Evening gown of black crepe with maroon sequin trim. Full-length. Bodice of thin net covered with swirling pattern of magenta purple sequins. Rounded neckline. Short sleeves with shoulder pads. Empire waist has set-in waistband with added butterfly-shaped panel below set-in panel on front. Flared skirt, bias-cut. Left side opening (closure missing); bodice has center front opening with 5 snaps and hook & eye at neckline. Unlined. Designer's label at inside waist: "Balenciaga / 10 Avenue George V Paris" "Made in Paris" label sewn below designer's label.
Pair of green satin open-toed sandals with gold ribbon trim on the vamp. Designed in a modified slingback style, with an ankle strap that secures with a rounded jeweled buckle. The medium modified continental heel is covered in the same satin. Retailer's label stamped in each: "Neiman Marcus Co; Dallas" Written inside each: "5 1/2 M / 12539 / 8715-R9"
Evening ensemble of golden olive green lightweight wool twill: A) Short jacket. No collar, center front opening with 4 hook-and-loop closures. Back has section of bloused fabric giving the effect of a faux hood hanging back. Wide bands of decoration on front, yoke, and on faux "hood" of back, in the form of golden vines of gold braid and leaves and flowers of gold and pearl beads. Fully lined in olive silk crepe. Label at center back inside neckline: "Milgrim". B) Full length evening dress of matching fabric. Sleeveless, wide straps. Moderate neckline with "bow" effect at front. Just below knot of bow is accent of brown mink. Slight train to back of skirt. Side zipper closure. Fully lined in green silk crepe matching jacket. Label inside skirt: "Milgrim" C) Muff of matching fabric. Large trapezoidal shaped muff, the front with two large tiers of mink tails and a large bow with floral pattern in tiny white seed beads accented in gold beads and with scrolling gold embroidery. Zipper compartment on back. Label inside pocket: "This Article / 10 Year Guarantee" "Berlou / Moth / Proofed"
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"
Beach clogs of painted wood, and red and yellow leather. The thick wooden soles are painted in a marbled pattern of greens and yellows on red ground. The toe-box is formed of two wide crossed leather straps, one red, the other yellow, each affixed to the sole by large-headed nails/tacks. The heels have red silk cord which is threaded through hole passing through the sole and tied around wearer's ankles. The modified French heels are painted to match the rest of the soles.
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"
Turban-style hat created of henna colored wound silk rope stitched to form the hat. Net backing/lining. At front of hat is a oval spiral of same material, from which extends a spray of cinnamon colored feathers. Label sewn inside: "John Frederics Inc / New York"
Hat of almond green felt with a narrow rolled brim. Shallow crown hand sewn to brim with rolled edge. Gathered on side with felt roll and feather trim. Bow of same on back. Designer's label on inside hat brim: "Estelle Peters / 50 E. 56th St. N.Y." Stamped at inside base of crown: "Merrimac / Merrivale / Fur Felt"
Hat of green felt. Based in part on a "Eugenie-style" hat, the domed crown is of Kelly green felt surrounded by an asymmetrical cut brim which is rolled up at one side. Rolled brim is hand-sewn to crown, and narrows to point in back. Affixed at cut/roll is spray of vari-colored pheasant feathers. Hat is unlined, with Kelly green grosgrain ribbon inner hatband. Sewn to the inner hatband are two small simulated tortoise shell combs to secure hat to wearer's head. Maker's label sewn inside at hatband: "Estelle Peters / 50 E. 56th St. N.Y.".
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"
Toque hat of black velvet. Four bands of tricolor red-orange silk velvet at base of hat in back circle to left side and end at a point on the crown. Small elastic chin strap. Designer's label: "Madame Marie-Alphonsine Modes / 73. Champs Elysees / Paris" Label attached to top of designer's label: "Made in France" Size label to left of designer's label: "22"
High standing beret of navy felt fabric. Asymmetric shape. Hatband of purple stain ties at knot in back with frayed ends. Designer's label: "Madame Luzy / 5, Rue de la Paix / Paris" Label attached to top of designer's label: "Made in France"
Beret of navy felt with 2 burnt orange grosgrain ribbon trims on back and one in front attached to brim. Elastic band for securing hat to wearers head. Designer's label on inside hatband: "Agnes / 83 Faubourg St Honore 83 / Angle Avenue Matignon" Label attached to designer's label: "Made in France" Model number tag attached to back of designer's label: "24806"
Sailor hat with small shallow crown and wired frame covered in red and blue wool plaid. Blue grosgrain ribbon trims crown. Designer's label: "Madame Suzy / 5, Rue de la Paix / Paris" Label above designer's label: "Made in France" Model tag on reverse of designer's label: "3407"
Glengarry style cap of Scottish tartan wool plaid in green/black/blue and white stripes. Tricolored cockade trim on right side. Designer's label on inside hat band: "Madame Suzy / 5, Rue de la Paix / Paris" Label above designer's label: "Made in France"
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"
Hat of navy blue felt in Scottish glengarry style with two blue grosgrain ribbon on crown forming short streamers in back. Elastic band for securing hat to wearer's head. Designer's label: "été 1940 / Schiaperelli / 21, Place Vendôme Paris" Label above designer's label: "Made in France"
Beret of green, cerise and cream colored worsted yarn with pink pique ribbon trim and bow. Three knit loops encircle ribbon and bow on left front. Elastic band for securing hat to wearer's head. Designer's label: "Chanel" Model number tag above designer's label: "10791(?)" Label: "Made in France"
Cloche hat of wine colored felt with rose beige crushed velvet trim at upturned front and facing. Designer's label: "Florence Walton / 9.rue Saint Florentine. Paris" Tag attached to designer's label: "Made in France"
Turban style hat of multicolored chenille balls with olive green velvet bow in back. Chenille balls are arranged in rows of navy, red, brown and light green over a net crown. Designer's label: "Florence Walton / 9.rue Saint Florentine. Paris" Tag attached to designer's label: "Made in France"
Cloche style hat of black Milan straw cloth with small, slightly pointed front brim. Hat is folded across width of crown towards front. Narrow black velvet ribbon trim meeting to form a bow at front with wreath of folded ribbon at base of bow. Unlined with elastic band to secure hat to wearer's head. Designer's label: "Louise Bourbon (barely legible) / 13 Rue Royale Paris" Tag attached to designer's label: "Made in France"
Alpine style hat in wine felt with green stitching and crease across center of crown. Wide grosgrain ribbon trim around base of crown of same color as top-stitching. Red feather on one side. Designer's label: "Rose Descat / 22.Rue Royale" Tag in hat: "Made in France"
Hat of black wool felt in fedora style. Wide brimmed; sunken crown. Red leather trim at crown cut down center with pinking cut and supplemented with wound strands of green leather and braided with wound strands of green leather on opposite side. Ends of hatband are connected with large wooden toggle. Elastic band for securing hat to wearer's head. Designer's label: "Rose Descat / 22.Rue Royale"
Fedora hat of light grey felt. Rust red felt hatband knots in front with ends of knot extending across and folding under the brim. Crown folds to triangular points meeting at top and is trimmed in same rust red felt as hatband. Elastic band for securing hat to wearer's head. Designer's label on inside hat band: "Rose Valois / 18, Rue Royale / Paris" Label left of designer's label: "Made in France"
Cloche style hat of fur felt in charcoal gray blending to lighter gray at top of crown. Brim turns up in back with folded tab of self as trim. Black leather belt-style hatband with red buckle. Designer label sewn onto inside silk hatband: "Cannes Barritz / Jean Patou / 7, Rue St. Florentin / Paris"
Turban style hat of close fitting draped gray/cream/black panne velvet gathered onto ring covered with self fabric on front. Designer's label: "Agnes / 6 Rue St Florentin" Label at bottom of designer's label: "Made in France" Stamped model label above designer's label: "89,113"
Turban style hat of royal blue, corded velvet. Cords are twisted and braided over all of hat. Grosgrain hatband with silk lining (deteriorated). Designer's label: "Mme Marie-Alphonsine Modes / 73 . Champs Elysees Paris" Label below designer's label: "Made in France"
Calotte style hat of deep emerald green velvet with stitched, raised front. Rim of twisted velvet. Designer's label on inside hatband: "Danielle / ses chapeaux / Paris" Tag attached to designer's label: "Made in France"
Hat with sloping black brim of Milan straw and royal blue knit bands forming open crown. Designer's label: "Agnes / 6 Rue St Florentine / Paris" Label attached above designer's label: "Made in France" Stamped model label under designer's label: "75,174"
Cloche style hat of royal blue felt. Wide brimmed with sunken crown. Hatband of matching blue grosgrain ribbon and band of blue feathers partially held in place by a banded slit cut through the crown as trim. Designer's label on inside hatband: "Molyneux / 5. Rue Royale / Made in France"
Afternoon hat of black velvet with bow of self in back. To be worn over one eye in Eugénie style. Lined in black silk. Elastic band for securing hat to wearer's head. Designer's label on inside crown: "J. Suzanne Talbot / Modes" Label on inside crown: "Made in France"
Hat of navy linen. Wide brim, stiffened with stitched trim. Flat crown with small bow of self at base. Lined in white linen. Designed for daytime spectator sportswear. Label on inside hatband: "Made in France"
Hat of black felt. "Pancake" style hat with low, domed crown of black felt slightly "puffed out" at top. Around base of crown is tied ribbon made of white Birdseye pique, with self bow at each side. Hat has wide circular black felt brim, set slightly off-center to back around crown. Inner black grosgrain ribbon hatband. Black felt back strap lined with black grosgrain ribbon secure hat to wearer's head. Labels: Retailer's label on inside band: "Carson Pirie Scott & Co. / Chicago" Additional label sewn partly behind retailer's label: "57 31"
Hat of wheat colored straw with small brim turned up in back. Crown creased across top. Grosgrain pear green colored ribbon trims crown and forms bow in back. Lacquered canary used at trim. Elastic band for securing hat to wearer's head. Unlined.
Hat of royal blue velour. The crown is somewhat domed, of pieced velour, with a band of rolled dark blue satin around the base. The wide brim of matching velour is shaped to dip down and turn up slightly around the crown. The hat is unlined, with a band of dark blue grosgrain ribbon sewn in between the inner edge of the crown and the brim. Designer's label sewn inside: "Rose Descat / Paris", with a second label sewn to lower edge of designer's: "Made In France".
Hat of gray felt. The sculptural piece is designed with elements of both a beret and a beanie. The crown is of oval shape with upwards sweeping and twisting panels of felt which meet at a point at the top of the crown. The shape is primarily held by blocking, with a few small stitches to maintain it. The base of the crown is sewn to a band of the same felt at bottom edge, forming an in-ward curving brim. The hat is unlined, the inner edge trimmed with black grosgrain ribbon. A small stitch mark on ribbon indicates the front of the hat. A think black cord attached to the ribbon helps secure the hat to wearer's head, to be looped around the back of the head. Designer's label sewn to inner ribbon: "Charles James / 15, Bruton Street, W.I."
Pair of green suede pumps. Vamp of shoe with 5 bands of green satin ribbon running across the vamp and throat. The throat has V-cut sections on either side, with crossing bands of suede where the V intersects the ribbon. Lined in cream/grey kid leather. 2 1/2" high modified continental heels, covered in green suede. Stamped inside right shoe: " 'Charmant' / Fashions / A. Harris & Co. Dallas". Noted inside both shoes: "38 - 0 14465"
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