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Cocktail Dress

Description: Cocktail dress of black wool jersey knit. The late-day dress is of mid-length, with bateau (boat) neckline and short sleeves. Center back zipper with hook & eye at neckline. The fitted torso has a natural waistline with a fitted yoke from natural waist to full hip. Pleated/gathered skirt of black tissue faille begins below yoke and flares to hem. Around the waist is an attached wide faille sash which ties in front forming a bow with trailing ribbons. The bodice of the dress is lined in black and the skirt has a heavy fabric underskirt and two attached layers of net crinoline. Joint designer's and retailer's label sewn inside skirt: "Neiman-Marcus Dallas / Traina-Norell".
Date: 1954
Creator: Norell, Norman

Cocktail Dress

Description: Cocktail / late day dress of black silk faille. Shallow scooped neckline, short "kimono" style sleeves with wide turn-backs. Bodice seamed, and with dropped waist. Full, mid-length skirt gathers into waist. Center back zipper with hook-and-eye at collar. Inner petticoat under skirt composed of two layers, inner plain black fabric layer and outer stiffened horsehair layer. Designer's label sewn inside skirt, outside of petticoat layer: "Neiman-Marcus Dallas / Traina-Norell".
Date: 1954~
Creator: Norell, Norman

Construction 8

Description: No Description Available.
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Date: 1954
Creator: De Rivera, José
Item Type: Artwork

Double Portrait of Frank O'Hara

Description: Painting of dark and light brown, blue-gray and peach oil painting. Loose gestural double-portrait of a male figure (i.e. Frank O' Hara). The left figure is quarter view while the figure on the right is full-frontal.
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Date: 1954/1955~
Creator: Rivers, Larry
Item Type: Artwork

Hat

Description: Panama hat of natural straw. The tan straw crown is domed, with wide band of red, white, and blue grosgrain ribbon around base. At back of ribbon is an applied "bow" of the same ribbon, inverted, with trailing ends. The wide brim turns up at left side, and down at right. Inside of crown with inner tan grosgrain ribbon hatband, to which is attached a black elastic strap to secure hat to wearer's head. Stamped inside crown is retailer's label: "Sold by / 'Lupi's' / 41 Central Ave 41 / Panama"
Date: 1954

Hat

Description: Hat of red straw. The low, flat-top crown slopes to base, swelling out to form a very narrow brim. The body of the hat is of a loose woven red straw overlaid with strips of woven red straw radiating from the top center of the crown. At the front of the hat is a dark red velvet bow. The interior of the hat is unlined, but the strips of straw continue under the brim, forming a self-lining. Around inside of crown at base is an inner hatband of dark red grosgrain ribbon. Attached to the inner hatband is a black elasticized cord to secure hat to wearer's head. Beneath brim towards back extend small red velvet covered metal(?) loops to help secure hat to wearer's head. Designer's label sewn inside crown: "Gilbert Orcel / Paris / Made in France. Retailer's label sewn to inner hatband: "Henri Bendel / New York"
Date: 1954
Creator: Orcel, Gilbert

Hyphen

Description: Near-abstract painting featuring architectural motifs and geometric forms crowded together vertically.
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Date: 1954~
Creator: Sage, Kay
Item Type: Artwork

The Picnic

Description: Painting depicting a picnic.
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Date: 1954
Creator: Fernand Leger
Item Type: Artwork

The Picnic

Description: nude woman, man in blue
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Date: 1954
Creator: LEGER, Fernand
Item Type: Artwork

Skirt Suit

Description: Suit of brown and black wool tweed consisting of jacket, skirt, and vest. a) Jacket: princess line jacket of black and brown wool tweed with ivory slubs running through fabric; V-neckline with narrow notched collar and lapels; full-length sleeves are cut with the jacket body and have two triangular shaped gussets under the arm; sleeves are rolled up to form 1-1/2 cuffs; button front closure; buttons of black crocheted cord surrounding a round faceted black gem. b) Skirt of self fabric with self buttons down center-front; mid-length. c) Vest of self fabric with fabric covered buttons down center-front; fitted; approximately 1" wide shoulder straps.
Date: 1954~
Creator: Balenciaga, Cristóbal

Skirt Suit

Description: Light and charcoal gray two-piece daytime skirt suit with leather belt. Fitted jacket of light gray heavy weight wool, having a V-neckline with moderate shawl collar. 3/4 length sleeves are cut in one with jacket body and supplemented by one triangular shaped gusset under the arm. Lapped centerfront opening with two large, round, gray plastic buttons and bound buttonholes supplemented by single hook&eye at waist seam. One pair of faux pocket flaps at bust level. Leather belt. Plain slim skirt of dark charcoal gray wool, just below knee-length.
Date: 1954~
Creator: Balenciaga, Cristóbal

The Vision

Description: No Description Available.
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Date: 1954
Creator: Hamblett, Theora
Item Type: Artwork

[Arcade]

Description: Photograph of an arcade in Venice, Italy. Three people are visible in the foreground underneath the shaded arcade. More people are visible in the open piazza in the background.
Date: 1953
Creator: Gough, Ray
Item Type: Photograph

[Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore]

Description: Photograph of the side view of the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore (Duomo) and bell tower in Florence, Italy. The side of the Duomo and bell tower fill the frame with intersecting power lines in the foreground.
Date: 1953
Creator: Gough, Ray
Item Type: Photograph

[Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore]

Description: Photograph of the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore (Duomo) in Florence Italy. A detail view of the building fills the frame. A lamp post intersects the building on the right side of the frame.
Date: 1953
Creator: Gough, Ray
Item Type: Photograph

[Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute]

Description: Photograph of the Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute in Venice, Italy. The basilica is visible in the middle ground surrounded by canals on both sides. A cluster of buildings is visible in the right foreground. Buildings on the other side of the Grand Canal are visible in the background.
Date: 1953
Creator: Gough, Ray
Item Type: Photograph

Calotte

Description: Calotte of beige fabric, heavily beaded. The calotte (also spelled "calot") is constructed with a low, domed crown of stiffened net and beige fabric, with areas that extend down at sides and back. The whole is covered with clear sequins, yellow rhinestones, bugle beads, small metal strips, etc. The hat has an inner peach/beige grosgrain ribbon hatband, and four small metal loops sewn in to use to attach to wearer's head with bobby pins. Designer's label: "Gilbert Orcel / 5 Rue de Cirque Paris (8º)"
Date: 1953
Creator: Orcel, Gilbert

Calotte

Description: Calotte of off-white satin. The calotte (also spelled "calot") has a domed crown covered with horizontally pleated off-white satin, and comes to points at temples. On right point is a large flower-like puff of same material. Hat is unlined, allowing stiffened white net under-structure to be seen. Hat has inner off-white grosgrain hatband and a small comb to help secure it to wearer's head.
Date: 1953

Calotte

Description: Calotte of brown straw. Styled as a calotte (also spelled "calot"), the hat has a teardrop shaped crown of dark brown straw, with the "point" of the teardrop extending down the right side of the wearer's head. The edge of the crown is trimmed with two bands of grosgrain ribbon, cream and brown, which have been tightly pleated and arranged to simulate a herringbone pattern. At the right side the ribbons form two simulated plumes. The hat is unlined, with an inner hatband of dark brown grosgrain ribbon. A small cream stitch on the hatband indicates the front of the hat. Retailer's label sewn to inner hatband: "Neiman-Marcus" The hat is accompanied by a single short hatpin, the head of which is covered with dark brown grosgrain ribbon matching that of the hat.
Date: 1953

Calotte Hat

Description: Calotte style hat of black cabochons and bugle beads. Black velvet piping at edges. Lined in black netting.
Date: 1953

Calotte Hat

Description: Calotte style hat of black satin. Bow of black satin as trim. Net at back of hat. Hatpin with head covered in matching satin. Lined. Comb at inside front of hat for securing hat to wearer's head. Retailer's label: "A. Harris & Co. / Dallas" Union/size label to right of retailer's label.
Date: 1953