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Brocade ensemble

Description: Dress ensemble of pink and gold silk brocade. A) Jacket. Turn down collar; single breasted fastening with rhinestone buttons and bound buttonholes. Patch pockets at hips; long suit sleeves; waist length. Lined in pink synthetic. B) Dress. V-shaped surplice bodice with princess seams; sleeveless. Set-in empire waistline; five gored skirt with inseam pockets. Below knee length. Center back zipper closure; lined in pink synthetic. Designer label: Elinor Simmons / for / Malcom Starr Retailer label: Neiman-Marcus Label: Made in the British / Crown Colony of Hong Kong Size tag: 12
Date: 1960/1969
Creator: Simmons, Elinor
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Coat ensemble

Description: Dress ensemble of brown vinyl. A) Dress with bonded cotton lining. Street-length; collared neckline. Long sleeves with button cuffs and gold tone dome button. Center front zipper opening from neck to waist. Patch pockets at breast and welt pockets at hips. Belt and breast pocket pockets trimmed with gold tone "H" shaped slides. B) Matching coat. Knee length; long sleeves; collared neckline. Sleeve loops with button matching center front button closure. Bellows pockets at sides trimmed with gold tone toggles. Belt ties at waist. Lined in matching brown synthetic fabric. Labels in coat and dress include care label on side of collar and label in back of collar reading, "Made in British Crown Colony of Hong Kong" as well as including materials.
Date: 1964/1969
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Dress

Description: Dress of off-white / ivory wool knit. The form-fitting full-length sheath has a round neckline and short cap sleeves. The entire dress is covered with iridescent sequins, and is decorated at lower part with five bands of gold/copper sequins, 3 bands of rosettes composted of gold beads and pearls, and two bands of "garlands" with suspended pine-cone forms and diamond shapes of copper/gold sequins, gold bugle beads, and gold beads. Dress has zipper closure along center back. Label reads: "Gene Shelly's / Boutique Internationale / California / Hand Decorated in Hong Kong / 100% Wool"
Date: 1970/1979
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Dress

Description: Evening dress of pale yellow silk chiffon with bead detailing. V-neckline in front creating the halter, with pieces draped from halter down and out to sides. The entire bodice is finely pleated and gathered, and has beaded panels which creates an empire waist. The beaded panels vary from narrow at center front to wide at sides, and meet at center back. The beading is white and silver beaded horizontal stripes on a mauve background. The skirt is formed by the chiffon being gathered into the beaded panels in many layers and falling to the floor. Dress has a matching lining and has a zipper down center back with hook-and-eye closures at top of zipper and at halter. Label in gown: "Victoria Royal Ltd. / Made In / British Crown Colony / of / Hong Kong".
Date: 1975?
Creator: Victoria Royal Ltd.
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Dress

Description: Dress of black silk synthetic chiffon. Full length dress with inner black tricot(?) layer and outer layer of black chiffon. Rounded neckline. Bodice and sleeves covered with geometric pattern of silver/grey bugle beads. Long sleeves are single-layer, with short zipper closure with hook & eyes at cuffs. Center back zipper closure with hook & loop and two snaps on outer layer of skirt at waistline. Designer's label at inside back neckline: "Victoria Royal Ltd. / Made in / British Crown Colony / of / Hong Kong" Size label: "10" Care label: "Dry Clean / Only"
Date: 1970/1979
Creator: Victoria Royal Ltd.
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Dress

Description: Cocktail or Evening Dress. The mid-length dress has a pink crepe under-dress/slip which is overlaid with a black net sheath embellished with lavish black bead-work in the forms of rose-heads forming a trellis and fan-shapes in the openings of the trellis. The dress is sleeveless, with a high boat neckline. At natural waist is an attached pink satin belt with bow in front. Center back zipper, with section of hooks-and-eyes at upper part. There are two labels in the dress, the Retailer's label "Neiman-Marcus" sewn inside at waist to right of zipper, and maker's label sewn inside near top of under-dress on left of zipper "Made in British Crown / Colony Hong Kong". With accompanying long rectangular pink chiffon scarf. No labels on scarf.
Date: 1950
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Dress

Description: A) Dress of off-white organdy with orange and white embroidery and appliques. Orange and white circles are appliqu├ęd and orange flowers with pearl detail is embroidered. Jewel neckline, sheer neck and upper back, sleeveless with squared armholes, dress lined in white from bustline to hem, full length gathered skirt at high waist. CB zip closure with hook and eye at neck. Bodice lined in white satin and skirt lined in yellow. 26" waist. Designer's label at inside back: "Elinor Simmons / For / Malcolm Starr" Origin label below: "Made in the British / Crown Colony of Hong Kong" Size label: "6" (B) Ribbon belt of braided grosgrain orange ribbon and grosgrain white ribbon, knotted at each end.
Date: 1960
Creator: Simmons, Elinor
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Dressing robe

Description: Dressing robe of light green raw silk with light yellow decorative topstitching in floral design around neckline and cuffs. Full length, jewel neckline with padded collar, front center zipper opening past hips, three-quarter length raglan sleeves, deep angled bust darts, a-line silhouette. Lined in bright yellow silk. Label at center back neckline: Dynasty / Made in Hong Kong / British Crown Colony / Dry Clean Only"
Date: 1955/1965
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Ensemble - Dress and Jacket

Description: Ensemble of windowpane plaid woven polyester blend(?) in white and pink, yellow and green neon. A) Jacket. With turndown collar and short sleeves, the jacket has a center front opening secured with 3 hook-and-eyes and three large white braid frogs. Lined in white polyester. Designer's label sewn in at inside back collar: "Elinor Simmons / for / Malcolm Starr" Origin label: "Made in the British / Crown Colony of Hong Kong" Size label: "12" B) Dress of matching fabric. Knee- to street-length, the dress is sleeveless with a standing collar. Slightly A-lined with princess seaming and two patch pockets at front. Center back opening with hooks-and-eyes at top and zipper below. Labels are the same as in jacket.
Date: 1967/1968
Creator: Simmons, Elinor
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Ensemble - Vest and Pants

Description: Ensemble consisting of a vest and pants. The vest is of wool,with a scoop-neck and with 5 hook-and-eye closures down center front. It is covered in sewn-on black sequins, and has a 1" border of orange, white and gold beads with gold trim at neckline, front opening, hem, and armholes. On the front and back of the vest are 3" diamond shapes formed of the same beads. The white and orange beads are plastic. The vest is fully lined in black fabric. Labels in vest: "Valentina LTD / RN 34435 / Made in Hong Kong"; "100% Wool / Made in Hong Kong"; and "Medium". The pants are formed as a divided skirt of black wool in a satin weave simulating crepe-back satin. They are floor length, with full-length accordion pleats. There is a wide 3" waistband that is completely beaded to match the vest. The pants have a center back zipper closure with hook-and-eye at waistband, and are unlined. Inside the pants is a single tag at waistband: "Lot Number 11/12".
Date: 1979
Creator: Valentina Ltd.
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Evening Ensemble - Jacket and Dress

Description: Evening ensemble of heavy pink Alaskine silk/wool blend, consisting of a jacket and dress. The jacket is a cropped, bolero style, with rounded neckline and short sleeves. It has a center front opening with single hook-and-eye at throat. The sleeves, neckline, opening, and hem are edged in band of pink and crystal beads and rhinestones. Scattered over the surface of the jacket are clusters of pearl, crystal, and silvered beads. The matching dress is full-length, with an Empire waist. It is sleeveless, with very slight scoop at front neckline, and a deep rounded scoop to mid-back at back.The straps are heavily beaded with pink and crystal beads and rhinestones. The 4-gore A-line skirt gathers slightly into bodice. The dress has an inner pink nylon(?) sheath lining. The jacket labels are: Retailer's label: "R.S.V.P. / Neiman-Marcus" Designer's label, underneath retailer's label: "Gino Charles" Size label: "8" The dress labels are: Designer's label: "Gino Charles" Origin label: "Made in the British / Crown Colony of Hong Kong" Size label: "8"
Date: 1966/1978
Creator: Gino Charles
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Evening Ensemble - Jacket, Blouse and Skirt

Description: Evening ensemble of black fabric covered with black and gold sequins, consisting of: A) Jacket. Short, with no collar and slightly rounded neckline. Center front opening with no closure. Long sleeves. One-inch wide band of gold sequins around neckline, along opening, sleeve cuffs and inside of hem. Lined in black synthetic. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Royal Lynne" Label below designer label: "Made in Hong Kong 10" B) Blouse in short, box style. Collarless, with rounded neckline. Covered with horizontal wide stripes of alternating gold and black sequins. Around collar and armholes are 1" wide bands of gold sequins. Center back zipper. Lined in black synthetic. Designer's label at back neckline: "Royal Lynne" Label below designer label: "Made in Hong Kong 10" C) Skirt of black sequins. Knee length, straight. Left side zipper with hook & eye. Lined in black synthetic with black grosgrain ribbon inner waistband. Size "10" tag with handwritten "748" on reverse at center back seam of lining near hem.
Date: 1965
Creator: Royal Lynne
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Fan

Description: Folding fan of cockade type. Red metal handle embossed with birds and flowering vines. The pleated paper fans forms a full circle. One side printed with a scene of a long-tailed bird (Phoenix?) sitting amid flowering branches with gold background. Reverse is printed with a scene of two birds flying over flowering branches. Marked in metal of handle: "Midget Fan / No. 104" and "Made in Hong Kong".
Date: 195X
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Mao dress

Description: T-shirt style maxi dress of "Chairman Mao" print nylon knit. Rounded, bound neckline; short sleeves; unfinished hems. Pull-over style; lined in black nylon.
Date: 1995
Creator: Tam, Vivienne
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Pumps

Description: Pumps of pink, yellow, orange, and white plaid synthetic fabric. The shoes have rounded toes and a 2" high square chunky heel. On top of each shoe, across instep/vamp, are two self fabric covered martial cords twisted together with gold ends. Designer label: "Lily Shoes / Walk with Comfort"
Date: 1975?
Creator: Lily Shoes
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Shoes

Description: Pair of shoes of white silk damask with embroidery in green, blue, and pink. Around throat and upper edge is band of green embroidered pine cones(?)and scallop band. At toe is embroidered blossom in pale pink and blue, with trailing branches in greens with leaves in greens and buds in pinks and butterflies in greens, pinks, and browns. Along sides are similar embroidered branches, leaves, buds, and blossoms. Throatline of shoe with black banding. At point of throat is applied 3-dimensional flower of silk ribbon. Inner sole of dark tan leather, insides of shoes lined with pink/beige silk(?). Soles of leather, with built-up or stacked 1 1/4" (3cm) modified louis or opera heels. Stamped inside shoes in red are various marks in Chinese(?), and maker's mark, which is mostly illegible. Shoes are of the type called "straight lasts" in western society - no differentiation between left and right shoe.
Date: 1895~
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Shoes

Description: Pair of white leather shoes. Designed with a rounded open toe, the shoes have white leather uppers with straps across instep that cross and connect sides. Uppers edged with narrow sewn edge. Modified chunky Louis heel covered in white leather. Stamped inside: "Bob Shoe / For Style and Comfort" and "Made in / Hong Kong"
Date: 1936
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Trench Coat

Description: Trench coat of brown vinyl. Pointed collar. Knee-length or slightly longer. Long sleeves with translucent, brown plastic button on cuff. Single breasted with closure of nine matching buttons. Two patch pockets at front hips. Diamond motif of stitching and small vinyl diamonds at yoke and pockets. Back yoke of coat lined in dark yellow fabric; balance of coat unlined, showing orange cotton knit backing of vinyl. Designer label on inside right of opening: "Ginessa / Made in / British Crown Colony of Hong Kong" Care label to right of designer label. Size label at left inside seam: "12" Content label center back neckline: "75% Vinyl / 25% Cotton / Made in British Crown / Colony of Hong Kong" With matching sash belt of same material.
Date: 1979/1980
Creator: Ginessa
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
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