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Pantsuit

Description: Pantsuit ensemble of light tan fine wool. A) Jacket. Long sleeved, hip-length jacket with Peter Pan collar. Center front opening with 7 flat, circular self-covered buttons. Four patch pockets, two on upper left and right breast, two at left and right hips. Designer's label: "Norman Norell / New York Retailer's label: "Lou Lattimore / Dallas" Care label: "Care Instructions / Professionally / Dry Clean Only" B) Slacks. Full-length, center back zipper with hook and eye at waistband. No labels in slacks. C) Belt. Long, rectangular tie belt of same fabric. Originally attached to jacket at sides by two short cords at each side. No labels on belt.
Date: 1965
Creator: Norell, Norman
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Dress

Description: 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.
Date: 1960/1969
Creator: Norell, Norman
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Dress

Description: Dress of black wool knit. Knee-length, with rounded, jewel neckline. Sleeveless with high shoulder yoke. Princess seaming. Center back closure with 5 large circular black plastic buttons and several hidden snaps; bound buttonholes. Lined in black fabric. Designer's label sewn inside skirt lining: "Norman Norell / New York". Retailer's label sewn at inside back left near closure: "Lou Lattimore / Dallas"
Date: 1967
Creator: Norell, Norman
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Skirt Suit

Description: Suit of chocolate brown wool. a) Jacket of chocolate brown wool. Double breasted with six circular dark chocolate brown buttons and bound buttonholes. Closure reinforced with 3 large covered snaps. Princess seaming. Bracelet length sleeves with 2 smaller matching, functioning buttons and bound buttonholes. Collar has squared corners. Side flap pockets. Collar, opening, sleeves and pockets trimmed in black binding. Lined in matching silk with weighted hem. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Norman Norell / New York" b) Skirt in matching chocolate brown wool. A-line with 1" waistband. Knee length. Left side zipper hidden inside slit pocket with two large hook & eyes on waistband. Lined in matching silk. Lining of side slit pockets are weighted.
Date: 1969
Creator: Norell, Norman
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Day Coat

Description: a) Day coat of silk and cotton blend in tan, green, purple, and pink stripes. Double breasted with 5 bound buttonholes. Open-ended collar and long sleeves with cuffs having 2 bound buttonholes. Patch pockets at sides. Lined in ivory silk. Combined designer/retailer label at center back neckline: "Norman Norell for Bonwit Teller" b) Belt of matching fabric with self-covered rectangular buckle.
Date: 1968
Creator: Norell, Norman
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Dress

Description: 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.
Date: 1960~
Creator: Norell, Norman
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Day Dress

Description: Two-piece linen dress. A) Day dress of linen in shift style with white bodice and blue skirt. Sleeveless with jewel neckline. Below knee length. Center back opening with 4 white, circular, plastic buttons and bound buttonholes; reinforced with 2 snaps at neckline. Large patch pockets at sides, below waist. Lined in white silk. Combined retailer/designer's label at center back seam: "Norman Norell for Neiman-Marcus" B) Under skirt of white silk with 9" panel of blue linen at bottom. White grosgrain waistband. Center back opening with 2 hook & eyes.
Date: 1960
Creator: Norell, Norman
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Cocktail Dress

Description: Cocktail dress of ivory four-ply silk and brown wool crepe. Torso and long sleeves are of ivory silk, and the 5" cuffs and 15" skirt panel are of brown wool crepe. Silk tie at neckline hangs down front and back. Center back opening with 5 self-covered buttons and bound buttonholes supplemented with snaps at neckline. Top portion lined in ivory silk, bottom portion lined in brown silk. Designer's label in skirt: "Norman Norell / New York". Retailer's(?) label sewn into lining, partly obscured: "Saks Fifth Avenue / Helas / Greenhill / 4-19-66 5322". Union label in skirt near designer's label. This garment shows evidence at hemline of having been shortened.
Date: [1963..1972]
Creator: Norell, Norman
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Toque

Description: Toque of magenta pink velour. Designed as an over-sized pillbox, the hat has a cylindrical crown, flattened at top, embellished at top with magenta beading in a stylized flower-head design, and with scalloped band of beading around the sides of the crown. Below the crown is a thin "inner band" of same velour, slightly inset from crown. The hat is lined in red fabric, and has an inner black grosgrain ribbon hatband laid over an off-white grosgrain band. Retailer's label inside: "Neiman-Marcus".
Date: 1960/1963
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Skirt Suit

Description: Two-piece wool suit in brown and cream wool twill check. a) Jacket of brown and cream wool twill check. Single breasted with three circular brown plastic buttons and bound buttonholes; notched collar. Long sleeves with three smaller matching, functional buttons and bound buttonholes. Side flap pockets with welts. Lined in brown silk. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Norell" b) Skirt of matching brown and cream wool twill check. A-line with 1-1/4 inch waistband. Center back opening with zipper and two hook & bars on waistband. Lined in brown silk.
Date: 1968~
Creator: Norell, Norman
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Day Dress

Description: Daytime shift style dress of bright red wool jersey. Calf length with long, set-in sleeves. Pointed collar. Center front opening with 9 black plastic circular buttons with bound buttonholes. Large patch pockets at sides. Lined in red silk. Designer's label at inside left seam of lining: "Norman Norell / New York" Retailer's label at center back neckline: "Lou Lattimore / Dallas" b) Black satin bow. Attaches to neckline of dress under the collar with two large covered snaps. c) Black patent leather belt. 1-1/2 inches wide with square buckle covered in same. Backing of tan leather. Back stamped: "14 / Norman Norell"
Date: 1960/1969
Creator: Norell, Norman
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Dress

Description: A) Dress of pale yellow/parchment wool jersey knit. Street-length, with center front opening with 7 self-covered circular buttons, the eighth - at throat - missing. Patch pocket at upper right breast, and two large patch pockets at hips. Long sleeves, gathered into cuffs, which have two self-covered buttons each. Lined in matching silk(?) Designer's label: "Norman Norell / New York" Retailer's label: "Lou Lattimore / Dallas" B) Tie belt of same fabric. No labels in belt.
Date: 1965
Creator: Norell, Norman
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Dress

Description: Dress of navy blue wool jersey. a) Day dress of navy wool jersey. White linen detachable collar connects to neckline with snaps. Below knee length with A-line skirt. White linen 7/8" bias strip at edge of center front opening that extends 7 1/2" below waist. Thirteen 3/4" pearl buttons with gold edge and bound buttonholes; buttons separate at waistline to accommodate belt. Long sleeves with 1-3/4" slit at seam. 3" deep pleat in skirt at side front and back. Concealed slit pockets in side seams. Unlined. Designer's label on inside left seam: "Norman Norell / New York" b) Belt of 3" wide white patent leather, slightly curved, with large circular gold buckle. Not original to garment. Evidence of small cords at side seams, which Norell usually used to attach cloth belts, or thin belt-loops. This belt would not have fit. Retailer's stamp on reverse: "I Magnin / 30 Calderon 5938"
Date: 1965
Creator: Norell, Norman
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Day Dress

Description: Day dress of white wool knit. Sleeveless with wide jewel neckline. Calf length; skirt slightly gathered at natural waistline. Left side zipper with hook & eye and four hook & eyes on left shoulder. Two vertical welt pockets at sides. Lined in white silk with weighted pocket linings. Designer's label at inside left seam of lining: "Norman Norell / New York" Retailer's label at center back neckline: "Esther Wolf / Houston"
Date: 1969
Creator: Norell, Norman
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Ensemble - Dress and Stole

Description: Ensemble. a) Dress of white linen. Bias cut bodice with one shoulder strap on left with 1/2" tie of self. Right side zipper. Slightly gathered skirt; below knee length. Lined in cream silk crepe. Combined designer's/retailer's label: "Norman Norell for Neiman-Marcus" b) Stole wrap of red silk linen with white linen on reverse. Rectangular, 33 cm x 146 cm.
Date: 1968~
Creator: Norell, Norman
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Ensemble - Dress and Bolero

Description: Ensemble. A) Bolero jacket is of red-orange with long sleeves. The cuffs, mandarin collar, hem, and center-front opening are edged with a wide band of off-white fur (fox or mink?). The jacket is decorated with closely-sewn rhinestones. The jacket is fully lined in cream fabric, and has a single hook-and-eye closure near throat. The jacket has no labels. B) Dress is of ivory wool, full-length, and sleeveless with a scoop-neck. Slightly A-line, with a slit at left side from hem up 18". Neckline is lower in back than front, and there is a center back zipper closure with hook-and-eye at top. The dress is fully lined in cream fabric. Designer's label in dress at side seam: "Norman Norell / New York". C) Wide belt of ivory wool, with lengthwise parallel stitching and large fabric-covered rectangular buckle. No labels on belt.
Date: 1965/1975
Creator: Norell, Norman
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Evening Dress

Description: Pale blue evening dress with bugle beads at cuffs and hem. Full-length, long sleeves. Wide band of silvered bugle beads running horizontally at hem, smaller bands at cuffs. Attached tie/collar. Center back zipper. Designer's label: "Norman Norell / New York"
Date: 1965/1972
Creator: Norell, Norman
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Evening Dress

Description: Evening dress of black wool crepe. Shift style. Sleeveless with rounded neckline having a deep scoop in back. Knee length. Left side zipper with hook & eye. Lined in black silk. Designer's label at left seam near hemline: "Norman Norell / New York" Union label to left of designer's label. b) Attached belt of matching black wool crepe. Four inches wide with two circular self covered button and bound buttonholes off center to left. Sits low on hips.
Date: 1960/1968
Creator: Norman, Norell
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Hat

Description: Hat of wine-red velvet. When seen from above, the low crown is shaped as a quatrefoil, with four projecting, down-turned lobes. The sides of crown and the lobes have black braid appliques of scrolling forms. Inside of the crown is lined in black fabric and has a coral/faded pink grosgrain ribbon inner hatband. On either side are stiff black-covered wire loops to help secure hat to wearer's head. Sewn to inner ribbon band is label: Sally Victor / 18 East 53rd St"
Date: 1960/1965
Creator: Victor, Sally
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Hat

Description: Hat of beige cotton(?). The crown is designed as a five-sided pyramid constructed of five triangular segments that have concentric chevrons of top-stitching. The cylindrical lower edge has horizontal top-stitching, and a lower band of beige and gold brocade ribbon. Hat is unlined, with inner beige cotton(?) hatband. Designer's label: "Taj of India tm"; Retailer's label: "Neiman-Marcus".
Date: 1960/1965
Creator: Taj of India
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Pillbox Hat

Description: Pillbox hat of finely woven white straw. The cylindrical crown is flat at top and slopes slightly at sides. Around sides of crown is wide band of off-white organdy, which is tied as a large bow at front. The hat is unlined, with inner white grosgrain ribbon hatband. Retailer's label: "Neiman-Marcus".
Date: 1961
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Pumps

Description: Pumps of silver lamé. Designed with a squared toe, the plain uppers have a "sweetheart" shaped vamp embellished with crystal beads in scrolling forms. The thick, chunky heel tapers to base and is rounded at sides and back, covered with same fabric as the rest of the shoe. The shoe is lined in gold leather. Brand stamped inside right shoe: "Erica" Retailer's label stamped inside left shoe: "Neiman Marcus" Handwritten inside: "9LL 1017A / 8b22.3A"
Date: 1960
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Dress

Description: Dress of navy blue wool crepe. Knee- or slightly below length. Rounded neckline, sleeveless, with wide straps. Two slit pockets at front, with large rectangular edges of same fabric. Center back closure of 5 large navy blue circular plastic buttons and 3 hidden snaps. Lined in navy blue silk. Designer's label: "Norman Norell / New York"
Date: 1966~
Creator: Norell, Norman
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design