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- 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/
- Ensemble - Over Blouse and Dress
Ensemble of green silk faille.
Over-bodice. Short, cropped top with wide, rounded neckline. The short, set-in sleeves are open along the entire top, each sleeve with 3 sets of 4 paired eyelets which are laced with three ties per sleeve. Center back zipper opens from bottom, not opening all the way to back neckline.
Designer's label at right side seam: "Christian Dior - New York Inc."
Dress. Below-knee length, with wide rounded neckline. Sleeveless, with fitted bodice. Slightly raised waist(?), into which the full skirt is gathered and pleated. Center back zipper with hook & eye at neckline, and hook and loop at waist. Unlined.
Designer's label at inside back below zipper: "Christian Dior New York, Inc."
Retailer's label at inside back below zipper: "Neiman-Marcus"
Center back zipper with hook & eye at neckline and hook & loop at waist.
Belt for dress, narrow, of green leather faced with green silk faille matching dress and overbodice. Single loop, and 3-snap catch.
Stamped on reverse: "8 Christian Dior / New York" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503826/
- 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/
Cap of black velvet and feathers. Styled somewhat as a "newsboy cap", or a pillbox with a brim, the cylindrical black velvet crown bulges slightly at sides. At front, extending slightly to sides, is black visor of same velvet, angled downwards, edged with black grosgrain ribbon. The visor is covered with fan sprays of multicolored small feathers in browns, tans, and creams, with black edging. Centered with a black grosgrain ribbon bow. Crown is lined in multicolored brocade fabric with scrolling foliate and floral forms. Inner black grosgrain ribbon hatband.
Designer's label at inside hatband: "Christine / Original"
Received in a period hatbox labeled "Levy's". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461777/
- Dress and Jacket Ensemble
Ensemble of burgundy crepe
a) Jacket is hip-length, and has round collar; bodice opens at center front, and has wide waistband that fastens with 2 self-buttons and loops. Gathered into waistband is peplum with circular ruffle; long sleeves are gathered at armhole have circular ruffles going down and around sleeves;
b) Dress is below-knee-lenght, and has low V-neck formed by wide shoulder straps which button to lower back of dress; set-in empire waistline; sleeveless; bias cut skirt; zipper at left side back.
Designer's label: "Ossie Clark / Paris" "Made in France"
Handwritten style label: "59115 - 38 - 97727/19.92" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc286918/
Hat of black felt wool felt. Possibly for riding, the hat has a cylindrical crown 2" high, slightly domed at top. Encircling the base of the crown is a narrow band of black suede, tied at side. The narrow brim is of the same black felt. material. From sides and back of hat hang a panel of black jersey to protect the wearer's neck from sun. The panel is cut to create extending ties at sides, which secure under wearer's chin. Unlined, with a black grosgrain ribbon inner headband.
Designer's label sewn to back headband: "Clover Lane"
Stamped inside front of crown: "[coat of arms] / Glenover / Faurn(?) To(?) / Felt / (illegible) / New York / 100% Wool" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283701/
Toque style hat of faux black and gray snake skin. Brim of self folds up covering lower part of hat which is made of black velvet. Lined in red fabric.
Designer's label: "Wally Colia / Original" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc286925/
Hat of light brown felt and black voile. The domed crown is of light brown felt, curving slightly and extending outwards at front. Mounted at front is a large leaf-shape of fine black voile with black thread veining and wired edge. The leaf from is sculptural, with the wired edge curved and bent. At side of leaf is a spray of yellow feathers and black ribbon. Hat is unlined, with inner light brown grosgrain ribbon hatband.
Designer's label (stating reproduction: "Reproduction Autorisee de / Janette Colombier / 4 Avenue Matignon / Paris"
Maker's label: "Fifth Avenue / G Howard Hodge / New York"
Maker's label for felt body: "Gaby / Made / In / Czechoslovakia" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc87091/
Beret of dark brown felt. Raised crown with black and orange coque feather trim on left front. Front brim of hat is rolled up to form rounded edge folds on left and right. Elastic band for securing hat to wearer's head.
Designer's label on inside hatband: "Odette Colson / 25, Faub. Saint-Honore / Paris - 8me"
Tag attached at bottom of designer's label: "Made in France"
Handwritten number under label: "80-739" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114733/
- Cocktail Dress
Cocktail dress of red rose and green leaf print cotton. Princess style with flaring full skirt. Sleeveless; bodice with scoop neckline and low cut V in back. Knee length. Bodice draped with flower appliques of same fabric. Center back zipper. Lined in white organdy.
Designer's label at seam: "Patullo-Jo Copeland"
Retailer's label to right of designer's label: "Neiman-Marcus"
With accompanying petticoat of nylon, nylon net and outer flounce of white organdy with red rose appliques. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503805/
Dress of silk knit with abstract floral design of large pink flowers with green centers. Sleeveless, with wide straps and scooped neckline. Empire waist with darts for fit. Street length. Attached belt of 2" pink velvet ribbon forms a bow at left which closes with two hook & eyes. Center back zipper. Lined in cream organdy(?) with cream acetate inner lining.
Designer's label at center back neckline: "Pattullo - Jo Copeland"
Retailer's label at left side seam: "Bonwit Teller"
Size tag and union label at right hemline. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503748/
- Breton Hat
Breton hat of deep red fur felt. The cylindrical crown is flattened at top, and is encircled at the base by a wide band of horizontally pleated peau de soie silk satin. The wide brim is curved out and up around the crown, and is lined/faced with same fur, while the part of the brim facing the crown is faced with deep red fabric. The crown is unlined, with an inner deep red grosgrain ribbon hatband.
Designer's label inside: "Styled by / Coralie"
Stamp inside crown of the maker of the felt body: "Selene / HB / Body made in Italy" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc402495/
- Breton Hat
Breton hat of beige fur felt. The domed crown of beige fur felt is divided in two along a line from front left to back right, the split edged in a dark beige/light brown vinyl band, with a mushroom-shaped vinyl-covered shape at the top. The wide brim curves up and around the crown, and is lined/faced with the same fur felt, while the part of the brim facing the crown is lined in beige fabric. The crown is unlined, with a beige grosgrain ribbon inner hatband.
Designer's label inside: "Styled by / Coralie"
Stamped inside crown, mark of maker of felt body: "Empress / Body made in Western Germany" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc402574/
Calotte. The hat has a conical crown of stiffened green net overlaid with green straw woven/plaited loops and with attached artificial cherries and leaves. The calotte (also spelled "calot") has a thin green velvet trim along base of crown.
Label sewn into inner edge of crown: "Styled by / Coralie", with "Finlan" written on edge of label. Behind the Coralie label is a Union label. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330491/
Hat of brown felt and brown feathers. The hat is styled as a calotte (also spelled "calot") with shaped close crown of brown felt totally covered with long brown feathers laid lengthwise across crown and forming "petals" at edges. Overlaid with brown mesh veil. Unlined, but edged with narrow band of brown grosgrain ribbon.
Accompanied by two pearl-headed pins.
Designer's label sewn inside: "Styled by Coralie"
Attached to hat is original paper label: "Thank You! / We hope you enjoy / your beautiful new hat" and "28 42J / 303" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc276998/
Hat of black panne velvet. Designed somewhat as a toque, the hat has a high, cylindrical crown which is encircled at base by a wide black velvet ribbon with bow at back and spray of black feathers extending from bow. The brim extends down at a sharp angle. Hat is unlined, with inner black grosgrain ribbon hatband.
Designer's label sew to inner hatband: "Styled by / Coralie" and "Finlan".
Stamped inside crown: "Flechete / Body made in France" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc277032/
No Description digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc87078/
Hat of white straw trimmed with chiffon, net and a flower. The hat formed as a modified pillbox, with cylindrical white straw crown, very slightly domed. Around the crown is a wide band of ruched pink chiffon overlaid by white netting/veiling. At front is a large artificial silk flower. The narrow straw brim is undulating and rolled. Inside crown is inner red grosgrain ribbon hatband. Accompanied by one short hatpin with simulated pearl head.
Designer's label sewn to inner hatband: "Styled by / Coralie". Sewn to the back of the designer's label is a United Hatters, Cap and Millinery Workers Union label. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc38054/
Hat of red straw. The domed crown is of woven red straw which appears as a finely woven thin straw ground with a secondary wider red straw woven throughout forming an "overpattern". The wide brim turns up deeply, forming a bowl around the crown. The upper part of the brim, which faces the crown, shows the finely woven pattern, while the underside of the brim, which faces outwards, has the same secondary wider straw patterning. The hat is unlined, with an inner hatband of red grosgrain ribbon around the inside base of crown.
Designer's label sewn to inner hatband: "Styled by / Coralie" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39226/
Toque of black satin and mink. The crown of the hat is formed as a cylinder of heavy black satin, with slightly domed flat top. Around crown is wide band of black mink, almost as wide as the hat is tall. A small band of black satin is visible below mink band, and a small bow of heavy black satin is affixed at center front. Hat is lined in black satin, with inner black grosgrain ribbon hatband, and two small attached plastic combs to secure hat to wearer's head.
Designer's label at inside hatband: "Styled by / Coralie" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501345/
- Child's Slip
Infant's slip of cream wool. Sleeveless with snap opening at shoulders. Trimmed with ivory blanket stitch embroidery around neckline, arm openings and around scalloped hemline. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc87059/
- Infant's Slip
Slip for an infant of white cotton. Sleeveless. White work embroidery at neck and hem. Narrow lace edging at neck and armholes with wider lace edging at hemline. Two button closure at center back neckline. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc87056/
- Infant's Jacket
Infant's jacket of cream colored wool twill. One piece construction. Edges trimmed with ivory blanket stitch embroidery. Open on sides. Closed with ivory ribbons at neck and under arms. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc87058/
- Evening Dress
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" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc286821/
- Evening Dress
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". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503771/
- Evening Gown
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" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc286785/
- 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/
- Wedding Dress
Wedding dress of hot pink net with shirred all-over appliques and rhinestones. Dress is a short sheath style with V-neck and long sleeves with full length train in back with pink satin bustle with pink silk flowers.
Has a matching headpiece with hot pink net veil, not photographed. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc286837/
- Wedding Dress
Wedding ensemble. The dress is of creme satin styled as a sleeveless A-line dress, with wide shoulder straps. The neckline of the bodice is embellished with rows of satin cording forming a cross-over design. The skirt has a high waistline, and is formed of a lattice of groups of four vertical and four horizontal rows of satin cording, with a backing of creme gauze.
Label sewn into inside back of dress: "Victor Costa / Bridal"
With veil of silk tulle with satin binding, not shown in photograph. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30279/
- Wedding Ensemble
Wedding ensemble of ivory silk embroidered with green and yellow crewel flowers. The bodice of the dress is sleeveless, with scoop neck and fitted seaming. The skirt is floor-length at front, with train at back. The surface of the skirt is decorated with crewel embroidery of flowers in pinks, greens, reds, and blues. The lower part of the skirt has a wide band of lace in floral patterns, with an under layer of pleated plain net with embroidered dots. The dress has a center back zipper closure and is lined in ivory fabric, and has an attached petticoat. Matching the dress is a fitted jacket of ivory silk, long sleeves, and stand-up collar. The collar and cuffs are trimmed in the same net as the hem of the dress. The fitted jacket has a peplum and center front closure with four silk cord frog closures which snap on left side and disguise a series of snaps and hook-and-eyes. The collar, cuffs, and panels at front and back are bordered by striped bands of yellow, blue, green, and coral/pink ribbon. The panels formed on front and back have crewel embroidered flowers as the dress. Jacket is fully lined in ivory fabric. Not shown in photo is the accompanying hat of ivory silk. The low ivory silk brim is tear-drop in shape, the point at the front edge of the hat. The rolled brim encircles the lace crown and anchors the ivory net slight veil which extends around brim. At back of hat is short "tail" of net. Hat has an off-white grosgrain inner hat-band and a black cord to secure hat to wearer's head. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30283/
Dress of muted pink silk organza over a layer of beige taffeta with ivory Schiffli lace embroidery in a floral motif; bodice is strapless with horizontal pleating below bust and top portion is trimmed with self-embroidered lace and lattice, and has scalloped, embroidered trim at neckline; boning within; full, wide skirt is gathered into waistline and falls to below knee-length; layers of stiffened tulle support the wide silhouette; bottom of skirt is embellished with self-embroidered lace and lattice with vines of flowers trailing up to the mid-skirt; hem has scalloped, embroidered trim; left side-zip closure. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283722/
Dress of turquoise colored sateen cotton. Sleeveless with square yoked bodice. Lines of horizontal top stitching over body of dress. Two front patch pockets. Center front decorative short, white, plastic zipper. Back zipper closure with hook & eye. Knee length, but hem has been removed.
Designer's label at inside back zipper: "Courrèges / Paris / made in france"
Style number stamped on designer's label:"0078019"
Care instruction/fabric content tag attached to bottom of designer's label. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283747/
Pantsuit of orange and ivory polyester double knit.
a) Blouse has Peter Pan collar and full yoke of ivory polyester. Orange knit fitted bodice has cap sleeves. Flares slightly below waist. Self fabric belt buckles around hips. Zipper CB.
Designer label removed.
b) Orange hip-hugger pants are straight legged, stopping above ankles. Overlapping hook and eye closure. Zipper CF. Entire suit is lined in white polysatin.
Designer's label at inside center back: "Courreges / Paris"
Label below designer's label: "Made in France 0"
Retailer's label: "Made in France / Exclusively for / Bonwit Teller" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc286883/
White leather mini-skirt with 4 applied black leather bands running horizontally around skirt. White leather suspenders attached at back, cross at back, and run over shoulders to fasten at circular white leather-covered buttons on waistband in front. Fully lined in white nylon. Shirt does not fit tight at waist.
Pictured with black knit turtle-neck top, long-sleeves.
Designer's label: "Courreges / Exclusively Designed in / Leather and Fabric for / Samuel Robert" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc286823/
- Day Dress
Day dress of pale blue/gray wool. Above the knee length; short sleeves. Bodice is yoked to give appearance of a "cropped jacket" with small V at center front and deep, inverted V below. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Half belt of self at back attaches at ends with two gray, plastic, circular buttons with bound buttonholes. Mock flap pockets at sides. Lined in ivory silk.
Designer's label at center front neckline: "Courrèges / Paris"
Stamped at right edge of designer's label "A1418" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503824/
- Day Dress
Day dress in shift style of off-white wool knit. Knee length; short sleeves. High front yoke with small V at center front. Empire seaming. Side seam slit pockets run through center front of dress to form one continuous pocket. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Lined in cream silk.
Designer's label at center front neckline: "Courreges / Paris"
Label at back neckline to left of zipper: "Made In France" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503781/
- Day Dress
Day dress of white sateen cotton. Sleeveless with square yoked bodice and triangular gussets at underarm. Knee-length. Below bust, down to hem, are horizontal lines of top-stitching every 2". Two square front patch pockets at hips. Skirt flares out from below bust to hem. At center front is a 4" long decorative, white plastic zipper, below is a small white "AC" logo in vinyl. Back zipper closure with hook & eye. Unlined.
Designer's label inside back by zipper: "Courrèges / Paris / made in france,
Style number stamped on designer's label: "0032354".
Fabric/care label attached below designer's label: "Fabrique in France / Made in France / Dry Clean Only / No Bleach Do Not Iron / Nettoyer Par Un Teinturier / Tout Detergent Industriel Interdit / Repassage Deconseille / [symbols for cleaning] / Modele/Style 14 / Coloris/Color Blanc White / Taille/Size B / 100% Cotton Cotton 100% / Garniture/Ornament / 100% Polyvinyl Saran 100%" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503756/
Dress of bright red/orange wool knit. Mid-length. Slight banded collar with V-neckline. Short sleeves with 2" cuff band and back yoke panel which form a chevron shape over the shoulders. Center front opening to 14" above hemline of hidden snaps, hooks-and-eyes. Simulated belt at natural waistline that has a hook-and-eye closure and tab which buttons on left side with orange, domed-shaped button and tailored buttonhole. Lined in matching rayon.
Designer's label inside at back collar: "Courreges / Paris / Couture Future / made in France"
Fabric/care label: "Fabrique en France / Dry Clean Only / No Bleach Do not iron / [line of symbols] / Modele / Style 14027 / 100% wool / 100% Rayonne / [repeated in French]" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc499036/
Dress of bright red/orange wool. Mid-length, the dress's collar is a variant of a band collar, standing at back and sides, tapering slightly to front and open at front with V-neckline opening below created by wrapped front opening. Short sleeves have a 2" cuff band, and the back yoke panel forms a chevron shape over the shoulders. Front opening with closure of hidden snaps and hooks & eyes down to hemline. Simulated belt at natural waistline that has a hook & eye closure and tab which buttons on left side with orange, domed-shaped button and tailored buttonhole. Lined in matching rayon.
Designer's label inside at back collar: "Courreges / Paris / Couture Future / made in France"
Fabric/care label: "Fabrique en France / Dry Clean Only / No Bleach Do not iron / [line of symbols] / Modele / Style 14027 / 100% wool / 100% Rayonne / [repeated in French]"
Retailer's label above designer's label: "Palm Beach / Martha / New York Miami Beach" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503726/
- Evening Dress
Evening dress of light aqua blue polyester. Full length, slightly A-lined. Straight neckline with 1/2" shoulder straps; left shoulder strap closes with hook & eye. Deep U-shaped back with 5 horizontal rows of matching 1/2" straps having attached matching bows and additional bow at base of U. Mock horizontal welt pockets at hips. Left side zipper with hook & eye. Lined in light blue acetate.
Designer's label at center front neckline: "Courréges / Paris / made in France"
Content/cleaning tag below designer's label state style number "17021" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503800/
Sweater of horizontal stripes of aqua blues cotton knit. V-neck of dark aqua 1" wide ribbed knit. Long sleeves with four bands attached to each other with open weave of dark blue, top band is dark blue, middle band is slightly lighter blue, and final two bands are lightest shade of blue. Torso constructed similar to sleeves, with dark blue panel across top of shoulders, slightly lighter blue across upper chest and back, lightest blue across bust and then from bust line to bottom hem. Bottom hem and cuffs 2.5" ribbed knit. Unlined.
Designer label at center back neck: "Couregges / Paris / Made in France" (with "AC" logo to right)
Extensive care label underneath designer label. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503801/
Pair of lady's boots or "High Button Shoes" of black leather and velvet. The shoes, designed with pointed toes, are of black leather at lower portion, and black velvet from edge of vamp to above ankle. Upper section closes with circular, slightly domed black buttons on outer edge, 11 buttons high. 1 3/4" high heels styled as a modified boulevard or Louis heel, with rounded sides and back, tapering to base, and with curved front section.
Logo stamped on sole, partly illegible.
Embroidered label inside: "[Monogram - CT Co.?] Autograph"
Stamped inside: "Our Own Make / 354 812 / Craddock Terry Co." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc86982/
Dress of polychrome cotton print. The floor-length dress is of cotton fabric with a raised "zig-zag" texture, in the style of cotton piqué weaving. It is printed with a series of horizontal bands in geometric designs in blues, reds, greens, tan/brown, orange, and purple. The sleeveless dress has a shallow boat neckline in front and deep squared-off neckline at back. The fitted bodice section ends at the natural waist, into which the long skirt is slightly gathered. The front of the skirt has two patch pockets of the same material, with the print matched to disguise the pockets. One of the lower bands of the skirt is embellished with applied non-functional circular gold-colored "buttons". The hem of the dress has a 7 cm. wide band horizontal band of red wool trim, from which hangs red wool fringe. The center back zipper closure has a single hook-and-eye at top. The dress is lined in red fabric.
The dress has two labels sewn inside. At left side at seam is designer's label "Lanvin / Paris New York"; at right side near zipper is size label "6". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30013/
- Evening Pumps
Pair of reddish-pink or coral silk satin evening pumps. Square toe shoes which have a large open area on the vamp which is backed by clear plastic and edged by braid. The plastic is overlaid with a metal net or chain mail with rhinestones at the intersections. 2 1/4" square heel covered with same material. Lined in off-white/gray leather.
Stamped inside each shoe: "Made in Italy / Espressly / For / Lou Lattimore" (Espressly rather than Expressly); and "Creation Mancini / Paris / Waltea made in Italy"
Stamped on sole of each shoe: "8" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc277042/
Tunic of gold brocade. Knee-length A-line tunic with open rounded neckline and 3/4-length sleeves. The neckline, cuffs and hem are embellished with applied bands of gold, silver, topaz and rose-colored bugle beads, sequins and rhinestones. Center back zipper closure with four hook-and-eye closures at the neckline. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30254/
Maxi paper bridesmaid dress of Reemay spun polyester "paper". The long dress is printed with a pattern of impressionistic flowers in greens, pink, blues and purples on a yellow ground. It has a high, rounded neckline with no collar, and opens with a zipper at center back from collar to just above waist. The long, fitted sleeves have a thin band at cuff which extends to be tied into a bow. Empire waistline, from which extend box pleats. The dress appears to have a full, floor-length skirt, but the skirt is actually divided, forming pant legs.
No designer labels in garment, but original tag is preserved with it:
Obverse: "'Wear-a-while'* / Fashions / with / Reemay [trademark symbol] / Du Pont's Fabulous / New 100% Spun Bonded Polyester / DuPont Reemay brings an entirely new quality to 'conven- / ience fashions'. It has an unusual surface appearance, it / is strong and it is colorfast. Garments of Reemay may be / washed a few times and need no ironing if you use / normal wash-and-wear procedures / DHJ Industries Inc. / [trademark symbol] Registered Du Pont Trademark / * Trademark of / DHJ Industries, Inc."
Reverse: "Du Pont / Reemay [trademark symbol] / 100% Spunbonded polyester / flame-retandant finish / comfortable -- because it 'breathes' / retains its body and shape -- long wearing / dries quickly -- stays smooth - needs no ironing / it's strong - won't fray, unravel, split, tear / swirl pattern construction gives it a unique / appearance / to shorten: just cut with scissors ... garment won't unravel! / Reemay [trademark symbol] / is processed, furnished and dis- / tributed by DHJ Industries Inc. / 16 E. 34th St., N.Y., N.Y."
The Texas Fashion Collection holds two identical examples of this dress, from the same donor. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30330/
Hat in modified renaissance style of black crochet net. Flat, circular crown of net gathered under crown from temples draping to shoulder length. Inside hatband of black grosgrain.
Designer's label on inside hatband: " Lilly Dache Paris 78 East 58th St. New York" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114946/
Hat of red satin and sequins. The hat is styled as a calotte (also spelled "calot") of dark red satin almost completely covered in sequined floral appliques. Irregular lower edge, following the outline of the appliques. Lined in black paper (?) and satin, and with an inner hatband of black grosgrain ribbon. A small stitched mark on the band indicates the front of the hat, and a small applied white ribbon bow is set at back.
Designer's Label: "Lilly / Daché / Paris New York". Label is large, extending across the inside of the hat, the "Paris", most of "New" and all of "York" are cut off. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39216/
- Calotte Hat
Calotte style hat covered in dark green/black feathers, overlaid with floral appliques of black beading. Lined in black satin, edged with a thin band of dark jersey material and with an inner hatband of black grosgrain ribbon.
Designer's label inside: "Lilly / Daché / Paris New York". Label is large, extending almost from edge to edge across inside of crown. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39220/
Glove of pale blue-gray cotton with green undertone. Hands have seams on outside; running stitch of same color; wrists widen and dip in V shape on thumb side; pinkie finger side of wrist features a large scalloped edge.
Label sewn in right glove: "Gloves / Designed by / Lilly Dache", with "7" in a circle indicating size. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc38130/