Dress

Description

Maxi paper bridesmaid dress of Reemay spun polyester "paper". The long dress is printed with a pattern of impressionistic flowers in greens, pink, blues and purples on a yellow ground. It has a high, rounded neckline with no collar, and opens with a zipper at center back from collar to just above waist. The long, fitted sleeves have a thin band at cuff which extends to be tied into a bow. Empire waistline, from which extend box pleats. The dress appears to have a full, floor-length skirt, but the skirt is actually divided, forming pant legs. No designer labels in ... continued below

Physical Description

Size 10.

Creation Information

DHJ Industries 1969/1970.

Context

This physical object is part of the collection entitled: Texas Fashion Collection and was provided by UNT College of Visual Arts + Design to Digital Library, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 128 times . More information about this object can be viewed below.

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  • Du Pont Maker of the Reemay fabric.

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Titles

  • Main Title: Dress
  • Added Title: Paper Dress with Divided Skirt
  • Added Title: Bridesmaid Dress

Description

Maxi paper bridesmaid dress of Reemay spun polyester "paper". The long dress is printed with a pattern of impressionistic flowers in greens, pink, blues and purples on a yellow ground. It has a high, rounded neckline with no collar, and opens with a zipper at center back from collar to just above waist. The long, fitted sleeves have a thin band at cuff which extends to be tied into a bow. Empire waistline, from which extend box pleats. The dress appears to have a full, floor-length skirt, but the skirt is actually divided, forming pant legs.

No designer labels in garment, but original tag is preserved with it:
Obverse: "'Wear-a-while'* / Fashions / with / Reemay [trademark symbol] / Du Pont's Fabulous / New 100% Spun Bonded Polyester / DuPont Reemay brings an entirely new quality to 'conven- / ience fashions'. It has an unusual surface appearance, it / is strong and it is colorfast. Garments of Reemay may be / washed a few times and need no ironing if you use / normal wash-and-wear procedures / DHJ Industries Inc. / [trademark symbol] Registered Du Pont Trademark / * Trademark of / DHJ Industries, Inc."
Reverse: "Du Pont / Reemay [trademark symbol] / 100% Spunbonded polyester / flame-retandant finish / comfortable -- because it 'breathes' / retains its body and shape -- long wearing / dries quickly -- stays smooth - needs no ironing / it's strong - won't fray, unravel, split, tear / swirl pattern construction gives it a unique / appearance / to shorten: just cut with scissors ... garment won't unravel! / Reemay [trademark symbol] / is processed, furnished and dis- / tributed by DHJ Industries Inc. / 16 E. 34th St., N.Y., N.Y."

The Texas Fashion Collection holds two identical examples of this dress, from the same donor.

Physical Description

Size 10.

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Texas Fashion Collection

The UNT Texas Fashion Collection is dedicated to the preservation and documentation of historically significant fashion, and serves as an educational and inspirational resource for students, researchers, and the general public. This vital resource is part of the UNT College of Visual Arts + Design.

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Creation Date

  • 1969/1970

Start & End Dates

  • 1969 - 1970

Added to The UNT Digital Library

  • Dec. 20, 2010, 11:16 a.m.

Description Last Updated

  • May 16, 2011, 9:08 a.m.

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Total Uses: 128

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Citations, Rights, Re-Use

DHJ Industries. Dress, physical object, 1969/1970; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30330/: accessed June 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Visual Arts + Design.