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Texas Fashion Collection
- Ensemble - Coat, Blouse, and Skirt
A) Coat of cream and taupe/brown herringbone wool. 3/4 length with deep fold-down, rounded collar. Four patch pockets with button flaps (2 at chest level and 2 at hip level). Double-breasted with 10 round-top taupe buttons and bound buttonholes. Long set-in sleeves with 5 button closing down sleeve ends. Lined in taupe silk.
Designer's label at center back neckline: "Norell"
Retailer's label at right inside seam: "Neiman-Marcus"
Retailer's label at left inside seam: "Rich's / Specialty Shop"
B) Skirt of cream and taupe/brown herringbone wool. Top of skirt is 4" band of silk; no waistband. Left side zipper with hook & eye. Knee-length. Lined in dark gray silk.
Designer's label in lining near hem: "Norman Norell / New York"
Union Label: "702651"
Handwritten style number label: "18877 205-8".
C) Blouse of brown wool knit. Long, fitted sleeves with zippers at sleeve ends. Stand-up, mandarin style collar. Zipper closure at center back. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330439/
- Ensemble - Dress, and Belt
B) Shift style dress of black wool. Short set-in sleeves. Stand up collar. Below knee length. Side welt pockets and four belt loops of self. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Lined in black silk.
Retailer's label at center back neckline: "Sakowitz / Houston"
C) Belt of black leather. 3/4" wide with rectangular buckle covered in self. Stamped on back "12 127" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc402553/
- Ensemble - Dress and Stole
a) Dress of white linen. Bias cut bodice with one shoulder strap on left with 1/2" tie of self. Right side zipper. Slightly gathered skirt; below knee length. Lined in cream silk crepe.
Combined designer's/retailer's label: "Norman Norell for Neiman-Marcus"
b) Stole wrap of red silk linen with white linen on reverse. Rectangular, 33 cm x 146 cm. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc402480/
Hat of light beige fur felt. Domed crown with wide, folded brim. Two bows of self under the back rim. Headband of light gray grosgrain ribbon. Unlined.
Designer's label at inside headband: "Miss Dior / Created by / Christian Dior"
Stamp on inside crown: "Helios / Body Made in Italy" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283713/
- Men's Pants
Man's olive green cotton corduroy pants with no waistband or pockets. Metal hook front closure. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30168/
- Men's Shirt
Men's button front bright pink. orange. blue and green multi-colored ocean print Irish cotton shirt. Wide dog's-ear collar. Long sleeved. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30167/
Pair of pumps of mottled light brown/tan reptile skin. The shoes are designed with a rounded toe and squared-off vamp/instep. The edge of the upper has a border of small holes backed with black leather. The thick, chunky heel is covered with a black reptile leather, and flares to the base.
Designer's label stamped inside: "Andrew Geller"
Retailer's label stamped inside: "Neiman-Marcus"
Handwritten inside: "4 1/2 B / 628 380 / 461323G" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc87007/
Pair of shoes of navy blue leather. The shoes are designed with square toes and dark leather uppers. A wide rectangular panel of navy blue simulated reptile skin extends from the toe, up the vamp, below an oval cut-out in the vamp, and up the instep to create a tongue. The 2 1/4" high heel is covered with same blue leather, and tapers to base.
Maker's label stamped inside: "Esprit"
Stamped inside: "Leather upper & Sole / Other Mat'ls Man-Made"
Handwritten inside: "5 M 0320109 / A AA 37122 5" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc87002/
- Skirt Suit
Suit of gold silk gaberdine.
a) Jacket of gold silk gaberdine. Single-breasted, waist-length jacket has notched collar. Long sleeves with one 7/8" button with bound button hole at lower edge. Two 7/8" buttons with bound buttonholes as closure. Lined in gold silk.
Designer's label at back neckline: "Norman Norell / New York"
Retailer's label at back neckline: "Marie Leavell"
b) Skirt of gold silk gaberdine. Knee length; A-line; slightly gathered into 1" waistband. Two large front patch pockets. Left side zipper with two hook & eyes on waistband. Slits at side seams at hemline. Lined in gold silk.
c) Webbed belt of same fabric attached to skirt. 1-3/4" wide. Self covered buckle.
Stamp on reverse: "10 Norman Norell" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330357/
- Skirt Suit
Two-piece wool suit in brown and cream wool twill check.
a) Jacket of brown and cream wool twill check. Single breasted with three circular brown plastic buttons and bound buttonholes; notched collar. Long sleeves with three smaller matching, functional buttons and bound buttonholes. Side flap pockets with welts. Lined in brown silk.
Designer's label at center back neckline: "Norell"
b) Skirt of matching brown and cream wool twill check. A-line with 1-1/4 inch waistband. Center back opening with zipper and two hook & bars on waistband. Lined in brown silk. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc402560/
- Skirt Suit
Burgundy wool two-piece suit.
A) Jacket of burgundy wool with notched shawl collar and long sleeves. Double-breasted with six plastic, black circular buttons at front in two rows of three and three bound buttonholes; large covered snap on inside neckline. Princess seaming. Each sleeve with a line of six buttons at cuff and bound buttonholes. Fully lined in burgundy fabric.
Designer's label at center back neckline: "Norell"
B) Skirt of same heavy burgundy wool with slight gathers into waistband. Above the knee length; A-line. Slit pocket on each side. Left side zipper closure hidden within pocket and concealed by three hook-and-eyes at top of pocket and four hook-and-eyes in waistband. Lined in burgundy fabric.
Designer's label at center back: "Norman Norell / New York"
Care label on side seam near zipper: "Do Not Use / Steam Iron"
"Front" label to mark front of skirt digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330526/
- 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/
Coat of royal blue and dark magenta striped silk with matching belt.
A) Coat of royal blue and dark magenta striped silk. Double breasted with 10 1-inch gold with inlaid mother-of-pearl buttons and 5 bound buttonholes. Bermuda collar. 3/4 length sleeves with 3" band cuffs. Two large patch pockets at sides. Lined in navy silk. Four large, covered snaps supplement closure. Coat has been altered by stitching front closed at lower portion of opening to form a "dress".
Designer's label at center back neckline: "Norman Norell / New York"
B) Covered belt in matching royal blue and dark magenta striped silk. Three inches wide with self covered, rectangular cinch buckle. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330388/
Dress of black wool knit. Knee-length, with rounded, jewel neckline. Sleeveless with high shoulder yoke. Princess seaming. Center back closure with 5 large circular black plastic buttons and several hidden snaps; bound buttonholes. Lined in black fabric.
Designer's label sewn inside skirt lining: "Norman Norell / New York".
Retailer's label sewn at inside back left near closure: "Lou Lattimore / Dallas" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461774/
Bright red/orange wool dress and coat ensemble from 1st collection.
a) Coat of bright red/orange wool. Long sleeves and collared neckline. Double breasted with large, covered snaps on inside as closure. Two pockets formed from panels on coat. Lined in red acetate.
Designer's label at inside, back neckline: "Jean Marie Armand / Paris / Made in France"
b) Dress . Bracelet length sleeves and jewel neckline. Knee length. Center front zipper. Hourglass shaped front panel forms pockets at left and right. Lined in red acetate.
Designer's label at inside, back neckline: "Jean Marie Armand / Paris / Made in France" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc286926/
- Evening Dress
Evening dress of black silk crepe with jewel neckline, and three-quarter length sleeves; completely hand embroidered in turquoise, white and gold paillettes; knee-length. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30109/
Hat of light brown leather printed with dark brown "squiggles". The domed crown is surmounted by a circular button covered with same leather. Around base of crown is a narrow band of same leather, tied, with trailing ends. The wide, floppy brim bends downwards. Unlined, with the leather is backed with a felt-like material. Inner brown grosgrain ribbon hatband.
No labels in the hat. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc305338/
- Platform Heels
Platform heel in red and white floral print on black ground. Shoes designed as open-toed pumps set on high platform at front, with wide band across vamp, open sides, and sling back which springs from a wide "Y" shaped strap. High, chunky heels taper slightly to base. Shoes covered with all-over print of large stylized flowers of red and white on a black ground.
Designer's label inside: "Andrea Pfister / Paris"
Marked on sole: "a / Made in Italy" and "35 1/2" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114944/
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/
- Shell Top
Shell top of yellow silk gaberdine. Sleeveless with mandarin collar. Center back zipper. Lined in yellow silk. Unhemmed bottom. No labels. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461849/
Pair of sling-back shoes of hot pink brocade. The s hoes are designed with gently pointed toe. The toebox is of a single piece of brocade, cut in a slight wave from toe to instep, and sewn to create "petal" effect. Sling-back strap of same fabric, fastening at back of heel. Heel modified Louis style, tapering to base.
Designer's label stamped inside: "Salvatore Ferragamo / Florence / Italy"
Stamped on sole: "Hand made in Italy"
Handwritten inside: "DM 845 / 788 4 1/2B" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114934/
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/
- Beach Clogs
Pair of beach clogs of wood and fabric. The wooden platform soles are "foot shaped", and secure to feet with a wide strap of striped cloth which passes through the sole at instep and ties at top of instep. Fabric is striped in black, yellow, red, white, and yellow.
Printed label affixed to sole: "Gymnastic"
Stamped on side: "6" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114849/
- Bolero Jacket
Bolero style evening jacket of off-white silk with clear beads and rhinestones. Long sleeves. Collarless with single hook & eye closure. Three dimensional beaded flowers trimming jacket and cuffs.
Designer's label: "Boutique / Christian Dior / Paris / Made in France"
Style number stamped on designer's label: "652551" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc115014/
Coat of camel-colored wool flannel. A-line; double breasted style with a round collar. There are 8 brown, circular plastic buttons center front with four bound buttonholes. Closure reinforced with large covered snap at neckline. Two vertical welt pockets at each side. Long, set-in sleeves. Lined in matching silk.
Combined designer/retailer label at center back neckline: "Norman Norell for Bonwit Teller" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330462/
- Dinner Gown
Dinner gown of red velvet. The full-length dress is of deep red velvet, embroidered in black to form an all-over pattern of "fish scales". Neckline is rounded, higher in front than back, and has full-length sleeves with a modified leg-of-mutton effect at the shoulders and zipper closures at wrists. The bodice is seamed, and has a natural waistline. The neckline, waistline, and upper part of sleeves/shoulders are edged in black cording/braid. Skirt is slightly gathered into the waistline braid. Center back zipper closure with hook-and-eye closure at neck. Small panel lining front of bodice at bust, the rest of the gown unlined.
No label sewn in garment, but retains original paper tag: obverse: "Vera Maxwell / Original"; reverse: "Vera Maxwell / Original / Fibre Content / 100% Wool / Style 121 / Size [blank] / Mat. [blank] / Account No. [blank]".
This gown is one of the "Dance Hall Girl" dresses from Ms. Maxwell's Southwest American Collection. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30090/
Dress of navy blue wool crepe. Knee- or slightly below length. Rounded neckline, sleeveless, with wide straps. Two slit pockets at front, with large rectangular edges of same fabric. Center back closure of 5 large navy blue circular plastic buttons and 3 hidden snaps. Lined in navy blue silk.
Designer's label: "Norman Norell / New York" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc402558/
- Ensemble - Jacket and Dress
A) Dress of orange silk with white embroidered polka dots. Sleeveless. Wide, rounded/modified bateau neckline scooped lower in back. Gathered waist, A-line skirt, knee length with two side seam pockets. Center back lapped zipper closure. Bodice lined in orange silk. Skirt lined in cream silk.
Designer's label at center back seam near hem: "Norman Norell / New York"
B) Jacket of orange silk with white embroidered polka dots. Jewel neckline with mandarin collar. Three-quarter length set-in sleeves. Center front opening with three over-sized ivory silken looped "pompom" buttons. Bound buttonholes. Two snap closures at neckline and two hook & bar closures at hemline. Lined in orange silk.
Designer's label at center back neckline: "Norman Norell / New York"
Retailer's label below designer's label: "Howard Wolf / Dallas New York"
C) Belt of ivory satin ribbon. 2-1/2 inches wide with 3/4 inch fraying at ends. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330485/
- Evening Ensemble - Jacket and Dress
Evening ensemble of heavy pink Alaskine silk/wool blend, consisting of a jacket and dress.
The jacket is a cropped, bolero style, with rounded neckline and short sleeves. It has a center front opening with single hook-and-eye at throat. The sleeves, neckline, opening, and hem are edged in band of pink and crystal beads and rhinestones. Scattered over the surface of the jacket are clusters of pearl, crystal, and silvered beads. The matching dress is full-length, with an Empire waist. It is sleeveless, with very slight scoop at front neckline, and a deep rounded scoop to mid-back at back.The straps are heavily beaded with pink and crystal beads and rhinestones. The 4-gore A-line skirt gathers slightly into bodice. The dress has an inner pink nylon(?) sheath lining.
The jacket labels are: Retailer's label: "R.S.V.P. / Neiman-Marcus"
Designer's label, underneath retailer's label: "Gino Charles"
Size label: "8"
The dress labels are: Designer's label: "Gino Charles"
Origin label: "Made in the British / Crown Colony of Hong Kong"
Size label: "8" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc402501/
No Description digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc38038/
Hat of printed polyester/synthetic fabric. Cylindrical crown with slight domed top, and short, sloping brim, both covered with same fabric printed with "windows" design, some with central images of drums, harps, guitars, roundels, etc. Two bands of same fabric are sewn under brim to extend down and back to connect at back of wearer's head to secure hat. Inner green grosgrain ribbon hatband. Hat lined in dark olive green fabric.
Part of uniform for Braniff International Airways flight attendants.
Label inside at hatband: "Adolfo II / New York Paris".
Designer's signature in print: "Emilio" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc277108/
Hat of plastic-coated paper. The hat is of novelty design, with a square crown of flame pink/orange with faint stripes/brick pattern, which is open along the vertical corners. The mostly-oval brim of the same material is set off-center, widest part from side to side, but with more brim at front than back. At front left, the brim extends and detaches from hat to hang down at side. At end of extension is cluster of petal forms made of the same material and a white version of same material. Around the base of the crown is a "hatband" formed of dense clusters of the same petals. The underside of the brim is of the flame pink/orange, while the inside of the crown is white. Around the inside base of the crown is a band of white grosgrain ribbon.
Designer's label inside at base of crown: "Sue Dooley / Dallas" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114844/
Slouch hat of plastic-coated paper. The high, cylindrical crown is of aqua blue, with "squashed" sides. At base of crown is think neon orange hatband tied with bow at right side near front. Medium-wide brim of pale green curves out and down, and is decorated with concentric bands of stitching. Edge and underside of brim faced with same blue as crown. At back of hat, under brim at edge, is a small bow of the orange neon material. Inside of crown is lined(?) with the pale green of the upper part of the brim. Around inside base of crown is band of white grosgrain ribbon.
Designer's label at inside back of lower edge of crown: "Sue Dooley / Dallas" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114846/
Hat of printed polyester/synthetic fabric. Cylindrical crown with slight domed top and short, sloping brim, both covered with same fabric printed with "windows" design, some with central images of drums, harps, guitars, roundels, etc. Two bands of same fabric are sewn under brim to extend down and back to connect at back of wearer's head to secure hat. Inner green grosgrain ribbon hatband. Hat lined in dark olive green fabric. Part of uniform for Braniff International Airways flight attendants.
Label inside at hatband: "Adolfo II / New York Paris".
Designer's signature in print: "Emilio" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30083/
Jumpsuit of pink, yellow, green and blue horizontal striped paper. The full-length rayon fiber remay paper pantsuit has olive green, pink, blue and tan stripes. Bodice is sleeveless, empire style, with with high rounded neckline and narrow spread collar, with stripes going horizontally. There is a center back zipper closure from the neck to hip-level. Pants are full-length, wide legged palazzo pants with vertical stripes. The pant legs are slit from the hem to mid-calf, and are unhemmed. The piece is lined in a white rayon fiber paper cloth.
Retailer's label at inside left beneath the collar: "Change-In-Time / Boutique / Dallas, Texas". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30035/
- Kipper Tie
Wide kipper tie of large stylized paisley designs in yellows and gold on a blue field. Blue is somewhat faded from the original shade. The tie has a tag on reverse marked "Brent" and with the logo for Montgomery Ward.
The creation of the kipper tie, a form of extra-wide necktie known for bright colors and patterns, is credited to British designer Michael Fish. He brought out the earliest ones in the 1960's.
This example was a gift to the donor by his maternal grandmother, Mary Kathleen King Miller (1898-1969). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30325/
- Skirt Suit
Two-piece suit of dark orange knit.
A) Jacket of dark orange wool gaberdine. Double-breasted with princess seaming and a large cape collar. The full-length straight sleeves each have three circular black buttons and bound buttonholes. The opening at front has two vertical rows of 4 black circular buttons and a hidden snap closure at upper right. Attached to the jacket are four black patent leather belt carriers to support the accompanying thin black patent leather belt. Fully lined in black silk satin fabric.
Designer's label at inside at back collar: "Norell"
B) Skirt of dark orange wool gaberdine. Knee length with a 2" wide waistband into which the skirt gathers. Two slit pockets at side seams, one of which conceals zipper closure and line of snaps and hooks-and-eyes. Fully lined in orange/red fabric.
Care label sewn below waistband at inside front: "Do Not Use / Steam Iron"
C) Belt of black patent leather. 1/2" wide with rectangular self covered buckle.
Reverse stamped: "Charming / Belts" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330453/
- Aviator's Cap Hat
Hat in the form of a white leather Aviator's Cap. The domed ovoid crown is made in six triangular sections, and has straps which extend down and buckle under the chin with two oval gilt metal links. The cap is lined with black satin, and has an inner black grosgrain ribbon hatband.
Designer's label: "Adolfo / New York Paris"
Retailer's Label: "Amen Wardy / El Paso Texas" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc286812/
- Beachwear Ensemble - Bikini and Coverup
Beach ensemble consisting of bikini and coverup.
The bikini top and bottom are of jersey printed with a modern art design of greens, pink and red stripes. Top has ties that go up and behind neck, and bands that reach around to back and secure with metal clasp. At front, between the cups along top edge is a non-functional tie made of piping made from the jersey material. Bikini bottom is low-cut. The coverup is of light chiffon, possibly silk, with swirling stripes in the same pattern as bikini. It is sleeveless, has a boat neckline, and rounded hemline.
The pieces of the ensemble have various tags:
In bikini top: "12"
In bikini bottom: "Emilio Schuberth / Roma / Fabricato in Italia"; Made in Italy / Exclusively for / Neiman-Marcus"; "Made in Italy"; "12"; Helanca / Filanca / Marche Int. Dep."
Stamped near hem of coverup: "Enzo Mari Per / Fio / Rio"; Sewn in tags: "Fio / Rio"; "Emilio Schuberth / Roma / Fabricato in Italia".
Pattern designed by Enzo Mari (b. Novara, Italy, 1932).
From the original Carrie Marcus Neiman Foundation collection assembled by Stanley and Edward Marcus. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30036/
- Belt And Buckle
Belt of finished black leather having a large openwork chrome buckle designed as letters spelling out "PEACE", within a rectangular frame. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30326/
- Body Suit With Tunic
Ensemble consisting of two pieces. Base garment is a light green knitted silk jersey bodysuit with over-length sleeves and legs. Zipper closure from throat to lower back at center back, with one hook-and-eye closure at top of zipper. Over the bodysuit is a tunic/tabard formed of two long rectangular panels of black silk with white printed polka dots all over. There are thin "straps" simulated at shoulders where panels meet, and a slightly rounded neckline. The panels are sewn at left side for 17 cm. below arm and open the rest of the length. On right side are three snaps and one hook-and-eye closure. The left shoulder is sewn shut, while the right side opens with hook-and-eye closure. The panels are lined in shocking pink silk.
Label in bodysuit: At inside left back, just beside zipper: "Rudi Gernreich".
Labels in tunic/tabard: At back inside, just below neckline: "Neiman-Marcus / Trophy Room"; At front inside, just below neckline: "Rudi Gernreich" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30029/
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/
- Breton Hat
Modified Breton style hat of hot pink straw with high crown covered with light blue, pink, gold purple and orange silk. Wide rolled-back brim. Lined.
Retailer's label on inside hatband: "Sanger Harris / Dallas"
Size tag to left of designer's label. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc277029/
- Cloche Hat
Cloche-like hat of brown felt velour. Brown grosgrain ribbon hatband forms double bow in front. Unlined with brown grosgrain ribbon inner headband.
Label on inside headband: "Genuine / Velour"
Union label to right of content label digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc286852/
- Day Dress
Day dress of red wool knit. Above-knee length. Dress has a high band collar and long cuffed sleeves. Two large patch pockets at hips. Center-back zipper. Red lace band inside at hem. Partly lined in red acetate(?).
Designer's label: "Norman Norell / New York"
Tie belt of same material, 3/4" wide. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330496/
- Day Dress
Day dress of white fleece. Princess style; knee length. Sleeveless with jewel neckline. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Side slit pockets with two gold tone brooches decorated with two circles of white pearls and a center flower of clear rhinestones. Upper bodice of dress lined in white fabric.
Retailer's label at center back neckline: "Neiman-Marcus" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc402550/
- Derby Hat
Derby style hat of navy blue velour. High, domed 4" deep crown with narrow upward curved brim. Unlined with blue grosgrain ribbon inner headband. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc305372/
Dress of white raw silk and linen blend. The dress is mid-length, with rounded neck and short sleeves. Set in from neckline is a narrow band of red silk with white line print forming a collar with bow at front. The trim is repeated at sleeve hems, and at lower edge of 2 faux pocket flaps at front. The dress is seamed and with short bust darts. Center back zipper closure with hook and loop at neckline. Fully lined in cream fabric.
Designer's label at inside left neckline: "Vera Maxwell / Original" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc87006/
Dress of red wool knit. Above-knee length, dress has a high band collar and long cuffed sleeves. Two large patch pockets at hips, and tie belt of same material. Center-back zipper. Red lace band inside at hem. Partly lined in red acetate(?)
Designer's label: "Norman Norell / New York" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc87065/
Day dress of brown and cream striped linen. Shift style; slightly A-line. Horizontal stripes on front of dress are individually sewn pieces with back of dress solid brown. Rounded neckline; sleeveless. Neckline and armholes edged in brown linen. Center back zipper closure with hook & eye at neckline. Lined in off-white silk. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330416/