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  Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
 Collection: Texas Fashion Collection
Evening Gown
Evening gown of black rayon velvet; bustle trimmed with ermine tails; column shaped; built-in undergarment with boning; bustle lined in buckram. In box with dress: box with spare tails from Balenciaga. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30144/
D'Orsay Pumps
Pair of D'Orsay pumps of black faille. Large fabric rosette applied at vamp, set with rhinestones. Heel tapers to base. Retailer's label stamped inside: "Chandler's" and "French Room / Originals" Partly illegible marks inside: ".... 4 1/2 B 2984 / 92774 - 213W" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc87001/
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/
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/
Skirt Suit
Two-piece suit of black and ivory plaid wool with black silk blouse. (a) Jacket: Short unfitted jacket of black and ivory windowpane plaid wool; V-neckline with standard notched collar and short lapels.;3/4 length sleeves cut in one with jacket body supplemented by single triangular gusset under arm; lapped centerfront opening with three round, plastic, ivory buttons and bound buttonholes; front has a large pair of faux pocket flaps at lower chest level; fully lined in white silk. (b) Blouse: Semi-fitted short black silk faille blouse with jewel neckline; 3/4 length sleeves are cut in one with blouse body and supplemented by single triangular shaped gusset under arm; centerfront opening laps left over right with four round, black, plastic buttons and bound buttonholes with one snap at neck; folded hem; facings and hem interfaced with black silk organza. Label stitched at bottom of back neck facing. (c) Skirt: Matching plaid semi-tailored, knee length skirt with narrow rolled waistband; slight gathers at front waist; offset left side front zipper closure supplemented by single hook&eye closure on waistband; folded hem; fully lined in white silk. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30115/
Swim Cap
Bathing or swim cap of rubber covered in bright blue synthetic, coarse hair. Courreges copy. Maker's stamp on inside crown: "Kleinert's / Made in U.S.A. / Back" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc305350/
Toque Hat
Toque hat made of brown and beige fur felt with bands of fabric sewn and blocked. Lower band and top of crown in brown with upper band in beige. One safety style pin with two circles of rhinestones and large rhinestone in center as trim. Designer's label sewn inside crown: "Mr. John Jr." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc277007/
Day Dress
Shift day dress of oatmeal crochet knit wool. The mid-length dress is of a seed-stitch knit with Peter Pan collar and short sleeves. The collar, upper lapel edge and sleeves are finished with a single stitch crochet binding/edging. Double-breasted with ten self-covered circular buttons arranged in two vertical rows of five each. Dress opens along left vertical row with a single snap and a single small hidden button and loop to secure upper left of panel under collar. Unlined. Black band inside lower hem. Designer's label inside at back near collar: "Norman Norell / New York". Union label inside at hem, partly hidden by hem: 625687. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330443/
Ensemble - Dress and Coat
Ensemble A) Coat of cream and orange wool gabardine. Approximately knee-length cream wool coat, with rounded neckline. Asymmetrical front opening set to left of center with 5 large circular white ceramic or plastic buttons with bound buttonholes. Long sleeves with orange cuffs buttoning with two matching buttons. Three orange flap pockets - two on right, one on left - with bound slit pocket under flap. Collar, opening, cuffs, and pocket flaps of orange wool gabardine. Lined in cream silk crepe. Designer's label inside at back collar: "Norell". Retailer's label at inside right seam: "Esther Wolf / Houston" B) Dress of bright orange wool gaberdine. Knee-length, with rounded neckline. Sleeveless. Bust darts. Wide straps. Left shoulder with 5 hook-and-eyes closure. Left side zipper at bodice, and second zipper and three hook and eyes at skirt. Skirt slightly gathered at natural waistline. Side seam pockets. Lined in orange silk. Designer's label at inside skirt lining seam: "Norman Norell / New York" Union Label near designer's label. Care label inside at left side seam: "DO NOT USE STEAM IRON" Small label at inside front neckline: "FRONT" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330340/
Evening Gown
Evening gown of silk in light purple floral print against a forest green background. Printed chiffon evening gown in olive greens, brown and lavender. Deep decollete front and back. Fabric looped up on left side for irregular silhouette. Right shoulder covered with gathered chiffon which hangs down to form a long train. Right side zipper. Neckline trim of dark green velvet with bronze braid and sequins. Lined in pink organza and trimmed at hem with matching metallic bronze braid and sequins. Fabric given to Miss Etches by Arthur S. Liberty of Liberty's London. Original design for concert appearances of donor. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc402548/
Hat
Sailor hat of natural straw cloth with wide red velvet band and bow under brim formed as part of hatband. Small brim also has narrow band of red velvet around outside edge on top. Size label: "22 1/2" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc277120/
Hat
Hat of fine red baku straw. Hat resembles a bowler or derby style. Shallow 2" crown, with slightly rounded top. Has 1 1/2" wide slightly squared flat brim. 3/8" wide hat band of self ties in a small bow. Unlined with red grosgrain ribbon inner headband. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc305418/
Hat
Hat of black silk organza. Shallow crown with 5" wide, down-turned brim. Brim covered with large organza overlapping petals. Lined in net with black grosgrain inner headband. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc305332/
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/
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/
Breton Hat
Breton style hat of shiny red straw with pillbox crown. High, rolled back brim almost obscures crown. Red grosgrain ribbon covered button and streamers at center top of crown. Wide, red grosgrain ribbon forms hatband around crown. Unlined. Retailer's label on inside hatband: "Sanger Harris / Dallas" Size tag: "22" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc277129/
Coat
Coat of pea green wool. A-line, double-breasted, with eight smooth, round beige plastic buttons with four bound buttonholes. Pointed, rolled collar. Vertical, single-welt pockets at each side. Long, set-in sleeves. Lined in celery green taffeta. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Norman Norell / New York" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330529/
Hat
Hat of black, white, and silver artificial straw. Somewhat in a pillbox style, the cylindrical crown has a flattened top with a slight "overhang" on all sides, and is designed with the straw couched down on the top, running in parallel bands of color from side to side. Sides of crown covered in 2" wide band of shiny black vinyl like patent leather, with a swallow-tail pennant segment extending from the back of the hat. Lined in white fabric. Label sewn to back of inner headband: "Sally Victor / Headlines" Tag attached to label: "55₵" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc277027/
Hat
Hat of light brown straw. Hat has a cylindrical crown with flattened top. Around the lower part of the crown is a wide light brown grosgrain ribbon with loop and trailing ribbons at side, secured with two wooden buttons. The wide brim turns down at front and up at back. Unlined, with inner hatband of pale grosgrain ribbon. Label inside: "Elizabeth" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc276999/
Hat
Hat of fine Milan off-white straw. Asymmetrical rolled-back brim is high in front and tapers to narrow back. Hatband of off-white organza scarf ties into bow in back as trim. Hatpin with clear, teardrop shaped head. Designer's label on inside hatband: "Atelier Lucas / Made in London" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc277125/
Hat
"Lampshade" style hat of black straw or raffia. The basically conical hat is woven of a black straw material, with flattened top. On the front of the hat, off-set to the left, is affixed a wide black velvet ribbon from the top edge of the crown down to almost the brim. Sewn to the ribbon at top is a circular stamped metal brooch set with 17 large circular rhinestones in three concentric circles. The hat is lined in black net, with inner black grosgrain hatband. Sewn to the inner ribbon band is manufacturer's label: "Edette / Exclusive / New York - Paris" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30155/
Hat
Hat of black silk chiffon. The hat is formed from a cylindrical pillbox style hat surmounted by a conical section that is folded back and flares out to form an extension behind the hat. Where the surmounting piece meets the pillbox is a black bow formed from the same cloth. Inside of crown is lined in stiff black netting, and has a black grosgrain ribbon running along the base of the crown. A small plastic comb is sewn in front of hat to inner ribbon to secure it to wearer's head. No labels. The donor records that "... Balenciaga showed it with dress and sleeveless coat..." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30135/
Jacket
Jacket of black satin and black mink fur. Short, cropped jacket with high rounded neckline and full-length set-in sleeves made in heavy silk satin. Center front opening without closure devices. Neckline, front opening and cuffs trimmed in black mink fur. Fully lined in black silk. Designer's label at inside center back below collar: "Made in France / Automne-Hiver 1962 / Christian Dior / Paris"and s Style number stamped on label: "117880" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc115012/
Pillbox Hat
Pillbox hat covered in sapphire blue silk. Large sapphire blue silk rose accent with green leaves at right front. Lined in navy blue silk with navy grosgrain ribbon inner headband. Comb for securing hat to wearer's head at inside front. Designer's label on inside headband at back: "Eisa" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc305424/
Pillbox Hat
Pillbox hat of black silk faille. The cylindrical crown is flat at top, and has one large ruby red silk rose at center front of the side. Lined in black satin, with a single comb inside to secure hat to wearer's head. No label in hat. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc305384/
Pillbox Hat
Hat of black silk tulle and satin in the form of a low pillbox of black silk tulle, tapering slightly to the shallow-domed crown. On the right side is a cascade of dyed green ostrich feathers. No designer's label. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30179/
Pillbox Hat
Pillbox hat of black silk satin with a puff of ostrich feathers at right side. Organza bow atop feathers. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30178/
Shirt
Homemade, long-sleeved shirt of gold brocade, with straight button front, in the popular Elvis Presley or Renaissance style of the late 1960's. Multiple ballooned areas on the sleeves. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30324/
Shoes
Pair of shoes of green leather. Styled as "sling-backs" with an open, rounded toe. The sides of the instep are connected by a square gold colored metal link. The strap at back heel is closed, with no buckle. The 3 3/4" high heel tapers slightly to base. Maker's mark stamped inside: "Palizzio" Handwritten inside: "5 B 1978 / 113PL83" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc87000/
Hatlet
Hatlet of pillbox style, with open crown, covered with brown, tan, yellow, and iridescent feathers over a beige velvet base. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc402556/
Pillbox Hat
Pillbox style hat of red straw cloth with small narrow brim. Wide, red grosgrain ribbon around crown topped with red vinyl ribbon and bow with top stitching. Inside crown lined in net. Manufacturer's label on inside hatband: "Ceder Crest / Original" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc277167/
Ball Gown
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Breton Hat
Hat in modified breton style of pale grey straw with light blue pleated fabric around high crown. Cream colored veil covers entire hat. Unlined. Designer's label on inside headband: "Miss Eileen" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc277021/
Calotte Hat
Calotte style hat in cut out triangular shape of white leather with white glass beaded edges on leather strips. Bow of same on center front top. Bow at center back of white glass beads. Navy veil. Two small combs, one attached on each side. Designer's label on inside band: "Bes-Ben / Made in Chicago" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc38077/
Calotte Hat
Calotte style hat of white simulated alligator in free form with 3 bows of same. Hat and bows trimmed with white glass beads. Two brown combs attached to inside grosgrain hatband for securing hat to head. Navy veil interspersed with groups of 3 white glass beads matching those on hat. Designer's label: "Bes-Ben / Made in Chicago" Handwritten label attached to hatband: "82" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc38100/
Cloche
Cloche hat of medium brown coiled and plaited fibers. The high crown is crafted of spiraling band of plaited and coiled brown yarn(?)and incorporates looped sections, with iridescent flat ribbon wrapped around elements of the band. There is a horizontal "tuck" at back of hat, and a slight "visor" effect at front. The hat is unlined. Retailer's label sewn inside crown: "Made in France for / Neiman-Marcus". While in the style of a 1920's/1930's cloche, the materials, label, and construction date this piece to the 1960's. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39235/
Cloche Hat
Cloche style hat of black felt with 2' flared brim. Hatband of 1" black grosgrain ribbon with simple bow in front. Unlined with black grosgrain inner headband. Stamp on inside crown: "100% Wool / Starfire / Melange / Blend-Felt / Henry Pollak, Inc. / New York" Retailer's label on inside headband: "Parkridge / Exclusives" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc286858/
Cloche Hat
Cloche style hat of black shiny straw. Edge curls up and makes small brim on center back. Lined in black net with black grosgrain ribbon inner headband. Designer's label on inside headband: "Galanos" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc305367/
Coat
Coat of purple wool. Double breasted with 8 large, round, purple plastic buttons and 4 bound buttonholes. Long sleeved with slight flair to hem. Knee length. A-line with two vertical welt pockets. Rounded neckline with 1-1/4" mandarin collar. Lined in light purple silk taffeta. Designer's label: "Norman Norell / New York" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330372/
Coat
Coat of deep pink and white plaid wool. Double breasted with six circular plastic deep pink buttons and covered buttonholes. Bracelet length sleeves; street length. Two front vertical single welt pockets. Half belt across back of same material with two circular plastic deep pink buttons and covered buttonholes at ends. Lined in deep pink silk. Designer's label: "Balenciaga / 10, Avenue George V. Paris" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283737/
Coat Dress
A) Coat-dress of beige linen with black linen trim at collar, center front and pockets. Knee-length. Rounded, Peter-Pan collar. Elbow length kimono sleeves. Center front opening with 3 circular black buttons at top and zipper from waist to hem. Two large patch pockets placed low on hips wrap around side seam from front to back. Lined in cream silk. B) Belt of self fabric backed with pale tan leather, 1 in wide. Rectangular cloth-covered buckle in self fabric. Combined retailer and designer label inside skirt: "Neiman-Marcus Dallas / Traina-Norell" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330468/
Cocktail Suit
Cocktail suit of black silk satin consisting of: A) Waist-length jacket formed of vertically arranged heat-set pleats with five horizontal bands applied across the pleats. There is a panel of ivory/off-white silk extending from the neck of the jacket, forming the collar of the jacket and simulating the effect of a blouse being worn under the jacket. The long sleeves are also pleated, with single band near the base of the sleeves, from which extend ivory/off-white silk mock cuffs. Center front opening with three applied black bows on the lower three horizontal bands. The opening is secured with three hook-and-loop closures hidden by the bows. Lined in black silk. Designer's label at inside back neckline: "Chanel" Style number tag beneath designer's label: "10967" B) Matching mid-length skirt of similarly pleated black silk, with a plain waistband and a single horizontal black silk band 2" below the waistband. Three hook-and-loops in the waistband, and four snaps along closure at left hip. Skirt has a single panel of organza lining in back, the rest of the skirt being unlined to allow more movement of the fabric. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283774/
Day Dress
Day dress of ecru wool jersey with black patent leather belt and black satin bow. a) Shift day dress of ecru wool jersey. Long, set-in sleeves. Street length. Rolled collar with pointed ends. Center front opening with 9 circular, flat, 3/4" black plastic buttons and bound buttonholes. Large patch pockets at sides below hips. Lined in cream silk. Designer's label on inside lining at left seam near hem: "Norman Norell / New York" Retailer's label at center back neckline: "Lou Lattimore / Dallas" b) Large bow of black silk. Attaches under collar of dress with two large covered snaps. c) Belt of black patent leather. 1" wide with self covered rectangular buckle. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330455/
Day Dress
a) Day dress in shift style of light blue-green sage jersey wool knit. Street length. Center front opening with 11 circular blue-green plastic buttons and bound buttonholes. Convertible collar with 5" pointed ends and small non-functioning matching button and bound buttonhole at ends. Long sleeves with 3" cuffs and two small matching buttons with bound buttonholes. Two large patch pockets at sides, below waist. Lined in light sage colored silk crepe. Designer's label at inside left seam of lining: "Norman Norell / New York" Retailer's label at inside back neckline: "Lou Lattimore / Dallas" b) Matching belt of self. 7' x 8" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330448/
Day Dress
Day dress of navy blue wool knit. Knee-length with princess seams. 1-1/2 inch standing collar. Short set-in sleeves. Two large patch pockets placed low on hip wrap around side seam from front to back. Centered zipper closure at back. Lined in navy silk. Designer label at left inside seam near hem: "Norman Norell / New York" 3 inch wide black patent leather belt with patent buckle. Stamped in gold on back of belt: " 6 Norman Norell" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330472/
Day Dress
Daytime shift style dress of bright red wool jersey. Calf length with long, set-in sleeves. Pointed collar. Center front opening with 9 black plastic circular buttons with bound buttonholes. Large patch pockets at sides. Lined in red silk. Designer's label at inside left seam of lining: "Norman Norell / New York" Retailer's label at center back neckline: "Lou Lattimore / Dallas" b) Black satin bow. Attaches to neckline of dress under the collar with two large covered snaps. c) Black patent leather belt. 1-1/2 inches wide with square buckle covered in same. Backing of tan leather. Back stamped: "14 / Norman Norell" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc402498/
Day Dress
Day dress of red wool jersey knit with matching belt. a) Day dress of red jersey wool knit in shift style. Asymmetric neckline with pointed collar. Left side opening of six circular red plastic buttons with bound buttonholes and large covered snap at neckline. Short dolman sleeves. Knee length. Two large patch pockets below waistline. Lined in red silk. Designer's label at inside left seam of lining near hemline: "Norman Norell / New York" b) Belt of self. 3/4" wide. Attaches to dress at back. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330451/
Day Dress
Day dress of yellow wool knit. Sleeveless; rounded neckline; A-line. Center front opening with 6 rounded, yellow plastic button; bound buttonholes. Two horizontal welt pockets at sides. Banded half-belt of self at back attached at side seams. Lined in yellow silk. Designer's label on inside lining near hemline: "Norman Norell / New York" Retailer's label on inside front neckline: "Marie Leavell" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330520/
Day Dress Ensemble
Ensemble of turquoise blue linen. a) Day dress of turquoise blue linen. Set-in waistline. Sleeveless with wide armholes designed to show side panels of camisole under dress. Below knee length. Shallow, wide rounded bateau neckline slightly lower in back. Center back closure of three self-covered buttons with snap and bound buttonholes cut on a slant. Zippers at left and right with hook & eyes. Lined in matching turquoise blue silk. Combined designer/retailer label on inside lining at right seam near hem: "Norman Norell for Neiman-Marcus" b) Camisole of white silk satin with turquoise blue linen side panels. Narrow shoulder straps of white organdy. Center back zipper closure. c) Stole of turquoise blue linen; 12-3/8" x 50". d) Narrow tie belt of turquoise blue linen; 7/8" x 62-1/2". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330489/
Derby
Derby of hot pink leaves. Hat in the style of a derby, completely covered in various shades of hot pink leaf-shapes cut out of velvet, satin, and other fabrics. Cylindrical crown, up-turned brim. The hat is lined in hot pink fabric and has a pink grosgrain ribbon inner hatband. Sewn into the inner hatband is a homemade(?) hand embroidered label: "Jo Bailey Hats" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30291/