Dress Metadata

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Title

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

Creator

  • Manufacturer: DHJ Industries
    Creator Type: Organization

Contributor

  • Donor: Abercombie, Lynn
    Contributor Type: Personal
  • Other: Du Pont
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: Maker of the Reemay fabric.

Date

  • Creation: 1969/1970

Language

  • No Language

Description

  • Content 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.

Subject

  • Art and Architecture Thesaurus (Getty): Dresses (Garments)
  • University of North Texas Libraries Browse Structure: Social Life and Customs - Clothing
  • University of North Texas Libraries Browse Structure: Social Life and Customs - Customs - Weddings
  • Other: Where-a-While Fashions (Brand)

Primary Source

  • Item is a Primary Source

Coverage

  • Start Date: 1969
  • End Date: 1970
  • Place Name: United States - New York - New York City

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: 2006.008.001
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc30330

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