Summer Evening Dress

One of 11 objects in the series: Cotton Award Winner available on this site.


Summer evening dress of pink and white striped cotton twill.

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Blass, Bill 1966.


This physical object is part of the collection entitled: Texas Fashion Collection and was provided by the UNT College of Visual Arts + Design to the UNT Digital Library, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 65 times. More information about this object can be viewed below.


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  • Blass, Bill Blass, Bill (b. Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA, 1922 - d. New Preston, Connecticut, USA, 2002)


  • Maurice Rentner, Inc. Rentner, Maurice (b. Poland 1889 - d. 1958) Maurice Rentner, Inc. formed in 1923.


  • Blass, Bill Blass, Bill (b. Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA, 1922 - d. New Preston, Connecticut, USA, 2002)


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Summer evening dress of pink and white striped cotton twill.


This garment was part of the line that won Blass the 1966 Cotton Award, and was a gift to the Dallas Museum of Fashion from the designer.

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.

Full length, with low, rounded/scooped neckline and short, slightly puffed sleeves. Empire waistline. Stripes on the bodice go from top right to lower left; stripes on the full skirt go from top left to lower right. Center back zipper with hook & loop at neckline and at waist. Bodice lined in self, skirt lined in white fine fabric.
Designer's label at inside back, near zipper: "Bill Blass / For / Maurice Rentner"


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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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  • 1966

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  • March 16, 2015, 2:32 p.m.

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  • June 2, 2021, 1:06 a.m.

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Blass, Bill. Summer Evening Dress, physical object, 1966; ( accessed July 30, 2021), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library,; crediting UNT College of Visual Arts + Design.

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