RAG Ladies visit the Texas Fashion Collection, November 21, 2013

RAG Ladies visit the Texas Fashion Collection, November 21, 2013

Date: 2013
Creator: Texas Fashion Collection
Description: Video of 5 members of the RAG Ladies (Retired Apparel Group) visiting the Texas Fashion Collection on November 21, 2013 at the new facility at 405 S. Welch St., Denton, Texas, on the campus of the University of North Texas. The ladies were interviewed by Myra Walker, Curator of the TFC, about their lives in the world of fashion and the apparel industry, and their roles in bring the Dallas Museum of Fashion to UNT. The ladies interviewed were: Jacque Prager, Frances Maloney, Nan Alexander, Naomie Rudelson, and Mary Beth Hoeffner.
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Fashion Circles

Fashion Circles

Date: December 2003
Creator: Öhrn, Linda
Description: Through this body of work and this paper the possibilities of using Fashion Design to express the concepts of the circle has been explored. This was done with three questions in mind: How can I use the shape of the circle as inspiration for fashion design? How can I express related words and phrases in my design? and How can I use the colors black and white to emphasize the concept of my design. To answer these questions I have created two groups of garments: one was inspired by circular objects, such as cherries and drops, and the other starting from words and phrases such as "study circle" and "circle the wagons." In the first group the emphasis was on the aesthetics of the garment while the second group was more focused on meaning. All garments are black and white.
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Origami in Fashion

Origami in Fashion

Date: August 2003
Creator: Wu, Chia-Lin
Description: The focus of my work is the incorporation of three-dimensional sculptural forms into the design of my garments while still maintaining the functional purpose of the garment. Origami paper folding is the inspiration for the sculptural forms. The major endeavor was to explore and solve the relationship between the organic human forms and the geometric forms created by the origami paper folds. This presented a challenge of exact precision. During this process, I experimented with different fabrics, which can accommodate the sharp creases and retain the shape. A variety of folding patterns were also explored. Although the design should be innovative and creative, the final garment must be wearable and comfortable.
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Fashion Designs for Women

Fashion Designs for Women

Access: Use of this item is restricted to the UNT Community.
Date: 186?
Creator: Worth, Charles Frederick
Description: This colored engraving depicts two women wearing dresses designed in the 1860s.
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[Students Demonstrating Women's Fashion]

[Students Demonstrating Women's Fashion]

Date: 1942
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a group of female students showing off new fashion trends. Dresses, hats, and shoes are showcased.
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The Appeal of Fashion Retailing as a Career: Perceptions of Fashion Merchandising Students

The Appeal of Fashion Retailing as a Career: Perceptions of Fashion Merchandising Students

Date: August 1994
Creator: Daniels, Susan Leigh
Description: This study investigated the (1) relationship of students' family and educational background to their opinions of fashion retailing as a career, and (2) preferences for fashion retail job attributes in relationship the appeal of fashion retail job profiles. A sample of 131 fashion merchandising students from five state-funded universities completed a four-part survey which measured two independent variables: student background and preferences of fashion retail job attributes and two dependent variables: opinions of fashion of retailing as a career and the appeal of fashion retail job profiles. Analyses included multiple regression, t-test, and correlations. For opinions of fashion retailing as a career, parental background was not significant while attendance at a retailing course, semester hours completed and G.P.A. had limited relationships. Fashion retail job attribute preferences were related to the appeal of fashion retail job profiles; the most preferred attribute was high personal freedom.
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Hat

Hat

Date: 1950
Creator: Silverman, William
Description: Hat of natural straw. Circular straw crown, slightly domed, with black grosgrain ribbon around base and surrounded by shaped straw brim. Brim is rounded in front for about 2/3 of circumference, and bound up with red stitching at back to form three corners at back. All edges of brim turned-up and edged in black velvet ribbon. From above, brim shape resembles a baseball field. Inside of crown with black grosgrain inner hatband, to which is attached two black elastic cords to secure combs to help hold hat on wearer's head. At front of hat is stitched a small "F" on the inner hatband to show front of hat. Designer's label inside crown at inner band: "Wm Silverman / New York", with smaller logo-form tag sewn in under larger label: "Wm Silverman" with scissors, needle and thread.
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Dress

Dress

Date: 1958
Creator: Norell, Norman
Description: A) Daytime sheath-style dress of natural silk with bateau neckline. Sleeveless. Fly opening at center back neckline with two large abalone buttons with bound buttonholes reinforced with snaps. Two large patch pockets placed low on hips which wrap around side seams from front to back. Knee length. Fitting darts at bust. Lined in natural colored silk. Combined retailer and designer label: "Neiman-Marcus Dallas / Traina-Norell" B) Matching 4 inch wide belt of self fabric. False closure on front right trimmed with two large abalone buttons. Closure at front left with two matching buttons. Bound buttonholes.
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Dress

Dress

Date: 1960~
Creator: Norell, Norman
Description: Dress of black crochet knit; sheath style. Bracelet length or 3/4 length sleeves, crew neck. Princess seaming. Below knee length. Center back zipper. Unlined. Combined designer/retailer label on right inside seam: "Norman Norell for Neiman-Marcus.
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Fan

Fan

Date: 187u
Creator: unknown
Description: Folding fan with intricately carved and decorated tortoiseshell guards and sticks. Leaf of stiffened off-white organdy, heavily embroidered with steel paillettes and gold sequins. Embroidered and sequined peacock feathers applied to ends of alternating sticks. Pivot-point at end set on each side with blue stone. Measurements: 45 cm width (open) Guard: 22 cm length, 2 cm width
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