Cocktail Suit

One of 319 objects in the series: Dallas Museum of Fashion Collection available on this site.

Description

Cocktail suit of tomato red velvet with mink trimmed collar and cuffs. A) Jacket of red velvet. Elbow length sleeves trimmed with mink at cuffs. Standing collar with mink trim. Center front opening. Two large patch pockets at side seams. Lined in red silk crepe. Combined designer/retailer label at center back neckline: "Bonwit Teller New York / Traina-Norell" B) Skirt of red velvet. Street length, straight with two patch pockets at sides. 1" waistband with center back closure of four self covered buttons and bound buttonholes. Unlined. C) Blouse of brown satin. Notched collar with exaggerated point. Center front opening ... continued below

Creation Information

Norell, Norman Creation Date: Unknown.

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 15 times . More information about this object can be viewed below.

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Designer

  • Norell, Norman Norell, Norman (b. Noblesville, Indiana, USA, 1900 - d. New York, New York, USA, 1972)

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Manufacturer

  • Traina-Norell Traina-Norell (est. 1941 - disolved 1960) (Designed by Norman Norell)

Retailer

  • Bonwit Teller Bonwit Teller (est. New York, New York, USA ca. 1897 by Paul Bonwit and Edmunt Teller. Most stores closed 1990.)

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Description

Cocktail suit of tomato red velvet with mink trimmed collar and cuffs.

A) Jacket of red velvet. Elbow length sleeves trimmed with mink at cuffs. Standing collar with mink trim. Center front opening. Two large patch pockets at side seams. Lined in red silk crepe.

Combined designer/retailer label at center back neckline: "Bonwit Teller New York / Traina-Norell"

B) Skirt of red velvet. Street length, straight with two patch pockets at sides. 1" waistband with center back closure of four self covered buttons and bound buttonholes. Unlined.

C) Blouse of brown satin. Notched collar with exaggerated point. Center front opening with one self covered button imitating a cufflink at bust line and snap near hem. Long sleeves with French cuffs and slit. Bound buttonholes with buttons or cufflinks missing.

Notes

This object was part of the Dallas Museum of Fashion collection. Founded in 1960 by the Fashion Group, Inc. of Dallas, the collection comprised important items of historic and current fashion. It was housed in the Apparel Mart, Dallas, and operated as the Dallas Museum of Fashion from 1960 until 1971. It moved to what was then North Texas State University in 1972, and became the Texas Fashion Collection.

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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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  • Unknown

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  • 1953

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  • Aug. 18, 2014, 8:52 a.m.

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  • Feb. 18, 2015, 12:16 p.m.

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Norell, Norman. Cocktail Suit, physical object, Date Unknown; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc330391/: accessed November 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Visual Arts + Design.