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Girl's Dress

Description: Girl's dress of off-white cotton canvas feed sack material with stemmed yellow rose print. Double Peter Pan style collar with scalloped ruffle trim. Gathered and pleated short sleeves with matching scalloped ruffle trim. Empire waist; knee length. Center back closure of three circular pearl buttons an barred buttonholes. Unlined.
Date: 1930/1944

[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

[Sketch]

Description: Original sketch for a fashion design by Lilli Wolff. Possibly for a costume, of a female figure with black dress accented with pink bow and ruffles, and green gloves and shoes. Believed to have been done in Germany before 1945.
Date: 1930/1945
Creator: Wolff, Lilli

Man's Coat

Description: Man's coat of raccoon fur. Full length, with shawl collar. Two outer pockets trimmed with raccoon tails. Double-breasted center front opening with 8 round 1 1/2" leather covered buttons with loop closures. Long sleeves, with inner ribbed knit(?) cuffs. 51" from center back neckline to hem line. Upper lining of brown silk (?), and lower section lined with plaid wool. Inner pocket on left side. No labels in garment. Name inked inside inner pocket: "Ellison"
Date: 1930/1939

Evening Slippers

Description: Heeled evening slippers or pumps of peach satin. Designed with pointed toe, the plain uppers have a simple seam/stitch along squared edge of vamp which runs horizontally to meet the sole near heel. This seam gives a "two-tone" effect to the satin as the light hits it. The 2 1/4" high modified French heel is covered with the same satin. Designer's label inside right shoe: "Paul's / Aristocrats / Hand Made / Turn-Sole" Stamped inside right shoe: "Narrow Heel Model / Hand / Made / Turns / Sta-up-arch / No / T" Written inside: "055 18304 / 0102"
Date: 1930
Creator: Paul's Shoes

Ensemble - Cape, Blouse, and Skirt

Description: Three-piece ensemble of navy blue wool tweed with white silk threads. A) Cape. Falls below hips. Constructed with applied bands or plackets of self giving the appearance of pleats. No collar; rounded neckline with modified suspender self bands at neck that extend down to waist and secure to the pair of buttons on the waistband of the skirt. Padded shoulders. Lined in white satin. Remains of label, mostly illegible, in pieces, covered with crepeline. "65-67 Champ ........ Paris" B) Blouse of white satin. Collarless with piped, rounded, high neckline and string tie at front (decorative). Long, set-in sleeves gathered into cuffs with single button and tailored buttonhole at each cuff. Front with wide center and two narrow vertical pin-tucks. Center back closure with 7 circular shell/mother-of-pearl buttons and tailored buttonholes. No labels in shirt. C) Skirt. Street-length, A-line with 1-1/2 inch waistband. Two pairs of circular dark blue buttons on waistband for securing "suspenders". Left side zipper with four sets of hook-and-eyes (one missing). Simulated pleats, sewn down, with vertical strips of same fabric sewn to skirt giving illusion of further pleating. Unlined. Label on waistband to left of zipper: "Made In France"
Date: 1930/1939
Creator: Chantal

Cape

Description: Straight cape/cloak of black long-hair monkey fur. Full length, no arm holes, arm slits nor sleeves and no collar. 5 heavy hook and eye closures down center front. Fully lined in black wool crepe-felted. Very heavy. Likely to be Colobus monkey. Designer's label at right side at seam "Hattie Carnegie" Retailer's label at back center top "Neiman-Marcus Dallas";
Date: 1930~
Creator: Carnegie, Hattie

Purse

Description: Purse of black tapestry with multicolor floral design. Rectangular, gold metal frame in rose motif and plunger type closure. Double chain handle; rose colored silk lining. Small coin purse of light blue silk inside handbag with semicircular frame and twist ball closure.
Date: [1930..1939]

Cloche

Description: Cloche hat of black felt. The domed crown has a shaped lower edge, and a small brim that turns up and back to become vertical against the crown at front, and flares out slightly at sides and back. At side is a spray of black ostrich feathers. Inner black grosgrain ribbon hatband. Maker's label sewn inside: "Model / by / Hatty's / Paris / New York"
Date: 1930/1939
Creator: Hatty's Hat Co. (New York, USA)

Calotte Hat

Description: Calotte style hat of gray wool fur felt with scalloped, black velvet trim. Black ostrich feather pompom as trim. Inside crown stamped "Merrimac / Superior / Fur Felt" Retailer's label: "Made to Order Hat / Bergdorf / Goodman / Fifth Ave. at 58th St."
Date: 1930

Hat

Description: Black felt wide flat brimmed hat with shallow crown trimmed with black grosgrain ribbon tied in a double bow at one side. Brim edged with black silk. Label on inside hatband: "Paris / Le Chapeau Chic / New York"
Date: 1930
Creator: Le Chapeau Chic

Hat

Description: Scull cap of black velvet with band of silver fox at front giving effect of small fur toque. Black mesh nose veil attached at back to be drawn over fur in front. Under chin elastic and comb at front hatband for securing hat to wearer's head. 2 velvet covered hat pins. Retailer's label: "Neiman-Marcus"
Date: 1930

Hat

Description: Hat in beret style covered in loops of off-white ribbon. Hatband of peach colored grosgrain ribbon forms bow at side. Retailer's label on inside headband: "Neiman-Marcus"
Date: [1930..1935]

Beret

Description: Beret of yellow pin stripe velvet. Lined in silk. Designer's label on inside crown under netting: "J. Suzanne Talbot / Modes / modele depose / Rue Royale . Paris, 14 Rue Royal" Tag on inside hat brim: "Made in France"
Date: 1930
Creator: Talbot, J. Suzanne