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 Country: United States
 Collection: Texas Fashion Collection
Hatlet

Hatlet

Date: 1960
Creator: Green-Field, Benjamin B.
Description: Hatlet of black velvet with beads and cut-steel butterflies. Black velvet hatlet, the slightly domed openwork crown formed by three "teardrop" shapes of black velvet edged with black beads, connected at the points, and connected at bottom edges with short curved black velvet "bridges" also edged with black beads. In each of the teardrop sections is set a large black stamped metal "cut steel" style butterfly. Evidence of black net veil, now missing. Interior of crown lined with black felt, and with two plastic combs to secure hatlet to wearer's head. Designer's label: "Bes-Ben / Made in Chicago". Model number label(?): "649" Gift of Mrs. William S. North.
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Hatlet

Hatlet

Date: 1960
Creator: Green-Field, Benjamin B.
Description: Hatlet of brown plastic tubing. Hatlet formed of a spiral of twisted brown plastic tubing. The shallow, dished crown has four large bows of the same tubing spaced along the edges, with the "ends" pointing upwards. The hatlet has a brown net veil, with pieces of the brown tubing worked into some of the intersections. The inside of the crown is lined in brown mesh, and edged in brown velvet piping. Two plastic combs, one at each side, are inside crown to secure hatlet to wearer's head. Designer's Label: "Bes-Ben / Made in Chicago".
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Hatlet

Hatlet

Date: 1960
Creator: Green-Field, Benjamin B.
Description: Hatlet of green velvet, artificial flowers and crystals. The circular crown formed of an open ring covered with velvet, embellished with a dense covering of velvet and silk artificial flowers and with scattered crystals/rhinestones. The hatlet is overlaid with a fine green net/veil. The underside of the hatlet is lined in green mesh and edged with green velvet. Two small plastic combs are attached by elastic combs, to secure the hatlet to wearer's head. Maker's label sewn to underside of hat: "Bes-Ben / Made in Chicago".
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Hatlet

Hatlet

Date: 1960/1965
Creator: Green-Field, Benjamin B.
Description: Hatlet of blue embroidered appliques. The irregularly-shaped skull-cap is formed of stiffened blue mesh with a wired edge covered in dark navy blue velvet. Over the surface of the hatlet are applied navy blue embroidered appliques of coiled braid and French knots. Stray threads indicate the hat probably had an overlaying net/veil, now missing. Underneath the hat are attached two small plastic combs to secure hatlet to wearer's head. Designer's label sewn inside hat: "Bes-Ben / Made in Chicago", and a second, hand-written label indicating the style(?): "346".
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Hatlet

Hatlet

Date: 1960
Creator: Green-Field, Benjamin B.
Description: Hatlet of light orange straw. The hat is formed as an openwork bow made of a ribbon of woven light orange straw. The bow curves to fit the shape of the head, with all edges trimmed in orange glass beads. Two small plastic combs are attached to the underside of the hatlet to secure it to wearer's head. Designer's label sewn to underside of hatlet: "Bes-Ben / Made in Chicago"; and hand-written style label "620"
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Hatlet

Hatlet

Date: 1960/1965
Creator: Green-Field, Benjamin B.
Description: Hatlet of beaded openwork. Hatlet in calot (also spelled "calotte") style formed as an irregularly shaped openwork skullcap of stiffened mesh completely covered in small brown beads. Around the lower edge of the skullcap are protruding sections, shaped as stylized lobed leaves, covered with same brown beads and with many stiffened loops of smaller brown beads. Hatlet lined in stiff brown mesh and edged with thin strip of brown velvet. Designer's label inside hatlet: "Bes-Ben / Made in Chicago". Gift of Mrs. William O. Hunt, of Finders Keepers, Chicago, Illinois.
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Hatlet

Hatlet

Date: 1960
Creator: Green-Field, Benjamin B.
Description: Hatlet of black faille and velvet. In the form of a modified fillet or bandeau that sits atop head and extends from ear to ear, the hatlet is formed of a pair of curved segments of black cotton faille with black beaded edging that cross and are "tied" with a band of black velvet, giving the effect of a black velvet bow edged in beads. Lined in black velvet, which is visible at front where edges curve upwards. Attached black elastic string in back to secure to wearer's head. Stray threads suggest hat may have had a veil, now missing. Designer's Label: "Bes-Ben / Made in Chicago". Gift of Mrs. Meg Gordon, Chicago, Ill.
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Hatlet

Hatlet

Date: 1960
Creator: Green-Field, Benjamin B.
Description: Hatlet of black velvet. Main section of hatlet formed as a black velvet skullcap, with large black velvet bow in front with 7 large stiff black velvet loops at each side. Interior lined in black mesh and edged with black grosgrain ribbon. At either side is a small plastic comb to secure hat to wearer's head. Designer's label inside crown: "Bes-Ben / Made in Chicago" Gift of Mrs. R.I. Ross, through the Chicago Historical Society.
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Hatlet

Hatlet

Date: 1960
Creator: Green-Field, Benjamin B.
Description: Hatlet of white plastic/vinyl tubing. Hatlet formed as an openwork ring with overlapping/crossing ends. Applied to the ring are three large bows made of the same tubing, set so that the trailing ribbons point upwards. Ring is lined in stiff white mesh and edged with a thin band of off-white velvet. At either side is attached a small plastic comb to secure hatlet to wearer's head. Designer's label: "Bes-Ben / Made in Chicago". Gift of Mrs. Ann Lee Ross.
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Headband

Headband

Date: 1960
Creator: unknown
Description: Headband of black velvet with back veil. Black feathers at right side with 1 clear rhinestone at base of feather cluster. Retailer's label: "Neiman-Marcus"
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Jeans

Jeans

Date: 1960/1969
Creator: Wrangler
Description: Pair of commercially produced Wrangler denim jeans that were found in the southern Rocky mountains across from Red River, New Mexico in the late 1960's. The pants had been bleached in irregular patterns by the sun, and had various worn and torn places. After discovery, the Wranglers were embellished with red velour fabric pieces to cover some of the worst structural damage, and with a commercially available embroidered butterfly patch added below waistband at center back. Labels: Evidence of rectangular tag having been sewn on right-side back pocket. Both back pockets have "W" stitching; Fly button engraved "Wrangler"; Tag sewn inside fly: "Wrangler / 30 x 34 / Sanforized / Made in U.S.A."; Zipper pull stamped "Gripper Zipper" and "Pat Pending"; Marked on left front pocket, inside pants: "GDW"
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Little Girl's Dress

Little Girl's Dress

Date: 1960~
Creator: unknown
Description: Little girl's dress in red, white, and blue cotton print. Large animal print on yoke. Empire waist with smocking. Front panel of dress is red and white gingham with patch pockets of matching animal print. Back panel of dress is red and white polka dot fabric. Gathered ruffle sleeves of animal fabric. Row of lion animal fabric trims hemline of front panel of skirt. Center back closure of three snaps. Unlined.
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Man's Jacket

Man's Jacket

Date: 1960/1995
Creator: unknown
Description: Man's jacket in Japanese ghee style. Black basket weave double-faced fabric of heavy cotton. Exterior with red and white accent stripes on shoulders running down the 3/4 length sleeves, and horizontally around lower part of coat. On collar, running down front are white Kanji characters. Center front opening with no fasteners. On back is single large Kanji character in white on red circle with white border. Design on inside is printed into fabric, of ladder, fire with smoke, and water running down. Retailer's label inside: "Kimono Shop / Honolulu / Made in Japan" Content/size label inside: "100% Cotton / Made in Japan / Small"
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Mini Dress

Mini Dress

Date: 1960/1969
Creator: Galanos, James
Description: Mini dress of chartreuse wool knit. Sleeveless with squared armholes; knee length. Princess seams with slit side pockets. Zipper closure at back left seam with hook & eye. Additional closure of 3 hook & eyes on left shoulder. Lined in matching silk crepe. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Galanos" Retailer's label at left side zipper: "Neiman-Marcus"
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D'Orsay Pumps

D'Orsay Pumps

Date: 1960~
Creator: Herbert Levine
Description: 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
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Pajama Set (Body Suit and Wrap Skirt)

Pajama Set (Body Suit and Wrap Skirt)

Date: 1960/1969
Creator: Pulitzer, Lilly
Description: Pajama set of navy blue and orange abstract printed nylon jersey. Fabric has "Lilly" signature in print. Set consists of: A) One-piece body suit. Short, with large pointed collar. Long sleeves with 2" cuffs and self-covered button with tailored buttonhole. Center front opening of 5 self-covered buttons and loops. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Lilly Pulitzer / 100% Nylon / 32 RN20690" Retailer's label below designer label: "Neiman-Marcus" B) Circular wrap skirt of same fabric. Full length. Narrow 1" waistband with snap closure. Designer's label at side seam: "Lilly Pulitzer" and fiber content and size on back.
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Pants Suit

Pants Suit

Date: 1960/1969
Creator: Norell, Norman
Description: Pants suit in navy blue silk with satin weave horizontal stripes. A) Blouse. Long, set-in sleeves with 2 self-covered buttons and bound buttonholes on 2-1/2" cuffs. Pointed collar and a center front opening that forms a low V neckline closed with two snaps. Unlined. Handwritten tag at center back neckline: "Deborah / 769" B) Pants in harlow style. Full length with extra wide legs. Center back zipper closure with hook & eye and 2-1/2" waistband. Navy silk lining swing tacked to the bottom of the pants hem. Handwritten tag at center front waistband: "Deborah / 769"
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Picture Hat

Picture Hat

Date: 1960/1969
Creator: Florence
Description: Picture hat of natural straw. The domed crown is encircled at base by a wide band of cream grosgrain ribbon with bow at right side. Around the crown, but not on the bow, the ribbon is edged at top with black. The wide circular brim curves upwards from base of crown, then curves down to edge. Unlined. Inner cream grosgrain ribbon hatband. Label sewn to inner hatband: "Florence ... / Dallas"
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Picture Hat

Picture Hat

Date: 1960/1969
Creator: Henry's (Dallas, Texas)
Description: Picture hat of natural straw. The low, domed crown is encircled at base by a wide band of lime green grosgrain ribbon with large bow with trailing ends at back right and two trailing ends at left. The wide, circular brim is turned up at left edge. Unlined. Inner hatband of black grosgrain ribbon. Maker's (retailer's?) label sewn to inner hatband: "Henry's / Originals / Dallas". Henrys has been identified alternately as maker or retailer.
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Picture Hat

Picture Hat

Date: 1960
Creator: Henry's (Dallas, Texas)
Description: Picture hat of straw. The domed crown is of natural-colored straw, ringed at the base with a line of artificial daisies with white petals and yellow centers, affixed to a band of off-white grosgrain ribbon. The broad oval straw brim is set off-center, and edged underneath with a double line of daisies around most of the brim, and a single line of daisies at back. The crown is edged inside with an inner hatband of white grosgrain ribbon. Label sewn to inner hatband: "Henrys / Dallas". Henrys has been identified alternately as maker or retailer.
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Picture Hat

Picture Hat

Date: 1960/1969
Creator: Adolfo
Description: Picture hat of navy blue horsehair material. The high, domed crown is encircled at the base by a wide band of navy blue grosgrain ribbon and has an over-sized dark blue silk flower with artificial stems and leaves set at front. The wide brim is plain, turned back on itself at the edge to form a wide band of double-thickness. When worn, the brim hangs down forming conical shape, but when laid down, brim flattens. Hat is unlined with an inner hatband of dark blue grosgrain ribbon. Designer's label sewn to inner band: "Adolfo / New York"
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Picture Hat

Picture Hat

Date: 1960/1969
Creator: Adolfo
Description: Large picture hat of navy blue straw. The high, domed crown is encircled at the base by a wide band of navy blue grosgrain ribbon, and has an oversized dark blue silk flower with artificial stems and leaves set at front. The wide brim is plain, turned back on itself at the edge to form a wide band of double-thickness. When worn, the brim hangs down forming conical shape, but when laid down, brim flattens. Hat is unlined, with an inner hatband of dark blue grosgrain ribbon around inside lower edge of crown. Designer's label sewn to inner band: "Adolfo / New York".
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Picture Hat

Picture Hat

Date: 1960/1969
Creator: John, John P.
Description: 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.
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Picture Hat

Picture Hat

Date: 1960~
Creator: unknown
Description: Picture hat of dark navy blue fine straw. The low, slightly domed crown is of the type referred to as a "pancake", somewhat flattened and very low. The wide, circular brim is of same fine woven dark navy blue straw, curving slightly downwards. Inner stiffened ring structure of the same straw, forming hatband of hat, extending below brim. Retailer's label inside: "Neiman-Marcus"
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