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Pillbox Hat

Description: Pillbox hat of black plastic tubing. The slightly domed openwork top of the crown is formed of a coil of black plastic tubing framed in a border of black plastic tubing forming a 7-pointed star. The cylindrical sides of the hat slope gently outwards, and have a shallow lobed or scalloped effect at the edge, with a series of openwork crescent shapes around the base of the crown. The crown is lined in black mesh and edged with a thin band of black plush. There are two plastic combs - one to each side - to help secure hat to wearer's head. Maker's label inside crown: "Bes-Ben / Made in Chicago". Gift of Mrs. William O. Hunt, of Finders Keepers, Chicago, Illinois.
Date: 1955
Creator: Green-Field, Benjamin B.
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Pillbox Hat

Description: Pillbox style hat of lacquered black straw. The cylindrical crown is slightly domed, the sides slightly convex. Embellished with a single large faceted black plastic button "jewel" attached at side. The whole is overlaid with black net/veil, with scattered spherical black beads sewn to the net/veil. The interior of the crown is lined in black cloth and black mesh. Around the edge is an inner black grosgrain ribbon hatband. Attached to the hatband are two small plastic combs to secure the hat to wearer's head. Designer's label sewn to hatband: "Bes-Ben / Made in Chicago".
Date: 1960
Creator: Green-Field, Benjamin B.
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Pillbox Hat

Description: Pillbox hat of black velvet. The cylindrical hat has a flattened crown with four clusters of 5 beaded spheres each along the top edge. The bottom edge of the crown is gently scalloped, and edged with small tubular beads. The crown is lined with black satin, and has an inner hatband of black grosgrain ribbon along the inside lower edge. Attached to the inner hatband on one side is single plastic comb (mate missing) to help secure hat to wearer's head. Designer's label inside crown: "Bes-Ben / Made in Chicago"; hand-written tag sewn in: "582"
Date: 1955
Creator: Green-Field, Benjamin B.
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Pillbox Hat

Description: Pillbox hat of off-white and pink brocade. The conical crown with flattened top is made of brocade fabric with flowers and butterflies in off-whites, gray/greens and pinks on a grayish ground. On the right side of the hat is a large bow made of strips of the brocade backed in a gray/blue. The center of the bow is encircled with a band of gray beads, with a matching band of beads at base of hat. The hat has a light tan veil. The hat is lined in gray/blue mesh and edged with an inner hatband of gray/blue grosgrain ribbon. A small plastic comb is attached at either side to secure hat to wearer's head. Designer's label sewn to inner hatband: "Bes-Ben / Made in Chicago"
Date: 1955
Creator: Green-Field, Benjamin B.
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Turban

Description: Turban of printed fabric. The turban is made from fabric printed with blue, red and brown ocher ducks and white cattails on a navy blue background. The turban is lined in dull red mesh, and has an inner hatband of dark blue grosgrain ribbon. Designer's label sewn to inner hatband: "Bes-Ben / Made in Chicago". Beside designer's label is model number label: "720" Accompanied by a single short hatpin with square multi-colored glass head.
Date: 1960
Creator: Green-Field, Benjamin B.
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Turban

Description: Turban of printed fabric. The turban is made from fabric printed with lemon yellow, pink, black, and white geometric forms and arcs. The turban is lined in yellow mesh, and has an inner hatband of black grosgrain ribbon. Attached to the inner band are two small plastic combs to secure the hat to wearer's head. Designer's label sewn to inner hatband: "Bes-Ben / Made in Chicago". Accompanied by a single short hatpin with wrapped head.
Date: 1960
Creator: Green-Field, Benjamin B.
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Calotte Hat

Description: Calotte style hat in cut out triangular shape of white leather with white glass beaded edges on leather strips. Bow of same on center front top. Bow at center back of white glass beads. Navy veil. Two small combs, one attached on each side. Designer's label on inside band: "Bes-Ben / Made in Chicago"
Date: 1960
Creator: Green-Field, Benjamin B. (b. Chicago, Illinois, USA, 1898 - d. Chicago, Illinois, USA, 1988)
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Suit - Jacket and Skirt

Description: Suit of red suede in a beaded Native American Indian style feather motif, consisting of: A) Jacket with V-neck line and a center front closure of three silver flower motif buttons with coral centers; edges of opening and buttonholes are laced with matching red suede. Princess seams. Three piece long sleeves with lacing on back seam. Left and right sides of front are trimmed with matching beaded appliques in feather motifs. Bottom of jacket is seamed with western style point and has 1/2" fringe at the hem. Unlined. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Gossamer Wings / by / Barbara Grimes / Santa Fe" B) Long skirt of matching red suede; lacing down center front and side seams. Waist band is 1" wide with suede lacing. Bottom section of skirt is seamed in the same western style as jacket bottom with zigzag hemline and 14" long fringe at hem. Bottom is trimmed with three beaded feather appliques on the front one applique at the center back. Center back zipper closure with covered snap on waistband. Lined in pink synthetic. Designer's label at center back to left of zipper: "Gossamer Wings / by / Barbara Grimes / Santa Fe" C) Belt of matching red suede. Belt is edged in red seed beads, turquoise and heishi shell beads, and is trimmed down the center with seven beaded applique feathers. Round buckle with U.S. 1888 Morgan silver dollar at center surrounded by coral, turquoise and heishi shell beading.
Date: 1993/2004
Creator: Grimes, Barbara
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Belt

Description: Belt of gold-colored metal. Heavy double-link chain with 7 "GG" openwork plaques and a single "G" spring clasp. Marks:"Gucci / Italy"
Date: 1970/1984
Creator: Gucci
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Briefcase/Portfolio

Description: Briefcase/portfolio of brown leather and canvas with zipper closure running along the top and down right side. Exterior is of Gucci monogram print with dark leather trim. One outer zippered pocket. Leather interior with one inner pocket. Designer's stamp on interior: "Made in Italy / by / Gucci" Measurements: 40cm L, 28.5cm H, 1cm W.
Date: 1977~
Creator: Gucci
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Pumps

Description: 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"
Date: 1970~
Creator: Gucci
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Suit - Jacket and Skirt

Description: Two-piece suit of emerald green suede consisting of: Jacket/blazer of emerald green suede. Single breasted, with closure of three circular, gold tone, suede filled, initial 'G' buttons and bound buttonholes. Long sleeves with two matching buttons and bound buttonholes; patch pockets at sides. Padded shoulders. Lined in light taupe colored synthetic silk in Gucci bridle pattern. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Gucci / Made in Italy" Cleaning instructions, content and size "42" tags attached to base of designer label. Skirt of emerald green suede. Below knee length, in A-line style with center front panel over open vent. Left side zipper with snap on 1-3/4" waistband. Built in belt on waistband over center front panel with gold-tone buckle and 'G' initial. Lined in dark mallard green synthetic jacquard with 'Gucci' signature. Designer's label at center back waistband: "Gucci / Made in Italy"
Date: 1970/1980
Creator: Gucci
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Suit - Jacket and Skirt

Description: Woman's suit of dark red leather and suede, consisting of: Jacket of dark red leather with intertwined bands of red suede at collar and sleeve edge. Styled with band collar and center front opening with six round self-covered buttons and bound buttonholes. Long fitted sleeves. Waist length, straight cut bodice with princess seams front and back. Welt pockets at each side front. Lower back has half belt with gold tone signature buckle. Lower edge straight in back, with curve toward center front point. Lightly padded shoulders. Fully lined with dark red silk "Gucci" signature jacquard fabric. Designer's label at center back neckline: "G Gucci s.r.l. / Made In Italy / Genuine Leather / leather clean only" Size "40" tag attached to base of designer label. Total length: 20 3/4" (52.7cm) Skirt of dark red leather. Below knee length; flared with four panels. Straight yoke front and back. Fitted waistband. Welt pocket at each side front hip. Straight hemline. Left side plastic zipper closure with one hook at waistband. Two gold chains with "Gucci" plaque for hanging skirt at inside left and right of waistband. Fully lined in matching "Gucci" jacquard fabric. Designer's label at center back waist: "G Gucci s.r.l. / Genuine Leather / leather clean only / Made In Italy" Size "40" tag attached to base of designer label.
Date: 1970/1980
Creator: Gucci
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Ensemble - Dress and Skirt

Description: Dress ensemble of red lace with dark brown and metallic gold embroidery in floral design. A) Dress. Calf length with rolled collar. Four-snap closure down center front. Elastic waistline. Long straight sleeves with band cuffs and snap closure. Scalloped hem. Unlined. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Miss Dior / Made in France" B) Skirt of red silk. Straight with 1" waistband. Center back closure of covered hook & eye on waistband and 2 snaps. Evidence of four removed darts. C) Belt of self-covered leather; 2" wide. Gold circle buckle with two hooks and three pairs of grommets for closure.
Date: 1979~
Creator: Guibourgé, Philippe
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Slippers

Description: 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"
Date: 1970/1979
Creator: Gustinettes
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Evening Shoes

Description: Pair of evening shoes of cream satin and gold leather trim. Designed as modified heeled sandals, the shoes have a rounded, open toe, and toe-box formed of four rounded "petals" of satin that rise up from the sides and join at top of toe-box. The "petals" are edged in gold leather, and have cut-outs between. Open sides, and straps around ankles and instep secured by small rectangular gold-colored buckles set with small rhinestones. Wide strap at back of heel. Satin covered heel is a modified boulevard heel, with rounded sides, slight waist, and curved front. Designer's stamp, left and right shoe: "Nancy Haggerty / Shoes Inc / New York" Handwritten in both shoes: "820X - Gold / 4 1/2 C / X6297"
Date: 1941~
Creator: Haggerty, Nancy
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Minidress

Description: Minidress of grey ribbed polyester knit; bias cut. Sleeveless with wide armholes. A-line; knee length. Scoop neck front and back with cutout at center back of yoke. Slim silhouette; four panels with slit pockets at sides of center front panel. Zipper closure at back of left side panel. Lined in gray polyester. Designer's label at inside side seam: "Jon Haggins"
Date: 1968~
Creator: Haggins, Jon
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Dress

Description: 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.
Date: 1970/1975
Creator: Halley, George
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Ensemble - Dress and Jacket

Description: Ensemble of navy blue . Jacket. Cropped, single breasted jacket has rounded neckline and no lapels, to allow bow of dress to show. Center front closure of 3 self-covered buttons with bound buttonholes. Long sleeves with double row of snaps around each cuff, for missing cuffs. Lined in blue silk. Designer's label at inside back collar: "George Halley / New York" Retailer's label at right inside near buttons: "Bonwit Teller" Union label and side label at left side seam. Size 6. Dress. Knee-length or slightly longer, with rounded neckline with large blue satin bow at throat. Sleeveless, with wide straps. Bodice seamed, with slightly raised waist into which A-line skirt is gathered. Side slit pockets at hips. Center back zipper. Around neckline are a series of 5 self-covered snaps along left side, and evidence of removed stitches for a collar on right side. Lined in black, with dark mauve band near inner hem. Designer's label at inside left by zipper: "George Halley / New York"
Date: 1964/1973
Creator: Halley, George
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Cape

Description: Cape of tan cashmere knit with mink border. About waist/hip length at front and sides, with triangular point reaching almost to knee at back. Unlined. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Halston"
Date: 1979/1980
Creator: Halston
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Dress

Description: Dress of neon green chiffon with iridescent sequins. Floor length, with scoop neck and short flare/ bell sleeves. Straight cut, and lined in neon green organdy(?) With tie belt of same sequined fabric. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Halston"
Date: 1970/1979
Creator: Halston
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Dress

Description: Dress of blue chiffon. The floor-length dress is formed of two layers, an inner sheath, and an outer layer which is fully ruched, covering the inner sheath completely with layers of draping, and affixed to the inner layer at the neckline, zipper, and at cuffs. The dress has a V-neck at both front and back. The ruching forms "swags" which join at the neckline and center seams on front and back. The three-quarter length sleeves are similarly ruched, anchored along seams running from shoulder to wrist. Center back zipper and hook-and-eye closure. Inner grosgrain ribbon band just below bust which secures with hook-and-eye closure. Designer's label sewn inside at ribbon band: "Halston".
Date: 1985
Creator: Halston
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Dress

Description: Wrap dress of red silk dupioni. The street-length neck has a deep V-neckline formed by the overlap of front opening, which has snap and hook & eyes closures from waist. The dress has very short, cap sleeves, slit pockets at side seams, and a slightly gathered set-in waistband. The dress is lined in red silk. Designer's label at right opening waistline: "Halston" With matching fabric tie belt, 6" x 6', with triangular ends..
Date: 1979
Creator: Halston
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Ensemble - Blouse and Skirt

Description: Ensemble in black silk crepe with diagonal "scratch print" in green, consisting of: Tunic style top. Below-hip length, with asymmetrical neckline. Long flaring dolman bottom sleeves. Cut on bias. Unlined. Belted with tie sash of same fabric, with pointed ends and lingerie hem. Skirt. Midi length, with elastic waist and zipper closing on diagonal at left side toward back. Unlined.
Date: 1975~
Creator: Halston
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design