Day Dress

One of 50 objects in the series: Carrie Marcus Neiman Foundation Collection of Fashion available on this site.

Description

Day dress of blue silk shantung with black flecks and black linen embellishment. A) Dress - Street length, with high rounded neckline, and 3/4 or longer sleeves. Neckline with three concentric bands/borders, each with a button making them look as if they should unbutton. Outer and inner bands of the blue/black shantung, inner band of black linen. Buttons of each band are same fabric as that band. A-lline skirt with "pleated placket" at front. Narrow blue/black thread belt loops at sides. Center back zipper, with hook and thread loop at top of collar. Unlined. Combined designer/retailer label in lower part ... continued below

Creation Information

Irene 1959.

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 153 times , with 5 in the last month . More information about this object can be viewed below.

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Designer

  • Irene Irene (Born Irene Lentz, 1st married Jones, 2nd married Gibbons) (b. Brookings, South Dakota, or Baker, Montana, USA, 1900, or 1907 - d. Los Angeles, California, USA, 1962)

Retailer

  • Neiman-Marcus Co. Neiman-Marcus Co. (USA) (est. 1907 in Dallas, Texas, USA, by Herbert Marcus, Carrie Marcus-Neiman, and Al Neiman)

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Description

Day dress of blue silk shantung with black flecks and black linen embellishment.

A) Dress - Street length, with high rounded neckline, and 3/4 or longer sleeves. Neckline with three concentric bands/borders, each with a button making them look as if they should unbutton. Outer and inner bands of the blue/black shantung, inner band of black linen. Buttons of each band are same fabric as that band. A-lline skirt with "pleated placket" at front. Narrow blue/black thread belt loops at sides. Center back zipper, with hook and thread loop at top of collar. Unlined.

Combined designer/retailer label in lower part of skirt: "Irene / Exclusively for / Neiman-Marcus"

B) Belt. Narrow leather curving belt faced with the blue/black silk shantung, with large rectangular covered buckle.

Stamped on reverse: "10 9524"

Notes

This object was part of the Carrie Marcus Neiman Foundation Collection of fashion items collected by Stanley and Edward Marcus in honor of their aunt, one of the original founders of Neiman-Marcus. Begun in 1938, the collection comprised important items of fashion from each season, and included many items designed by winners of the Neiman-Marcus Fashion Awards, as well as pieces owned by or collected by Carrie Marcus-Neiman.

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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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  • July 11, 2016, 4:54 p.m.

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  • July 20, 2016, 4 a.m.

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Irene. Day Dress, physical object, 1959; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc853224/: accessed September 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Visual Arts + Design.