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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

Alligator handbag

Description: Handbag of brown alligator in Kelly-inspired, triangular style. Double handles of matching alligator backed in dark brown leather; metallic gold T-shaped plunger closure with alligator pull tab; opens by sliding button to center. Opening flap lined in dark brown leather. Body of bag lined in tan leather with three slit pockets and one zipper pocket. Maker's stamp: Lucille de Paris / Made in U.S.A. Measurements: Width: 8" Height: 5 3/4" without handle Height: 10 1/4" with handle Depth: 3"
Date: 1955/1975
Creator: Lucille De Paris
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Alligator handbag

Description: Handbag of dark brown (embossed?) alligator. Accordion bottom. Double strap handle; inverted frame and brass parabola-shaped flip clip clasp. Lined in beige/pink leather; double patch pockets with zipper pocket lined in ivory faille. Retailer stamp: Neiman Marcus
Date: 1950/1990
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Alligator handbag

Description: Handbag of brown alligator. Rectangular gold tone frame with circular flip clasp; accordion bottom. Single contoured handle of matching alligator. Lined in peached colored satin; zipper pocket attached to patch pocket. Stamped on pocket: Adrienne Handbags
Date: 1950/1965
Creator: Adrienne Handbags
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Ascot

Description: Ascot/scarf of blue-grey satin with same fabric lining. Narrow at the center and wide at each end. Double faced at each end scalloped in swirl design of sold satin inserts of gold and grey. Measurements: 33" long; 4 1/4" wide at center (narrowest point); 8 1/8" wide at widest point (ends)
Date: 1958
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Bagonghi handbag

Description: Bagonghi style handbag of navy blue fabric decorated on the front and back in blue soprarizzo velvet pocket designs with white velvet belt buckles; front right “pocket” has gold-tone signature “R” in belt form. Rectangular inverted frame covered in fabric matching body of bag. Gold-tone plunger-style closure. Bound handle of matching fabric with gold-tone clips and chain links. Inner compartment of blue leather has zippered pocket and two patch pockets. One pocket contains plastic tortoiseshell framed mirror stamped “Neiman-Marcus” and card printed “Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sterne Jacobus, Jr.” Stamped:"Roberta di Camerino / Italy / Neiman-Marcus / Leather Lined"
Date: 1950/1959
Creator: Camerino, Giuliana Coen
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Bagonghi-style handbag

Description: Bagonghi style handbag of tan velvet with two intersecting dark brown velvet belts with brass belt buckle. Brass frame with keyhole detail. Bound handle of matching fabric with gold tone chain and “R” links.
Date: 1950/1959
Creator: Camerino, Giuliana Coen
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

Ball Gown

Description: Ball gown of pink silk taffeta. The off-the-shoulder design has several layers of cream colored Chantilly lace around the neckline/shoulder edge. The dress itself is of bright fuchsia pink silk taffeta with ties over each arm. The bodice is seamed and fitted, with a left side seam zipper. The attached matching taffeta skirt is gathered and draped horizontally, and has several layers of Chantilly lace at hem. The skirt has three hoops under the lining.
Date: Spring 1955
Creator: Balenciaga, Cristobal, 1895-1972
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 evening or ball gown. Color sketch in pink and blue illustrates front view of a gown with strapless neckline and left side, fan-shaped skirt detail. Designer's notes on sections of skirt detail.
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 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 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. 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: Signed design for ballgown. Color sketch in shades of green illustrates full length view of gown with wide A-line skirt trimmed in vertical rows of applied floral accents. Ruched bodice with sides and short sleeves trimmed in matching floral accents. Designer's note on fabric content, "lace and tulle", at right of sketch and designer's signature at hem of gown.
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 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. 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 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
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