthetic; 17” length. Designer's Label: "Bill Blass" Retailer's label: "Neiman Marcus"
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Suit - Coat and Skirt

Suit - Coat and Skirt

Date: 1980/1989
Creator: Blass, Bill
Description: Suit of red wool flannel with green and black windowpane plaid, consisting of: A) Coat. Single breasted with four flat, circular gold tone buttons and tailored buttonholes. Lower thigh length; long sleeves with 1-1/2" cuffs and one smaller matching button. Turn down collar. Two flapped patch pockets with large American "Great Seal" type eagles of applique in gold cord, beads, sequins, springs and vinyl that measure 4"x 5", holding arrows and olive branches. Eagles are mirror image to each other. Unlined; shoulder pads. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Bill Blass" Tag attached to base of designer label: "Made in U.S.A. / of Imported Fabric" Union, care and size "8" tags at right side seam. (B) Skirt of matching plaid. Knee length; fitted high waist. Invisible zipper on left side with hook & eye. Fold over facing is bound with red grosgrain ribbon petersham inside waist. Unlined. Designer's label at center back waist: "Bill Blass" Tag attached to base of designer label: "Made in U.S.A. / of Imported Fabric"
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Suit - Jacket and Skirt

Suit - Jacket and Skirt

Date: 1980/1989
Creator: Blass, Bill
Description: Suit (jacket and skirt) ensemble of wool in taupe with rectangular and square color blocks of cobalt blue and red. Color blocks are lightly outlined in black giving a "drawn on" effect. Lined with white wool. Consists of: A) Jacket in box style. Rounded neckline. Center front opening with no closure. Mid-thigh length. Long sleeves; padded shoulders. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Bill Blass" Fiber content, cleaning instructions and size "8" tags attached to base of designer label. B) Suit skirt. Below knee length. Shaped waist with no waistband. Navy blue grosgrain ribbon facing. Left side zipper with hook & eye. Designer's label at center back waistline: "Bill Blass" Fiber content tag has been removed. Cleaning instructions and and "Front" tag at base of designer label.
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Evening Ensemble

Evening Ensemble

Date: [1980..1989]
Creator: Bosand, Alfred
Description: Dress ensemble of white net lace embellished with silver bugle beads and tiny silver sequins, and beige silk chiffon: A) Dress of beige silk. Bodice with round neckline and no sleeves, and 2" band at empire waistline; 9" upper portion of skirt of floral embroidered net accented with bugle beads and sequins with rows of scalloped bugle beads at bottom from which full-length beaded fringe falls to hem; skirt continues to full-length with vertical stripes of floral lace and silver bugle beads. 18" slit at center-front; center-back zip closure; fully backed with tan crepe. Designer's label near waist inside dress: "by Alfred Bosand / New York". B) Top of white net lace embellished with silver bugle beads and silver sequins; bust and long sleeves of vertical stripes of floral lace and silver bugle beads; lower portion and band collar of floral embroidered net accented with bugle beads and sequins with rows of scalloped bugle beads at top of scalloped collar, and below bust, separating the two sections; pull-over with elasticized waist and center-back snap closure; unlined except for band collar. No label in top.
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Cocktail Dress

Cocktail Dress

Date: 1980~
Creator: Brooks, Donald
Description: Cocktail dress of black heavy wool crepe. Deep V-neckline trimmed with wide bands of various sized pearls, the bands extending to waistline. Long sleeves with zipper closure at ends. Mid-length skirt is gathered into natural waistline. Hook & eye closures at along deep center back opening (top, center, lower back); which is accented with pearls as front. Zipper closure at center back below waistband. Sewn-in shoulder pads. Fully lined in black silk(?) Designer's label at inside left beside opening: "Donald Brooks" Retailer's label at inside left, by shoulder pad: "Joske's / Houston"
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Pumps

Pumps

Date: 1988
Creator: Bruno Magli
Description: Navy blue and white leather pumps. All leather pumps of navy blue leather printed with a polka dot white button motif. Heel and toe of shoe are of solid navy blue leather. Lined in embossed gold leather. Black leather sole. Designer's label stamped inside: "Bruno Magli / Made in Italy Bologna" Satmped inside: "C 4141 11702 5 1/2B"
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Ballgown

Ballgown

Date: 1980/1989
Creator: Christian Dior New York, Inc.
Description: Ballgown of dark, navy blue ribbed satin. Strapless. Center front opening with 14 self-covered buttons, top two nonfunctional, with bound buttonholes. At upper bust, to left and right of center front opening, are attached paired flaps of self fabric giving appearance of patch pockets with flaps. Skirt gathers at natural waist with full skirt. Gored panels to left and right of center back seam of skirt. Inner bodice of black net with boning and black grosgrain ribbon petersham; closes at center front with 9 hook & eyes. Unlined. Designer's label at center back seam near hem: "Christian Dior - New York / Original / Trade Mark" Hanging straps on bodice are embroidered "Neiman-Marcus"
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Cocktail Suit - Jacket and Skirt

Cocktail Suit - Jacket and Skirt

Date: 1988/1989
Creator: Costa, Victor
Description: Cocktail suit of royal blue douppioni silk, consisting of:. A) Long jacket with Nehru collar; slightly fitted. Front, opening, hem, cuffs, shoulders, pockets, and back yoke elaborately embellished with white embroidery, white seed beading, and ribbon work in floral patterns. Long sleeves. Center-front opening with zipper. Side welt pockets. Lined in white satin synthetic(?); shoulder pads. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Victor Costa" "Made in USA" tag behind designer's label. Content/care/size label at side seam, 100% silk. B) Straight skirt of matching royal blue douppioni silk. Below knee length. Center back zipper with hook & bar on 1" waistband. Lined in royal blue silk synthetic. Designer's label to left of zipper: "Victor Costa" Tag behind designer label: "Crafted With Pride / in U.S.A" Content/care tag behind designer label.
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Evening Dress

Evening Dress

Date: [1980..1989]
Creator: Costa, Victor
Description: Short evening dress of silver lamé and sequined lace with ostrich feather skirt. Straight strapless bodice with drop waist. Lower skirt covered with vertical rows of beige feather boa. Lined in taupe silk. With matching boa of ostrich feather with silver and gold Lurex thread. Designer's label on inside back shoulder: "Victor Costa" Style number tag under designer's label: "Style 7780 / Size 8"
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Evening Dress

Evening Dress

Date: 1986
Creator: Costa, Victor
Description: Evening dress of black chiffon and rayon with light and royal blue glitter embellishment throughout. Full length, with high round neckline and long raglan sleeves with hidden snaps at edge of cuffs. Built-in shoulder padding. Empire waistline, with slight gathering of blouse/skirt, and blousing effect. Center back opening, with 4 hooks and loops from neckline to waistline, and zipper from waistline down. Black rayon lining from bust to hem of dress. Designer's label: "Victor Costa" Style/manufacturing label listing style 6843-4, size 8, and codes "CON DOW" and "RN 49563" Origin label, "Crafted with pride in U.S.A." Care label: "Dry Clean / in / a net".
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Evening Dress

Evening Dress

Date: 1980~
Creator: Costa, Victor
Description: Evening dress of fuchsia pink satin synthetic. Dress has long sleeves trimmed with row of tightly pleated ruffles. Scoop neckline is trimmed with double-row of matching ruffles. Full length, full skirt is trimmed with a matching ruffle at hem. Side slit pockets. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Unlined. Designer's label at back neckline to right of zipper: "Victor Costa / Ltd." Cleaning instructions and size labels on right shoulder: "Professional / Dry Cleaning / Only" and "Lot / Size 8"
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Evening Dress

Evening Dress

Date: 1980/1992
Creator: Costa, Victor
Description: Evening dress of ivory synthetic satin. Full length. Strapless, heart shaped bodice is boned with princess seaming. White fur trim around hips. Sarong, wrap-around style skirt. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Lined in ivory polyester. Designer's label at back to left of zipper: "Victor Costa / Duplicate / Style 3214 / Date Fall II/Holiday / Operator" Tag at right side seam of bodice: "Lot / Size 4"
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Evening Dress

Evening Dress

Date: 1987~
Creator: Costa, Victor
Description: Evening dress of black polyester with white polka-dots. Knee length. Strapless bodice in "crumb catcher" style with open split at center front. Midriff has 3 inch wide white grosgrain ribbon with 1/2 inch black ribbon applique; double bow of same at center front of midriff. Inverted pleats extending 8 inches from midriff to full skirt. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Built in petticoat with hook & bar closure and triple ruffles of black net at hem. Bodice is boned. Skirt is lined in black organdy and petticoat is lined in black polyester fabric. Designer's label to left of zipper: "Victor Costa". Union label below designer label. Content/care/size label at right side seam of bodice. Tag under lining at side seam: "Lot / Size 6"
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Evening Dress

Evening Dress

Date: 1985/1995
Creator: Costa, Victor
Description: Evening dress of red polyester satin. Bustier style bodice of coiled red piping with 2 inch wide shoulder straps of same. Full length, sarong style draped skirt. Knot of matching coil piping on left bottom of bodice and four long strands of same fabric having black faceted teardrop beads at the end of each strand. Center back zipper closure with hook & eye. Lined in red polyester fabric. Designer's label on back right of bodice: "Victor Costa" Made in USA label below designer label. Content/care/size tag at right side seam.
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Evening Dress

Evening Dress

Date: 1980/1989
Creator: Costa, Victor
Description: Evening dress of black acetate/rayon velvet and polyester satin. Knee length; wide, square neckline. Velvet bodice with waist darts and asymmetrical bottom edge; boning along princess seams. Long sleeves with gathered puffs at shoulders taper to wrists. A-line skirt of black polyester satin has attached bow positioned vertically on left side. Center back zipper. Fully lined in black fabrics; skirt lining has attached underskirt of black tulle. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Victor Costa: Union label with designer label. Content/care/size tag at left armscye.
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Evening Gown

Evening Gown

Date: [1980..1989]
Creator: Costa, Victor
Description: Evening gown of black velvet with scoop neckline and long, tapered sleeves. The full-length gown has 3 diagonal-set flounces from left hip to right knee that fall to the hem on right side; flounces are each 7 ½” of pleated synthetic and are slightly ruffled; bodice has crescent princess seams with gathering at bust; straight skirt has a left-side slit; sleeves have single snap closure at wrists; dress is fully lined in satin; center-back zip closure. Combined designer's and retailer's label: "Victor Costa / for / Lord & Taylor"
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Evening Suit

Evening Suit

Date: 1980/1989
Creator: Costa, Victor
Description: 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.
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Ballgown

Ballgown

Date: 1985/1989
Creator: De la Renta, Oscar
Description: Ensemble of red/coral/dark rose satin. The strapless dress has an empire bodice which curves up in front at bust and is lower in back. The full-length A-line skirt is pleated into the waistband with inverted box pleats. The gown has a center back zipper closure with two hook-and-eye closures and two snaps on the placket. The inner construction is complex, with red grosgrain ribbon bust and waist stays with hook-and-eye closures and a boned white horsehair inner bodice which is lined with red chiffon. Inner structure has its own center back zipper closure which is behind outer zipper. There is an attached full-length red satin petticoat with horsehair hem and nylon net inner structure to support front skirt pleats. The skirt is piece lined in red chiffon. The accompanying bolero jacket is of matching red satin with all-over quilting in a patterns of waves and arcs in a red thread. The cropped jacket is semi-fitted, and has an open curved neckline and center-front opening with no closure, all trimmed in a band of red satin. Each of the set-in long sleeves has a (non-functioning) large, red satin-covered button near the cuff; the cuffs are trimmed in a band of red ...
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