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  Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
 Collection: Texas Fashion Collection
Breton Hat
Modified Breton hat of natural straw cloth with beige grosgrain ribbon as hatband and around edge of crown. Lined in cream colored satin. Designer's label: "Jan Leslie / Custom Design" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc277052/
Hat
Calotte style hat of gray organdy. Folded and woven fabric gives turban effect. Beige netting with ends tipped in beige grosgrain for ties. Satin lining with flower pattern. Maker's label on inside back of crown: "Styled by / Janet" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114981/
Pumps
Pair of D'Orsay pumps of pink leather. The shoes have cut-away sides and rounded toes. The toebox and heel uppers of pink leather, with pink leather strap from heels to secure around ankle with small oval gilt metal buckle. 3 1/4" high stacked wooden heel tapers to base. Stamped leather label inside: "Joan & David Too / Made in Italy" Stamped on sole: "Made in Italy / Vero Cuoio / 8 1/2" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc86963/
Hat
Lady's gray felt hat. Styled along the lines of a fedora, the gray felt crown is basically cylindrical with dished top and some shaping to provide a front "prow". Set at top edge of crown at back is a bow of matching gray felt ribbon. Around the base of the crown is a wide band of matching grosgrain ribbon as hatband. The shallow brim is set off-center, wider at front and sides than back. Brim curves down. Inside of hat is unlined, but has inner hatband of cream grosgrain ribbon. Maker's stamp on inner hatband: [Coat of arms] Stetson / Fifth Avenue" Retailer's stamp on inner hatband: "W. A. Green Co. / Dallas, Tex." Size tag sewn to inner hatband: "22 1/2" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39102/
Picture Hat
Picture hat. The hat is of natural woven Milan straw, forming a wide shaped brim that curves downwards to the edges. Brim is rounded in front, flaring out slightly to back and forming two projecting lobes at back. Around brim is a band of woven straw for strength. Very low cylindrical crown, slightly domed. Around crown is twisted gold velvet band forming bow with trailing ribbons at back. Inside base of crown is off-white grosgrain ribbon band. Sewn into inner ribbon band is label: "John Frederics Inc. / New York", "Made In America". Label has three rhinestones sewn to it, and has two small green ribbon bows at opposing corners. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30124/
Pumps
Pumps of tan suede. The shoes have a pointed toe and a 3" high, narrow heel shaped as a modified Louis heel. Designer label: "Charles Jourdan / Paris / Made in France" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc87079/
Pumps
Pair of pumps of black faille. The shoes are designed with rounded toe and plain uppers. At top of vamp is large circular plaque of black faille edged in rhinestones and with rhinestone circular ornament at lower edge. Modified Louis heel. Designer's label inside: "Charles Jourdan / Paris" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114941/
Boots
Pair of black suede boots. Over-calf-height square-toed boots lace up front, with 3 rows of eyelets at bottom and 15 hooks above. Block heel is covered in black suede. Lined in off-white kid leather and with a rubber and leather sole. Impressed in rubber sole: "Made in France". Stamped on lining inside: "Charles Jourdan / Paris" and "8 1/2 2A 468069 LE" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30221/
Platform Lace-Up Sandals
Pair of platform sandals. Silver leather covered black plastic(?) sole with silver metal lace and cords. 4" spike set-back heel. Marked in relief on sole of each shoe: "Made in France". Anonymous gift to the Texas Fashion Collection. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30024/
Platform Sandals
Pair of platform sandals. Shoes have gold kid leather upper, the vamp knotted. Black patent leather covered soles and heels. 4 1/4" high block-style set-back heel. Written on inside of back strap on each shoe: "5 1/2 B 342440". Stamped on each shoe: "Charles Jourdan / Paris" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30172/
Pumps
Pair of deep wine red leather pumps. Shoes have a V-throat on vamp and are edged with thin bands of taupe leather around vamp and along outside panel ending in a triangular shape. 3 1/2" Continental set-back heel almost a stiletto, but wider and more oval in cross-section. Stamped in each shoe: "Charles Jourdan / Paris" and "Orient". Stamped inside each heel: "39 B / 63586 E". Stamped on sole: "Leather / Leder / Cuir / Made in / France" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30220/
Gloves
Pair of ladies' gloves. The "hands" are of pale brown with white fabric, possibly a silk/cotton blend. Seamed on inside, they have 3 darts on back of each hand done with dark brown stitching. At wrist on each side is a v-shaped extension which joins to the "cuff", which is of light brown cotton with yellow tones. The scalloped edges of the "cuff" and semi-circular sections on the back of each are piped in dark brown fabric. The "cuffs" are styled as a wrap dress, with an overlap at back of wrist. The overlap has a single cylindrical button of black plastic designed to appear carved with three notches in the side revealing pale green/yellow below and at ends. Manufacturer's tag inside gloves: "Kayser, 52 * Reg / Made in Germany / 6"; Stamped in lining by tag: "Kayser 52". The gloves are accompanied by the original paper care tag: "WASH / GLOVES / ON HANDS / Use almost cool / water and a pure / mild soap. We re- / commend PALM- / OLIVE BEADS. Do / not rub. After wash- / ing take gloves off / rinse thoroughly in / cold water. Pull / lengthwise wrap / and squeeze in / towel. Then stretch / into shape and / leave to dry / KAYSER / The Name on every pair / Made in Germany / Trade Marks / Rege Krussig." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc38131/
Ensemble - Coat and Skirt
Ensemble. Coat and matching skirt (not shown) of woven upholstery-weight fabric with stylized floral and geometric designs in burgundy and blue/black on a creme ground. Coat is mid-length, flaring slightly to hem, with long sleeves and a center-front opening. The opening, hem, and cuffs are all trimmed in a curly "lamb's wool" died burgundy to match the pattern. Fully lined in burgundy silk(?) With separate sash/belt. Labels in coat: Designer's label "Anne Klein" with lion logo; Dallas, Texas retailer's label "Marie Leavell". Not shown is skirt in matching fabric, mid-length, with no trim. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30196/
Hat
Hat in modified cloche style of tan and brown felt. Crown is formed by three bands of tan felt with circle at top. Small, asymmetric, tan brim is topped in brown and is topstitched. Two-toned hatband forms curl off of side. Lined. Manufacturer' stamp on inside crown: "Knox / Fifth Ave. New York" Size tag on inside headband at back: "Designed to fit a 22" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114982/
Hat
Hat of violet felt trimmed with lighter colored edge stitching. Upturned brim on one side. Purple feathers decorate crown. Crown has folds. Designer's label: "Ko San / New York" Union label under designer's label. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114924/
Boots
Pair of boots or "High Button Shoes" of black leather. The shoes, designed with rounded toes, button closed along outer side, with 14 domed black glass buttons on each shoe. The low, stacked heels are rounded at sides and back, and are curved at front, and taper slightly to base. Maker's label stamped inside: "The Krippendorf / Dittmann Co. / Cincinnati" Stamped on sole: "3 36" Stamped inside: "36 3 14522" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc86985/
Calotte Hat
Calotte hat of lavender straw cloth encircled with velvet violet flowers around edge of crown. Veil of lavender net. Edge of hat trimmed in lavender velvet. Unlined. Manufacturer's label: "L & B Karo / New York" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114955/
Hatlet
Hatlet of blue gray feathers. The crown is formed as a partly curved bird's wing, enclosed at back and arcing across the head from ear to ear. The back part of the hat is of fine feathers, closely set, while the front of the hat is made of long feathers set parallel, pointing towards the front of the hat. The under-structure is wired to retain its shape, and the crown is edged with a blue gray grosgrain ribbon and lined with blue fabric. At front of hat is a pale blue gray netting veil with scattered crystals. A black elastic cord is attached to the inner sides of the hat to help secure it to the wearer's head. Maker's label sewn inside crown at back edge: "L and B / Karo / New York" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc38127/
Raincoat
( At left) Raincoat of black vinyl. The modified A-line coat is of short length, extending to just at or below the knee, and has long sleeves. Center-front opening is secured with 3 silver/chrome clip closures, one at the rounded neckline and two at waist. There is one patch pocket at the right hip. The coat is fully lined in synthetic with vertical stripes of pink, green, blue, violet, and red on a black ground. Manufacturer's label inside at center back just below neckline: "La Flaque / de Paris". At right inside side-seam is a Union Label. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30086/
Raincoat
Raincoat of navy and white horizontal striped patent vinyl. The A-line coat is of short length, extending to just above the knee, and has long sleeves. Center-front opening has wide overlap, and is secured with 4 snaps. There are two side-seam pockets, and a red vinyl belt with square buckle. The coat is fully lined in dark maroon/purple/red taffeta. Coat has single label: "La Flaque / de Paris". Belt has repeated stamped on reverse: "Excel / Backing Guaranteed Wash or clean / as garment" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30139/
Pumps
Pumps of black alligator. The shoes have a rounded toe, and 3" high heel. Lined in taupe leather. Designer's label stamped inside: "Chanel" and "Made in Italy" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc115015/
Pumps
Slingback pumps of red satin with gold metallic leather at pointed toe. The shoes have a 3" high square spike heel, and are lined in gold metallic leather. Back straps has square, textured gold-colored metal buckle on outside of foot. Designer label: "Chanel / Made in Italy" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc115027/
Pumps
Pumps of black velvet. Peep-toe shoes have heavy antique-style gold embroidery across vamp and sides. Ankle straps of black velvet with gilt metal buckles encrusted with clear rhinestones. Black leather inner lining. 3 1/2" spike heel covered in black velvet. Black leather soles. Inlaid cloth label inside each shoe: "Ralph Lauren / Collection" Stamped on sole of each shoe: "Ralph Lauren / Collection / Made in Italy"; "B / 8" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39035/
Hat
Black felt wide flat brimmed hat with shallow crown trimmed with black grosgrain ribbon tied in a double bow at one side. Brim edged with black silk. Label on inside hatband: "Paris / Le Chapeau Chic / New York" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114832/
Hat
Hat of gray fur felt. The low, rounded crown is made of gray beaver(?) fur felt over a structure of woven straw. Brim is of same felt, and appears narrow in front, but rolls under and extends back under crown. At sides and back, brim curves upwards, and then back downwards to extend under crown. Along sides and back of crown is section of gray grosgrain ribbon which projects through the upturned brim at back and becomes a large bow with trailing ends. There is an inner hatband of gray grosgrain ribbon around the edges of the brim where they meet the inside base of the crown. Attached to the inner hatband is an elasticized cord to secure hat to wearer's head, and attached to the front brim underside is a plastic comb to secure hat to wearer's head. Maker's label sewn to inner hatband: "Legroux Soeurs / 4 Rue Cambon Paris / Made in France". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39141/
Picture Hat
Picture hat of fine, black straw. Black silk cording as hatband with two tassels. Brim rolled under. Black elastic band for securing hat to wearer's head. Unlined. Designer's label on inside hatband: "Jan Leslie / Custom Design" Size tag to left on designer's label: "22" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc277002/
Pillbox Hat
Hat of white straw cloth and navy blue felt. The modified pillbox style hat has a slightly conical crown with rounded top of white straw cloth. The lower section of the crown is edged with a wide dark navy blue velvet band. At one side of crown is an applied ornament resembling a snail, consisting of a tightly coiled spiral of white cording that extends up and out, branching into two parts. Near the branching are two rhinestone set spheres, one on each branch. Inside of crown is lined in white fabric, and edged with an inner dark navy blue grosgrain ribbon hatband. Attached to band are two small plastic combs to secure the hat to the wearer's head. Designer's label sewn to inner hatband: "Jan Leslie / Custom Design". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc38094/
Jeans
Pair of jeans. Commercially manufactured Levi Strauss & Co. denim blue jeans which have been bleached to white, then disassembled and reassembled with embellishments of multi-color crewel embroidered fabric and glass beads. Jeans have two front pockets and two back pockets, front zipper fly and button at waistband. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30328/
Pumps
Pair of metallic leather pumps. Shoes of textured pink or rose metallic hue with silver undertones, edged in black velvet on vamp and around peep-toe. Slingback, fastened by black rhinestone-accented buckles. 3 1/4" spike/stiletto heels covered in the same leather. Each shoe marked inside vamp: "4 1/2 M 4311-SLW / 26080". Stamped on left shoe: "Herbert Levine / Fine Shoes"; Stamped on right shoe: "Neiman-Marcus". Stamped on both "Hand / Lasted". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30157/
Pumps
Pair of black satin pumps. Shoes inspired by 1920's design, with a squared-off toe. Vamps have sections of black ribbed elastic on sides, and a central section at top with a row of four black plastic circular non-functional buttons along each edge. 2 1/2" modified boulevard heel covered in black satin. Written inside each shoe: "5 1/2 aa / D4827". Stamped on lining of each shoe: "Herbert Levine". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30230/
Evening Shoes
Pair of evening shoes of purple satin. Designed with pointed toes, the shoes have three paired rhinestone-set stripes running across the toes: the first with a stripe of black and yellow, the second with a stripe of black and red, the third with a stripe of black and green. High spike heel covered in matching purple satin. Maker's mark stamped inside: "Herbert Levine" Retailer's label stamped inside: "Neiman-Marcus" Handwritten inside: "4B 7889 H9913-4LR" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc277061/
D'Orsay Pumps
Pair of D'Orsay pumps in black ribbed silk. Styled with the sides cut-away, the shoes are designed with pointed toes, having toebox and heel of ribbed black silk similar in texture to grosgrain ribbon or corduroy. Across instep is flat bow of black silk grosgrain ribbon with rhinestone-set buckle along outer side. The stiletto heels are set under, and taper to base. Maker's label inside: "Herbert Levine" Retailer's label inside: "Neiman-Marcus" Handwritten inside: "5 1/4 A 1613-7LJ / 56672 digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc277014/
Pumps
Pair of pumps of cream crepe faille silk. Designed with a rounded toe, the shoes have a large applied bow/rosette of same fabric at center of instep. Low heels taper to base. Maker's mark stamped inside: "Herbert Levine" Retailer's mark stamped inside: "Neiman-Marcus" Handwritten inside: "7aa / 6327C" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114773/
Pumps
Pair of pumps of pale green metallic lamé. The shoes are designed with pointed toes which are squared-off at the tip, and a squared vamp. The stiletto heels are covered in same fabric, and flare slightly to base. Maker's label stamped inside: "Herbert Levine" Retailer's label stamped inside: "Neiman Marcus" Handwritten inside: "6 AAA 7913-52D / 25269" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114837/
Pumps
Pair of black leather pumps. The shoes have rounded toes and an inset almost square panel of tan suede across vamp, and large black silk bow across instep. 2 1/2" high chunky heels taper slightly to base. Stamped in shoes: Maker's label: "Hand Stitched in Italy for" "Herbert Levine" Retailer's label: "Made in Italy for / Neiman-Marcus" Partly illegible stamp inside: "...hand made..." and "9 1/2 AA / YVO" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114751/
Pumps
Pair of sling-back pumps of blue leather. Shoes have pointed toes, and cut-away sides and back. Secured with thin straps extending from sides of toecap to sides of heels, and with strap across back of heels which secure with small rectangular buckles. Across vamp is applied narrow black patent leather strip which ties in a bow at top of toebox. Stiletto heels covered in blue leather. Designer's label stamped inside: "Herbert Levine" Retailer's label stamped inside: "Neiman Marcus" Handwritten inside: "5B 2.921472 / 42994" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114752/
Pumps
Pair of pumps of tan leather. Shoes are designed with round toe, and plain upper. Block heel, rounded at back, is of a clear Lucite or acrylic plastic, and tapers to base. Maker's label stamped inside: "Herbert Levine" Retailer's label stamped inside: "Neiman-Marcus" Handwritten inside: "9aa / 63076 / 1.42428L" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114930/
Pumps
Pair of pumps of beige leather. The shoes are designed with a square toe and plain uppers with a large bow at vamp formed of a twist of the same leather. Heels covered in same leather, tapering to base. Designer label: "Herbert Levine" Retailer Label: "Amen Wardy / El Paso Texas" Handwritten inside: "7 1/2M / 30030" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc115010/
Pumps
Pair of pumps of yellow patent leather and acrylic or Lucite. The upper of the shoe is of muted yellow patent leather, with rounded toe and squared-off vamp. Heel is of clear acrylic or Lucite, rounded at back, and tapering slightly to base. Designer's label stamped inside: "Herbert Levine" Retailer's label stamped inside: "Neiman Marcus" Handwritten inside: "9aa / 71329" Handwritten/incised into leather of sole: "Zodiac" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114755/
Pumps
Pair of pumps of blue suede. Shoes have pointed toes and are lined in a blue/gray leather. 3 1/4" high stiletto heels of black leather, flaring slightly at base. Designer's label stamped inside: "Herbert Levine" Retailer's label stamped inside: "Shoes / Nordstrom's / Portland - Seattle" Handwritten inside shoe: "8AA H5101 / 25218" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114756/
Pumps
Pair of pumps of reddish brown leather. Shoes have gently pointed toes, and stitched detail around top edge of upper. 2 1/5" high stiletto heel covered in same leather. Designer's label stamped inside: "Herbert Levine" Retailer's label stamped inside: "Neiman Marcus" Handwritten inside: "5 1/2 AA 4222-7L0 / 25266" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114757/
Pumps
Pair of pumps in black calf and black patent leather. The square-toed shoes have a black calf leather toe-box and "tongue", crossed by a wide black patent leather strap at vamp which secures at outside edge with small gold colored buckle. The sides and heel of the shoes are of black patent leather, cut low at sides towards the front. Chunky 2 1/4" high heel, tapering slightly to base, rounded at sides and back, square across front. Stamped inside shoes: Designer's label: "Herbert Levine" Retailer's label: "Amen Warde / El Paso * Texas" Illegible marks handwritten inside shoes. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc115008/
Pumps
Shoes of gold and black floral brocade lined in gold leather. Pointed toe, rounded at tip. Stiletto heel. Designer label: "herbert levine" Retailer label: "Neiman-Marcus Marked with "5B / 25272 / 9313-5LD" on inside of shoes. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114750/
Pumps
Pair of striped satin pumps. Shoes of pintucked satin in blues, greens, cream, pinks, purples, etc., with stripes running across vamp, and vertically up the sides and upper part of heel, and horizontally across the spike. Each shoe marked inside vamp: "7AA A2649". Stamped on left shoe: "Herbert Levine"; Stamped on right shoe: "Neiman-Marcus". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114758/
Pumps
Pair of pumps of clear plastic and beige leather. Designed with a slightly pointed toe, the uppers are mostly of clear plastic, with a beige leather toe-box and heel, and edged in same leather. At instep is bow of same leather band. Low heel tapers to base. Designer's label inside: "Herbert Levine" Written inside: "7a / 65584" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc277008/
Pumps
Pair of pumps of subdued yellow suede. The shoes are designed with a rounded toe, and a narrow band of reddish snakeskin across instep at edge of toe-box, extending at top of instep to create a bow. Plain heel, tapering to base. Designer's label inside: "Herbert Levine" Written inside: "7aa / 47945 / 502-22483-50" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114937/
Shoes
Shoes of red leather with large rectangular accent panel of white textured leather on vamp which curls up from toe and lays over vamp. Stacked chunky heel. Opening piped in black leather. Square toe. Navy blue heel. Designer label: "Herbert Levine" Retailer label: "Amen Wardy / El Paso Texas" Handwritten inside: "7 1/2 M / 30033" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc115011/
Shoes
Shoes of pale yellow fabric with silver "scale" pattern simulating snakeskin. Pointed toes, and silver leather lining in insoles. 3" high stiletto heels covered in same fabric. Maker's label stamped inside: "Herbert Levine" Retailer's label stamped inside: "Neiman Marcus" Handwritten notation in shoe: "5B 7L12.2LH / 33040" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114754/
Sling-Back Pumps
Pair of sling-back pumps of brocade and gold leather. Shoes have toebox of gold and silver on cream brocade cloth, with closed, pointed toes. Across top of toebox is large bow of same fabric, with fringed ends. Extending back from toebox are gold leather straps which connect at sides of heel, and fasten to gold strap which secures across back of heel with small gold buckle. 3 5/16" high stiletto heel covered in matching gold leather. Designer's label stamped in shoe: "Herbert Levine" Retailer's label stamped in shoe: "Neiman Marcus" Handwritten in shoe: "4 1/2 M / 49198 / 6.93144L" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114753/
Sling-Back Shoes
Pair of sling-back shoes of hand-painted leather. The shoes are designed with a slightly pointed toe, cut away beyond toe-box. The single strap fastens at outer edge with a gold buckle. The heel is a modified Spike heel, covered with matching leather. The leather used is painted with a pale blue background on which is an over-all pattern of scrolling framework in beige and dark green, with rosettes, flowers, quatrefoils, etc. in greens, pinks, blues, etc. Maker's label inside: "Herbert Levine / Fine Shoes" and "Hand Lasted" Retailer's label inside: "Neiman-Marcus" Handwritten inside: "6AAA 9214-4L2 / 32769" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114932/