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Abstract patterned necktie

Description: Man's necktie of silk in red, blue and tan abstract triangular designs on a black background. Four-in-hand style. Tipped in dark purple; interlined. Maker's label: J. T. Beckett Content label: All Silk / Made in U.S.A. of / Imported / Fabric / RN 20485
Date: 1980/1999
Creator: J. T. Beckett
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
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Advance Fashion News

Description: Advance Fashion News pamphlet with illustrations of various women's and children's designs illustrated in black, white, and blue tones.
Date: August 1949
Creator: Advance Pattern Company
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Afternoon Dress

Description: Afternoon ensemble of heavy black silk faille and lace. A) Bodice. Fitted; 3/4 length sleeves are split to show ice blue faille insets covered in black lace and are piped and scalloped with black embroidery and braid medallions. The lace on the sleeve insets extends from the elbow to the wrist with gathers in the lace at the back of the wrist. High standing collars with the front of the collar covered in matching blue faille covered in black lace; collar has hook & eye closure. Center front opening of 16 self-covered buttons and barred buttonholes. Center front opening is scalloped and piped to match sleeves and is trimmed with matching embroidered medallions. Boned with white moire silk grosgrain petersham which secures with two hook & eyes. Center back of petersham has three irregular pentagonal shaped tabs of black faille with barred buttonholes for securing bodice to skirt. B) Skirt. Full skirt is asymmetrical with blue faille panels inserted at front right side of skirt and two narrow inserts on left side. Left side inserts are partly covered by black faille pleating which forms folds at the left side waist. Front inserted panel is covered in black lace in floral motifs with diagonal striping. Hemline of front inserted panel is scalloped and piped in black faille with matching black embroidered medallions. Right side of skirt has an inserted panel of matching black faille that is piped and scalloped to match the bodice and is trimmed with matching embroidered medallions. Underskirt of black faille has a box pleated ruffle of self around the hemline. Center back hook & eye closure with three mother-of-pearl button on black grosgrain waistband for securing skirt to bodice. All blue insert faille panels have faded to white.
Date: 1880
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Baby's gown

Description: Infant's gown of white cotton batiste with V-shaped ruffled yoke. Long sleeves. Center front of yoke and hemline have faggoting with narrow drawn work to each side. Cuffs and hem of ruffle have matching drawn work. Gown is box pleated at yoke. Center back opening; closure missing.
Date: 1905
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Ball gown

Description: Ballgown of beaded light blue silk satin. A) Dress: sleeveless, princess-line, flared, full-length evening gown with moderate square neckline. Overlay bodice detail of matching aqua satin. The overbodice has a slightly empire line with side panels extending over the hips. The overbodice is intricately pieced and embellished with cutwork details and beading. The cutwork treatment extends across the wide shoulder straps, down the bodice front and back and then completely covers the side panels. The beading incorporates clear rhinestones with square pillow-shaped studs in varying shades of aqua and turquoise. The beading was based on the tile work incorporated in the Southland Center, Dallas, Texas. The full, flared skirt is tacked into four wide inverted knife pleats down the front and it is asymmetrically pleated across the back. Center back zipper closure to hipline with a single hook&loop at midback neckline. Placket closure secured with one snap and one hook&eye. The skirt is lined with heavy white pellon and has a horsehair reinforced hem. Label located over inside front bustline. B) Petticoat: full-length, gored, ten panel petticoat of iridescent turquoise/aqua silk satin. Narrow waistband with center back placket opening secured with two hook&eyes. Horsehair reinforced hem.
Date: 1959
Creator: Wolff, Lilli & Driessen, Mati
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Bedouin ensemble

Description: A) Abaya (robe) of black polyester. Large, rectangular, almost square garment with center-front opening. Undefined neckline, straight across back, and straight down on either side of neck. Armholes at upper edges of sides. Unlined. Label at inside center back below neckline with Arabic script. B) Tarha (shawl/head cover) of black polyester net/mesh. Large rectangular panel, one edge of which has applied band of black with gold edging and foliate form along the length. That edge is to from the "front" of the tarha, with the band forming the edging to frame the face, and is sewn together below chin. No labels or tags in garment. C) Niqab (face veil) of black polyester with beadwork. Black velvet head-band/ribbon at top, from which hangs the niqab from three black braided cords at nose and either side of face. The face-covering veil is formed of a roughly rectangular piece of fine black polyester mesh, folded over at top to create a "flap"/2nd layer of cloth over the face. Along the lower edge of the "flap" is beaded fringe band composed of circular silver beads and dark blue tubular beads forming a "zig-zag" line along the edge. The under layer of the veil is roughly cut along the lower and right edges. No fastener, to be pinned closed. No labels or tags in garment. The gold trim on the tarha (head scarf) and the bead work on the niqab (veil) would not be seen on the streets in a city - strictly a Bedouin style.
Date: unknown
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Belly dancer's costume

Description: Egyptian belly-dancing costume: a) skirt b) top c) veil k & l) Slipper style shoes of metallic silver. Stamped "City Slips" Items on an individual record, not housed with garment: Suite of jewelry, of silver-colored metal, hung with faux coins: D) Belt E) Headpiece F) Bracelet w/ring G) Anklet H & I) Earrings (Pair) J) Necklace
Date: unknown
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Bow tie

Description: Bow tie of silk in the bat's wing shape (pointed ends) of geometric pattern with highlights of tan diamonds. Adjustable length. Tag: "Adjustable All Silk"
Date: 1915/1925
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Bow tie

Description: Bow tie of ecru silk in the straight or trestle shape. Square patterned weave; adjustable length. Fabric Label: "100% Silk RN 18236"
Date: 1890/1910
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Boy's playsuit

Description: Boy's one-piece playsuit of yellow cotton with brown trim and elephant appliqué at center front. Bibbed front; patch pocket at back left. Shoulder straps cross in back and button to elastic back waist. Brown half belt closes at front with hook & eye.
Date: 1935/1945
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Boy's playsuit

Description: Boy's one-piece playsuit of red cotton with blue, green, and white figures of boys riding scooters, wagons and tricycles. Patch pocket at right front. Elastic waistband at back. Shoulder straps button to front of bib. Bib lined in blue cotton and folds over top of bib to form tab trimmed with three white buttons.
Date: 1940
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Boy's suit

Description: Boy's brown velvet suit with white silk and linen blend shirt. A) Brown velvet jacket with long sleeves. Tucked in the back at half belt detail. French cuff style closure of two buttons at the neckline with connecting cord. Lined in brown. B) Shorts of brown velvet. Buttonholes around waist for attaching shirt. Flap front. Lined in tan cotton. C) Short sleeve shirt with a double breasted front button placket. Collar, front placket and sleeves trimmed in narrow lace. The shirt attaches to the brown velvet pants with buttons.
Date: 1880/1900
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Burqua (Chadri)

Description: Burqua/chadri of blue polyester. Garment covers full body with machine embroidered crown and net covered eye opening. Front of burqua is approximately thigh length and is embroidered in floral motif. Shoulder and back are full length and finely pleated.
Date: 200X
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Caftan

Description: "Fairies in Flight" caftan-style dress of green silk and multiple bands of trim. Front yoke is peacock feather print. Main back triangular panel is collage of appliqué in flora and fauna with fairies in flight and bluebirds. Designer's label at bottom point of exterior back panel: "Amy Zerner"
Date: 2006
Creator: Zerner, Amy
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Child's dress

Description: Small girl's two-piece ensemble of navy blue acrylic/wool pique and white vinyl. A) Coat. Double breasted with six circular gold tone buttons and barred buttonholes. Long, set in sleeves. U-shaped patch pockets trimmed with placket of white vinyl and matching gold button. Standing collar, cuffs, and epaulets of white vinyl. Content/size tag at center back neckline. B) Dress. Sleeveless. White vinyl top has rounded neckline and navy blue topstitching. Navy blue A-line skirt. Center back zipper closure. Bodice lined in white muslin. Content/size tag at back left. C) Belt of white vinyl for coat. Rectangular self-covered buckle. Stamp on reverse: "Ajax"
Date: 1965
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Child's dress

Description: Child's sundress of horizontally striped blue, brown, and white cotton de-lusted satin. Rounded neckline, higher in front than back; sleeveless. Neckline and armholes piped in matching blue fabric. Left side closure with five buttons. Full skirt, gathered at waistline with blue piping. Tie belt of same fabric attached at sides and ties in back. Upper bodice lined in cream colored muslin.
Date: 1956
Creator: Ballew, Joan; Greenaway, Kate & Skillman, Hope
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
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