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Cocktail Ensemble - Vest, Blouse, and Pants

Description: Cocktail ensemble consisting of a long vest, pants, and top of silk brocade. A) Vest of off-white silk and gold metallic thread in pebble textured weave. Non-uniform, various sized squares are separated by veins of gold threads giving a reptilian pattern. Sleeveless with shoulder pads. Mid-thigh length. Collarless, V-neckline with 2 button closure at waist. Unlined. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Michael Faircloth" B) Pants of warm gold four-ply silk. Straight leg; full length. Center back zipper closure; 3" sections of elastic at right-back and left-back waistline. Lined with gold silk satin. C) Blouse of warm gold chiffon with 2" to 3" pleated ring collar. Long sleeves are gathered into piped cuffs with button and loop closure. Center back zipper closure; shoulder pads.
Date: 1990/1999
Creator: Faircloth, Michael
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Cocktail Hat

Description: Cocktail hat of black velvet. The hat has a high, cylindrical crown with flattened top, and a wide brim which curves downwards. Around the base of the crown is tied a wide piece of black net veiling, with bow at back. The veiling "pools" on the sides and front of the brim, and then extends down to cover wearer's face. The brim is lined with the same velvet, while the crown is lined in black satin, with an inner black grosgrain ribbon hatband. Designer's label inside: "Givenchy / Paris"; "Made in / France"
Date: 1970/1978
Creator: Givenchy, Hubert de
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Cocktail Hat

Description: Cocktail or evening hat covered with blue-green-blackish iridescent coque feathers. Hat is based on a pillbox style crown, conical, with flattened top. The entire surface is covered with overlapping feathers. Rising from the center of the crown is a spray of brown horsehair and high standing feathers. Brown felt interior crown with brown grosgrain ribbon inner headband. Two combs at sides for securing hat to wearer's head. Retailer's label: "Titche's / Dallas"
Date: 1969
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Cocktail Hat

Description: Hat of beaded, printed silk. The cocktail hat is of silk printed in an abstract foliage design in greens, reds, purples, yellows, white, and brown. It is heavily beaded, with small pale green square beads, oblong dark green beads, oblong and circular white beads, and tan flat sequins. All beads appear to be wooden. The crown is formed as an irregular dome, and has no brim. The hat is lined in gold cloth, and has two small plastic combs attached to either side of the inside of the crown to help secure the hat to the wearer's head. Designer's label sewn inside crown: "Irene of New York". Retailer's label sewn inside crown: "Neiman-Marcus / Salon"
Date: 1950
Creator: Stone, Irene
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Cocktail Hat

Description: Cocktail hat of draped brown silk. The hat, reminiscent of a turban, is a soft crown construction, gathered into horizontal folds at front with a rhinestone set clip shaped as an "8", one "s" curve set with rectangular stones, the other with three rows of circular stones. Interior lined in brown mesh, with inner black grosgrain ribbon hatband. At front of inner hatband is attached small comb to help secure hat to wearer's head. Accompanied by a small hatpin, the head covered with same fabric.
Date: 1960/1969
Creator: Balenciaga, Cristóbal
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Cocktail Suit

Description: Cocktail suit of tomato red velvet with mink trimmed collar and cuffs. A) Jacket of red velvet. Elbow length sleeves trimmed with mink at cuffs. Standing collar with mink trim. Center front opening. Two large patch pockets at side seams. Lined in red silk crepe. Combined designer/retailer label at center back neckline: "Bonwit Teller New York / Traina-Norell" B) Skirt of red velvet. Street length, straight with two patch pockets at sides. 1" waistband with center back closure of four self covered buttons and bound buttonholes. Unlined. C) Blouse of brown satin. Notched collar with exaggerated point. Center front opening with one self covered button imitating a cufflink at bust line and snap near hem. Long sleeves with French cuffs and slit. Bound buttonholes with buttons or cufflinks missing.
Date: 1953
Creator: Norell, Norman
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Cocktail Suit

Description: Cocktail suit of black silk satin consisting of: A) Waist-length jacket formed of vertically arranged heat-set pleats with five horizontal bands applied across the pleats. There is a panel of ivory/off-white silk extending from the neck of the jacket, forming the collar of the jacket and simulating the effect of a blouse being worn under the jacket. The long sleeves are also pleated, with single band near the base of the sleeves, from which extend ivory/off-white silk mock cuffs. Center front opening with three applied black bows on the lower three horizontal bands. The opening is secured with three hook-and-loop closures hidden by the bows. Lined in black silk. Designer's label at inside back neckline: "Chanel" Style number tag beneath designer's label: "10967" B) Matching mid-length skirt of similarly pleated black silk, with a plain waistband and a single horizontal black silk band 2" below the waistband. Three hook-and-loops in the waistband, and four snaps along closure at left hip. Skirt has a single panel of organza lining in back, the rest of the skirt being unlined to allow more movement of the fabric.
Date: 1960
Creator: Chanel, Gabrielle "Coco"
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Cocktail Suit - Dress, Underskirt, and Jacket

Description: Three piece cocktail suit of black quilted silk damask consisting of: Sleeveless tunic overdress, knee-length, constructed as an "apron", with back opening which overlaps and secures with three covered buttons. Dress is sleeveless, with rounded neckline, slightly raised waist, princess seaming, and skirt which is slightly flaring at hips and then becoming tubular. Underskirt skirt, with wide hem of the same damask which extends 8 inches below hem of dress, creating a layered look. Matching jacket with Bermuda collar, double breasted with three double rows of braided buttons and straight bracelet-length fitted sleeves. Designer's label: "Givenchy / Paris" Handwritten label underneath designer's label: "28554" Costumer's tag: "Don. Mrs. Audrey Hepburn"
Date: 1963
Creator: Givenchy, Hubert de
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Cocktail Suit - Jacket and Skirt

Description: Cocktail suit of royal blue douppioni silk, consisting of:. A) Long jacket with Nehru collar; slightly fitted. Front, opening, hem, cuffs, shoulders, pockets, and back yoke elaborately embellished with white embroidery, white seed beading, and ribbon work in floral patterns. Long sleeves. Center-front opening with zipper. Side welt pockets. Lined in white satin synthetic(?); shoulder pads. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Victor Costa" "Made in USA" tag behind designer's label. Content/care/size label at side seam, 100% silk. B) Straight skirt of matching royal blue douppioni silk. Below knee length. Center back zipper with hook & bar on 1" waistband. Lined in royal blue silk synthetic. Designer's label to left of zipper: "Victor Costa" Tag behind designer label: "Crafted With Pride / in U.S.A" Content/care tag behind designer label.
Date: 1988/1989
Creator: Costa, Victor
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[Costume Design]

Description: Reproduction of a costume design(?) for an unidentified male and female costumes of Persian style figures on a horse, by Lilli Wolff, believed to date from before 1945.
Date: 1930/1945
Creator: Wolff, Lilli
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[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

[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

[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

[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

Crinoline

Description: Off-white crinoline with spring steel hoops. Covered in fabric with white on white woven design of "H" shapes. Metal fastener at front of 1" wide waist band. First four rows of springs only go half-way around skirt and are tied around the body in front. Last five rows form complete circle or hoop. No labels in garment. Attached tag with what appears to be an auction lot number, "253".
Date: 1860
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Crochet Hat

Description: Crochet hat of gray yarn. Crown is trimmed with popcorn stitch decoration and yarn is supplemented with silver metallic thread. Edge of brim is also supplemented with silver metallic thread. Unlined.
Date: 1935
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Crocheted Cap

Description: Crocheted cap of brown cotton yarn styled as a pillbox. The hemispherical crown is flat at top and slopes to base. The hat has no brim and is unlined. Stuck through the sides of the crown are two brass hatpins formed as over-sized hairpins.
Date: 1925
Creator: Dooley, Sue
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design