Ensemble - Sun Dress and Bolero/Jacket

One of 6 objects in the series: Cotton Award Winner available on this site.

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Daytime ensemble of khaki green cotton twill consisting of: A) Sun dress. Street-length, sleeveless, with deep rounded neckline. Skirt gathered into natural waist with attached narrow tie belt and bow of matching fabric. Center back zipper with hook & eye at back neckline and inner petersham of white grosgrain ribbon. Unlined. Designer's label at left side seam: "Adele Simpson" B) Cropped, bolero or shrug jacket of matching fabric. Embellished all-over with silver stitching "loops", the center of each loop having a circular paillette of reflective silver material. Single snap closure and single hook &loop at base of center front opening ... continued below

Creation Information

Simpson, Adele 1952.

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

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  • Simpson, Adele Simpson, Adele (b. New York, New York, USA, 1904 or 1908 - d. Greenwich, Connecticut, USA, 1995)

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Description

Daytime ensemble of khaki green cotton twill consisting of:

A) Sun dress. Street-length, sleeveless, with deep rounded neckline. Skirt gathered into natural waist with attached narrow tie belt and bow of matching fabric. Center back zipper with hook & eye at back neckline and inner petersham of white grosgrain ribbon. Unlined.
Designer's label at left side seam: "Adele Simpson"

B) Cropped, bolero or shrug jacket of matching fabric. Embellished all-over with silver stitching "loops", the center of each loop having a circular paillette of reflective silver material. Single snap closure and single hook &loop at base of center front opening which crosses to fasten. Short sleeves. Deep V neckline in front. Lined in cream net.
Designer's label at center back neckline: "Adele Simpson"

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.

This garment was part of the line that won Simpson the 1952 Cotton Award, and was a gift to the Dallas Museum of Fashion from the designer.

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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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  • 1952

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  • Sept. 2, 2015, 11:34 a.m.

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  • Sept. 29, 2015, 10:51 p.m.

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Simpson, Adele. Ensemble - Sun Dress and Bolero/Jacket, physical object, 1952; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701429/: accessed August 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Visual Arts + Design.