Cocktail Dress

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

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Cocktail dress of beige wool crepe with faux black Astrakhan. The below-knee-length dress has a slight cowl neckline and bloused effect on the bodice and short sleeves. The full skirt is cartridge pleated into a wide band of black wool faux Astrakhan at slightly dropped waist. Dress has center back zipper on lining, connecting to outside of dress at waistline; blouse portion closes at center back with 8 covered snaps and 3 hook-and-eyes on neckline. Lined in cream organdy. Designer's label at center back seam: "Christian Dior - New York, Inc." Retailer's label to left of designer's label: "Neiman-Marcus" Union ... continued below

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Saint Laurent, Yves 1959.

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

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  • Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent, Yves (b. Oran, Algeria, 1936 - d. Paris, France, 2008) Head designer for the House of Dior 1958-1960.

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  • Christian Dior New York Inc Christian Dior New York Inc., the New York branch of the House of Dior. Designs originally done by the House in Paris, France, and after 1961 by designers working for the branches.

Designer

  • House of Dior House of Dior, founded 1947 by Christian Dior. After 1958, various designers acted as head designers, including Yves Saint Laurent (1958-1960).

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Cocktail dress of beige wool crepe with faux black Astrakhan. The below-knee-length dress has a slight cowl neckline and bloused effect on the bodice and short sleeves. The full skirt is cartridge pleated into a wide band of black wool faux Astrakhan at slightly dropped waist. Dress has center back zipper on lining, connecting to outside of dress at waistline; blouse portion closes at center back with 8 covered snaps and 3 hook-and-eyes on neckline. Lined in cream organdy.

Designer's label at center back seam: "Christian Dior - New York, Inc."
Retailer's label to left of designer's label: "Neiman-Marcus"
Union label on side of seam opposite retailer's label.

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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  • 1959

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  • March 16, 2015, 2:32 p.m.

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  • April 15, 2015, 4:31 p.m.

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Saint Laurent, Yves. Cocktail Dress, physical object, 1959; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501356/: accessed November 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Visual Arts + Design.