Hat

Hat

Date: 1960/1965
Creator: Balenciaga, Cristóbal
Description: Hat of black velvet. The hat has a circular, slightly domed, crown completely covered in black velvet. At the front is attached a rhinestone and glass(?) brooch formed as firework spray. The central iridescent faceted stone is surrounded by rays or arms of lines of rhinestones simulating diamonds. Some rays arc over the brooch, some hang down. Most are only partly rigid, so that as the wearer moves the rays shimmer and the stones catch the light. The crown is lined in black fabric, with a black grosgrain ribbon running along the inner lower edge. Attached to the inner ribbon band is a plastic comb to help secure the hat to the wearer's head. No labels. Donor attributed the brooch to Balenciaga. Alternatively attributed to Robert Goossens of Paris, who is known to have supplied Balenciaga.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Pillbox Hat

Pillbox Hat

Date: 1960/1965
Creator: Balenciaga, Cristóbal
Description: Brown velvet pillbox cocktail hat. The low, circular crown of the hat is slightly domed. At front of hat is pinned a large 3-dimensional pear-shaped openwork jeweled ornament of gold wire set with various colors and shapes of stones. Inside of hat lined in black cloth. Around inside lower edge of crown is brown grosgrain ribbon band. Sewn to inner band is a plastic comb to help secure hat to wearer's head. Maker's label sewn to inner ribbon band: "Eisa". The jeweled ornament is attributed to Robert Goossens of Paris, who is known to have supplied Balenciaga. Donor notes of this hat: "...to wear with short black cocktail dresses."
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Joe Daiches, Weatherford Street,1980-1989

Joe Daiches, Weatherford Street,1980-1989

Date: [1980,1989]
Creator: Williams, Byrd, IV.
Description: Photograph of Joe Daiches Credit Jewelers store front, and the sign for the Americana Hotel. The cross street is W Weatherford, at the 100 block.
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[News Script: Woman Admits Theft of Costume Jewelry]

[News Script: Woman Admits Theft of Costume Jewelry]

Date: December 5, 1956
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the arrest of Mary Gomez. Dallas police recover nearly eight-hundred pieces of costume jewelry from her home.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[News Script: Suspect Admits Theft of Jewelry]

[News Script: Suspect Admits Theft of Jewelry]

Date: December 7, 1956
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about J. D. Whitley, who admits to stealing $2,500 worth of jewelry.
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[News Script: Clues Are Sought in Jewelry Robbery]

[News Script: Clues Are Sought in Jewelry Robbery]

Date: December 11, 1956
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the continued investigation by Dallas police into the jewelry robbery at the Statler-Hilton hotel.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives