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[Costume Design]

Description: Reproduction of a costume design for an unidentified female costume by Lilli Wolff, believed to date from before 1945.
Date: 1930/1945
Creator: Wolff, Lilli
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[Sketch]

Description: Original sketch for a fashion design by Lilli Wolff. Possibly for a costume, of a female figure with black dress accented with pink bow and ruffles, and green gloves and shoes. Believed to have been done in Germany before 1945.
Date: 1930/1945
Creator: Wolff, Lilli
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Man's Coat

Description: Man's coat of raccoon fur. Full length, with shawl collar. Two outer pockets trimmed with raccoon tails. Double-breasted center front opening with 8 round 1 1/2" leather covered buttons with loop closures. Long sleeves, with inner ribbed knit(?) cuffs. 51" from center back neckline to hem line. Upper lining of brown silk (?), and lower section lined with plaid wool. Inner pocket on left side. No labels in garment. Name inked inside inner pocket: "Ellison"
Date: 1930/1939
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Evening Slippers

Description: Heeled evening slippers or pumps of peach satin. Designed with pointed toe, the plain uppers have a simple seam/stitch along squared edge of vamp which runs horizontally to meet the sole near heel. This seam gives a "two-tone" effect to the satin as the light hits it. The 2 1/4" high modified French heel is covered with the same satin. Designer's label inside right shoe: "Paul's / Aristocrats / Hand Made / Turn-Sole" Stamped inside right shoe: "Narrow Heel Model / Hand / Made / Turns / Sta-up-arch / No / T" Written inside: "055 18304 / 0102"
Date: 1930
Creator: Paul's Shoes
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Ensemble - Cape, Blouse, and Skirt

Description: Three-piece ensemble of navy blue wool tweed with white silk threads. A) Cape. Falls below hips. Constructed with applied bands or plackets of self giving the appearance of pleats. No collar; rounded neckline with modified suspender self bands at neck that extend down to waist and secure to the pair of buttons on the waistband of the skirt. Padded shoulders. Lined in white satin. Remains of label, mostly illegible, in pieces, covered with crepeline. "65-67 Champ ........ Paris" B) Blouse of white satin. Collarless with piped, rounded, high neckline and string tie at front (decorative). Long, set-in sleeves gathered into cuffs with single button and tailored buttonhole at each cuff. Front with wide center and two narrow vertical pin-tucks. Center back closure with 7 circular shell/mother-of-pearl buttons and tailored buttonholes. No labels in shirt. C) Skirt. Street-length, A-line with 1-1/2 inch waistband. Two pairs of circular dark blue buttons on waistband for securing "suspenders". Left side zipper with four sets of hook-and-eyes (one missing). Simulated pleats, sewn down, with vertical strips of same fabric sewn to skirt giving illusion of further pleating. Unlined. Label on waistband to left of zipper: "Made In France"
Date: 1930/1939
Creator: Chantal
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Cape

Description: Straight cape/cloak of black long-hair monkey fur. Full length, no arm holes, arm slits nor sleeves and no collar. 5 heavy hook and eye closures down center front. Fully lined in black wool crepe-felted. Very heavy. Likely to be Colobus monkey. Designer's label at right side at seam "Hattie Carnegie" Retailer's label at back center top "Neiman-Marcus Dallas";
Date: 1930~
Creator: Carnegie, Hattie
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Purse

Description: Purse of black tapestry with multicolor floral design. Rectangular, gold metal frame in rose motif and plunger type closure. Double chain handle; rose colored silk lining. Small coin purse of light blue silk inside handbag with semicircular frame and twist ball closure.
Date: [1930..1939]
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Cloche

Description: Cloche hat of black felt. The domed crown has a shaped lower edge, and a small brim that turns up and back to become vertical against the crown at front, and flares out slightly at sides and back. At side is a spray of black ostrich feathers. Inner black grosgrain ribbon hatband. Maker's label sewn inside: "Model / by / Hatty's / Paris / New York"
Date: 1930/1939
Creator: Hatty's Hat Co. (New York, USA)
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Juliet Cap

Description: Juliet cap of black velvet with wide band of ecru crocheted lace covering all but small circular area on top. Bow of ecru crocheted lace on front of hat held in place with band of black velvet. Lined in black silk. Designer's label: " J Suzanne Talbot / modes / 14 Rue Royal Paris" Tag attached to designer's label: "Made in France"
Date: 1930/1939
Creator: Talbot, J. Suzanne
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Hat

Description: Yachting cap of royal blue knit. Visor edged in white wool. White anchor insignia at brow. Unlined. Retailer's label: "Tappé / Modes / 9 West 57 St. New York" Label below retailer's label: "Made in France"
Date: [1930..1939]
Creator: Tappé
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Hat

Description: Beret of dark brown felt. Raised crown with black and orange coque feather trim on left front. Front brim of hat is rolled up to form rounded edge folds on left and right. Elastic band for securing hat to wearer's head. Designer's label on inside hatband: "Odette Colson / 25, Faub. Saint-Honore / Paris - 8me" Tag attached at bottom of designer's label: "Made in France" Handwritten number under label: "80-739"
Date: 1930
Creator: Colson, Odette
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Cloche

Description: Cloche-style hat of light green open-weave horsehair. The domed crown has extending "brim" which is very short in front, descending downwards, and longer sections at side and back, also descending downwards. Hat has a hatband of pinks and beige pleated satin ribbon which is inside crown, but visible through open weave. Ribbons emerge at back of hat, forming a bow with trailing ends. Hat is unlined, with an inner green grosgrain hatband.
Date: 1930
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Hat

Description: Hat of black felt. The crown designed as a shallow dome, encircled at base by a wide ribbon of black velvet. At back of hat ribbon has a large bow. Wide brim turns up at front, with two wide vertical bands of same black velvet ribbon. Hat is unlined, with inner black grosgrain ribbon hatband. Designer's label inside: "John Frederics Inc. / New York" and "Made in America" Size tag inside: "23"
Date: 1930/1935
Creator: Frederics, John
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Hat

Description: Hat of black suede. Styled somewhat as a beret, the flattened "pancake" crown. At side of crown is a looping area of black suede piping, which extends out and up, and into which has been inserted two long black feathers. Hat is lined in a black satin, and has two suede/velvet wrapped clips to help secure to wearer's head. No label in hat.
Date: 1930~
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Hat

Description: Calotte style hat of gray organdy. Folded and woven fabric gives turban effect. Beige netting with ends tipped in beige grosgrain for ties. Satin lining with flower pattern. Maker's label on inside back of crown: "Styled by / Janet"
Date: [1930..1939]
Creator: Janet
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Calotte Hat

Description: Calotte style hat of black velvet. Crown has cut-away sections that expose net lining. At front left and right are pink and blue faceted decorative stone trim pieces edged in white pearl beads. Short black net veil with chenille dots. Stamp on inside crown: "Made in France" Designer's label: "Hattie Carnegie / Inc. / Original" Retailer's label below designer's label: "Weathered / Misses Shop / Chicago"
Date: 1930
Creator: Carnegie, Hattie
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Calotte Hat

Description: Calotte hat of lavender straw cloth encircled with velvet violet flowers around edge of crown. Veil of lavender net. Edge of hat trimmed in lavender velvet. Unlined. Manufacturer's label: "L & B Karo / New York"
Date: [1930..1939]
Creator: L & B Karo
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Hat

Description: Hat of violet wool felt with calotte style crown and wide brim that is gathered and folds back in front. Overall effect of hat is of sou'wester rain hat. Crown is formed from four panels and brim has three rows of top stitching at outer edge. Retailer's label: "Stix, Baer & Fuller / French Room" Size tag at base of retailer's label: "22"
Date: 1930
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Hat

Description: Hat in modified cloche style of tan and brown felt. Crown is formed by three bands of tan felt with circle at top. Small, asymmetric, tan brim is topped in brown and is topstitched. Two-toned hatband forms curl off of side. Lined. Manufacturer' stamp on inside crown: "Knox / Fifth Ave. New York" Size tag on inside headband at back: "Designed to fit a 22"
Date: [1930..1935]
Creator: Knox
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Sailor Hat

Description: Sailor style hat of rust colored straw with yellow and white daisy-like flowers on flat brim. Olive green satin ribbon as hatband ties at bow in back. Unlined with black grosgrain inner headband. Label on inside hatband: "Norma's / Creations / Dallas"
Date: [1930..1935]
Creator: Norma's Creations
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Cloche Hat

Description: Cloche style hat of tan felt. Crown has three triangular pointed tiers. Crown folds over tiers on one side with 3 "feather brush" (boar's hair?) trims in three shades of brown on opposite side topped with folds of matching felt. Unlined. No labels.
Date: [1930..1935]
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Hat

Description: Picture hat of open-weave natural straw with wide, brown grosgrain ribbon and bow as hatband. Asymmetrical brim narrows at back. Retailer's label: "Custom Made Hats / designed by / Miss Violette / Famous-Barr Co. St. Louis"
Date: [1930..1939]
Creator: Miss Violette
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Hat

Description: Hat of brown felt with high, sunken crown and droopy brim. Brim gathered at crown. Brown mink bow and trim at crown. Two hatpins with mink heads. Black grosgrain ribbons at sides joined by thin cord for securing hat to wearer's head. Lined in black cotton. Designer's label: "Dolly Madison / Original / 22" Retailer' label: "Samuels Hat / Sold Exclusively / at Memphis Fur Shop / Memphis, Tenn."
Date: [1930..1935]
Creator: Madison, Dolly
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design