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  Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
 Decade: 1950-1959
 Year: 1953
Dress

Dress

Date: 1953
Creator: Dior, Christian
Description: Daytime dress of red silk faille. Street length. Short sleeves with turned-back edge. Shawl collar with button-down ends at front. Center front opening of 6 circular faceted red plastic buttons. Skirt gathers/pleats at waistline. Side slit pockets. Bodice partly lined in red silk. Red grosgrain ribbon petersham with hook & eye. Designer's label at right side seam: "Christian Dion Original / Made in U.S.A. / Christian Dior - New York Inc. / Trademark" Retailer's label at left side seam of skirt: "Neiman-Marcus". With accompanying belt of red leather covered with matching red silk faille. Elongated oval buckle covered with red silk faille except for tongue, which is enameled red. Designer's stamp on back: "Christian Dior / New York, Inc." and size, partly illegible. 10 or 12.
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Edge of August

Edge of August

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Date: 1953~
Creator: Tobey, Mark
Description: Painting of white and light brown rapid layered brush strokes.
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Ensemble - Blouse and Skirt

Ensemble - Blouse and Skirt

Date: 1953
Creator: unknown
Description: Ensemble. The skirt is of heavy gold felt covered with black floral lace, which has been heavily "beaded" with sequins. Side zipper closure, and two side-seam pockets. Retailer's label inside skirt on side seam: "Neiman-Marcus". With black velvet belt, which is marked on reverse: "16 Charming Belts. 6406", "This / 'Bac-A-Belt' backing / guaranted by / Good Housekeeping" / wash or clean / as garment". The accompanying blouse is of black silk jersey with half length sleeves and gathered detail at scoop neckline. Center back zipper closure that extends full length of the garment. Inner waistband of grosgrain ribbon with hook and eye closure. No labels in blouse.
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Ensemble - Blouse, Skirt, Camisole

Ensemble - Blouse, Skirt, Camisole

Date: 1953
Creator: Dior, Christian
Description: Ensemble of navy-blue and slightly lighter silk organza composed of vertical hand-faggoted bands of alternating shades of blue giving light and dark effect. A) Blouse. Waist length with extending peplum to tuck under skirt. V-neckline, with collar of flat reveres with faggoted border. Short sleeves with turned-back cuffs. Center front opening with 4 self-covered buttons, a snap at the natural waistline, and 1 hook and loop and 5 hooks and eyes on peplum. The stripes and peplum are lined in pale gray organza, leaving the faggotted seams unlined. Underarm gussetts, with built-in pads. No labels. B) Skirt. Street length, full skirt matching bodice, with alternating vertical stripes, narrow navy blue waistband with center front opening with 5 self-covered buttons, and one hook and eye and two hook and loops on waistband, and a large snap which matches to bodice. Lined as blouse, with cream organza lining the stripes, but the faggotted bands left open, and with an inner skirt attached at waist of same cream silk organza, and with inner petticoat with flounce of cream tulle which has separate closure with 9 hook-and-eyes. No labels. Handwritten note on waistband "RH650 2P(?)" C) Inner shell camisole/lining for blouse of cream silk. ...
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Evening Dress

Evening Dress

Date: 1953
Creator: Norell, Norman
Description: Evening dress of white silk jersey. Floor length; long dolman sleeves. Deep V neckline. Set-in waistline gathered at sides. Skirt gathers below set-in waistline. Left side zipper with two snaps; petersham at interior of waist. Hip drapery with wide sewn in "belt", pleated at ends and closed with 4 hook & eyes. Unlined. Combined designer/retailer label on inside left seam near hem: "Neiman-Marcus Dallas / Traina-Norell"
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[Florence]

[Florence]

Date: 1953
Creator: Gough, Ray
Description: Photograph of the rear of a church in Florence, Italy. In the foreground, a seated statue on a pedestal is visible next to the top of an umbrella. The rear nave of the church, part of the dome, and one bell tower are visible in the background.
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[Florence]

[Florence]

Date: 1953
Creator: Gough, Ray
Description: Photograph of a streetscape in Florence, Italy. People and cars fill the lower foreground. A building is visible behind the cars.
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[Gates of Paradise]

[Gates of Paradise]

Date: 1953
Creator: Gough, Ray
Description: Photograph of the baptistry doors (Gates of Paradise) in Florence, Italy. The gilded bronze doors fill the frame. A low metal fence is visible in front of the doors. The Baptistry of St. John or Florence Baptistry is located in the Piazza del Duomo.
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[Giotto's Campanile]

[Giotto's Campanile]

Date: 1953
Creator: Gough, Ray
Description: Photograph of the Duomo Bell Tower (Giotto's Campanile) in Florence, Italy. Two buildings frame the foreground. The bell tower and part of the Duomo are seen between the two buildings in the background. The bell tower was designed by Giotto di Bondone.
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[Giotto's Campanile]

[Giotto's Campanile]

Date: 1953
Creator: Gough, Ray
Description: Photograph of Giotto's Campanile in the Piazza del Duomo in Florence, Italy. In the foreground, the bell tower (campanile) is visible with part of the Duomo and another building on the right side of the tower. Power lines intersect the foreground and background. Other buildings are visible in the background.
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