Ensemble - Jacket, Skirt, Blouse and Scarf Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title Ensemble - Jacket, Skirt, Blouse and Scarf
  • Added Title Suit

Creator

  • Designer: Brooks, Richard
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Also donor.

Contributor

  • Former owner: Richards, Ann, 1933-2006
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: 45th Governor of Texas from 1991 to 1995
  • Manufacturer: Abraham Fabrics
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: Couture fabric supplier, supplier of the silk fabrics.

Date

  • Creation: 1991/1994

Language

  • No Language

Description

  • Content Description: Ensemble of teal silk Ottoman. The suit consists of a jacket and skirt, blouse, and scarf. The jacket is of horizontally ribbed teal silk, banded on the bias, has a rounded neckline, is long sleeved, and has princess seaming for a tailored fit. The sleeves have soft pleating at the shoulders, and there are 3 circular gold buttons set with rhinestones at each cuff. There is a center front closure with 4 large buttons matching the style of sleeve buttons and one hidden snap at top. The buttonholes are hidden in the seam of the opening. The jacket is lined in black silk. The jacket has designer's label sewn inside at back of neck: "Richard Brooks". The matching skirt is of the same silk Ottoman, below-knee length, with soft pleats at front and darts at back from waistband down 5 1/2". Small slit at center back from hem upwards. The sides are cut on straight vertical stripe. The waistband has hook and two eyes, and there is a center back zipper closure. The skirt is lined in teal silk. There are no labels in the skirt. The blouse is of a thin teal green and metallic gold jacquard, woven with an ornate all-over paisley pattern. There is a banded collar and slight pleating/gathering on front at yoke, and at top of the long sleeves. Center back zipper closure extends from collar almost to hem, and has two hook-and-eyes at collar. The blouse has attached shoulder pads. There is no label in the blouse. An accompanying scarf is of iridescent teal silk chiffon, edged with the same jacquard materials the blouse is made from. There is no label on the scarf. Designed for Texas Governor Ann Richards. The silk is from Abraham Fabric.

Subject

  • Art and Architecture Thesaurus (Getty): Ensembles (Costumes)
  • Art and Architecture Thesaurus (Getty): Suits (Main Garments)
  • Art and Architecture Thesaurus (Getty): Jackets (Garments)
  • Art and Architecture Thesaurus (Getty): Jacquard
  • University of North Texas Libraries Browse Structure: Social Life and Customs - Clothing
  • Art and Architecture Thesaurus (Getty): Skirts (Garments)

Primary Source

  • Item is a Primary Source

Coverage

  • Start Date: 1991
  • End Date: 1994
  • Place Name: United States - Texas - Dallas County - Dallas

Collection

  • Name: Texas Fashion Collection
    Code: TXFC

Institution

  • Name: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
    Code: UNTCVA

Rights

  • Rights Access: public
  • Rights License: by-nc-nd
  • Rights Statement: All Texas Fashion Collection content and images are copyrighted.

Resource Type

  • Physical Object

Format

  • Image

Identifier

  • Accession or Local Control No: 2000.002.003
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc30305

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