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1840s Style Dress

Description: Design for an 1840s ladies dress. Sketch depicts female in full length front and left side views with sleeve view in upper left corner and back bodice view in upper right corner. Measurements/descriptions typewritten in German at bottom center.
Date: 1950/1969
Creator: Wolff, Lilli
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

"Aloha" jacket

Description: Man's "Aloha" sports jacket of black cotton with collar and inserted front panels of hibiscus flower printed cotton. "Y-3" logo incorporated into hibiscus floral printed fabric. Single breasted with notched lapel. Long suit sleeves with hibiscus print fabric on top of right sleeve. Patch pockets at sides match fabric of corresponding front panel; vertical zippered pocket at seams of front panels. Center back vent is machine embroidered with Y-3 logo. Partially lined in black net.
Date: 2018
Creator: Yamamoto, Yohji
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

At-home dress

Description: At-home dress of pale blue net lace. Ankle length. Wide 3/4 length sleeves; deep V-shaped neckline. Center front closure of 8 self covered buttons and loops at waist. Attached belt of matching lace with rectangular buckle. Lined in matching pale blue crepe.
Date: 1930/1939
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

Ballgown

Description: Design for ballgown. Color sketch of front and back views of gown with A-line skirt heavily trimmed with oversized applied floral accents. Off the shoulder neckline trimmed to match skirt. Back view illustrates four leaf petal inspired panels trailing from waistline. Handwritten note at far left of sketch: "The one she didn't like / The design would swallow you up and be too heavy / We thought it was odd looking & not / airy enough. I don't think the skirt / has a pretty slope either. OK? / Return both sheets of dresses". Designer's initials, "LW", at bottom left hem of front view of dress.
Date: 1950/1969
Creator: Wolff, Lilli
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Ballgown

Description: Design for ballgown or wedding dress. Color sketch of full length front and back views of gown with A-line skirt. Top tier of skirt in floral design gathers at dropped waist and forms a U in back. Underskirt appears to be box pleated sheer fabric; alternative view of underskirt in bottom left corner depicts three tiers of tightly pleated fabric. Bateau neckline with cap sleeves of fabric matching top tier of skirt forms a deep V shape in back view.
Date: 1950/1969
Creator: Wolff, Lilli
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Ballgown

Description: Design for ball or pageant gown. Color sketch illustrates the full front and back views of a gown with oversized, bell shaped skirt.The bodice and overskirt of the gown is in a lattice design with applied centers. The underskirt appears to depict sheer, gathered fabric. Strapless neckline forms a deep V in back. Designer's signature in blue ink at bottom left hem of front view of gown: "Lilli Wolff".
Date: 1950/1969
Creator: Wolff, Lilli
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Ballgown

Description: Design for ball or pageant gown. Color full length front and back views of gown with bell shaped skirt and straight, Queen Anne neckline. Bodice has deep V-shaped back. Dress appears to have overlaid panel details extending from bodice to hem; panels roll over bodice and hem and are trimmed from bodice down to hips with black floral applique. Tulle/net off the shoulder trim. Sketch is signed by designer at hemline of front view: "Lilli Wolff".
Date: 1950/1969
Creator: Wolff, Lilli
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Ballgown

Description: Design for ball or pageant gown. Color sketch of white gown trimmed in black floral applique or lace down center front and center back along edges of petal shaped tiers on skirt. Sweetheart neckline forms deep V in back; trimmed to match skirt. Center back hemline shows fan shaped train. Front and back full length views. Signature of designer, "Lilli Wolff", at hemline between the two views.
Date: 1950/1969
Creator: Wolff, Lilli
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Ballgown

Description: Design for ball or pageant gown. Color sketch shows full front and back views of gown with applied lantern-shaped/inspired pouf trim. Strapless neckline forms a deep V in back. Back waist is trimmed with smaller lantern-shaped trim and trailing sheer panels. Designer's signature in blue ink at bottom left hem of front view of gown: "Lilli Wolff".
Date: 1950/1969
Creator: Wolff, Lilli
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Ballgown

Description: Design for ballgown. Colored sketch in light blue of gown with sweetheart neckline and off-the-shoulder net accents. Bodice wraps and extends down sides to gather under top tier of skirt. Full length,very full round skirt.
Date: 1950/1969
Creator: Wolff, Lilli
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Ballgown

Description: Design for ballgown. Colored sketch in orange of full length gown with V-shaped surplus neckline; elbow length sleeves wrap and insert into top of sleeve. Full, A-lined skirt is pleated with asymmetrical top tier.
Date: 1950/1969
Creator: Wolff, Lilli
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Ballgown

Description: Design for ballgown. Color sketch of full length gown with floral accents at right side off-the-shoulder neckline and down left side of bodice and hips. Shirred bodice and asymmetrical hips. Full, gathered A-line skirt. Female figure accented with choker at neck.
Date: 1958
Creator: Wolff, Lilli
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Ballgown

Description: Design for ball gown, pageant or wedding gown. Color sketch shows three views of a gown with full, bell shaped skirt. Larger, left hand sketch illustrates the front view of a gown with off-the-shoulder neckline. Handwritten notes state "cut out / embroidery work" for the center front panel of the gown and "tulle bands" for the balance of the skirt. The two smaller front and back views of the second version of the gown illustrate a sweetheart neckline and draped floral panel on the back view. Handwritten notes for these views state "silvered tulle / or silk organza".
Date: 1950/1969
Creator: Wolff, Lilli
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Ballgown

Description: Design sketch for ballgown. Colored sketch of full length gown in large floral pattern. Full, A-line skirt scalloped at center front with large bow trim at hemline. Strapless neckline; elbow length sleeves with apparent see-through extensions to wrist.
Date: 1950/1969
Creator: Wolff, Lilli
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Ballgown

Description: Design for ballgown. Colored sketch of ballgown with shirred sweetheart neckline with gathered accent at center front. Long sleeves with floral accents. Shirred asymmetric hips trimmed with large floral bouquet down left side. Gathered, full length A-line skirt.
Date: 1950/1969
Creator: Wolff, Lilli
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Ballgown

Description: Design for ballgown. Colored sketch of full length gown trimmed with floral accents around strapless neckline and at hips. Full, A-line skirt; short sleeves.
Date: 1950/1969
Creator: Wolff, Lilli
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Ballgown

Description: Design for ball gown. Color sketch illustrates the front view of a gown with heavily appliqued, A-line skirt with ruffle. Off the shoulder neckline. Designer's outline sketch and notes on back.
Date: 1950/1969
Creator: Wolff, Lilli
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Ballgown

Description: Design for ball gown. Color sketch in light blue illustrates front and back views of gown trimmed in ruffles and floral accents. Off the shoulder neckline.
Date: 1950/1969
Creator: Wolff, Lilli
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Ballgown

Description: Design for ball gown. Outline sketch of front and back views of a gown with gathered overskirt. Looped panel at left side of skirt front view; back panel from left shoulder trails down center back and folds under hem.
Date: 1950/1969
Creator: Wolff, Lilli
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Ballgown

Description: Design for ball gown or wedding gown. Outline sketch illustrates the back view of a gown with smaller front view in upper right hand corner.
Date: 1950/1969
Creator: Wolff, Lilli
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Ballgown

Description: Design for ball gown or wedding gown. Color sketch illustrates the full length, side view of a gown with off the shoulder neckline and A-line skirt with applied leaf/petal inspired details. Multiple designer/client handwritten notes on sketch.
Date: 1950/1969
Creator: Wolff, Lilli
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
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