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