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  Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
 Decade: 1980-1989
 Collection: Texas Fashion Collection
Cocktail Suit - Jacket and Skirt

Cocktail Suit - Jacket and Skirt

Date: 1988/1989
Creator: Costa, Victor
Description: Cocktail suit of royal blue douppioni silk, consisting of:. A) Long jacket with Nehru collar; slightly fitted. Front, opening, hem, cuffs, shoulders, pockets, and back yoke elaborately embellished with white embroidery, white seed beading, and ribbon work in floral patterns. Long sleeves. Center-front opening with zipper. Side welt pockets. Lined in white satin synthetic(?); shoulder pads. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Victor Costa" "Made in USA" tag behind designer's label. Content/care/size label at side seam, 100% silk. B) Straight skirt of matching royal blue douppioni silk. Below knee length. Center back zipper with hook & bar on 1" waistband. Lined in royal blue silk synthetic. Designer's label to left of zipper: "Victor Costa" Tag behind designer label: "Crafted With Pride / in U.S.A" Content/care tag behind designer label.
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Day Dress

Day Dress

Date: 1985/1990
Creator: Galanos, James
Description: Day dress of printed golden yellow silk patterned overall with purple, orange and red flowers, green leaves, and black dots. The knee-length dress has a jewel neckline and padded shoulders. The long sleeves have 3" zippered cuffs. The dress has a dropped waist with three-tier, knife pleated skirt. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Lined in yellow organza. Designer's label at left underarm: "Galanos" Retailer's label at right underarm: "I. Magnin" Care label to right of retailer's label.
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Day Dress

Day Dress

Date: 1985
Creator: Galanos, James
Description: Day dress of black crepe with yellow-gold print. Round neck, plain front, bodice gathered at shoulder seams, with sleeves cut full at shoulder and narrowing to zippered wrists. Bodice is blouson style drop-waist over short slim skirt. Skirt is topped by a single ruffle which starts at left side and zig-zags around, often going underneath itself. Center back closure of two zippers, one for over-blouse and one for the fitted dress bodice beneath it. Inside is fully lined with couture seams. Retailer's label: "Neiman-Marcus" Care label: "Professional / Dry Clean / Only"
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Dress

Dress

Date: 1985/1989
Creator: Rhodes, Zandra
Description: Tunic dress of silk chiffon with under dress of silk knit. Tunic dress knee-length, with high-rounded neckline in front and deep, scooped, plunging neckline in back. Neckline edged with spaced large faux pearls. Long sleeves, and handkerchief hem. The tunic dress has overall-embellishment of white pearls, iridescent sequins, white seed pearls, silvered seed beads, bugle beads and crystal drops designed as New York skyline. Evidence that designer's label has been removed. The under dress of white silk knit is ankle-length, with high rounded front neckline and cowl back neckline with horizontal ties and crystal pendants. Handkerchief hemline. Designer's label at side seam: "Zandra Rhodes / London"
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Dress

Dress

Date: 1980?
Creator: Rossi, Pilar
Description: Full-length evening dress of copper and olive polyester. Bodice has two sections of material which form a v-neckline in front and which are joined in back of neck by 3 cloth covered buttons, separating and falling almost all of the way down the back of the dress. Empire waistband,3 ½” wide, is gathered and pleated and wraps around to the back. Full-length wrap-style skirt. Center back zipper closure. The bodice is lined in orange polyester.
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Dress

Dress

Date: 1980/1989
Creator: Givenchy, Hubert de, 1927-
Description: Evening dress of blue silk gazar. The full-length dress has a fitted bodice simulating a wrap style, with V neckline, and long straight sleeves with 5 fabric buttons at each wrist. The skirt has an asymmetrical peplum with an inverted opening in front that is equal to the floor length A-line skirt, giving the effect of an over-skirt pulled back to reveal an underskirt. At back is a zipper closure from neckline to below hips, with a series of snaps at the top of the peplum. The dress has an accompanying leather belt covered with the same blue silk gazar.
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Dress

Dress

Date: 1980/1989
Creator: Parnis, Mollie
Description: Dress of black silk taffeta. Mid-length, with shallow boat neckline and natural waistline. Long, full sleeves are gathered into shoulders and into tops of wide cuffs, which have five cloth-covered buttons. Front bodice with bust darts and a vertical opening secured by cross laces through nine pairs of silver-colored grommets set with tiny rhinestones. Skirt gathered into waist, and has pockets at sides. Center back zipper with top hook and eye. Fully lined. Designer label at back collar by zipper: Mollie Parnis Boutique / New York Retailer label obscured by bottom hem: Saks Fifth Avenue
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Dress

Dress

Date: 1980
Creator: McFadden, Mary
Description: Dress of off-white silk. Ankle-length dress with V neckline at front and back with piped edge and with long, lightly puffed sleeves supported by small pads. Hem and sleeves with fine rolled hems. At front is a wide, dropped, cross-over band at waist which repeats at back, the back forming a yoke into which the skirt gathers. Lapped zipper closure on left side. The entire garment has pleating inspired by the designs of Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo,(May 11, 1871–May 3, 1949) Acquired by the donor at the Fort Worth, Texas, branch of Neiman Marcus.
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Dress

Dress

Date: 1989~
Creator: Mori, Hanae
Description: Dress of violet, pink, blue and grey silk chiffon printed in a rose motif. Full-length, with rounded neckline and full-length sleeves that flare and are split at wrist. Skirt gathered at natural waist. Skirt with middle layer of dark pink chiffon, and inner lining layer of pink nylon(?). Center back opening, bodice with 7 button and loops and 8 covered snaps, and one hook-and-eye at neck. Skirt with 2 covered snaps on outer layer, zipper for attached inner layers, and hook-and-loop just below waistband. Designer's label at inside back, just below waist: "[Japanese characters] / Hanae Mori" Retailer's label at inside back, below waist: "Neiman-Marcus" Size label attached to designer's label: "12" With a chiffon scarf, of fabric matching outer layer of dress.
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Dress

Dress

Date: 1980/1989
Creator: Parnis, Mollie
Description: Dress of red silk crepe. Collarless, V-shaped neckline. Empire waistline with knotted tie at center front having trailing, pointed ends. Long bishop sleeves with decorative tie cuffs and two snaps for closure. Below knee length; flared skirt. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Lined in red silk. Designer's label at left of zipper at neckline: "Mollie Parnis Boutique / New York" Retailer's label at right of zipper at neckline: "Del Ann's / Dallas" Cleaning instructions and union label on center back seam of lining below zipper.
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