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  Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
 Decade: 1950-1959
 Collection: Texas Fashion Collection
Headband

Headband

Date: 1955?
Creator: unknown
Description: Headband of black grosgrain braid with black veil extending over front.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Headband

Headband

Date: 1955?
Creator: unknown
Description: Headband hatlet made of black straw bow alternating with black silk bow in layers. Veil with chenille balls in diagonal pattern.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Headband

Headband

Date: 1955?
Creator: Phyllis Ann
Description: Headband of ivory silken fabric. Two layered bows form decoration with ivory veil. Designer's label on inside of headband: "Phyllis Ann / original"
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Headband

Headband

Date: 1955?
Creator: unknown
Description: Headband of pink velvet ribbon in bow design with streamers down back. Comb for securing headband to wearer's head.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Headband

Headband

Date: 1955?
Creator: unknown
Description: Headband of bright green satin covered in green coque feathers embellished with rhinestones and veil.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Headband

Headband

Date: 1955?
Creator: unknown
Description: Headband of ivory satin trimmed with matching coque feathers curling off of side.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Headband

Headband

Date: 1955?
Creator: unknown
Description: Headband covered with ivory colored embroidered, swirled lace flowers. Lined in net with grosgrain ribbon.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Headband

Headband

Date: 1955?
Creator: unknown
Description: Headband of white silk faille with bow of self on top. Comb for securing hat to wearer's head.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Petti-Hoop

Petti-Hoop

Date: 1955/1965
Creator: Ru-Nell Manufacturing Co. (Yorkville, Georgia)
Description: Petti-hoop of steel hoops within a white cotton petticoat. A modified form of cage crinoline consisting of three graduated steel hoops that open with snaps that fit within horizontal pockets of the full-length petticoat. Petticoat has gathered waist and eyelet lace at hem. Maker's label sewn in: "Petti-hoop / Created by / Ru-Nell / Pat Pend #494517" Size label, "10". The Ru-Nell Manufacturing Co. was founded by Fred Poole in 1935 in Yorkville, Georgia, USA. The company was named after his wife Ruby, and his oldest daughter Nell. Originally producing chenille bedspreads, they began to manufacturing "Petti-hoops" after their daughter Dorothy was unable to find a petticoat/hoop set to wear for a Southern Bell Ball in the 1950's. Ruby Poole designed the first one, and it became so popular that they went into production. Later they were produced as wedding gown underpinnings.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Pillbox Hat

Pillbox Hat

Date: 1955
Creator: Green-Field, Benjamin B.
Description: Pillbox hat of black velvet. The cylindrical hat has a flattened crown with four clusters of 5 beaded spheres each along the top edge. The bottom edge of the crown is gently scalloped, and edged with small tubular beads. The crown is lined with black satin, and has an inner hatband of black grosgrain ribbon along the inside lower edge. Attached to the inner hatband on one side is single plastic comb (mate missing) to help secure hat to wearer's head. Designer's label inside crown: "Bes-Ben / Made in Chicago"; hand-written tag sewn in: "582"
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design