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  Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
 Decade: 1980-1989
 Collection: Texas Fashion Collection
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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Evening Gown

Evening Gown

Date: 1980/1989
Creator: De la Renta, Oscar
Description: Evening gown of ivory satin and black lace. Garment is a full-length, A-line ivory satin dress with 3 wide horizontal bands of applied black lace on skirt and an attached black lace empire-style over-bodice. The bodice, consisting of overlapping lace scallops, has a deep square neckline and full-length sleeves. There are two covered snap closures on each wrist and a series of paired covered snap closures down center back. The dress has a center-back zipper with a single hook-and-eye fastener at the neckline. The ivory silk inner bodice has internal steel(?) boning for shaping, and fastens with a center-back zipper and internal grosgrain band waist stay. Inside the gown is a full-length, attached ivory satin slip with horsehair hem. The dress is piece-lined in ivory organza with a horsehair hem. Designer label stitched into garment at right center-back, beside the zipper "Oscar de la Renta" with second label "Made in U.S.A." sewn below. Hand written on the designer label is notation "4677S".
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Ensemble - Jacket and Skirt

Ensemble - Jacket and Skirt

Date: 1984
Creator: Faircloth, Michael
Description: Ensemble of pink, black, purple and green silk. a) Jacket of multicolored silk jacquard in floral motif. Long straight sleeves; collarless; shoulder pads. Black hand beading and sequins embellishment. Lined in black silk. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Midon" b) Skirt of black silk jacquard in abstract pattern. 1.5 inch waistband backed in black grosgrain with center back zipper reinforced with two hook & bars and large snap. Knee length, kick pleat in back. Lined in black silk organza. Designer's label at center back waistband: "Midon" c) Blouse of multicolored silk in same floral motif as jacket. Long sleeved. Yoked shoulder forms cowl neck. Center back opening with small black round button and string loop.
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Ensemble - Jacket and Skirt

Ensemble - Jacket and Skirt

Date: 1983/2011
Creator: Faircloth, Michael
Description: 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.
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Ensemble - Jacket, Blouse, and Skirt

Ensemble - Jacket, Blouse, and Skirt

Date: 1985~
Creator: Faircloth, Michael
Description: 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.
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Ensemble - Jacket, Blouse, and Skirt

Ensemble - Jacket, Blouse, and Skirt

Date: 1985~
Creator: Faircloth, Michael
Description: 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.
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Ensemble - Jacket, Blouse, and Skirt

Ensemble - Jacket, Blouse, and Skirt

Date: 1985
Creator: Faircloth, Michael
Description: 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.
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Ensemble - Jacket, Blouse, and Skirt

Ensemble - Jacket, Blouse, and Skirt

Date: 1985~
Creator: Faircloth, Michael
Description: Ensemble of red quilted silk in pattern of small squares. A) Cropped jacket. Long, raglan sleeves. Center front opening with large, gold, rhinestone encrusted shank button and covered snap; bound buttonhole. Rolled collar with notched lapel. Lined in red silk satin. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Midon" B) Peg-top style skirt with wide 3-3/4" waistband. Added 2" band at hem. Side slit pockets. Center back zipper with 4 hook & bars on the waistband. Lined in red organdy. Designer's label at center back: "Midon" Cleaning instructions label with designer's label: "Professionally / Dry Clean Only" C) Shell blouse in red silk satin. Pullover style. Sleeveless with wide, rounded neckline. Armholes and neckline bordered with 1" topstitched band of self. Unlined.
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Coat

Coat

Date: 1989
Creator: Givenchy, Hubert de
Description: Coat of intricate patchwork of Prince of Wales wool plaid, wool hounds tooth, wool petit point, all-over embroidered with pewter metallic floral vines. Knee length. Simulated double breasted, off-center opening with hidden placket button closure; notched collar. Long sleeves with 6 functioning button closure at wrists. Two flap pockets with welts at each front hip with lapels; pockets not open. Knee-length. Fan pleating at back. Fully lined in gray silk. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Givenchy / Haute Couture"
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