Cocktail dress of blue, aqua and white rayon/nylon blend brocade with gold metallic embroidery in flower and semi-circle motif. Knee-length. Center front zipper is hidden by ivory satin placket with 5 self-covered buttons. Double collar of brocade under and ivory satin upper. Short sleeves. Two patch pockets with flaps and ivory satin covered button on front at sides. Princess seams. Inverted pleat in back starts at waistline; half belt band on back waistline is finished inside princess seams. Lined in blue rayon jacquard with "Mori Hanae" imprint. Designer's label at center of upper back: "(Japanese characters) / Hanae Mori" Size "12" tag attached to center of base of designer label. Retailer's label above designer label: "Neiman-Marcus" Fiber content /care label above designer label, at center back neckline just below collar.
Daytime dress ensemble of cream wool twill with black abstract window pane plaid of stripe and dot print. A) Dress in modified sheath style. Sleeveless. Shallow scooped neckline has split at at center front seam. Below knee length. Pleat at center front hemline has split on inside seam. Side slit pockets. Center back zipper closure with hook & eye. Lined in ivory silk crepe. B) Cape. Waist length with convertible collar. Center front closure of two circular black plastic buttons with bound buttonholes. Lined in silk matching pattern of outer garment. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Galanos"
Jacket of white re-embroidered St. Gallen lace. Knee-length, center front opening with three snaps. Bracelet length sleeves. Collarless, with rounded neckline with scallops following the lace. Unlined. Designer's label at inside right under-arm: "Balenciaga / 10 Avenue George V Paris". With accompanying belt/sash of white satin. Reinforced at center, but single thickness at ends, which tie.
Pumps of pearlized blue patent leather. Designed with pointed toes, and gently rounded vamp. High 3 ½” spike heel also covered with pearlized blue patent leather. Stamped in right shoe: “QualiCraft” and "Hand Lasted" Handwritten inside: “7AAAA 94878 2 / AAAAA 3200537X / Heel”
Cocktail dress of ivory wool crepe. Long torso intricately cut; cap sleeves. Wide shoulders; gathers across back beneath narrow joke. Double breasted with four large cream colored circular buttons, reinforced with covered snaps and hook & eyes; deep V-shaped curve at neckline. Knee length. Lined in ivory silk crepe. Designer's label at left side seam: "Galanos"
Cocktail dress in sheath style of black and white wool twill with rhinestones scattered throughout. Scooped neckline; sleeveless. Above knee-length. Center back zipper closure with hook & eye and trimmed with small bow of self. Lined in black faille acetate. Designer's label at center back: "Mr. Blackwell / Design" Retailer's label at center back: "The / Orchid Shop / Fashions for Women / with men in mind / Dallas"
Coat of vertical pieced tan mink fur with notched collar and wide, long sleeves. Three concealed hook-and-eyes down center front. Two slit pockets at front, lined in velvet. Below hip-length. Fully lined in taupe satin, with decorative stitching inside front and taupe leather facing on inside of opening. Retailer's label inside back at collar: "Koslow's / Fort Worth" Former owner's name embroidered inside right side: "Kitty Wilson".
Little girl's dress in red, white, and blue cotton print. Large animal print on yoke. Empire waist with smocking. Front panel of dress is red and white gingham with patch pockets of matching animal print. Back panel of dress is red and white polka dot fabric. Gathered ruffle sleeves of animal fabric. Row of lion animal fabric trims hemline of front panel of skirt. Center back closure of three snaps. Unlined.
Coat of vertical pieced chocolate mink fur with notched collar and wide, long cuffed sleeves. Four concealed hook-and-eyes down center front. Side slit pockets lined in black velvet(?). Below hip-length. Fully lined in dark brown synthetic. Retailer's label inside at back collar: "Neiman-Marcus". Name embroidered at inside right side: "Lorene Rhoades"
[Three photographs mounted on sheet of paper] Photograph 1 is of part of a wedding party, consisting of: a young woman in a lace wedding gown; an older woman - designer Lilli Wolff - in a yellow and white dress; and an older woman in a blue dress. Photograph 2 is of a wedding party consisting of: a woman in a pink satin dress; a man in a tuxedo; and older woman - designer Lilli Wolff - in a blue satin dress; a young woman in a lace bridal gown; and older woman in a white dress; a woman mostly obscured in background; a woman facing background, wearing a blue dress. Photograph 3 is of a miniature wedding dress doll(?) in a box, resting on a chair in an unidentified interior.
Photograph of part of a wedding party. Group consists of: a young woman in a pale pink satin, gray satin, and white lace dress; a man in a tuxedo; an older woman - Lilli Wolff - in a blue satin dress; a young woman in a white lace bridal gown. All stand in front of a trellis with scattered greenery.
Photograph of part of a wedding party. View is of three women standing in front of a vine-covered trellis. At left is younger woman in white lace bridal gown and veil, at center is older woman - designer Lilli Wolff - in yellow and white dress, and at left is older woman in pale blue dress.
Day dress with pink linen bodice and netted lace pink and green skirt in floral motif. Peter pan collar. Center front opening of six self-covered buttons, 2 snaps at neckline and 1 hook & eye where skirt and bodice meet; bound buttonholes. Three snap closure on center front of skirt. Four pleats on either side of opening of bodice. Long sleeves with 2 1/4" french cuffs with two self-covered buttons and bound buttonholes. Skirt lined in pink organdy; bodice lined in pink synthetic; under arm pads. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Chuck Howard" Retailer's label below designer label: "Silver Key / Neiman Marcus" With accompanying belt of olive green linen backed in leather. 2" wide and 34 1/2" long. Square buckle of self fabric. Three holes for sizing. Stamped: "14 925"
Dress of white leather. Sleeveless with round neckline. Knee length. Princess seams with dropped waist. Center back zipper with hook & loop. Lined in black and white hounds-tooth synthetic. Designer's label: "Adele Martin / Original"
Dress of silk knit in pink, coral, beige, and white abstract "Pucci style" swirl pattern. Knee-length, with stand up collar and short sleeves. Matching 1-3/4" band at collar, cuffs and inset waistband. Darts in front, and center back zipper closure with hook & eye. Fully lined in pink silk jacquard with the designer's name. Designer's label at right of zipper: "Bessi / Firenze Italia" Fabric has "Bessi" signature in fabric design. Retailer's label at left of zipper: "Expressly / for / Lou Lattimore / Made in / Italy" Fabric/Care label below designer's label: "To be dry cleaned / 100% pure silk / Made in Italy" Size tag below fabric/care label: "12".
Coat of navy blue wool and black lamb. Street length, of heavy navy blue wool, rounded neckline with wide "rolled" collar. Center front opening off-center to left, with hidden snap near throat and 6 buttons in concealed placket. Princess seaming for fit and flare, and with two slit pockets at hips behind side seam, which continues to form a pleat below pocket. Full-length sleeves with wide black cuffs of curly lamb/Astrakhan. Seaming at sides forms a pleated effect from waist to hem. Fully lined in dark blue silk(?) crepe. Designer's label at inside back neckline: "Gallanos" Retailer's label at inside left seam: "Neiman-Marcus"
Evening gown of white heavy silk crepe. Full-length sleeveless dress with scoop neck, narrow straps and empire waist. Bodice is heavily beaded with circular mirrors and silver rhinestones. Skirt has vertical columns of mirrored beads and has band of heavy beading on hem matching bodice. Zipper closure at center back. Fully lined in cream fabric with petersham of same fabric. Retailer's label at center back to left of zipper: "Sara Fredericks / Boston Palm Beach"
Day dress of royal blue wool jersey knit in sheath style. Below knee length, with round neckline with decorative draped pleat at center front. Bracelet length dolman sleeves with underarm gussets. Center back zipper closure. Unlined. Designer's label to left of center back zipper: "Hanro / By Handschin & Ronus Ltd. / Made In / Switzerland / 100% Wool" Size tag attached to right of designer label: "14*"
Two piece ensemble of orange floral printed douppioni silk. A) Over top of orange printed douppioni silk in hydrangea floral pattern. Sleeveless; waist length. Wide collar and revers extend to form tie at center front. Right side zipper. Lined in orange organdy. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Teal Traina / New York" B) Slip/underdress with skirt of orange printed douppioni silk in hydrangea floral pattern skirt from natural waist and upper slip of orange silk. Knee length. Sleeveless; wide rounded neckline with deep V-shaped back. Center back zipper. Skirt lined in orange silk matching upper slip. Retailer's label at center back seam: "Neiman-Marcus"
Pajama set of navy blue and orange abstract printed nylon jersey. Fabric has "Lilly" signature in print. Set consists of: A) One-piece body suit. Short, with large pointed collar. Long sleeves with 2" cuffs and self-covered button with tailored buttonhole. Center front opening of 5 self-covered buttons and loops. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Lilly Pulitzer / 100% Nylon / 32 RN20690" Retailer's label below designer label: "Neiman-Marcus" B) Circular wrap skirt of same fabric. Full length. Narrow 1" waistband with snap closure. Designer's label at side seam: "Lilly Pulitzer" and fiber content and size on back.
Evening gown of light green silk organza heavily beaded with white bugle and crystal beads in abstract zigzag design. Crystal beads on are beaded on taupe thread, and white bugle beads on green thread. Full-length; rounded neckline; sleeveless. Fitted bodice. Band of horizontal beading at waist. Center back zipper closure with hook & eye. Fully lined in matching green silk. Retailer's label at center back to left of zipper: "Sara Fredericks / Palm Beach Boston Swampscott"
Day dress of pink polyester. Street length, sleeveless, with princess seaming and with a wide, banded neckline trimmed in abstract waved lines bordered in yellow thread and separated with applique circles of white polyester. Hemline has 7-3/4" band of trim matching neckline. Center back zipper closure with 3 hook & eyes on neckline band. Lined in pink polyester satin. Designer's label at center back seam near hem: "Countess Alexander / New York" Retailer's label at neckline to left of zipper: "Sara Fredericks"
Man's jacket in Japanese ghee style. Black basket weave double-faced fabric of heavy cotton. Exterior with red and white accent stripes on shoulders running down the 3/4 length sleeves, and horizontally around lower part of coat. On collar, running down front are white Kanji characters. Center front opening with no fasteners. On back is single large Kanji character in white on red circle with white border. Design on inside is printed into fabric, of ladder, fire with smoke, and water running down. Retailer's label inside: "Kimono Shop / Honolulu / Made in Japan" Content/size label inside: "100% Cotton / Made in Japan / Small"
Day dress of oatmeal variegated silk/linen blend(?). Knee-length, coat-style dress with collar and center front opening with 3 large circular "carved" horn buttons with teardrop centers, and one non-functioning one at bottom; bound buttonholes. Two hooks and loops at waist. Elbow-length sleeves. Natural waist into which bodice and skirt are slightly gathered at front and back, and appear to be deeply gathered at sides, but are not - backed by elastic to pull together. String belt loops. Lined in light tan/dark cream acetate(?). Designer's label at inside back collar: "Barney Max / designs ltd. / California" With accompanying belt of tan leather faced with same fabric as dress; 1-1/4" wide. Square buckle covered with same fabric. Former owner's mark on back: "7 Leathers"
Dress of blue and white striped linen(?). Below knee length, with high, rounded neckline, with off-white linen thin flattened tubular collar, and 3/4 length sleeves. Stripes on front and back of main part of dress run horizontally, on sides of dress run vertically, and run down the length of the arms. Center back zipper closure, with hook and loop at collar and at center back/waist area. Fully lined in dark navy blue. Designer's label at inside back hem of lining near slit: "Travilla" With accompanying long tie belt of same fabric.
Coat of lion fur. Calf-length, double-breasted, long sleeved. Large collar and revers of lion's mane. Two buttons placed horizontally below bust. Buttons are an iridescent brown plastic with centers of snake (reptile). Lined in dark orange/rust silk. Slit pockets at front, lined in brown velvet/plush. Furrier's label at inside back neckline: "[Royal warrant to HM The Queen] [Royal warrant to HM The Queen Mother] / Calman Links / London" With accompanying belt of supple tan leather with metal (brass or bronze) buckle formed as a slightly abstracted "fan" shape.
"Culottes dress" of orange, white, and yellow silk petals over white crepe. The garment is constructed as a pair of white crepe mini-culottes with attached sleeveless overdress in the style of a pinafore of net covered in orange, white and yellow silk petals. Wide, rounded neckline scoops in back. Attached cream satin ribbon sash wraps around waist to back to form a bow, and closes with 2 hook & eyes. Over-skirt opens in back from waist to hem. Bodice with center back zipper with hook & eye. Lined in ivory silk or acetate. Designer's label at inside near hem: "DOMINIC / for / MATTY TALMACK / New York" Retailer's label at inside near hem: "Neiman-Marcus" Size label near hem: "8"
Three piece evening ensemble in metallic blue/purple, black and gold brocade consisting of: A) Dressmaker style coat, calf-length. Closes on left with two covered snaps. Long, straight sleeves. Notched lapel. Lined in royal blue silk. Designer's label at left inside seam: "Adele Simpson" B) Dress. Calf-length, sleeveless, and with a standing collar, the dress is slightly A-line with empire seam. Center back zipper with two hook & loops at collar. Lined in royal blue silk. C) Belt for dress, of same fabric and with rectangular buckle covered in same fabric. Stamped "B Adele Simpson 10C3"
Semi-formal gown of ivory silk faille and light green taffeta. Below knee-length, the ivory silk faille bodice is sleeveless and has a jewel neckline . Arched princess seams from arm opening to dropped waistline are mirrored on back. Patch pockets cut on bias at hips. The light green taffeta skirt gathers to the ivory silk faille bodice at dropped waist, and has attached interior supporting structure of 5-1/2" and 17" tiers of stiffened synthetic organdy(?). The dress has a center back zipper with hook & eye and hook & eye with snap at skirt. Bodice lined in ivory synthetic fabric and skirt is lined cotton organdy. Designer's label at left side seam: "Tassell" Retailer's label at center back neckline: "Lou Lattimore / Dallas"
Hat of jersey and multicolored yarn. The hat is styled to resemble of turban, with central cylindrical white jersey(?) crown, the sides of which are overlaid with interlaced bands of yellow/brown, blue/gray, red, and white yarn with thin bands of gold ribbon. Lined in white satin, with inner off-white grosgrain ribbon inner hatband. Designer's label on inner hatband: " 'Dachettes' / Designed by Lilly Daché " Label for United Hatters Cap & Millinery Workers at inside hatband.
Cocktail dress of coral-red lace over cream silk. Coral net over cream silk, the net with coral lace overlay and appliqued with coral tape lace. Mid-length dress with high, slightly rounded neckline in front and deep V-neck in back. Cap sleeves. Skirt pleated at sides and back from waistline. Center back zipper closure with hooks and loops along length. Within and attached to dress by thin cords above waistline is inner slip/petticoat of two layers. Outside layer is cream colored organdy covering tulle netting. Inner layer is silk/satin with inner stiffening. Petticoat has cream colored grosgrain ribbon waist with 4 hook & eyes. Designer's label on center back of petticoat: "Sarmi / New York" Retailer's label at back of skirt below zipper: "Neiman-Marcus"
Day dress of bright pink silk brocade in floral design. Bateau neckline. Sleeveless with French darts in bodice. Semi-pleated, below knee skirt. Side slit pockets. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Lined in pink silk with petersham of pink grosgrain with hook & eye. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Bill Blass / for / Maurice Rentner" Union label at center back near bottom of zipper. Retailer's label at center back seam: "Neiman-Marcus"
Evening dress of yellow jacquard rayon with paisley design. Floor length; cap sleeves; collar. Center back zipper. Deep inverted pleat in front starts just below the bust. Princess seams and side slit pockets. Lined in yellow silk. Designer's label at inside back by zipper: "Geoffrey Beene" Accompanied by a detachable bow in matching fabric. Clips onto V-neck just below the collar or possibly at center front pleat below bust or in hair.
Hat of black fur felt. The high, cylindrical crown is sunken, and slightly domed at center. Around base of crown is a wide band of black grosgrain ribbon, with large know and trailing ribbons at center front. Hat is unlined, with inner pink grosgrain ribbon hatband. Retailer's label at inside hatband: "Lou Lattimore / Dallas" Style/Origin label stamped inside crown: "Martelle / body made in West Germany"
Hat of ivory fur felt. High, cylindrical crown is slightly peaked at front and rounded at back, with flat top having sunken central area. Base of crown encircled by wide ivory grosgrain ribbon hatband with applied "D" shaped gilt metal rhinestone set buckle form, from which extends ends of ribbon. Narrow brim slants downwards, and is slightly wider in front than back. Hat is unlined, with inner ivory grosgrain ribbon hatband. Designer's label on inner hatband: "Betmar" Maker's stamp inside crown: "Merrimac / Merri Soie"(?)
Dress of diagonally ribbed silk of off-white with deep red/orange, large paisley print. Long sleeves with 2" cuffs secured with two self-covered buttons and loops. Above the knee length. 2.5 inch standing collar. Collar closes in back with self-covered button, loop and 4 snaps. Horizontal seam across bust and deep, inverted box pleats falling from sides under bust line; pleats mirrored in back. Four self-covered buttons below collar secured with loops down center back. Zipper in back center from beneath buttons. Lined in ivory silk crepe. Designer's label at center back: "Donald Brooks"
Evening ensemble of black organza covered in black-striped gold sequins. a) Overblouse in tunic style. Collarless with long, set-in sleeves. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Lined in black silk. Christian Dior for Lou Lattimore, Inc., Paris and N.Y. b) Skirt. Full length and straight with slit in front. Center back zipper. Lined in black silk.
Dress in shift style of black silk. Collar of white silk is folded over front neckline giving a modified cowl look. Center back opening with 7 self-covered button and bound buttonholes; closure reinforced with covered snaps. Long set-in sleeves flair slightly to wide, rolled back cuffs of white silk. Hemline trimmed with 2" band of self. Lined in black silk. Designer's label at left of back opening: "Norman Norell / New York" Retailer's label at left of back opening: "Lou Lattimore / Dallas"
Mini dress of chartreuse wool knit. Sleeveless with squared armholes; knee length. Princess seams with slit side pockets. Zipper closure at back left seam with hook & eye. Additional closure of 3 hook & eyes on left shoulder. Lined in matching silk crepe. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Galanos" Retailer's label at left side zipper: "Neiman-Marcus"
Evening gown of emerald green satin. Full-length with stand-up collar. Princess seams. Long sleeves with five self-covered buttons and loops closure at wrists. Inverted pleats at center front and at sides on back. Center back zipper. Three self-covered buttons and loops closure at neck back. Green satin lining in bodice and skirt with interface lining. Designer label at left back shoulder: "Chester Weinberg" Retailer's label at inside seam: "Neiman-Marcus"
Coat dress of blue, yellow, white, green and aqua geometric weave. Pointed collar; short length. Double-breasted with 8 gold tone, domed, non-functioning buttons on front and bound buttonholes; fastens with 6 covered snaps. Placket front, long sleeved. Side slit pockets. Half-belt of self in back. Lined in blue/green polyester. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Chester Weinberg" Retailer's label at left side seam of lining: "Neiman-Marcus" Labels: Lot/Size 14, ILGWU
Day dress of gray and cream synthetic knit in abstract hounds tooth pattern. Street length; pointed collar. Princess line with left front opening. Bodice with cross-over front panel in double breasted style with snap on inside left panel to snap into neck. Four gray, circular plastic buttons and bound buttonholes. Side seam pockets. Skirt with box pleat at back. Lined in cream net/muslin. Knit fabric cut horizontally. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Chester Weinberg" Retailer's label at left side seam: "Neiman-Marcus" Labels: "Size (1)4"; ILGWU label
Pants suit in navy blue silk with satin weave horizontal stripes. A) Blouse. Long, set-in sleeves with 2 self-covered buttons and bound buttonholes on 2-1/2" cuffs. Pointed collar and a center front opening that forms a low V neckline closed with two snaps. Unlined. Handwritten tag at center back neckline: "Deborah / 769" B) Pants in harlow style. Full length with extra wide legs. Center back zipper closure with hook & eye and 2-1/2" waistband. Navy silk lining swing tacked to the bottom of the pants hem. Handwritten tag at center front waistband: "Deborah / 769"
Day dress in shift style of aqua slub linen. Sleeveless. Below knee length. Wide, rounded neckline and arm holes bordered in white slub linen. Neckline has 7 pin tuck pleats. Side patch pockets with top band of white slub linen. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Belt loops at sides indicate dress once had a belt, now missing. Lined in white polyester. Designer's label at back neckline: "Teal Traina / New York"
Cocktail ensemble of silver and gold metallic matelassé. a) Jacket in box style. Rolled, wrap collar is closed with 2 snaps and trimmed with large self-covered button. Bracelet length sleeves. Single breasted and closed with a snap at the collar and 2 large self-covered buttons with bound buttonholes. Lined in light sage colored silk. Designer's label at inside right hem of opening: "Christian Dior - New York, Inc." Retailer's label at center back neckline: "Neiman-Marcus" Union label under right armhole. b) Under dress. Short sleeves with gussets. Jewel neckline. Slightly gathered, dropped waistline. Below knee length. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Lined in matching silk. Designer's label at center back seam of lining near hemline: "Christian Dior - New York, Inc."
a) Cocktail dress of pleated pink chiffon. Sleeveless with V-shaped neckline. Knee length. Center back zipper with 3 hook & eyes on neckline band. Lined in pink fabric with pink grosgrain ribbon petersham. Designer's label at left of zipper: "Teal Traina / New York" Retailer's label on inside seam at base of zipper: "Neiman-Marcus" Union label attached to left side of zipper below waist. b) Belt of chartreuse satin. Attached to dress at center front bow and around back with left side connecting to bow with 2 hook & eyes.
Kimono. Traditional silk kimono with mid-length sleeves. Snaps at collar for removable collar. The whole is of white silk dyed with an all-over pattern of shibori in a pale orange/pink, which creates a tiny grid with dark brownish dots at center of each square. Lined in silk, upper part of light brown (resembles tea dyed?), lower part of white, and lower hem of orange/red.
A) Off-white/beige cream wool jersey dress with matching belt. Knee-length or slightly longer. Long sleeves. Slight standing collar which opens at throat. Center front opening with series of 17 functional circular gilt buttons with "dimpled" texture. At throat are two non-functional buttons on the turned-back part of the collar. Buttonholes are bound, with red backgrounds. Large patch pockets at hips. Lined in a beige/cream silk. Designer's label at inside back collar: "Norman-Norell / New York" B) Long sash belt of same fabric, of tubular construction. No marks on belt.
Pumps of black satin. The shoes are designed with gently pointed toes, rounded at ends, with rounded vamp. At vamp is set a bow of thin black satin ribbon, threaded into the lobes of which are black spherical beads studded with rhinestones. The plain uppers are top-stitched in parallel lines, giving them the appearance of corduroy. The 3 1/5" continental heels are covered in plain black satin. Designer's label, Right: "design by / Evins" and "Maxine Last" Retailer's label, Left: "Neiman-Marcus" Handwritten note: "7B / 1912-2EVS / 31836"
Dress of black crochet knit; sheath style. Bracelet length or 3/4 length sleeves, crew neck. Princess seaming. Below knee length. Center back zipper. Unlined. Combined designer/retailer label on right inside seam: "Norman Norell for Neiman-Marcus.
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