Day Dress

Description

Day dress of blue and white linen blend(?). Semi-fitted empire bodice with narrow standing collar and short sleeves. Center back zipper closure from neck to hip line with hook&eye at neck. Contrasting white waistband giving the impression of a wide belt. Four blue insets simulate belt loops. Center front lapped detail on "belt" with two bound buttonholes and nonfunctional, round, blue shank buttons. Above-the-knee flared skirt with side seam pockets low on hips. Piece lined in blue and white cotton. Designer's label stitched off-center back, below collar: "Marie McCarthy / for / Larry Aldrich" Retailer's label at bottom left side ... continued below

Creation Information

McCarthy, Marie 1964/1969.

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. More information about this object can be viewed below.

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Designers

  • McCarthy, Marie McCarthy, Marie (b. Cambridge, Mass., USA, c. 1906 - d. Virginia Beach, VA, USA, 1992. Head designer for Larry Aldrich 1957 - 1975)
  • Larry Aldrich Design house founded by Larry Aldrich (b. New York, New York, USA, 1906 - d. New York, New York, USA, 2001) Marie McCarthy was head designer 1957-1975.

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Retailer

  • Bloomingdales Bloomingdales (New York, New York, USA) (opened 1872)

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Description

Day dress of blue and white linen blend(?). Semi-fitted empire bodice with narrow standing collar and short sleeves. Center back zipper closure from neck to hip line with hook&eye at neck. Contrasting white waistband giving the impression of a wide belt. Four blue insets simulate belt loops. Center front lapped detail on "belt" with two bound buttonholes and nonfunctional, round, blue shank buttons. Above-the-knee flared skirt with side seam pockets low on hips. Piece lined in blue and white cotton.

Designer's label stitched off-center back, below collar: "Marie McCarthy / for / Larry Aldrich"
Retailer's label at bottom left side seam of dress: "Bloomingdale's / Green Room"
Union label and size tags on center back inside seam.

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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

  • 1964/1969

Start & End Dates

  • 1964 - 1969

Added to The UNT Digital Library

  • March 16, 2015, 2:32 p.m.

Description Last Updated

  • April 14, 2015, 5:58 a.m.

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McCarthy, Marie. Day Dress, physical object, 1964/1969; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501349/: accessed December 12, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Visual Arts + Design.