Dinner dress of printed silk organza. The dress is composed of two parts. The caftan-like outer layer of the dress consists of a square silk organza cocoon printed in psychedelic motifs in purples, blues, pinks and chartreuse. It has a high rounded neckline with center back opening secured with six loops and covered buttons. There are applied flat cuffs at the wrist openings and waist-level slits at center front to accommodate the sash. There is a center front slit from hem to knee-level. The inner dress is a matching, full-length, sleeveless sheath in printed silk of the same design. It has a high rounded neckline with center back zipper closure from neck to hip with a single hook-and-eye closure at the neckline. The outer caftan and inner sheath are joined at the neckline. There is a printed silk organza sash of the same fabric that meets at center front and secures with two hook-and-eye closures and has self ties to disguise closure. The sash is swing tacked at the back. There is a center front slit from the hem to knee-level. Lime green silk panels are inset at sideseams, running from the underarm to the hem, and may be later additions to the garment. The dress is fully lined in green silk crepe. Designer's label located inside left center back, beside the zipper: Pierre Cardin / Paris New York". Retailer's label located inside right center back, beside the zipper: "Maisonette / Neiman-Marcus"
T-shirt of white cotton, having short sleeves and a rounded neckline, which is printed with an artistic rendering of a portrait of Che Guevara, arranged as large main central portrait in black, surrounded by four smaller renditions in pale gray. Acquired by the donor in Mexico City in 1971 from a vendor in the Mexico City Metro. Ernesto "Che" Guevara (b. June 14, 1928 in Rosario, Argentina - d. La Higuera, Bolivia, October 9, 1967) commonly known as El Che or simply Che, was an Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, intellectual, guerrilla leader, diplomat, military theorist, and major figure of the Cuban Revolution.
Dress of navy blue silk chiffon. The full-length dress is sleeveless, with narrow straps extending across shoulders and meeting at center of the 2 1/2" wide A-line band at neckline. The straps and neckline band are covered with faux jewels. From the band drops the long A-line skirt of finely-pleated silk chiffon, which conceals a narrow sheath dress underneath. This dress is similar in style to one produced for Halley's 1967 collection.
Pair of platform sandals. Silver leather covered black plastic(?) sole with silver metal lace and cords. 4" spike set-back heel. Marked in relief on sole of each shoe: "Made in France". Anonymous gift to the Texas Fashion Collection.
Dress of polychrome cotton print. The floor-length dress is of cotton fabric with a raised "zig-zag" texture, in the style of cotton piqué weaving. It is printed with a series of horizontal bands in geometric designs in blues, reds, greens, tan/brown, orange, and purple. The sleeveless dress has a shallow boat neckline in front and deep squared-off neckline at back. The fitted bodice section ends at the natural waist, into which the long skirt is slightly gathered. The front of the skirt has two patch pockets of the same material, with the print matched to disguise the pockets. One of the lower bands of the skirt is embellished with applied non-functional circular gold-colored "buttons". The hem of the dress has a 7 cm. wide band horizontal band of red wool trim, from which hangs red wool fringe. The center back zipper closure has a single hook-and-eye at top. The dress is lined in red fabric. The dress has two labels sewn inside. At left side at seam is designer's label "Lanvin / Paris New York"; at right side near zipper is size label "6".
Dress of printed cotton. The floor-length dress is of cotton with a printed geometric design of a lattice of black rectangles on white background. It is sleeveless, with black spaghetti straps. There is a wide black "belt" of "quilted" cotton just below the bust, with a bow in front. The dress has a center back zipper closure with two hook-and-eye closures at top. It is fully lined in thin white fabric. The designer's label is sewn inside bodice: "Clifton / Wilhite / Dallas"; a second label is sewn just below designer's label: "Lot 6464 Size 14"
Dress. Full-length sleeveless evening dress of printed silk. The bodice has a rounded neckline, bust darts, and widens slightly at hips. The silk print on the bodice is of horizontal stripes of black, yellow, green, and red. The skirt starts at a dropped waist, and is a slight "A" line in form. The printed on the skirt is of an Op Art pattern of pink, red, black, green, and purple squares and circles within squares, and with two large black squares, one on front and one on back. Black band at hem. The dress has a center back zipper closure and is lined in black silk. It has an accompanying black silk belt, 2" wide, with two domed buttons covered in black silk as closures. The dress has two labels sewn inside at back collar, to right of zipper. Maker's label: "Axel / of Denmark / 42" and second tag "Pure silk / by D'Este" [care instructions pictographs] and on reverse [care instructions pictographs] "Made in / Italy".
Ensemble consisting of a dress and jacket of brown and white printed silk plaid or tartan. The waist-length jacket has a turn-down collar and wrist-length sleeves. It is single-breasted with a center front opening with four large circular brown plastic buttons and piped buttonholes. The jacket is fully lined in off-white silk. Designer's label located inside below center back of collar: "Made in / France / Givenchy". The matching dress is mid-length, to just below the knee, with round neck and princess seaming. It is sleeveless, and has box pleats at lower part of skirt. There is a zipper closure at left side. The dress is lined with off-white silk throughout with the exception of the box pleated area. Designer's label at inside side seam near right armhole: "Givenchy".
Dress. Bodice of dress is made of chiffon with printed pattern of pink, red, green, blue, and purple swirls and bands and stylized foliage, woven with gold metallic threads forming paisley designs throughout bodice. Slight standing ring collar. The collar, waistband, cuffs, and bands running from collar along shoulders and down to cuffs are all trimmed with wide bands of gold braid/cording. The knee-length skirt is of red velour printed with large floral pattern in pink, purple, yellow, and dark maroon/brown. Reverse box pleat at center front, and zipper closure along back of garment, with three large gilt filigree buttons at collar. Cuffs also have 3 gilt buttons on each, with hidden snap closure. Dress is lined in pink fabric. Designer's label sewn inside bodice: "Ronald Amey / New York".
Pair of deep wine red leather pumps. Shoes have a V-throat on vamp and are edged with thin bands of taupe leather around vamp and along outside panel ending in a triangular shape. 3 1/2" Continental set-back heel almost a stiletto, but wider and more oval in cross-section. Stamped in each shoe: "Charles Jourdan / Paris" and "Orient". Stamped inside each heel: "39 B / 63586 E". Stamped on sole: "Leather / Leder / Cuir / Made in / France"
Sleeveless coat of navy on white zebra printed wool. The street-length coat is of slight A-line, widening to hem. It has wide straps, no collar, and center front opening with 5 circular dark blue plastic buttons. At each hip is a patch pocket with simulated flap, the fabric of the pockets chosen to match the placement on the print. The coat is fully lined in navy fabric. Inside neckline at back is designer's label "Givenchy", folded so that "Made In / France" is not visible. This coat is part of an ensemble that includes a blue wool jersey knit top and slacks. Donor noted that it was "Made for Monte Carlo for day wear". There is also a hat that was worn with the ensemble (1978.013.062)
Pair of platform sandals. Shoes have gold kid leather upper, the vamp knotted. Black patent leather covered soles and heels. 4 1/4" high block-style set-back heel. Written on inside of back strap on each shoe: "5 1/2 B 342440". Stamped on each shoe: "Charles Jourdan / Paris"
Hatlet of red beads. Crown of the hatlet is composed of an irregular skullcap of stiffened red mesh covered with red beads. Set atop the the hatlet are three large e-dimentional "bow" shapes composed of the red beads. The hatlet has a red net veil. Under the skullcap are attached two small plastic combs to secure the hatlet to wearer's head. Designer's Label: "Bes-Ben / Made in Chicago" Gift of Mrs. John M. (Patricia) Wyle. Worn by Mrs. Joseph M. Finn of Chicago, Illinois.
Hatlet of white beadwork. Base of hatlet is an irregularly shaped openwork skullcap of stiffened white mesh completely covered in white beads. Surmounting the cap are three 3-dimensional bow forms made of white beads. Hatlet has black mesh veiling, with scattered pairs of white beads worked into some intersections. Cap lined with stiffened white mesh. At either side are attached small plastic combs to secure hatlet to wearer's head. Designer's label: "Bes-Ben / Made in Chicago" Gift of John C. Murphy, through the Chicago Historical Society.
Pair of pumps of pale pink calf leather. Designed with a rounded toe, the shoe has a double-ruffle buckle of same leather across instep. Low, 1 1/2" modified Louis heel. Maker's mark inside: "Silvia of Fiorentina / Made in Italy" Retailer's label inside: "Marie Leavell" Handwritten inside: "e 346 B i M B A"
Pair of "Moccasin Pumps" of cream leather. The shoes are designed with a squared toe, and have the look of moccasins and pumps. Instep with extending tongue of same leather, with wide band of same crossing instep and securing on outside with a "V" shape of gold-colored metal. Low, square block heel. Maker's label stamped inside: "Veneziano Inc / Made in Italy" Stamped inside: "35 8899"
Pair of platform pumps of orange/brown suede. The toebox, and entire upper of the shoes are of orange/brown suede, with a tongue attached at each side to the rest of the toebox by a band of elastic. The toebox rests on a thick platform covered with the same suede. The thick, chunky heel is also covered with the same suede. Stamped in gold inside shoe: "Back Street"
Pair of D'Orsay pumps of pink leather. The shoes are designed as modified open-toe D'Orsay pumps, with cut-away sides. Across instep are three wide leather bands; sides of shoe are cut away on a curve which comes up and creates the back of the shoe. The high heel is covered with the same leather, and tapers slightly to base. Designer's label: "design by / Evins" Retailer's label: "Neiman Marcus" Handwritten inside: "7 1/2 B Zelda / 1224-612 / 507 641"
Pair of platform pumps of yellow leather. Designed with a squared toe, the uppers, platform, and heel are all covered in yellow leather. The high heel tapers slightly to base. Retailer's/Brand label: "Neiman-Marcus / Nonesuch" Handwritten inside: (partly illegible) "H?? AA / 7?? 12030 1 73 / ?? 77 712"
Pair of pumps of deep red patent leather. Designed with squared toes, the vamp is enhanced with large applied black silk rosette. Heel of same red patent leather, tapering to base. Retailer's label: "Saks Fifth Avenue / Fenton Last" Handwritten inside: "7B / 53992 / B1371H"
Pair of slippers of red silk and gold metallic brocade. The shoes are designed with pointed toes, and a panel of gold leather that extends from below the throat, up and over the instep, and almost to the instep, sewn down, and echoing the point of the toes. Crossed with a gold cord bow with large rhinestones set at each end. Almost flats, the shoes have low, carved heels with a profile similar to a compacted Louis heel. Brand stamp: "Gustinettes / Trade Mark" Stamped inside: "6 1/2M 52770"
Pair of pumps of black patent leather. Designed with a square toe, the vamps are embelished with an arched tongue shape enhanced with three concentric arches of white, tan, and beige patent leather, forming a rainbow shape. Somewhat chunky square heel which tapers to base. Designer's label: "Eugenia of Florence / Expressly for / Lou Lattimore" Retailer's label: "Made in Italy / Expressly for / Lou Lattimore" Handwritten inside: "LL 7B F973 / 1"
Pair of pumps of black reptile. Designed as sling-back pumps with rounded, open toes, the instep is made of wide crossed bands of black leather, enhanced with top-stitching. The sides are cut-away at ankle, and a single black strap extending around back of heel, secured with small oval gold buckle. The high heels are a modified stiletto, somewhat thick, but of same shape. Combined designer's and retailer's stamp inside: "Bruno Magli / For / Bloomingdale's / Made in Italy" Stamped inside: "R984 6 1/2" Stamped on sole: "M / Vero / Cuoio / Made in Italy"
Pair of shoes of dark reddish-brown leather. The shoes are designed as modified moccasins, with squared-off toes. Across instep is gilt metal bar similar the the Gucci bridle. Slight extending tongue at throat. style; gold-tone bar on vamp. Thick stacked heel, tapering slightly to base. Designer's label: "Bruno Magli / Bologna Made in Italy" Handwritten inside: "T W1K 1 NC 52 320 7 M" Stamped on sole: "Vero / Cuoio / 7 / M"
Pair of heeled pumps of red calf leather. Designed with squared toes, the uppers are constructed to create a high instep tongue with red elastic at sides, and a red leather band across instep and tongue, secured with a small buckle covered with same leather. The cylindrical heel is covered by same red leather. Maker's label inside: "Created by / Navaton / Made in Spain" Stamped inside: "500 772 6 1/2"
Pair of woman's pumps of black leather textured to imitate alligator. Designed with a somewhat squared toe, the vamp has scalloped upper edge trimmed with thin gold band. Heel with same texture, tapering to base. Designer's label stamped inside: "Delman / Los Angeles / London / Paris"
Shoes of turquoise suede; 2 1/2" stacked heel; heel has stripes of green, yellow, and red; strap around front of ankle; bulbous toe; red, green and yellow curved suede pieces appliqued on vamp. Brand label: "Nonesuch" Retailer label: "Neiman-Marcus"
Hat of beige felt. Styled somewhat as a fedora, the cylindrical crown has a sunken, flat crown. Around the base of the crown is a wide band of golden satin ribbon, and narrow cords of gold, bronze, and silver. All tie at back, the cords becoming tassels. The wide brim curves up at front and left, down to right and back. The hat is unlined, with a wide inner hatband of pale peach. Combined Designer/Retailer's label: "Original / Helen Smith / Marshall Field Annex - Chicago" Manufacturer's stamp for felt body: "Merrimac / Merrivale / Fur Felt"
Pumps of red-orange leather. The shoes have a squared toe, a very wide "Mary-Jane" style strap over the instep which fastens with an over-sized rectangular gold buckle on outside of foot, and a modified "bell bottom" or Louis style 2 3/4" heel. Designer label: "Town & Country* / Shoes / *TM REG"
Pair of pumps of cream silk with black polka-dots. Shoe has pointed toe, and large "pom-pom" rosette at center of vamp made of loops of same fabric. Stiletto heel covered in same fabric. Designer's label stamped inside: "Designed by / Roger Vivier / Paris" Retailer's label stamped inside: "Neiman-Marcus" Handwritten inside: "8aaa / 2-78134w / 1511"
Pair of pumps of pink pearlized leather. Designed with a squared toe and plain upper, the shoes have a large, dimensional rosette at vamp made of the same leather. The heel is covered in same leather, and is of a modified Louis style. Brand stamp inside: "Mademoiselle / The Fashion Shoe" Retailer's label inside: "Neiman-Marcus" Handwritten inside: "78993 7 B / 9223 4M 809 / 16" Also stamped: "Concert / Last"
Pair of pumps of black leather and leopard skin. Designed with square toes, the shoes have black leather uppers and a 2" wide rectangular band of leopard skin extending from toe to instep, forming a tongue. Squared heel is covered with black leather, and tapers to base. Designer's label inside: "Herbert Levine" Written inside: "9a / 32701 / 11-857"
Pair of pumps of textured tan suede. The shoes are designed with a rounded toe, the uppers of a textured suede with the appearance of ostrich. Around edge of upper is thin stitched edge of golden tan leather. Stacked brown heel tapers to base. Stamped inside: "Amalfi / by / Rangoni / Made in Italy"; "Campi"
Pair of woman's pumps of black leather and black patent leather. Designed as spectator pumps with a rounded toe, the toebox and the heels are of black patent leather, piped at edge with thin band of white leather. The rest of the upper is of black leather. The 2 1/4" high heel is covered in black patent leather. Designer's label stamped in left shoe: "Herbert Levine" Retailer's label stamped in right shoe: "Amen Wardy / El Paso Texas" Handwritten inside shoe: "7 1/2 M / 30028"
Women's high heel pumps of yellow patent leather. Designed with squared toe with plain uppers, the 1 1/2" high black patent leather heels have an inlay of concentric rectangles of alternating navy blue, green, orange, and red leather. Lined in cream leather. Designer Label (Left shoe): "Herbert Levine" Retailer's Label (Right shoe): "Amen Wardy / El Paso, Texas" Handwritten notation inside shoe: "7 1/2 M / 16887"
Evening pumps of mint green satin. The shoes are designed with a gently pointed toe and plain upper. Across instep is band of rhinestones, clear beads, and simulated pearl teardrop pendants. The stiletto heel is covered in same fabric. Designer's label stamped inside: "Salvatore / Ferragamo / Florence / Italy"
Pair of evening pumps of pale blue and gold floral forms brocade. Designed with pointed toes, the shoes have uppers of of blue and gold brocade with large circular gold colored metal disc at vamp, set with rhinestones, and with a wide ribbon of same brocade extending from beneath the button to outside edge. 2 1/2" high modified Louis heel is covered with same brocade and tapers to base. Designer's stamp inside: "Roger Vivier / Paris" and "sur mesure"
Pair of pumps of black faille. The shoes are designed with rounded toe and plain uppers. At top of vamp is large circular plaque of black faille edged in rhinestones and with rhinestone circular ornament at lower edge. Modified Louis heel. Designer's label inside: "Charles Jourdan / Paris"
Pair of pumps of cream lizard skin. The shoes are designed with a slightly squared-off toe. The uppers are of cream lizard/reptile, and feature cream leather stitching running lengthwise up center of instep/toebox, and vertically up the back of the heel. The upper is also edged with thin piping of cream leather. Thick, chunky heel, flaring slightly to base. Designer's marks inside: "Merli / Bologna" and "Hand Sewn / Made in Italy" Retailer's marks inside: "Made in Italy for / Neiman-Marcus" Other marks handwritten inside: "Marcus 3672 / 7 1/2 B" and "Houston II 15"
Pair of shoes of mottled brown and black polished leather. Designed with squared toes, the shoes are brown along the sides, with black and lighter tan lines running from toe to instep. Across instep is applied plaque of same leather with scrolling ends. Squarish heel, which tapers slightly to base. Designer's label: "Herbert Levine" Retailer's label: "Neiman-Marcus" Handwritten inside: "6a / 14176 / 2.4243.8L"
Pair of heeled sandals of green kid leather. The rounded-toe shoes have a slight platform, and are constructed with groups of straps crossing from side to side on diagonals. One strap extends behind heel, and is secured with small buckle. Thick heel covered with same leather, and tapers slightly to base. Designer's label: "Andrea Pfister / Paris / Made in Italy" Logo on sole: "A / Made in Italy"
Pair of heeled pumps of very dark brown polished kid leather. Designed with slightly pointed toes, the plain vamps are enhanced by flat tailored bows of same leather. Heel covered with same leather, tapering to base. Designer's label: "Salvatore / Ferragamo / Florence / Italy" Stamped on sole: "Made in Italy" Handwritten inside: "K1278 4 1/2 B / 784"
Pair of heeled pumps of green suede. Designed with slightly rounded, almost square toe, the uppers are sewn "loafer style", with pronounced stitching creating "tongue" at top. Across instep is gilt brass Gucci "horse bit" with central red enameled plaque. Chunky heel covered in black leather, tapering slightly to base. Designer's label: "Gucci / Made in Italy" Stamped on sole: "Gucci / Made in Italy" and "37 B"
Pair of dark teal blue patent leather and clear plastic pumps. The shoes are designed as sling-back pumps, with a pointed toe. The open toe has a wide band of clear plastic across vamp. Sides and heel are cut-away, with a dark teal blue patent leather strap attached to instep strap, curving from the inside side of the foot, over instep, around the outside of wearer's ankle and back around heel, to secure on opposite side at about ankle, securing with single gold-tone buckle. The inner sole is of off-white leather with brown suede inset. High (3 7/8 (9.8cm) modified continental heels, almost a stiletto, covered in matching dark teal blue leather. Heel: 3 7/8" (9.8 cm) Designer's stamp inside: "Charles Jourdan / Paris / Made in France" Written on strap: "6 1/2 B 10702113 RP" Stamped on sole: "Leather / Made in / France"
Pair of black patent leather pumps with red metallic embellishments. Designed with pointed toes, the heeled pumps have black patent leather uppers with an applied diamond-shaped plaque at instep consisting of black patent leather panel overlaid with panel of red metallic/anodized dots. The shoes are lined in red leather, and the 3 1/2" thick modified spike heels are covered in the same red metallic dots. Designer's label: "Charles Jourdan / Paris"; "Osiris Stamped inside: "39X 7 B 141684" Stamped on sole: "Leather / Leder / Cuir / Made in / France"
Pair of pumps of coral red leather. Designed with pointed toes, the shoes have a plain upper of polished coral red leather. The heel is a modified stiletto, thick, and tapering to base. Designer's label: "Charles Jourdan / Paris" Handwritten inside: "7 B 38327 S C" Stamped on sole: "Leather / Leder / Cuir / Made in / France"
Shoes of polished brown leather. Designed with slightly rounded toe, the plain uppers have rounded throat and single wide sabot-style strap across instep with self buckle. Low, chunky heel tapers to base. Stamped inside: "Herbert Levine" Handwritten inside: "8 1/2 C / E1406"
Pair of pumps of black patent leather. Designed with squared-off toes, the plain uppers have slight stitching detail around upper edge. The low heels are of red leather with applied scattered gold metal stars in two sizes. Maker's label: "Herbert Levine" Retailer's label: "Amen Wardy / El Paso Texas" Handwritten inside: "8 M / 12400"
Bustier of a belly dancer's costume from the Banjara peoples of India. The bra-top of black cotton is embellished at front with silver coins and trimmed in multicolored cross stitch embroidery, mirror work, and Kangura patchwork appliqué. Plain black straps extend over shoulders and around back to tie.
Pair of woman's shoes of pearlized plastic fabric. Designed with a squared toe, the shoes are lined in silver leather, and have square heels covered in same silver leather. Designer's label in left shoe: "Herbert Levine" Retailer's label in right shoe: "Amen Wardy / El Paso Texas" Handwritten note inside shoe: "7 1/2 M / 26753"
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