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- Skirt Suit
Two-piece wool suit with ivory satin cuffs and collar.
A) Jacket of beige wool. Notched shawl collar faced in ivory satin. Single breasted with two self covered buttons and bound buttonholes. Long sleeves with turned-up cuffs of ivory satin with three small, self covered buttons and bound buttonholes. Fully lined in ivory satin.
Combined designer/retailer label at center back neckline: "Neiman-Marcus Dallas / Traina-Norell"
B) Skirt of beige wool. Slight A-line with 1 inch, tan grosgrain ribbon waistband. Left side zipper with adjustable hook & bar at waistband. Lined in ivory silk crepe. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330459/
- 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/
- Slouch Hat
Slouch hat of dark brown, medium brown and cream paper with high pillbox crown; wide floppy brim. Hat and brim stamped with various "tribal" symbols. Lined in orange and light olive striped material.
Size tag attached to inside hatband: "23" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc277165/
Toque of burnt ocher/light brown wool(?). The cylindrical crown is higher in front, with sides slanting down to back. The top of the crown is domed, but slightly sunken, and ornamented with top-stitching lines radiating from the back center of the top. The sides of the crown have similar horizontal top-stitching. The hat has a dark brown leather band at lower edge, almost a tiny visor in front, which extends inside the sides of crown and emerges in back to form a bow. The hat is lined in medium brown satin, and has an inner brown grosgrain ribbon hatband..
Retailer's label: "Neiman-Marcus / Salon" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc305407/
Toque of black satin. Pillbox-like hat has cylindrical crown, slightly domed, and is completely covered in black satin. At front, near base of crown, is a black satin bow from which rises a spray of black feathers. Interior of crown fully lined in black satin, with a black grosgrain ribbon band at base of crown. Sewn to the inner ribbon band is a plastic comb to secure the hat to the head of the wearer.
No labels. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30134/
Toque of magenta pink velour. Designed as an over-sized pillbox, the hat has a cylindrical crown, flattened at top, embellished at top with magenta beading in a stylized flower-head design, and with scalloped band of beading around the sides of the crown. Below the crown is a thin "inner band" of same velour, slightly inset from crown. The hat is lined in red fabric, and has an inner black grosgrain ribbon hatband laid over an off-white grosgrain band. Retailer's label inside: "Neiman-Marcus". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc402505/
Toque hat of sienna brown beaver fur felt. Black sequins, copper colored sequins, and copper colored beads sewn in floral pattern as trim on front and sides on the lower half of the crown. Unlined, with an inner hatband of sienna brown grosgrain ribbon at inside base of crown.
Label sewn at inside back: "Jan Leslie / Custom Design"
Label sewn at inside back: "The Halle Bros. Co."
Stamped in yellow on inside top: "MONTARA / HB / MADE IN ITALY" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330486/
Toque of dark navy blue felt. The cylindrical crown has a flattened top which extends as a panel slightly above the sides, and the extension is encircled by a muted purple satin ribbon. Unlined, with a black grosgrain ribbon inner hatband.
Designer's label: "Sharon / Originals"
Stamped inside crown: "Body Made In Italy" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc305361/
Toque hat covered in appliqued velvet leaves. The cloche-style hat has a domed crown completely covered with vari-colored velvet leaves/blossoms in shades of pink, red, green, gold, fuchsia, brown, purple, etc. At base of crown is tied a fuchsia velvet ribbon with bow with ribbons trailing at right. Slight brim below ribbon, which extends downwards. The hat is lined in pink/fuchsia lace, and has an inner purple/mauve grosgrain ribbon hatband inside base of crown.
Sewn into inner ribbon hatband is retailer's label: "Stern and Mann / Millinery.
Received with a period white-painted wooden hat-stand. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39202/
- Toque Hat
Hat in toque style of black and tan rough straw. Braids of straw interwoven. Lined in black net.
Retailer's label on inside headband: "Montaldo's" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc277073/
- Toque Hat
Toque style hat of black felt. Bow of self on right. Unlined with black grosgrain ribbon headband.
Designer's label: "Anita Pineault / Made in Canada"
Crown stamp illegible. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc286810/
- Toque Hat
Toque style hat of black fur felt with long, narrow black and white feather encrusted with rhinestones which drapes off the right side. End of feather is encased in same felt and protrudes through top of hat. Inner hatband of pink grosgrain ribbon. Unlined.
Designer's/retailer's label on inside headband: "Frank Olive / for / Neiman-Marcus" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283709/
- Trilby Hat
Trilby hat of black velvet. Designed with a sculpted crown, more vertical at back and sloping at front and sides, with slight dome at top, the hat has a narrow brim at front angled somewhat downwards, while at sides and back the brim curves upwards sharply. Top-stitching accents running up center front of hat, along top, along back facing of brim, and along edge of brim. Underside of brim is faced in same velvet, while the crown is unlined. Inner black grosgrain ribbon hatband.
No labels. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330539/
Turban of printed fabric. The turban is made from fabric printed with blue, red and brown ocher ducks and white cattails on a navy blue background. The turban is lined in dull red mesh, and has an inner hatband of dark blue grosgrain ribbon.
Designer's label sewn to inner hatband: "Bes-Ben / Made in Chicago". Beside designer's label is model number label: "720"
Accompanied by a single short hatpin with square multi-colored glass head. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc38105/
Turban of printed fabric. The turban is made from fabric printed with lemon yellow, pink, black, and white geometric forms and arcs. The turban is lined in yellow mesh, and has an inner hatband of black grosgrain ribbon. Attached to the inner band are two small plastic combs to secure the hat to wearer's head.
Designer's label sewn to inner hatband: "Bes-Ben / Made in Chicago".
Accompanied by a single short hatpin with wrapped head. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc38107/
Turban of light beige fine net with tiny beads(?) worked into the mesh. The hat is layered, and slightly pleated along the length. At back is a bow of same material, and at front is an ornate rhinestone set brooch of light green and brown stones forming a starburst design. Inner off-white grosgrain ribbon hatband.
Designer's label inside: "Lilly Dache Paris 78 East 56th St. New York" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc286818/
Turban in multicolored silk organza. The body of the turban is made of pleated silk organza in stripes of pink, blues, purple, and coral. Lined in a dark beige net, with matching grosgrain ribbon inner hatband. At either side are attached small plastic combs to secure hat to wearer's head.
Designer's label: "Irene of New York" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39214/
Turban style hat of black satin. Lined in black net with two combs at sides for securing hat to wearer's head. Black grosgrain ribbon inner headband.
Retailer's label on inside headband: "Made exclusively for / Bergdorf / Goodman / On the Plaza - New York" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283676/
Turban style hat of black suede. Lined in white satin.
Retailer's label: "Neiman-Marcus" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc286855/
- Wedding Kimono
Woman's uchikake kimono of off-white damask silk with background pattern of stylized cranes in diamond frames. The full-length kimono has long sleeves, and is embellished with gold and silver couched embroidery throughout of large leaf forms on upper part of garment, and of geometric shapes on lower part. The kimono has a rolled and padded hem, which reveals the red silk lining. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330437/
Cloche hat of tan milan straw. The high crown is slightly dished, and narrows to brim, with wide band of tan/very pale green grosgrain ribbon at base with large "bow" at side. The straw brim is down-turned. The crown has an inner brown grosgrain ribbon hatband.
Designer's label sewn to inner hatband: "Roger Heim / Made in France Paris", and retailer's ribbon sewn just above designer's label: "Made in France for / Neiman-Marcus". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc38045/
- Cocktail Dress
Cocktail dress of beige wool crepe with faux black Astrakhan. The below-knee-length dress has a slight cowl neckline and bloused effect on the bodice and short sleeves. The full skirt is cartridge pleated into a wide band of black wool faux Astrakhan at slightly dropped waist. Dress has center back zipper on lining, connecting to outside of dress at waistline; blouse portion closes at center back with 8 covered snaps and 3 hook-and-eyes on neckline. Lined in cream organdy.
Designer's label at center back seam: "Christian Dior - New York, Inc."
Retailer's label to left of designer's label: "Neiman-Marcus"
Union label on side of seam opposite retailer's label. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501356/
- Day Dress
(A) Day dress of heavy black silk crepe. Mid-calf length. Rounded neckline, the upper bodice formed as a wide circular panel that becomes shoulders. "Waistline" of skirt starts across at armpits, and hangs down with 4 gore full bias skirt. Center back opening with three 1" circular self-covered buttons and bound buttonholes. Unlined
Combined Designer's / Retailer's label at inside seam of skirt near hem: "Neiman-Marcus dallas / Traina-Norell"
(B) Tie belt of self attached to dress. 1-1/2" wide with pointed ends digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461877/
- Day Dress
Day dress of white linen in sheath-style. Sleeveless with wide, rounded neckline. Closure at back neckline with two "caviar buttons," large domed buttons covered in small round white beads and bound buttonholes. Belt of self fabric is attached to dress and also trimmed with two "caviar buttons" and bound buttonholes. Lined in cream colored silk.
Combined retailer and designer label at side seam hem:"Neiman-Marcus Dallas / Traina-Norell". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330429/
- Day Dress
Day dress of blue silk shantung with black flecks and black linen embellishment.
A) Dress - Street length, with high rounded neckline, and 3/4 or longer sleeves. Neckline with three concentric bands/borders, each with a button making them look as if they should unbutton. Outer and inner bands of the blue/black shantung, inner band of black linen. Buttons of each band are same fabric as that band. A-lline skirt with "pleated placket" at front. Narrow blue/black thread belt loops at sides. Center back zipper, with hook and thread loop at top of collar. Unlined.
Combined designer/retailer label in lower part of skirt: "Irene / Exclusively for / Neiman-Marcus"
B) Belt. Narrow leather curving belt faced with the blue/black silk shantung, with large rectangular covered buckle.
Stamped on reverse: "10 9524" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc853224/
- Ensemble - Dress and Coat
A) Brown sheath dress of lace with floral motif, heavily hand beaded with tiny brown beads. Mid-length, scooped neckline, deeper in back. Sleeveless, with narrow straps. Slightly shaped hem. Inner brown satin lining sheath.
Design house's label inside: "Mingolini Gugenheim / Piazza di Spagna 9-91- Roma"
B) Brown sheer organza coat, mid-length, shawl collar, center front opening fastened by belt. mid-length sleeves. Leather belt built into waistline, covered with organza, the hook buckles covered in brown beading as dress. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc286803/
Head ring of royal blue satin with braided effect. Blue veil meets at top of open crown and falls over entire hat with chenille dots decorating front of veil. No labels. Two combs at sides for securing hat to wearer's head. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc276975/
Hat of black felt. Styled similar to a fedora, the medium-height crown is rounded at top, and encircled at base by a wide black grosgrain ribbon, folded over at sides, and with multilayer bow at back. Medium-width brim is somewhat floppy, generally sloping downwards. The hat is unlined, with inner black grosgrain ribbon hatband.
Retailer's label inside: "Saks-Fifth Avenue"
Stamped in gold on inner hatband: "Made for / Saks-Fifth Avenue / New York" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc402544/
- Picture Hat
Picture hat of finely woven black straw. The low, domed crown is encircled at base by a 1" black velvet hatband. The wide, circular brim of the same straw is edged in a narrow band of black velvet and has a slightly wavy rim. The brim is overlaid by black tulle; at the front is a cluster of artificial flowers of pinks and peach silk organza and velvet, and sprigs of smaller flowers. The hat is unlined, with an inner black grosgrain ribbon hatband.
Designer's label inside: "Model / Mr. Iaan / Vancouver, B.C.", with a tiny artificial violet blossom attached to top of label. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461846/
- Pillbox Hat
Pillbox hat of off-white straw and dark taupe twill trim. The short, cylindrical crown is woven of wide off-white straw, edged with a wide band of twill ribbon of dark taupe. Inside crown is inner hatband of brown grosgrain ribbon. Attached to the inner band are two small plastic combs to secure hat to wearer's head.
No labels in item.
Accompanied by a short hatpin with brown wood(?) head. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc38057/
- Pillbox Hat
Hat of black straw. Styled as a pillbox, the low crown is cylindrical with a flattened top. The crown sits within a second "layer" of crown, which curves under and forms an inner ring which sits on the head, leaving the outer edge of the crown somewhat cantilevered. At the front of the hat, between the outer and inner edges of the crown, is a bow of the same black straw. The hat is lined in black fabric, with an inner hatband of black grosgrain ribbon at inside base of inner crown. A small white bow is affixed to the inner hatband to indicate the front of the hat.
Designer's label sewn inside crown: "Lilly / Daché / Paris New York / Young Modes" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39239/
- Pillbox Hat
Pillbox hat of royal blue velvet. The low, cylindrical crown has a flattened top with a self-covered domed button at top center, and one large horizontal "tuck" around the side forming two sections. The whole is overlaid with a navy blue net veil. Lined in black, with a black grosgrain ribbon inner hatband.
Maker's label inside: "Arlington / Hats / Dallas" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc402496/
Pumps of deep brown alligator leather. The shoes are designed with pointed toes, rounded at tips. The high, modified French heels taper from top to bottom, flaring slightly at base.
Designer's stamp in both shoes: "Design par / Evins ... à Paris"
Handwritten maker's notation in each: "FR 131A / 7AA"
Handwritten notation: "#41821" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503764/
- Cape Dress
Dress of heavy beige wool tweed in the form of a modified cape.
A) Dress inspired by Norell's capes. Mid-length, with rounded, jewel neckline. Slit openings for arms. Two large patch pockets at front. Center back closure with 5 large circular self-covered buttons, bound buttonholes, and two hidden snaps at collar. Opening stops 14" from lower hem. Lined with beige silk crepe.
B) Slip of beige silk crepe. Mid-length. Wide shoulder straps with square neckline. Center back zipper closure with hook & eye.
Combined designer's/retailer's label sewn inside at back near hem, above split: "Neiman-Marcus Dallas / Traina-Norell". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461773/
Coat of black, purple and white shepherd's check wool. Single breasted with 3 large, circular plastic buttons with bound buttonholes. Bias cut collar with 2" stand at center back. Front and back yokes. Long sleeve with matching, single buttoned cuff with bound buttonhole. Two patch pockets. Lined in black silk.
Combined designer/retailer label at center back neckline: "Neiman-Marcus Dallas / Traina-Norell" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330519/
Coat of leopard(?) and mink. Below-knee length coat of leopard fur, with long sleeves. The shawl collar, center front opening, lower hem, and cuffs of the sleeves are edged with black mink. Two slit pockets at front hips. Fully lined in dark cream silk(?) brocade with gold pattern similar to an Indian sari. Embroidered monogram at inside right: "MER".
Designer's label at inside back collar: "Ben Kahn" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503750/
- Cocktail Dress
Cocktail dress with black, cotton knit bodice and full, chocolate brown silk faille skirt. Bodice has long sleeves with zippered wrists. Center back zipper closure with hook & eye. Stand up, mandarin collar. Bodice forms V at center front, gathered waist. Lined in black organdy with built in petticoats of black tulle. Six inch wide black grosgrain petersham at inner waist with 5 large hook & eyes.
Combined designer/retailer label on inside seam of skirt towards hem: "Norman Norell for Neiman-Marcus" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330538/
- Day Dress
a) Day dress of gray silk douppoini. Straight silhouette that falls loose in back. Elbow length set-in sleeves. Jewel neckline with placket that runs around neckline and down center front opening with 4 self covered buttons and bound buttonholes supplemented with a snap at the neckline. Street length. Back lined in gray silk.
b) Slide belt of white crushed leather with oval buckle covered in self. Belt fits into slits at side seams of dress so that back hangs loose and is belted across front. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc402577/
- Day Dress
Day dress of rose floral print silk shantung with dropped waist and gathered skirt. Cherry printed trim at neckline, sleeves, and dropped waistline. Cherry trim at dropped waist ties in bow. Bateau neckline. Short kimono style sleeves in yolk. Center back buttoned closure with five self fabric covered round buttons. Dropped skirt lined in cream silk. Size 12.
Combined retailer and designer label: "Neiman-Marcus Dallas / Traina Norell". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330346/
- Day Dress
Day dress of black silk shantung with white polka dots. Scoop neckline; short sleeves with inverted pleats at padded shoulders. High, pleated waist falls to full, knee length skirt. Attached 3" belt of same closes in back with 4 hook & eyes and is trimmed at front with two large circular black buttons and bound buttonholes. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Lined in black silk shantung with built-in petticoat of white tulle.
Designer's label: "Galanos"
Retailer's label: "Neiman-Marcus" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc795233/
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/
A) Daytime sheath-style dress of natural silk with bateau neckline. Sleeveless. Fly opening at center back neckline with two large abalone buttons with bound buttonholes reinforced with snaps. Two large patch pockets placed low on hips which wrap around side seams from front to back. Knee length. Fitting darts at bust. Lined in natural colored silk.
Combined retailer and designer label: "Neiman-Marcus Dallas / Traina-Norell"
B) Matching 4 inch wide belt of self fabric. False closure on front right trimmed with two large abalone buttons. Closure at front left with two matching buttons. Bound buttonholes. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330411/
Monastic Dress of red and black floral printed cotton. The dress is street-length, with natural shoulders, long sleeves and a high scoop neckline. At the waist is a black leather belt which passes through the garment at the sides, allowing the sides of the dress to be loose and flowing. The belt has a snap closure, and is designed to look "tied" at front.
Also referred to as a Trapeze dress.
Dress has two labels sewn inside at back of collar. Designer's label: "Claire McCardell Clothes / by Townley" and Retailer's label: "Neiman-Marcus"
Belt has stamped in white on the back: "10 Claire McCardell 608"
From the original Carrie Marcus Neiman Foundation collection assembled by Stanley and Edward Marcus. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30030/
Dress in sheath style of navy blue linen. Neckline is high and straight in front with wide, scooped back with 3/4" shoulder straps. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Lined in navy organdy.
Designer's label at center back seam near hem: "Christian Dior - New York, Inc."
Retailer's label at center back seam near hem: "Neiman-Marcus"
With accompanying stole, double sided with one side of matching navy linen and reverse of green linen. Open ends; 16" wide. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501344/
Dress in shirtwaist style of black and white vertical striped velvet with black patent leather belt (missing). Long, set-in sleeves with zippered ends. Large, Puritan collar and cuffs of white, stiffened organdy. Calf length. Center front opening with eight 3/4" circular, black plastic buttons with bound buttonholes and snap at neckline. Bow of self at collar. Unlined.
Combined designer/retailer label on left inside seam near hem: "Neiman-Marcus Dallas / Traina-Norell" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330528/
- Ensemble - Coat Dress and Skirt
Ensemble consisting of a charcoal gray wool tweed coat dress and skirt.
A) Street dress of charcoal gray wool tweed. Center front opening with eight large, circular, black plastic buttons and bound buttonholes. Three quarter raglan sleeves. Turndown collar. Yoked shoulders slightly gathered in back. Below knee length. Lined in black silk faille.
Retailer's label at inside back neckline: "Neiman-Marcus"
B) Skirt with waist panel of black silk and lower panel of charcoal gray wool tweed. Skirt is slightly gathered where waist panel meets lower panel. Overall effect is of a straight skirt. Center back opening with two hook & eyes on waistband as closure. Lower portion of skirt is lined in same black silk as waist panel.
Retailer's label on inside center back seam of lining: "Neiman-Marcus" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330476/
- Ensemble - Jacket and Dress
Ensemble of a dark grey wool mohair consisting of:
A) Jacket in boxed style. Single breasted with three large, circular, horn buttons and bound buttonholes; notched collar. Bracelet length, set-in sleeves. Lined in dark gray silk.
Designer's label at inside center back neckline: "Made in France / Boutique / Christian Dior / Paris " and stamped on label: "10118"
B) Dress. Sleeveless, with shallow, wide rounded neckline. Natural waist with an A-line over skirt and with under skirt of dark gray silk and 7" hemline of matching wool creating a tiered or multi-layer look. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Skirt lined in dark gray silk and bodice lined in black organza with black grosgrain ribbon petersham and black silk noil support structure. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501378/
- Ensemble - Jacket and Dress
Short cocktail or informal dinner ensemble of green silk brocade with woven design in tiny gray/blue floral pattern.
The fitted short jacket has a natural waistline slightly gathered at front, princess seams front and back, and cap sleeves. V-back, with open throat neck-line. Round collar trimmed with brown mink fur. 3/4 length dolman sleeves, 5 self-covered buttons at center front. Green faille lining.
No labels in jacket.
The dress of the same fabric is mid-calf length, and has a square neckline with small V cut in front and tucks at corners of square, back neckline V that matches front V. Short cap sleeves with underarm rectangular gusset. Three small pleats at left and right of natural waistline. Center back zipper with hook and eye closure. Lined as jacket.
Retailer's label at left inside seam inside skirt: "Neiman-Marcus"
Retailer's label that acts as "modesty weight" at center front inside of neckline, 4 inches long: "Neiman Marcus"
The dress has a belt covered in same fabric, lined with leather. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503774/
- Ensemble - Jacket, Blouse, Skirt, Belt, Hat
Ensemble consisting of:
A) Jacket of black and white gingham cotton check. Bracelet length sleeves. Side front opening with 7" button extension. On left side front, there are two large circular black plastic buttons at waist and one at top button at neckline flap closure; bound buttonholes. Peter pan collar starts at piping edge of left side front and right side front. Two flap welt pockets. Back with inverted box pleat which starts open at neckline and goes to 2" above waist where it is stitched together. Side back shoulders have flanges which are basted down at bottom.
Collar's, pockets', cuffs', front to back flanges hemline's and front opening's edges all bound in black satin bias tape. Lined in smaller cotton gingham check.
Designer's label at inside center back neckline: "Galanos"
B) Blouse of black and white, small gingham check. Center front opening with 2 (+ 1 missing) black circular plastic buttons supplemented with snaps and hook & eyes. Fitted, flared waist . Sleeveless. Collarless, slightly scooped neckline which forms a V in back. Neckline, sleeve openings and center front opening trimmed in black satin. Lined in fine white net.
Designer's label on inside left seam: "Galanos"
C) A-line skirt, street length, in black and white gingham cotton. Narrow waist of black grosgrain. Left side zipper. Lined in cream colored silk.
d) Contour belt covered in black and white gingham check. Square buckle covered in same. Three holes. Back in light tan leather.
Stamped: "Galanos Originals / Beverly Hills"
e) Hat of quilted black and white gingham check. Black satin headband ties in knot on right. Crown in smaller check than brim. Brim piped in black satin and slits at right beneath headband knot. Lined in alternating triangular sections of large and small gingham check.
Designer's label on inside hatband: "Galanos / 935 (handwritten)" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283773/
- Evening Dress
Evening dress of black and white satin. Long torso fitted top. Sleeveless, with wide boat neck of black satin. Zipper down the back. Full harem skirt of black, white, and grey striped and dotted silk with one large black satin bow at hip line and another bow of same at the hem of the short, "balloon" style skirt.
Designer's label at left inside seam: "Boutique / Christian Dior / Paris" and "Made in France". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114831/