Ballgown of pink chiffon. Fitted, boned empire bodice with V-shaped neckline and double spaghetti straps. The bodice is constructed of diagonally pleated pink silk chiffon that crisscrosses over the bust. Center back zipper closure from neck to hip line with a single hook & eye at the neckline supplemented with a hook & loop mid-back and one at the waist seam. Empire waist with full, gathered, circular, ankle-length over skirt of pink crepe chiffon. Semi-fitted underskirt of pink chiffon over pink silk crepe. Wide, boned, white silk/nylon petersham secured down center back with four hook & eyes. Retailer's label at knee-level of underskirt's center back seam: "Neiman-Marcus"
Bustier of a belly dancer's costume from the Banjara peoples of India. The bra-top of black cotton is embellished at front with silver coins and trimmed in multicolored cross stitch embroidery, mirror work, and Kangura patchwork appliqué. Plain black straps extend over shoulders and around back to tie.
Hat in breton style of burnt ochre straw with burnt ochre grosgrain ribbon bow at back on brim. Style can also be referred to as pamela, halo or madeline. Wide upward brim with alternating narrow bands of flat straw. Unlined with ochre grosgrain headband. Designer's label on inside headband: " An Original / by Dajon / New York" Size tag to left of designer's label: "22 1/2" Union label: "565660"
Hat in breton style of gray straw with gray grosgrain ribbon bow edged with gray straw at back of high, upturned brim. Style can also be referred to as pamela, halo or madeline. Unlined with gray grosgrain headband. Designer's label on inside hatband: "Valerie / Modes"
Cap of ocher/dark yellow wool. Designed somewhat as a "watch cap", the hat has a high domed crown, which folds up at bottom to extends back upwards almost the entire height of the crown. Spaced top-stitching along upper edge. Unlined. Designer's label inside: "Adolfo II / New York Paris"
Cape made from an antique Japanese obi brocade of red, gold, orange, browns, etc. on a cream ground. Embroidery is of cranes, mums, and other flowers. The cape is mid-length, with one button and loop at neck and with "tie" of same material as an extension of standing collar. Center front opening. Box pleats at sides. Sleeveless, with flap-covered slits at center front sides for arms. Lined in ecru silk with inside slit pocket at left. Label: "Kobayashi / Made in Tokyo Japan"
Photograph of a cemetery in Ireland. In the foreground, grave markers are visible. The cemetery is positioned next to a church which is partially visible on the left side. People walk amongst the graves in the background.
Photograph of church ruins in Ireland. The ruins are viewed from above. The top circular window and three lower arches are visible in the foreground. A stone wall surrounding grass is visible behind the church. A road and more grass is visible in the background beyond the wall.
Sleeveless coat of navy on white zebra printed wool. The street-length coat is of slight A-line, widening to hem. It has wide straps, no collar, and center front opening with 5 circular dark blue plastic buttons. At each hip is a patch pocket with simulated flap, the fabric of the pockets chosen to match the placement on the print. The coat is fully lined in navy fabric. Inside neckline at back is designer's label "Givenchy", folded so that "Made In / France" is not visible. This coat is part of an ensemble that includes a blue wool jersey knit top and slacks. Donor noted that it was "Made for Monte Carlo for day wear". There is also a hat that was worn with the ensemble (1978.013.062)
Coat of brown camel's hair. Street length with wide, flat collar and lapels. Two patch pockets with flaps on front. Double breasted with four buttons (two and two) closure and attached matching belt. Belt is in three segments, with non-functional buttons "attaching" the segments at back. Lined in brown silk. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Automne-Hiver 1970 / Christian Dior / Paris" Stamped on label: "152510"
Coat of sheared lambswool in several shades of gray. Round collar, notched lapels. Double breasted closure with 6 large gray plastic buttons. Flap pockets at hips. Long sleeves; midi length. Fully lined in grey. Retailer's label at center back neckline: "Neiman-Marcus" Embroidered name inside lining at right opening: "Cleo"
Coat dress of brocade printed with yellow, orange, and purple flowers having pink centers on a navy blue/black/dark purple ground with metallic thread throughout. Mandarin collar, short set-in sleeves. Buttons all the way down center front with self covered buttons and loops. Full length pleated skirt with shaped hemline. Lined in black poly, and the fabric is lined in black interfacing. Designer's label at center back: "Chester Weinberg". Retailer's label inside near back bottom hemline: "Neiman-Marcus"
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"
Photograph of three covered wagons in Ireland. Tree branches and weeds are visible in the foreground. Three colorful wagons sit in a field in the middle ground. The landscape and a body of water are visible in the background.
Day dress of yellow linen. Sleeveless with V neck. Knee length. Princess seaming on front panel with sides and back skirt pleated. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Unlined. Designer's label at left of zipper: "Teal Traina / New York" Retailer's label at right of zipper: "Silver Key / Neiman-Marcus"
Day dress of navy blue Alaskine silk. Jewel neckline; knee length. Bracelet length set-in sleeves with four self-covered buttons at hem. Empire waistline accented with 3-1/2" attached belt of self and large bow of self to left of center. Side slit pockets. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Lined in black organdy. Hem appears to be unfinished. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Chester Weinberg" Size tag with union label: lot 4 size 8 ILGWU label at base of zipper
Day dress of white cotton drill consisting of: A) Jacket. Two vertical welt mock pockets at upper sides. Long, full set-in sleeves, gathered at shoulders with 2-1/2" cuffs and small white plastic button with tailored buttonhole. Wrap shawl collar with 2" ruffle two hook & eyes as closure. Short peplum. Unlined. With belt of self. 1" x 38" with D-ring closure. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Kenzo / Paris" Size tag "M" and fiber content/cleaning instructions tag attached to bottom of designer's label. B) Skirt in wrap around style. Knee length. Continental pockets at sides. Closure of 2 buttons (one missing) and hook & eye. Unlined. Designer's label at center back: "Kenzo / Paris" Size "42" tag and fiber content/cleaning instructions tag attached to bottom of designer's label.
Day dress of green corduroy with blue, red and black trim. Drop waist style with 3 tier gathered skirt; below knee length. Center front placket opening with 3 small green buttons and loops. Long gathered sleeves with 2-1/4" cuffs with matching button and barred buttonhole. Gathered ruff collar. Unlined. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Kenzo / Paris" Size and fiber/cleaning instruction tags below designer's label.
Photograph of Hampton Court in London, England. The photograph was taken from a vehicle from a good distance away from the castle. Another vehicle is visible in the right foreground. The road lined with trees stretches into the background. Hampton Court is visible in the far distance.
A) Dress of bright multicolor patterned translucent chiffon. The full-length dress has a straight, sheath shape, with a jewel neckline and long handkerchief-style sleeves which extend past hem and open at forearm. The sheath is two layers of fabric with the pattern skillfully aligned, while the sleeves are one. Centered zipper at center back, slip-stitched in, extending from neckline to just below waist, with a single hook-and-eye closure at neckline. Both layers are folded up into a 4" hem and blind hemmed in. Side seams are french-seamed, the arm scythe is a 1/4" hand-rolled seam, with the joining seam not at underarm, but the side back. Sleeve edges have a 1/8" narrow rolled hem. The CB seam was sewn with the wrong sides together, then the seam was turned right side out, encasing the raw edges, then the new edges were sewn at a 3/4" SA coming to a point right before the vent and the second layer acts as a facing. The printed pattern of the material includes concentric shapes with geometric and floral influences. Designer label sewn inside back to left of zipper: "Pierre Cardin / Paris New York" B) Black thin satin ribbon belt with a snap and hook under permanent bow.
Dress of polychrome cotton print. The floor-length dress is of cotton fabric with a raised "zig-zag" texture, in the style of cotton piqué weaving. It is printed with a series of horizontal bands in geometric designs in blues, reds, greens, tan/brown, orange, and purple. The sleeveless dress has a shallow boat neckline in front and deep squared-off neckline at back. The fitted bodice section ends at the natural waist, into which the long skirt is slightly gathered. The front of the skirt has two patch pockets of the same material, with the print matched to disguise the pockets. One of the lower bands of the skirt is embellished with applied non-functional circular gold-colored "buttons". The hem of the dress has a 7 cm. wide band horizontal band of red wool trim, from which hangs red wool fringe. The center back zipper closure has a single hook-and-eye at top. The dress is lined in red fabric. The dress has two labels sewn inside. At left side at seam is designer's label "Lanvin / Paris New York"; at right side near zipper is size label "6".
Dress. Bodice of dress is made of chiffon with printed pattern of pink, red, green, blue, and purple swirls and bands and stylized foliage, woven with gold metallic threads forming paisley designs throughout bodice. Slight standing ring collar. The collar, waistband, cuffs, and bands running from collar along shoulders and down to cuffs are all trimmed with wide bands of gold braid/cording. The knee-length skirt is of red velour printed with large floral pattern in pink, purple, yellow, and dark maroon/brown. Reverse box pleat at center front, and zipper closure along back of garment, with three large gilt filigree buttons at collar. Cuffs also have 3 gilt buttons on each, with hidden snap closure. Dress is lined in pink fabric. Designer's label sewn inside bodice: "Ronald Amey / New York".
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.
Dress of printed cotton. The floor-length dress is of cotton with a printed geometric design of a lattice of black rectangles on white background. It is sleeveless, with black spaghetti straps. There is a wide black "belt" of "quilted" cotton just below the bust, with a bow in front. The dress has a center back zipper closure with two hook-and-eye closures at top. It is fully lined in thin white fabric. The designer's label is sewn inside bodice: "Clifton / Wilhite / Dallas"; a second label is sewn just below designer's label: "Lot 6464 Size 14"
Dress. Full-length sleeveless evening dress of printed silk. The bodice has a rounded neckline, bust darts, and widens slightly at hips. The silk print on the bodice is of horizontal stripes of black, yellow, green, and red. The skirt starts at a dropped waist, and is a slight "A" line in form. The printed on the skirt is of an Op Art pattern of pink, red, black, green, and purple squares and circles within squares, and with two large black squares, one on front and one on back. Black band at hem. The dress has a center back zipper closure and is lined in black silk. It has an accompanying black silk belt, 2" wide, with two domed buttons covered in black silk as closures. The dress has two labels sewn inside at back collar, to right of zipper. Maker's label: "Axel / of Denmark / 42" and second tag "Pure silk / by D'Este" [care instructions pictographs] and on reverse [care instructions pictographs] "Made in / Italy".
A) Dress of yellow wool knit. Full-length. Mandarin collar, with ends stitched down to form slight collar points. Center front opening with 17 self-covered circular buttons and bound button holes, two buttons non-functional due to sewn-down collar, and one extra button hole at top in collar, but no button. Long or 3/4 length sleeves. Two large patch pockets at front hips. Lined in yellow silk. Designer's label: "Norman Norell / New York" B) Tie belt of same fabric.
Dress of navy blue wool knit. The mid-length dress has a contrasting red wool knit mandarin collar and long sleeves with red wool knit cuffs. Mandarin collar is stitched down at ends. There are two large patch pockets at front, and a center front closure with twelve circular mother-of-pearl buttons mounted with gold-colored metal rims. The buttonholes are bound with the contrasting red wool knit. The dress has an attached wide red wool knit belt/sash which ties at waist in front. Fully lined in dark navy blue silk. Designer's label inside of skirt, underneath lining, at side seam: "Norman Norell / New York"
Dress of navy blue wool knit. The mid-length dress has a contrasting red wool knit mandarin collar and long sleeves with red wool knit cuffs. There are two large patch pockets at front. Center front closure with twelve circular mother-of-pearl buttons mounted with gold-colored metal rims and shanks. The buttonholes are bound with the contrasting red wool knit. The dress has an attached wide red wool knit belt/sash which ties at waist in front. The dress is fully lined in dark navy blue silk. Designer's label inside lining of skirt at side seam: "Norman Norell / New York"
Dress of bright red/orange wool knit. Mid-length. Slight banded collar with V-neckline. Short sleeves with 2" cuff band and back yoke panel which form a chevron shape over the shoulders. Center front opening to 14" above hemline of hidden snaps, hooks-and-eyes. Simulated belt at natural waistline that has a hook-and-eye closure and tab which buttons on left side with orange, domed-shaped button and tailored buttonhole. Lined in matching rayon. Designer's label inside at back collar: "Courreges / Paris / Couture Future / made in France" Fabric/care label: "Fabrique en France / Dry Clean Only / No Bleach Do not iron / [line of symbols] / Modele / Style 14027 / 100% wool / 100% Rayonne / [repeated in French]"
A) Dress of beige polyester. Floor length, high rounded neckline. Bodice covered in layer of beige silk chiffon with capelet of beige chiffon with pink butterfly skirt. Overskirt of printed beige silk chiffon with watercolor abstract pattern in pink and brown, slightly gathered at natural waistline. Belt loops at sides of waist. Zipper and hook and eye closure at center back, overskirt closed with three snaps. Designer label: "Chester / Weinberg" Care label: "Professionally Dry Clean Only" B) Tie belt of beige silk chiffon, 78 inches long, 14 inches wide, rolled hem.
a) Dress of purple, gold and silver metallic threaded lace over purple polyester gauze lining. Round neckline with keyhole opening. Front closure with snaps and hook & eyes. Knee-length. Short sleeved and gathered waist. Lined in purple silk. Designer's label at back neckline: "Oscar de La Renta" Union label at base of front opening with size "10" label attached. Retailer's label at hem: "Neiman-Marcus" b) Belt of purple suede with leaf and pinwheel design painted in gold and silver. Double-tongued buckle. Backing of black leather. Stamp on back of buckle: "10 237"
Dinner dress of printed silk organza. The dress is composed of two parts. The caftan-like outer layer of the dress consists of a square silk organza cocoon printed in psychedelic motifs in purples, blues, pinks and chartreuse. It has a high rounded neckline with center back opening secured with six loops and covered buttons. There are applied flat cuffs at the wrist openings and waist-level slits at center front to accommodate the sash. There is a center front slit from hem to knee-level. The inner dress is a matching, full-length, sleeveless sheath in printed silk of the same design. It has a high rounded neckline with center back zipper closure from neck to hip with a single hook-and-eye closure at the neckline. The outer caftan and inner sheath are joined at the neckline. There is a printed silk organza sash of the same fabric that meets at center front and secures with two hook-and-eye closures and has self ties to disguise closure. The sash is swing tacked at the back. There is a center front slit from the hem to knee-level. Lime green silk panels are inset at sideseams, running from the underarm to the hem, and may be later additions to the garment. The dress is fully lined in green silk crepe. Designer's label located inside left center back, beside the zipper: Pierre Cardin / Paris New York". Retailer's label located inside right center back, beside the zipper: "Maisonette / Neiman-Marcus"
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"
Dress of bright red/orange wool. Mid-length, the dress's collar is a variant of a band collar, standing at back and sides, tapering slightly to front and open at front with V-neckline opening below created by wrapped front opening. Short sleeves have a 2" cuff band, and the back yoke panel forms a chevron shape over the shoulders. Front opening with closure of hidden snaps and hooks & eyes down to hemline. Simulated belt at natural waistline that has a hook & eye closure and tab which buttons on left side with orange, domed-shaped button and tailored buttonhole. Lined in matching rayon. Designer's label inside at back collar: "Courreges / Paris / Couture Future / made in France" Fabric/care label: "Fabrique en France / Dry Clean Only / No Bleach Do not iron / [line of symbols] / Modele / Style 14027 / 100% wool / 100% Rayonne / [repeated in French]" Retailer's label above designer's label: "Palm Beach / Martha / New York Miami Beach"
Dress of black silk. Ballerina length skirt is draped and gathered slightly at waist, wrapping to form a V at hemline. Hook and eye closure at left side waist supplemented with a snap. Bodice with surplice neckline, and long, dolman sleeves. Bodice is lined in black fabric. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Morty Sussman / for / Mollie Parnis Boutique" Cleaning instruction label at center back seam: "Professionally / Dry Clean Only" Retailer's label at center back seam: "Neiman-Marcus" Evidence of two other labels cut off at center back seam.
Dress of black wool crepe in shift style. Knee length, with round neck and long narrow sleeves with zippers at wrist. See-through black lace trim running the length of dress at center front, shoulders, and outside of sleeve. Black satin 1-1/2" ribbon belt below bust line gives the effect of an empire waist; closes at center bow from the left with covered snaps and hook & eyes. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Lined in light cocoa silk. Designer's label to right of zipper at neckline: "Chester / Weinberg"
Dress of acrylic in print of blue, light blue and purple curved rays emanating from large hot pink circles, and with "Hanae Mori" signature in the print. Floor length dress has a peasant neckline and elbow length, puffed sleeves. Elastic gathered from bust to waist. Floor length. Side slit pockets. Unlined. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Hanae Mori / Tokyo . New York" Size/fiber content/care label to left of designer label. With cord belt of same fabric.
Dress of bright orange wool knit. A-line, knee-length, sleeveless, with deep V-shaped neckline in front and back. Faux flap pockets at sides. Empire waistband has off-white/cream embroidered Courrèges logo at center front. Center back zipper, and closure within empire waistband consisting of two snaps and two hooks-and-eyes. Lined in off-white/cream rayon. Inner lining hem with lace band. Designer's label inside at back collar: "Courrèges / Paris / Couture Future / made in France" Fabric/care label: "Fabrique en France / Dry Clean Only / No Bleach Do not iron / [line of symbols] / Modele / Style 14039 / 100% wool / 100% Rayonne / [repeated in French]"
Dress of black silk synthetic chiffon. Full length dress with inner black tricot(?) layer and outer layer of black chiffon. Rounded neckline. Bodice and sleeves covered with geometric pattern of silver/grey bugle beads. Long sleeves are single-layer, with short zipper closure with hook & eyes at cuffs. Center back zipper closure with hook & loop and two snaps on outer layer of skirt at waistline. Designer's label at inside back neckline: "Victoria Royal Ltd. / Made in / British Crown Colony / of / Hong Kong" Size label: "10" Care label: "Dry Clean / Only"
Dress in straight, shift style of black polyester crepe. Knee length; standing collar with ruffle. Long raglan sleeves with 3/4" banded cuff and ruffle; button closure of black plastic button with barred buttonhole. Center front placket closure with five circular black plastic buttons and barred buttonholes. Unlined. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Hanae Mori / Tokyo New York" Content/care/size label to left of designer label. With matching tie belt of same fabric; 2-1/2" wide.
Op art maxi dress. Full length multicolored printed silk. Top half from neckline to hips printed with horizontal black, red, yellow, and green stripes of varying thicknesses. Bottom half a repeating pattern of squares and circles in red, pink, yellow, green, blue, purple, and black. A large black square is printed center lower half. Hem is black. Printing is the same front and back. Center back zipper. Shoulder and bust darts. Fully lined with black silk. Round neckline. Designer's label at inside back neckline; "Axel / of Denmark / 42" Care and Content label at inside back neckline; "Pure silk / By D'este / Made in / Italy" With accompanying belt of black Silk. Two inches wide. Two black silk covered round buttons on one end, two black thread button holes on other. Buttons are sewn with black thread.
Dress of orange wool jersey knit. Knee-length or slightly above. Slight standing collar. Long sleeves. Yoke and collar with white panel lined in pale aqua band. Similar patches on sleeves at cuffs, with two gilt metal chased domed buttons. Attached belt matching the patches on sleeves closes in back with two matching buttons;3-1/2" wide. Center back zipper closure with hook-and-eyes at neck. Lined in orange. Designer's label: "Ronald Amey / New York"
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